Elena Bakmaz

Elena Bakmaz is a legal consultant specializing on Turkish law, and a founder of ELBZ Consultancy in Istanbul, Turkey.

In September 2018, Elena Bakmaz founded ELBZ Consultancy in Istanbul, Turkey, and commenced her individual practise of rendering legal consultations, mainly, on foreign investments issues, corporate law, commercial law, inter alia, various types of the commercial agreements, employment law matters, various types of transactions with real estate, working in energy and natural resources projects, providing consultations on immigration law and taxation in Turkey. As a result of cooperation with local lawyers from different cities of Turkey, she has possibility to render legal services on a whole territory of Turkey.

Elena Bakmaz started her career in 2002 as a legal consultant on corporate and tax issues in International Legal Services Limited (Riga, Latvia). After she moved to Istanbul, Turkey, for the next 2 years, she was working in a law firm in Istanbul, which was a part of the international chain of law firms Arzinger & Partners representing Turkish jurisdiction, with the headquarters in Germany and offices in Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, which let her gain a work experience in various international investment projects in Turkey and abroad.  

Furthermore, Elena Bakmaz became a partner and run Russian, Ukrainian & CIS Desk of one of the prominent law firms in Turkey – Gür Law Firm, and in parallel she coordinated work of the Moscow branch of the same law firm within 11 years. Elena Bakmaz rendered consultation services to the local and foreign clientele on corporate law matters, M&A, commercial law, foreign investments, real estate law, energy and natural resources, employment law, immigration law and foreigners’ law. She conducted commercial litigations in Turkey and arbitration procedures in England and Sweden in cooperation of the foreign law firms; has an experience in recognition and enforcement of the foreign courts’ decisions and arbitration awards in Turkey. In 2010, she made a report on a legal seminar in Moscow, Russia, “Recognition and enforcement of the Turkish court decisions in Russia and Russian court decisions in Turkey”. Elena Bakmaz rendered consultations to the foreign marine insurance companies, brokers and owners on Turkish maritime and shipping law.

  • Foreign Investments
  • Company Registration & Corporate Matters
  • Labour and Employment Matters
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Energy and Natural Resources Projects
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Immigration Issues
  • General Tax Consultancy