Our Team

Eylem Şakir

Founding and Managing Partner

Eylem Şakir is a founding and managing partner of the company.

She graduated from the Eastern Mediterranean University, Law School (Cyprus) in 2001, received her master degree in European Law from University of Nottingham (UK) in 2002 and currently pursuing LLB Graduate degree from University of London (UK).

After completing her training in one of the leading law firm in North Cyprus, in 2003 she was called to the TRNC Bar Association. Since then she has been working as a legal adviser and an advocate in Cyprus and Europe; in 2003 she did training at European Commission in Brussels, in 2004 – 2006 she worked at one of the world’s leading firm (a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services) known as KPMG located in Nicosia (Republic of Cyprus) and in 2006 – 2012 Eylem worked in one of a reputable law firm in Kyrenia, North Cyprus.

After gaining the experiences stipulated above in February 2012 she decided to establish her own firm with an ambition of creating the leading innovative law firm of North Cyprus.

Main practice areas are conveyancing, property and construction, cooperate and commercial issues, litigation, contracts, companies, banking, finance, probate, trust, family, insurance, taxation, tax planning, double tax treaties, international investment funds, intellectual property, trade mark, telecom and e-business.

Ayten G. Birkaya


Ayten G. Birkaya was born in London, Uk and obtained her LLB honors degree from Girne American University.

She was awarded a scholarship from the European Commission where she successfully completed her Masters degree in LLM International Law and graduated from the University of Nottingham (UK) in 2013. She was called to the TRNC Bar in 2014 and practiced Law at one of the most reputable Law Firms in North Cyprus between the years 2014-2018. She joined our Firm in August 2018 and deals with all Legal matters concerning Immovable Property Law, Probate Law, Family Law, Contract Law and Conveyancing.  Ayten is fluent in both English and Turkish and is also the Head of the Conveyancing Department of the Firm.
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Latife Erim

Account Manager

Latife Erim was born in Kyrenia/TRNC on 5th September 1983.Her native language is Turkish but is also fluent in English.

She completed her education in Nicosia Turkish High School between 1997-1999. She completed her prepatory class in Eastern Mediterranean University between 1999-2000  and also completed her undergraduate studies in Tourisim and Hospitality Management at Eastern Mediterranean University between 2000-2005, with an Honors Degree. As soon as Latife graduated, she worked as an assistant at a Professional Law Firm for a period of 6 years. She joined the Firm in July 2018 as a personal assistant to the Company’s Director, Adv. Eylem Şakir. Latife is responsible in the conducting of the Firm’s daily and adminsistrative affairs, coordinating meetings, dealing with Client’s accounting transactions and the Firms’s financial and accounting affairs, making applications for permission to purchase Property for Expat Clients, conducting Land Registry Office transactions, tracking litigation cases, recording Office files digitally and manually and managing all paperworks
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Tatiana Zilbershnir

Legal assistant

Tatiana was born in Moscow, and obtained her ELT honors degree from Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU).

She joined our Firm in November 2019 and she is dealing with translation of documents from Russian to English and English to Russian, drafting Contracts and other document, attending meetings with Client’s.

Languages: English & Russian (both fluent)

Turkish (intermediate)

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Gold Tower,Office No.8,Girne
Phone: +90 533 8220569
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- Eylem Sakir

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