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Main Fax: +90 (212) 297 42 02

Mobile: +90 (532) 322 80 76

Burcu Çelikçapa Bilgin


Burcu is specialised as a transport and insurance lawyer. She advises Clients in all areas of transport law, including road, rail, air, multi-modal transport, shipping, freight forwarding and logistics law. She has extensive litigation experience and represents local and foreign based liability and cargo underwriters in defending cargo claims and pursuing recovery actions. She is frequently instructed in major marine casualties, involving fire and explosions, grounding, collisions, salvage and general average. She also assists Clients in shipbuilding contracts as well as in ship sale and purchase transactions. As a specialist in the field of insurance and reinsurance law, she advises national and international insurers in high-profile defence and coverage disputes as well as regulatory issues. She has a broad experience in all forms of liability insurance. 

Burcu has also a vast experience on general corporate law. She advises Clients in connection with selection of the right form of legal presence in Turkey and assists them in their company establishment procedure and with respect to ongoing corporate governance matters. In this regard, she represents the local establishments of leading suppliers of turbo machines, logistics service providers and tank container operators on regular basis. Burcu also advises them on drafting and negotiating various commercial contracts, including but not limited to procurement contracts, warehousing agreements, logistics contracts, employment agreements, rental contracts, distribution agreements, service agreements which are required during the course of their business.    

Burcu is co-author of the Turkey section of Karl Heinz Thume’s “Kommentar zur CMR” as well as of the International Encyclopaedia for Transport Law. She heads the German desk of the Firm.   
Burcu has been recognised in the international directory Legal 500 as a leading individual in Turkey under the Transport section since the establishment of the Firm. In 2023 edition of the international directory Chambers & Partners, she was praised under the Shipping Section as being “a superb and highly knowledgeable lawyer”.  
Burcu speaks German and English.