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Şeyma İNAL




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Şeyma İnal is known and widely respected for her energy, dedication and ethics in the world of Turkish law, business and finance. She has been a practising lawyer since being admitted to the Istanbul Bar in 1983.

Ms. İnal gained an LL.B. with Distinction from the Ankara University School of Law in 1981. She developed her experience and reputation as an independent lawyer at the law firm of Metin Baran and Semuh Günur, rising to become a partner. Her focus at that time was mainly large admiralty cases, litigation, corporate and finance deals. She then co-founded a successful law firm, remaining a partner there until 2003.

Since 2003, Şeyma İnal has led her own busy boutique law firm, Inal Law Office. Based in Istanbul with a network of partners and experts all over the world, the firm specialises in helping local and international companies succeed in Turkish markets.

Fluent in English and Turkish, Ms. İnal has attended many conferences as a speaker, panel guest and participant.

As well as staying up to date with industry news, she also regularly publishes articles on current topics. Recent publications include a chapter entitled ‘Turkey, The Finance Transport Law Review’ for Law Business Research, and an article regarding the ‘Notification Requirement Introduced by Article 198 of the New Turkish Commercial Code’ for the International M&A and Joint Ventures Committee Newsletter, ABA Section of International Law.

These are part of Ms. İnal’s continuing efforts to develop her own and her team’s expertise in new and fast-changing areas of Turkish law and business, including arbitration, competition, energy and construction.

The Legal 500 has referred to Ms. İnal as the “market leader in shipping finance” with “expertise and experience that is second to none” and considered “a born warrior who fights for her clients’ benefit”. She is “unquestionably the leading ship finance lawyer in Turkey” and recommended as having “market knowledge and a talented, analytical mind”.

Memberships include:

  • Istanbul Bar Association
  • London Maritime Arbitrators Association (supporting member)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey
  • Turkish American Business Association (TABA)
  • Turkish Maritime Law Association
  • Association of International Business Lawyers (AIBL)
  • Propeller Club - Port of Geneva

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