Former White & Case associated firm in Turkey GKC Partners Partner Ceren Sen has joined the EBRD as a Principal Counsel.
Sen had been with the firm since January 2006, first joining the firm as an Associate. In 2017 she was appointed to Counsel and she was made Partner in 2019. Between 2003 and 2005, Sen worked as a Lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights.
"I was extremely happy to work for a firm such as White and Case and I had reached a point, where, as a Partner, I thought I had accomplished many of my professional life goals," commented Sen. "I come from an international background, born in Turkey, raised in France, have always been in English speaking schools and workplaces. I thought there was a calling for me in international financial institutions, where the policies and transactions have a real impact on people’s lives on a micro, and countries’ destiny on a macro level. I think lawyers should be on the frontlines of social change and the promotion of sustainable development goals and I thought I was a good fit to do that. That is why I moved to EBRD, which I believe is an institution where efficient policies are made and difference-making objectives are pursued. I believe I can contribute positively to EBRD’s investments and efforts to make legal reforms in the countries where it operates. I look forward to working on projects where the social and environmental impact will be palpable. I am thrilled to be part of this experience."