Çağdaş Umut Vardar


Çağdaş is a graduate of Galatasaray High School and obtained his law degree from Galatasaray University Law School.

Çağdaş has notable expertise in banking & finance, FinTech and corporate matters, including both regulatory and transactional aspects thereof. He has a demonstrated track record in representation of reputable financial institutions and private clients in proceedings relating to white-collar crimes and other compliance issues. Prior to joining Şanlı & Partners (currently known as Vardar Şanlı) as a Partner in early 2022, Çağdaş gained senior level experience in reputable law firms where he advised international and national clients on cross-border M&A and finance projects, with a particular focus on energy, healthcare and insurance sectors.

Çağdaş has been ranked as Rising Star by The Legal 500 for Banking, Finance and Capital Markets in both 2022 and 2023 editions.

Çağdaş is fluent in English and French. He is also a mediator registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Türkiye.