Cengiz Soylemezoglu

Name: Cengiz Söylemezoğlu

Firm: UNITED KS Law Firm

Tel.: +90 (0) 212 281 32 91
Fax: +90 212 281 36 30
E-mail: cengiz@unitedks.com
Website: http://www.unitedks.com

Areas of practice

  • Contractual & Commercial Law
  • Company & Corporate Law (incl. M&A)
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Insurance (incl. Product Liability)
  • Labour & Employment Law
  • Construction Law
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation


   Turkish    English


Senior Managing Partner

Cengiz Söylemezoglu is the founding and senior managing partner focusing on company law, international law, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, labor law, securities law and all kind of commercial dispute (inc. arbitration) resolution.

For over 28 years of his law practice, he has regularly advised clients on transactions, investments and disputes involving many sectors from international trade, financial services, securities, insurance, textile, energy to retail, chemicals, media and construction ext.

He is the co-head of the dispute resolution in commercial litigation, arbitration, white-collar crimes, administrative proceedings, civil investigations and criminal proceedings.


  • “Law Degree”, Marmara University School of Law, Istanbul, Turkey,1986
    “Computer Science”, Lewisham College, London, England, 1992
  • “Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising and Sales and Sales Management”, London University, School of Business, London, England, 1993
  • “Diploma in European Community Law”, University of Wolwerhampton, Holborn College, London, England, 1994
  • “MBA, Account and Finance Master Degree”, Marmara University School of Business, Istanbul, Turkey, 1997

Bar Qualifications

  • Member of Turkish Council of the Bar, Ankara, Turkey, 1988
  • Member of Istanbul Council of the Bar, Istanbul, Turkey, 1988
  • License of the Public Notaries. The Public Notaries Associations, The Ministry of Justice, Ankara, Turkey, 1991

Professional Associations

He is member of Consulegis, EuroCollectNet, FCIB, NACAM, American Lawyer Quarterly.

Select publications

  • One chart of accounts of Mutual Funds
  • Well-known Trademarks in Turkey
  • Parallel Importation and Trademark rights in the Turkish Law
  • Outlines of Debt Collection in Europe,
  • International Intellectual Property Law Basics, Consulegis Handbook (Turkish Section)
  • Invalidity of Non-Used Trademarks