Polat Skidmore | Law & Mediation Office is founded by Ms. Deniz Polat Skidmore as a boutique and independent law office. Having worked at top-tier law firms in London, İstanbul & Ankara, she has more than 20 years of experience in corporate, commercial and regulatory matters with advising clients on landmark cross border M&A deals, privatizations and joint venture projects. She has successfully represented several clients during ICC arbitration proceedings involving shareholder disputes.
In addition to her law practice, she is also practicing as a licensed mediator registered with the Ministry of Justice in Turkey, and she is one of the founding members of EGE Mediation & Dispute Resolution Center in Marmaris, Turkey.
DENİZ POLAT SKIDMORE, LL.M.
Attorney-at-law & Mediator
born 1975, admitted 1998
University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College (LL.M., 2000)
Ankara University, Faculty of Law (LL.B., 1997)
Polat Skidmore | Law & Mediation Office, founder (formerly ActioLegal) 2009 - present
EGE Mediation & Dispute Resolution Center, founder 2018 - present
Herguner Bilgen Ozeke, Istanbul, Turkey, Senior Associate, Partner 2002-2008
White & Case, London, UK, Foreign Associate 2000-2002
White & Case, Ankara, Turkey, Associate 1997-1999
Awarded Chevening Scholarship of the British Council for the academic year of 1999-2000
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