N. Fulya Kazbay obtained her LL.B. degree from Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Law in 1990, her credit analysis diploma from New York University in 1994, and her LL.M. in banking, corporate and finance law from Fordham University School of Law in 1996. Ms. Kazbay is admitted to the Bars of the State of New York and Istanbul. She is admitted to the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Ms. Kazbay serves clients in international law (mainly M&A, corporate and finance), corporate, and technology, privacy and data security.
As expressed by her clients, she is “responsive and very good at explaining things in a clear way…Her main focus is M&A, which she combines with a detailed knowledge of the energy and insurance sectors.” (Chambers and Partners – Corporate and M&A-Europe), “knowledgeable and has very good market intelligence” as a very responsive and practical team member who built a strong reputation in the IT sector (Legal 500- IT and Telecoms- Europe, Middle East and Africa), and she provides “highly professional’ advice and good response times, advises clients from sectors including real estate, media, telecoms, luxury goods, and energy (Legal 500- M&A/Corporate- Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Prior to founding Kazbay Law Firm, Ms. Kazbay worked at leading international law firms and a legal consultancy in Istanbul and in New York as a counsel to individuals, international companies, financial institutions and banks. Her practice has focused on commercial and corporate law, cross border mergers and acquisitions, project and corporate finance, privatizations, public procurement, power/infrastructure, technology, internet, e-commerce, privacy and data security in many sectors such as energy, defense, media, health care, retail and insurance. With over 19 years of experience, she was involved in numerous major M&A, privatizations, project finance and energy deals in Turkey.
Ms. Kazbay is a member of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the New York City Bar Association Information Technology Committee and published articles in the areas of M&A, corporate and energy. Apart from law, Ms. Kazbay gained experience in finance while working at Prudential Preferred Financial Services, Inc. in Charleston, SC in 1997-98.