Defne Polat


Defne graduated from TED Bursa College with International Baccalaureate Program and obtained her law degree from Bilkent University Law School. She is currently pursuing her LL.M. studies at Istanbul Bilgi University.

Prior to joining Vardar Şanlı as an Associate in early 2023, Defne worked at a reputable law firm and market leading company in Turkey where she gained experience mostly in international family law, data privacy law and corporate law. Defne currently advises the firm’s clients on corporate and technology-related matters, and also supports the team in matters in connection with white-collar crimes and human rights.

Defne is fluent in English.