Ayşe Yüksel Mahfoud

Ayşe Yüksel Mahfoud

Ayşe Yüksel Mahfoud is the Partner-in-Charge of the Istanbul office of Norton Rose Fulbright, a US-based international law firm. She is also a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee. She has extensive experience in a range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, privatizations, joint ventures, strategic alliances and financing transactions and regularly represents companies, private equity funds, sovereign wealth and other investment funds in cross-border transactions, specifically in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. She also has significant experience representing non-US issuers in Rule 144A/Regulation S securities offerings. Her industry experience includes the telecommunications, media and technology, retail, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Ayşe has been consistently listed by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in Turkey in Corporate/M&A. Chambers Global also ranked her as an Expert Based Abroad in the categories of USA Corporate/M&A and USA Banking & Finance. The American Lawyer named her in its global “45 Under 45” list of the “best of the best" among young women lawyers in The Am Law 200. Ayşe was also lauded by the New York Business Journal as one of their 2018 Women of Influence. She was elected to the American Turkish Society’s inaugural class of "Young Society Leaders," a group of professionals with a demonstrated ability to serve the U.S.-Turkish community. Ayşe holds a B.A. with honors in History & Literature from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She is a member of the New York State Bar.