ILHANLI/BASER's distinctive characteristic is providing legal services by an experienced and uniquely tailored team for each client. Each project is lead by the partners of the firm creating a web of knowledge based on decades of experience on the matter. Please find below the curriculum vitae of our partners.

Metin Ilhanli | Attorney-at-Law

Metin Ilhanli has an extensive experience in customs law including the the dispute resolution on legal, administrative and penal proceedings related to the customs. He practices as an attorney-at-law since 2003 following his services in the Ministry of Customs and Trade for 25 years.

Metin Ilhanli is graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law and Ege University Faculty of Administration and Economic Sciences.

Benan Ilhanli | Attorney-at-Law & Trademark Attorney

Benan Ilhanli is an accomplished and internationally recognized lawyer in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, data protection, e-commerce and consumer law, intellectual and industrial property rights, information technologies. Further, he is a trademark and patent attorney authorized to register trademarks, designs, patents and other IP rights before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.

Benan Ilhanli is the IP Law expert of Italian Trade Agency’s Istanbul Office since 2014 and a part-time professor of “Internet and Law” course in MEF University Faculty of Law since 2015. Further, he regularly teaches since 2012 in law programs as visiting professor organized in numerous universities and institutions including Bogazici University, Istanbul Technical University, Marmara University and Ozyegin University.

Further to these professional and academic roles, he frequently speaks in conferences on e-commerce, data protection, block chain, IT law, start-ups and corporate law. Benan Ilhanli is listed among the top lawyers in IT law in numerous international listings including Who’s Who Legal and previously a national expert of Getting the Deal Through legal guides for Copyright and E-Commerce editions.

Benan Ilhanli’s recent works include legal consultancy services to the corporations from their establishment to their investment procedures, share purchase and shareholders agreements, joint-venture agreements, leading due diligence procedures, establishment of companies, subsidiaries and liaison offices, drafting sui generis agreements, leading data protection compliance programs, registration and protection of IP rights, drafting IT related agreements.

Benan Ilhanli is a member of Istanbul Bar Association, International Bar Association, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Istanbul and AIGLI (International Association of Lawyers of Italian Language) and a founding member of E-Commerce and Internet Law Association.

Benan Ilhanli is graduated from Lycee de Galatasaray in 2001 and Galatasaray University Faculty of Law in 2005 and completed his masters program in Universita per Stranieri di Perugia. He is currently attending Social Sciences Institute of Galatasaray University for further academic studies.

Emir Ali Baser | Attorney-at-Law

Emir Ali Baser is experienced in Company Law, IT Law, Data Protection Law, E-Commerce Law, Contracts and Labour Law.

Mr. Baser, who has joined to ILHANLI/BASER in 2017, has an extensive experience on advising local and international corporations on legal issues including but not limited with drafting sui generis contracts, personal data security, e-commerce and drafting legal due diligence reports on M&A transactions. Mr. Baser also led many data protection compliance programs for his clients from various sectors.

Besides his legal proficiency, Emir Ali Baser was a member of Turkish Swimming National Team until 2010. Baser represented Turkey over 100 times in various international competitions and won numerous titles in both international and local championships and still continue to contribute Turkish swimming in amateur level.

He graduated from Marmara University Law School and received his LL.M. from Durham University (UK) with a merit degree on International Trade and Commercial Law. He is currently attending Galatasaray University for further studies on economic law.

Deniz Ildir | CPA

Providing financial consultancy services to ILHANLI/BASER and its clients, Deniz Ildir is an active Certified Public Accountant possessing specialized knowledge on Financial Accounting and Reporting, International Financial Accounting Standards, Turkish Tax Legislation, Managerial And Cost Accounting and Labor Law.

He is the second generation representative of his certified public accounting services family firm that has been servicing client for 40 years in Istanbul. He has been personally involved in this office starting from 2010; he started rendering accounting services independently as his affiliation with TURMOB (Union Of Chambers Of Certified Public Accountants Of Turkey) has been approved and his license granted in 2015. In addition to that he is also a candidate member of United Kingdom’s ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

Before his financial accounting career, he has also taken position as product manager and for years amassed experience providing Management Consultancy to some of the top 500 corporations of Turkey. His consultancy services covered production optimization and innovation procedures.

Deniz Ildir current accounting services include – but not restricted to – company establishment and registration procedures, mergers and acquisitions, liquidation procedures, accounting outsourcing services, financial and tax consultancy, tax declaration services along with multilingual financial reporting (balance and income sheets, cash flow and fund flow sheets, etc.) financial analyses and cost analyses.

Ildir, being an alumni of Uskudar American Academy – American Board Schools, has completed his BSc on Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. He also attained his Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Sabancı University, Istanbul. Completing his MBA degree, he joined a doctoral program in Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi of Milan – Italy and has graduated with an M.Phil degree in Business Administration. Besides these universities, he has also completed his B.A. in Economics in Anadolu University Faculty of Economics of Eskisehir.