Metin Somay

Metin Somay started his law career in the US as an international lawyer and worked as a foreign associate in Washington, DC, at law firms including Arnold & Porter. He established Somay Hukuk Bürosu in 1990 after nearly a decade in the US. He obtained his law degree from Istanbul University Law School in 1981 (with honours), his MA in accounting and tax from the Catholic University of America in 1985, and his LLM from Georgetown University Law Center in 1987.Mr Somay, in a legal career that spans more than twenty years and includes four years practice in the US, has provided a wide range of legal consultancy services to local and foreign financial and strategic investors with respect to M&As and asset sale transactions, joint ventures, privatisation projects, private equity transactions and strategic sales of public and private companies in different sectors, including banking and finance, energy, oil and gas, real estate development, retail, telecommunications and media, steel and cement. He has also advised Turkey's privatisation agency on major privatisation projects. Mr Somay has also advised on various financing projects, including acquisition financing, project finance and bilateral loans for energy and real estate projects.

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