Former Cakmak Partner Kemal Aksel has joined the International Finance Corporation - the private sector finance arm of the World Bank.
Aksel has been with Cakmak since 2020, when he joined the firm from Clifford Chance (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on September 3, 2020). He worked as a Counsel with Clifford Chance between 2014 and 2020. Before that, he was a Managing Associate with Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli between 2012 and 2014. Earlier still, he worked Herguner Bilgen Ozeke Attorney Partnership.
"After 17 years of leading countless landmark transactions and working at top tier law firms in Turkey and UK, I am leaving private practice at the top of my game," announced Aksel. "As of March, I have joined the legal team of IFC (CLED - Europe & MCT) to work on groundbreaking transactions in emerging markets with a development focus."