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Ahmet Arif Harmanşa

Associate

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Ahmet Arif Harmanşa is an Associate in the Arbitration, Corporate/M&A, and Banking & Finance teams. He graduated from Istanbul University in 2022 in law and is currently pursuing an additional undergraduate degree in Economics.
During his law studies, Ahmet completed several summer internships in Istanbul corporate law firms, assisting the lawyers with their debt recovery files, immovable property disputes, and contract preparation and review. Ahmet has developed an interest in the financial services sector and has enhanced his interest in financial law and payment services providers (PSPs) by assisting his team with the set-up of e-money and digital payment processes for several PSPs.
After his graduation, Ahmet started his legal traineeship in Lexist and continued to work on M&A projects and in consultancy teams in the fields of Banking & Finance Law, Contract Law and Capital Markets Law.
Besides his corporate work, Ahmet has acquired unparalleled insight in the field of arbitration by taking an active role in several international investment arbitration and commercial arbitration proceedings, under the rules of the LCIA and ICSID. This includes hearing experience by representing his client in an oil and gas arbitration proceeding before the LCIA.
Complementing his professional ambitions, Ahmet has worked with educational NGOs as an administrator and lecturer. He is a debate champion, representing Türkiye as part of Turkish National Debate Team in several international debate competitions.
In addition to winning national and international speaking and debating awards, Ahmet is a professional debate instructor – giving lectures in universities and high schools all over Türkiye on debating, public speaking and argumentation.

Practices

International
Arbitration
Corporate/M&A
Commercial
Banking & Finance
Contracts

Sectors

Energy
Financial Services
Real Estate & Construction

Memberships

Istanbul Bar Association

Education

-B.Econ Istanbul University (ongoing)
-LL.B. Istanbul University

Languages

Turkish English