co-founded Hergüner Bilgen Özeke in 1989. As senior partner, he leads every major matter involving M&A, corporate governance and infrastructure and project finance. After receiving his LLB from Istanbul University Law School, Ümit was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and earned two LLM degrees in the US, one from American University Washington College of Law and the other from University of Virginia School of Law. He is a board member of the International Law Institute in Washington, DC and is a founder and former president of the Istanbul chapter of ILI. He is one of the founders and currently an advisory board member of both the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey and the Board of Directors Association.
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