Clifford Chance | The appointment of New Managing Partner for Istanbul Office

The appointment of New Managing Partner for Istanbul Office

Itır Çiftçi, our Turkish association Partner, heading Corporate/M&A practice at Ciftci Attorney Partnership, has been named the new Managing Partner of our Istanbul office, effective 1 May 2021. A partner with the Firm since 2013, Itır takes over from Clifford Chance finance partner Jared Grubb who has held the role since 2016.

Before joining the Firm as Partner in 2013, Itır has worked for a leading local law firm in Istanbul as a partner. As the head of the office’s corporate/M&A practice, she is experienced in M&A, private equity and joint ventures. She has acted on numerous landmark transactions in the Turkish market during her over 25 years of experience.

Global Managing Partner Matthew Layton said: “I am delighted to appoint Itır Çiftçi as Istanbul Managing Partner. I am confident her leadership experience and deep market knowledge will pave the way for the firm’s further success in Istanbul. I would also like to thank Jared who has done a great job over his time as managing partner.”

Outgoing managing partner Jared Grubb, said: “While I am delighted to continue advising our clients in Turkey, after 5 years heading the office, I am also looking forward to new challenges. I am very pleased to be succeeded by Itır as with her unique background, she is very well placed to lead the Istanbul office successfully into the next phase.”

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On her appointment Itır Çiftçi commented: “I am honoured and excited to have the opportunity to lead the firm in Istanbul as we celebrate our 10th anniversary. We have an impressive track record advising Turkish and international clients on landmark transactions with deep experience in the market. We have a very talented senior team who share a deep commitment to our clients and further developing our practices in Turkey.”

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