Dr. Ismail G. Esin

Partner, Head of Real Estate, Esin Attorney Partnership

Dr. Ismail G. Esin graduated from the Istanbul University Law School in 1990. After receiving his master’s degree (LL.M.) in Tübingen, İsmail began his career in law as a research assistant at Marmara University’s Civil Law Department in 1992. İsmail received his Ph.D. from the University of Tübingen in 1997. Upon his return to Istanbul in 1997, he established Esin Attorney Partnership, where he is currently head of Real Estate practice. İsmail has over 20 years of experience advising clients in dispute resolution, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, privatization and real estate matters. He regularly advises banks, multinational companies, governments and private equity funds on investments and major projects in Turkey, Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. İsmail also heads the firm’s Arbitration practice and acts as arbitrator and counsel, with a particular focus on arbitration arising from M&A transactions.

He represents numerous leading Turkish and international companies before local and international arbitral tribunals under various arbitration procedures (ICC, LCIA, ASA, ISTAC, etc.).


İsmail is one of the leading lawyers in the International Who’s Who publication for Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Arbitration and Commercial Litigation. Chambers & Partners, IFLR, and the Legal 500 ranked Dr. Esin as one of the leading individuals in the fields of Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions and Dispute Resolution. Dr. Esin lectured at Marmara University (1992-2004), Istanbul Bilgi University (2002-2009), Galatasaray University (2005- 2006) and Yeditepe University (2013-2015).