Çakmak-Gökçe Avukatlık Bürosu

Ceren Şen

Ceren Şen

Counsel

Biography

Overview:
Ceren concentrates on bank finance and debt-capital markets transactions. She advises a wide client base of both lenders and borrowers on a variety of secured and unsecured financings, including domestic and cross-border syndicated loan transactions, leveraged buyouts, project financings, corporate financings and restructurings. She acted for a number of private equity investors in their acquisition and leveraged financings backed by multi-layered security packages.

She has a high level of debt capital markets expertise, in addition to her finance practice. She has advised many Turkish corporate issuers on their debut Eurobond and high yield issuances, as well as international arrangers and Turkish banks on the first-ever securitisations on the market.

Practices:
Banking & Finance, Project Finance

Sectors:
Financial Institutions, Construction & Infrastructure, Private Equity


Bars and Associates
Paris Bar Association, admitted 2009
Istanbul Bar Association, admitted 2007

Education
LL.B. Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, 2005
LL.M. in Business Law, (DJCE) Robert Schuman University, Faculty of Law, Strasbourg, 2003
LL.B. in Business Law, European Studies, Robert Schuman University, Faculty of Law, Strasbourg, 2002

Languages
English, French, Turkish

Awards & Recognition
Ms. Şen was specifically named in IFLR 1000's Turkey review in 2010 and 2011 for her banking and finance work on the Turkish market. She was also mentioned as notable practitioner in the Chambers Europe 2015 guide and is quoted to have "a growing presence in Turkish banking and finance, with expertise in structured finance and covered bonds in particular. Clients appreciate her knowledge of finance mandates with English law aspects."