Çetin Mert Yavuz

Senior Partner

Çetin Mert Yavuz is a Senior Partner at the firm. He advises national and international clients across a variety of complex corporate, competition, dispute resolution and sports law matters.

His practice is especially active in mergers, acquisitions and restructuring work, conducting share transfers, capital increase, decrease and liquidation processes, in addition, to drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements.

Clients trust Mr Yavuz to provide them with specialised legal consultancy services. He advises on matters including company incorporations and general corporate compliance. He also frequently issues legal opinions on day-to-day corporate issues for clients operating in regulated and nonregulated markets. 

Aside from Mr Yavuz’s commercial experience, he is also uniquely placed to advise clients on any sports law issues, including national and international sports law. Between 2016 and 2019, Mr Yavuz served as an arbitrator within the Turkish Football Federation’s Dispute Resolution Chamber.

Before joining the firm as a Partner, Mr Yavuz served as an in-house legal counsel for the Turkish Football Federation. He has been a member of the Istanbul Bar Association for 15 years.


  • Galatasaray University


English, French

areas of expertise

  • National and International Sports Law
  • Sports Arbitration
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Contracts
  • Competition Law
  • Business Law