Former Allen & Overy Senior Associate Utku Unver has joined the Projects and Energy practice of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Istanbul-based associated firm, which has rebranded as a result as the Inal Unver Attorney Partnership.
Unver, who joins Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner after seven years at Allen & Overy, specializes in project finance and public-private partnership transactions across the energy, transportation, technology, and healthcare sectors. According to Norton Rose Fulbright, "his experience also includes project restructurings, the preparation and review of EPC contracts, finance documents, operation and maintenance agreements, and concession contracts in Turkey and the Middle East."
Unver holds a Master’s degree from the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and an LL.B. from the University of Ankara. Before joining Allen & Overy in 2013, Unver spent three years with Yamaner & Yamaner, a year with Baker McKenzie, and almost three years with Herguner Bilgen Ozeke.
“Turkey continues to offer promising opportunities for businesses and investors even during these unprecedented times,” stated Unver. “Norton Rose Fulbright’s regional and global experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors will allow me to provide the highest level of client service.”
“Currently, there is a tremendous need for lawyers in Turkey who have a strong background working on project restructurings,” commented Norton Rose Fulbright's Global Head of Energy, Anna Lapierre. “Utku has this coveted experience, and his timely addition to Norton Rose Fulbright will benefit clients throughout the region.”
“Utku is a natural fit for our Istanbul office, as he possesses experience from global law firms across many sectors on which we are focused,” added Norton Rose Fulbright’s Head of Cross-Border Practices and Istanbul Partner-in-Charge, Ayse Yuksel Mahfoud. “He understands our clients’ interests, and our clients will certainly appreciate him from a business standpoint.”