Merter Özay graduated from Marmara University and is admitted to Istanbul Bar Association. He earned his master’s degree at Galatasaray University, Institute of Social Sciences and he is currently a Ph.D. candidate on Private Law at Galatasaray University. He mainly focuses on Real Estate Law, Contracts Law, Litigation – Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law, Labour Law, Law of Obligations, Intellectual Property Law and retail, franchise, unions, lease, construction in return for flat, reconstruction are the areas of his expertise.
After working at various law firms and as a self-employed lawyer, Mr. Özay served as a legal director at the major foreign capitalized group of companies in Turkey related to retail and real-estate for over 10 years. He was also appointed as a member of the executive board and the board of directors within such group of companies.
He has actively participated in sectorial associations, showed attendance to the legislation movements, and provided training at several seminars.
He is the author of numerous published articles as well as the book on legal liability of physicians. He is also a trademark attorney before the Turkish Patent Institute.
•Galatasaray University, PHD in Private Law, 2017
•Galatasaray University, LLM in Private Law, 2004
•Marmara University, LLB, 2001
Real Estate Law, Contracts Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Law of Obligations, Labour Law,
•ISTAC, President of Retail and Real Estate Commission, 2019
•Turkish Federation of Shopping Centres and Retailers, President of Committee of Legislation, 2013
•Association of Corporate Governance Turkey, Member of the Board of Directors, 2013
•Association of Food Retailers and Chain Stores Association, President of the Legislation Committee, 2012
•Association of Food Retailers and Chain Stores Association, Vice President of the Board of Directors, 2012
•The Union of Chamber and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, Member of Assembly of Retail, 2011
•Association of Shopping Malls and Retailers, Member of the Board of Directors 2008- 2012
•Association of Saint- Joseph, Chairman Of The Board of Directors 2007-2009
•Association of Access to Sanitary, Member of the Board of Directors, 2006- 2007
•Istanbul Bar Association and Union of Turkish Bar Associations, 2001