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Main Tel: +90 (212) 297 41 01

Main Fax: +90 (212) 297 42 02

Mobile: +90 (542) 255 30 55

Dilek Bektaşoğlu Sanlı


Dilek Bektaşoğlu-Sanlı is a co-founder of the firm. She graduated from the Istanbul University Law Faculty in 1996 and had an LLM degree from Istanbul Bilgi University. She was admitted to the Istanbul Bar in 1998. Since then, she has been practising as a transport and insurance lawyer. 
Dilek advises various leading insurers and reinsurers on policy drafting, coverage and recourse. Her experience includes both contentious and non-contentious matters on policies ranging from property, Professional negligence, product liability and financial lines. She is presently involved in disputes arising from D&O policies and acting for London and US based reinsurers in respect of a few leading Turkish banks’ claims under the BBB and FIPI policies. She also advised reinsurers in relation to a terrorism and sabotage cover in the oil and gas industry. On behalf of a leading Turkish liability underwriter, she is defending group actions in relation to a fire occurred at a warehouse operated by a worldwide logistics service provider. On the product liability side, she is acting for a Japan based underwriters defending third party claims. 
She has an experience of almost twenty years on shipping law, including arrest of ships, dry shipping work, shipbuilding contracts and all aspects of ship sale and ship finance and Project finance. She provides legal expert opinions to foreign forums on Turkish transport law. Her experience also includes commercial matters, supply contracts and banking transactions. She has a thorough litigation experience, including arbitration and mediation. Dilek has been a speaker at the domestic and international conferences and has various published articles on arrest of ships, transport and insurance related subjects.  
Dilek has been recognized as one of the best insurance practitioners in Turkey by and as a leading lawyer in the shipping category by Expert Guides. She was praised to be “always on top of the job” in the 2015 edition of the Legal 500 and said to "have a very good knowledge of insurance and maritime law" in the 2016 Edition. The Chambers & Partners' 2016 Edition, said that Dilek Bektaşoğlu-Sanlı "is notably strong on ship and yacht finance, and has a significant presence among clients in the shipbuilding, repair and conversion industry".
Dilek speaks English.