Sera Somay Islamic Finance - Turkey

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Eski Buyukdere Cad.
No:27 K:11 Maslak 34398
Istanbul, Turkey

Tel: +90 212 366 47 76
Fax: +90 212 366 47 76


Sera Somay is the partner heading the banking and finance practice at Paksoy with a specific focus on Islamic finance transactions.

Sera works on syndicated and club loans for financial institutions and corporates, acquisition financing, secured financing and other structured financings.

Sera advised on the first international Sukuk issuance by the Republic of Turkey and the first Sukuk issuance by a Turkish Islamic bank. She also works on murabaha syndications of Turkish participation banks as well as their annual sukuk issuances.

Sera also advises on regulatory M&As across a variety of sectors with a focus on Banking M&As.

Sera is a member of the International Bar Association.

The Islamic Finance Law Practice:

We advise conventional and Islamic financial institutions and investors as well as corporate borrowers on all aspects of Islamic finance.

We have been at the forefront of Islamic product development in Turkey working with all major market makers including the sovereign, Turkish Islamic banks, regional banks and global players. With the increasing demand, we expanded our Islamic Finance practice and have an in-depth understanding of Islamic Finance products in the Turkish market.


Paksoy is a leading law firm in Istanbul, Turkey, focused on helping clients in a wide range of legal areas, cross-border investments, international business transactions, investigations, compliance and disputes.

Established in 1997, Paksoy stands today, as one of the strongest local legal brands in Turkey with a senior team of over 50 lawyers and aggregate of 80 people.

We define ourselves as a one-stop, full service law firm with a culture and passion to provide practical top-quality services to our clients with an aim to create value to their businesses or investments.

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