Çağatay Yılmaz

Cağatay Yılmaz

Managing Partner

Born in Rome, Italy, in 1972, Cagatay Yilmaz brings a global perspective to the helm of our firm. He embarked on his legal journey at Istanbul University Law School, graduating in 1995. Admitted to the Istanbul Lawyers Bar in 1997, Cagatay’s commitment to legal excellence has been unwavering.

With a thirst for specialized knowledge, he pursued an LLM degree in business law, culminating in a thesis on the “protection of trade secrets” in 2007. This academic pursuit reflects his dedication to staying at the forefront of legal developments.

Cagatay’s influence extends beyond our firm’s walls. He served as a board member of the Turkish Foreign Economic Relations (DEIK) Turkey Greece Board for two terms between 2016 and 2020. In addition, he played a vital role on the foreign direct investment board of DEIK from 2018 to 2020. Since 2020, he has been an integral part of the board of Turkey Bulgaria for DEIK.

His commitment to global legal collaboration is further evident in his tenure as president of Galexy, an association of international law firms, for two terms. Since 2007, Cagatay has continued to contribute his expertise to the board of Galexy.

A passionate educator, Cagatay has lectured on “Deal Lawyers In The International Field” at universities, local and national lawyers bars spanning from Tokyo to New York City, and from Rome to Krakow.

In his extensive career, Cagatay has represented hundreds of foreign clients investing in Turkey. His dedication to their success is unwavering, and his expertise has been a cornerstone of their ventures.

Beyond law, Cagatay is the proud father of two daughters. He finds inspiration in the realms of jazz and oil painting, showcasing a diverse range of interests. Fluent in English and proficient in Italian, Cagatay’s linguistic prowess further enhances our global capabilities.