ulku_canerHe was born in 1960 in Denizli. He started his primary school education at Denizli Hürriyet Primary School and continued at the Eenstock School located in the city of Hamburg in Germany and graduated here. After GymnasiumKrausestrasse, he returned to Turkey and completed his high school education in Denizli. In 1983, he got accepted into Ankara University Law Faculty and after graduating from here, he went back to Germany and received legal education for four years at Berlin University.

During his college years in Germany, he acted as a voluntary translator for the workers and their families living in Berlin and worked as a German teacher at Public Education Schools.

After completing his legal internship between 1991 and 1992, he founded Caner Law Firm in İzmir, in 1992. He is listed among the official attorneys for the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Consulate General of Germany in İzmir. Since 1996, he has been providing legal services for the Swiss Embassy and since 1999, he has been providing legal services for the Austrian Embassy and Austrian Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade.

Caner Legal Firm has expanded as a result of the accomplishments and experiences it has acquired over the years and has become a legal firm that is sought in its field. Apart from growth and as a result of the restructuring studies carried out in 2009 to develop the existing technical conditions and provide better and faster services, it has continued its activities and offering services with a new staff and infrastructure.

Ülkü Caner who is proficient in German at a native level and has good knowledge of English and basic knowledge of French is a member of the German Economic Union, Turkish-German Chamber of Commerce and TAİAD-Turkish German Businessmen and Scholars Association. Moreover, he still serves as a Board of Directors member of TAKEV-Turkish German Education Foundation.

Due to the successful services he has offered, he has been granted with the order of merit by the President of Austria in December 2007. During the same year, he was appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria in Izmir. He is still serving as the honorary consul for the cities of İzmir, Denizli, Aydın, Manisa and Uşak.

He was elected as a member of the Higher Disciplinary Board at CHP 34th Ordinary Assembly and continues to serve in this position.

Att. M. Ülkü CANER is also registered with the Berlin Bureau along with the Bar Association of İzmir and has two daughters.

can_isikMr. Can IŞIK was graduated from the Faculty of Law at Dokuz Eylül University in 2012 with an honor’s degreeSubsequently,Mr.Işık completed his compulsory period of internship during the years of 2012 and 2013 successfully,by submitting a particular Thesis entitled”Sports Arbitration Court:CAS”to Bar Association of Izmir/Turkey.

In the pursuit of a particular Thesis,Mr Işık became a registered memmber of Izmir Bar Association in 2013.Up untill now,Mr.Işık has practised his profficiency in four different legal firms and acquired a substantial experience in various legal fields.

In order to convey his fund of knowledge and attain a self-improvement,Mr.Işık has become a junior partner in Caner&Can Law and Mediation Office.

Currently,apart from his Professional activities,he has been carrying on his academic life for further studies in Liverpool University at “International Banking and Finance” programme as well as Izmir University of Economics at”Private Law”postgraduate programme.

Mr.Işık has a command of languages both German and English fluently.

can_isikMr. Erdem FİLİZ was born in Manisa on 29.11.1971. He completed his primary education at Namık Kemal Primary School and high school education at İzmir Private Türk College English Anatolian Department.

In 1996, he graduated from Ankara University’s Faculty of Law.

He carries out his professional studies mainly in the fields of insurance and compensation law, labour law and property law.

He is certified with DEÜ ATMER Import, Export and Customs and İzmir Bar Association CMK advocacy certificates. In addition to these, he has successfully completed Başkent University Speaker and Voice Over Course he attended in 2013.

Mr. Erdem FİLİZ has good level of knowledge of English.

aydan_hanimOur colleague who is serving as a Certified Sworn German Translator and Av. M. Ülkü Caner’s personal assistant was born in Bietigheim-Bissingen Germany on 27.08.1981.

She completed her professional and academic education in Germany.

Having spent most of her professional life abroad, she completed her management internship at AGIP which is a reputable Italian oil company between 1998 and 2005. Then between 2005 and 2010, she worked as a manager at OMV (Osterreichische Mineralelverwaltung-Bietigheim) which is another reputable oil company based in Austria. Between 2010 and 2012, she worked successfully as the public relations manager at PORSCHE-AMG (Stuttgart-Affalterbach).

She has been working in Turkey since 15.08.2012 and with our firm since 01.11.2012.

Aydan KIRBAŞ has a native level knowledge of German and good knowledge of English.

nermin_hanimShe was born in Istanbul/Şişli on 10.09.1973.

She completed her academic and professional education in Germany.

Between 1987 and 1988, she worked as the logistic services supervisor at Lekkerland (Schweinfurt) which is the most infamous chocolate production facility in Germany and even in Europe and as the official pedagogue of Regenbogen Kindergarten (Schweinfurt) between 1988 and 1992 and she worked as a manager at Backerei Kablan which is the first ready to serve food facility in Schweinfurt incorporated by her relatives between 1992 and 1993.

Our colleague who has moved to Turkey on 27.07.2000 continued her successful career in our team since she joined us on 01.08.2012.

Nermin DABAK knows German at native speaker level.