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NPL Europe 2019: Focus on Turkey

On 7-8 March 2019, our partners Yesim Bezen and Can Özilhan participated in the "NPL Europe 2019" conference launched in London by SmithNovak, a leading forum for NPL transactions in Europe. It was a great turnout of Europe’s leading originators, investors and advisors and an opportunity to hear about the latest global trends in the Non-Performing Loans market.

Hilmi Güvenal, CEO of Hayat Varlık, moderated a panel discussing the recent trends in NPL activity in Turkey where Yeşim Bezen participated as a speaker and shared legal insights on the state of the market. Partner Can Özilhan presented a legal snapshot of the Turkish NPL market, focusing on recent regulatory changes and their impact on the market, cross-border investment opportunities and alternative NPL management and deleveraging strategies.

We were delighted to sponsor the NPL Europe 2019 conference which saw significant turnout from the full spectrum of market players, bringing together participants from the diverse distressed debt universe. With many economists predicting substantial rise in overall Turkish NPL stock over the coming months and years, we that expect the ability for Turkish FIs to access the broader distressed debt market to de-leverage and clean balance sheets is going to be of increasing importance.” commented Yeşim Bezen.