Yahya Yeşiloğlu

Yahya Yeşiloğlu


Yahya Yeşiloğlu is one of the founding partners of Elmas & Yeşiloğlu and the head of the Litigation group with extensive experience with criminal, civil, and administrative litigation. As a trial lawyer for more than 25 years, he has managed high-profile cases, advises clients on white collar, securities, and civil litigation matters, as well as criminal, internal, and regulatory investigations. He provides assistance in connection with residential and commercial purchases, sales and lease, and related matters.

On the corporate side, Yahya Yeşiloğlu has extensive experience in advising clients on legal issues regarding corporations, cooperatives, mergers and acquisitions, projects and investments, energy, real estate, tax and litigation.

He practices in a variety of substantive areas, including breach of contract, false advertising, wrongful termination, trade secret theft, unfair competition, product liability, federal banking law, complex consumer class actions, and wrongful death. He operates in the healthcare, government contracting, and technology services sectors. He represents project developers, owners, private investors, corporate investors, real estate project lenders, construction companies, management companies, and retailers and tourism companies for their major investments in Turkey. He provides legal advice to international and local cilents for a variety of matters including employment, social security, insurance, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and enforcement law issues.

Yahya Yeşiloğlu says that because each case is unique, you cannot have a one-size-fits-all approach. "Every case strategy must be aligned to the specific needs of the client." 

Yahya Yeşiloğlu


  • Yakin Dogu University, PhD, Public Law
  • Istanbul University, LL.M, Public Law
  • Istanbul University, LL.B, Faculty of Law

Practice Focus/Areas of Practice

  • ADR&Arbitration
  • Banking&Finance
  • Litigation&Enforcement
  • PPP-Public Private Partnership
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Law

Publications & Presentations

  • “Tehdit Suçu”, Masters’s Thesis, Istanbul University
  • “The National Security Council and Democracy” Seminar, Spokesman
  • “Social Structure and Government” Seminar, Spokesman
  • “Government and Policy Actuality”, Seminar, Spokesman

Admissions & Memberships

  • Istanbul Bar Association
  • Istanbul University Anatolian Law Club, Founding President
  • Trabzonspor Kulübü, Member of Congress
  • Kızılay Şişli, Chairperson of the Branch,2004-2006
  • Trabzonspor Dernekler Birliği, Member of Board, 2006-2008
  • Trabzonspor Dernekler Federasyonu, Vice President, 2007-2008
  • Vakfikebir Kültür ve Yardımlaşma Derneği, President, 2004-2015
  • Trabzon İş Adamları ve Bürokratları Derneği (TIAB), Member
  • Hukukçular Derneği, Member

Social Responsibility Projects

  • Modernization of Kartal Soğanlik Old Age Asylum, Project Coordinator, 2005
  • Vakfikebir From Past to Present Symposium, Organizer, 2006
  • Publish of Akçaabat-Vakfikebir State Register 1835, Publisher, 2012
  • Economic Support and Cooperation for Vakfikebir, Organizer, 2005-2015


  • Turkish
  • English