Melis Okcu

Melis Okcu


Melis provides legal advice to domestic and international companies across industries that among others include defense, real estate, aviation, engineering, production, and technology. She counsels clients on day-to-day employment issues that arise in the workplace, providing compliance-related and strategic advice on a broad range of employment issues to help her clients minimize risk and navigate difficult employment disputes. Before joining the team at Elmas & Yeşiloğlu, she worked as a senior associate in the fields of Corporate Law and Business Law. She has focused on examining and revising the contracts of client companies and giving opinions by researching the questions posed. She has taken on many different kinds of issues arising from employee-employer relationships mainly within the scope of labor law.

With an impressive range of professional experience, Melis has worked on and managed cases at all stages, from drafting complaints and conducting discovery to trial, mediation, and settlement negotiations. She is specialized in advising clients on internal investigations, drafting useful and compliant employment policies and other best practices. Melis serves clients as both their advocate and confidential counselor.

Melis says that the best way of working for her is: "In counsel-based works, you have to return to the client within the requested time. If there are any missing points, additional inquiries are made to the clients, and then comprehensive research is carried out within the framework of doctrine and judicial decisions. As a result of the research, we give our legal opinion in the most understandable and resolvable manner. As lawyers, we must always keep in mind that our mistakes risk great losses for our clients. In order to minimize these risks, I try to minimize the handicaps of our profession and overcome the problems by making my research comprehensive."

Melis Okcu


  • Marmara University, LL.B, Faculty of Law
  • Vatan Anadolu High School

Practice Focus/Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust&Competition
  • Arbitration
  • Corporate
  • Litigation&Dispute Resolutions          
  • PPP
  • Tax Law

Admissions & Memberships

  • Istanbul Bar Association


  • Turkish
  • English
  • French