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May 13, 2008
Curtis Expands Istanbul Office


May 12, 2008, New York, NY - International law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has expanded its new office in Istanbul with the addition of two attorneys. Ozgur Tayga Ak has joined the Firm as counsel and will team up in Istanbul with associate Lale Deliveli, who is relocating from the Firm's New York office.

"Curtis is becoming an important player among international law firms in Turkey," said Ali Gursel, head of Curtis' Istanbul office. "What we have to offer is a combination of local and international experience that is very attractive to both Turkish clients doing business abroad and international clients coming to Turkey."

"The Istanbul office is an integral part of Curtis' strategic growth plan," said George Kahale, Chairman of the Firm. "Our plan has recently included the opening of a new office in Kazakhstan and a more than 50% increase in the number of attorneys in our European and Middle East offices." Further expansion is anticipated in the coming months.

Mr. Ak moved to Curtis from Pekin & Pekin in Istanbul, where he was a partner. He previously was of counsel at Saltzman & Evinch PC in Washington, D.C. and an associate for five years in the Istanbul office of White & Case LLP. His practice focuses on international corporate transactions. Ms. Deliveli has been part of Curtis' International Corporate department in New York since 2005.

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