Nilgün Şimşek

Of Counsel

Nilgün is the partner and counsel of Barlas Law Firm. Nilgün has extensive experience in Corporate & Commercial Law, Energy Law, Real Estate Law, Competition Law and Foreign Investment Law. She has led several due diligence projects, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations and international structuring projects in a variety of sectors, including energy, banking, finance, construction, logistics, insurance, real estate and capital market. Nilgün has experience in company secretarial projects such as the establishment of companies, branches or liaison offices, liquidation, bankruptcy, restructuring of the institutions and collection of debts of the clients in bankruptcy and the protection of relevant rights of such clients regarding the other settlements.


Her expertise also covers leading in such innovative projects as the preparation of a family constitution for the family-owned businesses and conducting corporate compliance check projects, giving lectures with regards to the New Turkish Commercial Code.


Nilgün is admitted to Istanbul Bar Association. She contributed to “The European Restructuring and Insolvency Guide 2005/2006” a publication of Globe White Pages due to her experience in re-structuring. She participated in the preparation of a report about the New Turkish Commercial Code with Professor Ünal Tekinalp in Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD. She lectures at Sabanci University and Istanbul Bilgi University on mergers & acquisitions and the Turkish Commercial Code.


Nilgün  took her LL.B degree from Ankara University Law School and completed her LL.M (master’s degree) at Bilgi University specializing in Business Law. English and German are the foreign languages that Nilgün is capable of speaking.