Co-founder & Managing Partner, Ph.D.

Born in 1970, M. Vakur Kulat completed his bachelor’s degree, LLB, in Istanbul University, Faculty of Law and his master’s degree, LLM, in University of Leicester, his major being International and European Commercial Law. He composed his thesis statement as a comparative study on “Control of Mergers and Acquisitions in EU Law and Turkish Law”. He consequently positioned himself as the second generation founder of Kulat Law Office in 2000, carrying it to its current state as a flourishing office. His professional knowledge and expertise specifically pertain to commercial law, law of obligations and relevant regulations. Apropos, his PhD thesis on “Liberalization of Railroads in Turkey”, written shortly after he completed his PhD, has been the first study and a benchmark in this field in Turkey. Apart from carrying the whole responsibility of the office, he’s also served Istanbul Bar for 10 years as a lecturer for professional education of trainee lawyers, sharing his immense knowledge in Commercial Law. He still continues to produce academic papers and professional essays many of which have already been published in various legal journals and publications.

Educational Background

  • Istanbul University, Faculty of Law (1997)
  • University of Leicester, Faculty of Law, International and European Commercial Law (LLM)
  • Yeditepe University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Private Law (PhD)


  • English
  • Russian