WHO WE ARE

The Team


Baris Kaska

Founder

Graduated from Izmir Atatürk High School in 1994. In 2002, attended Summer Programme of Texas Law School (Comparative Trial Systems, Direct & Cross Examination). In 2003 graduated from Marmara University, Law Faculty. In 2004,took “Law of European Union “master lessons in Izmir Dokuz Eylul University. In 2005 he attended thr Erasmus Law programme at Justus Liebig University in Germany and was also admitted to the Izmir Bar . Baris Kaska has held a position as a lecturer in Izmir University of Economics on International Trade Law and Business Law. He is a patent attorney in the Turkish Patent Institute. Baris Kaska has also given lectures for lawyers of Izmir Bar Association on “Cross Examination”. Bariş Kaska is the preferred lawyer of the Irish, British, Australian New Zealand and Norwegian Embassies.


Beril Karaman

Lawyer

Beril is a graduate from the French language Saint Joseph college in Izmir. She graduated in Law from the Kadir Has Üniversitesi and in 2017 she was registered as a member of the Turkish Bar.  During her university time she has belonged to a number of international organizations, amoung them Beril joined the  Willem C. Vis International Commerical Arbitration Moot as the team leader. She has also held a number of positions at the ELSA (Young European Lawyers Association) in Istanbul, Belgrade, Vienna and Marseille.  Beril has an excellent fluency in English and French and also speaks Italian and Spanish. 

 

She is a member of the Saint Joseph Association, ELS, (Elsa Lawyers Society) ICC YAF (International Commercial Court Young Arbitrators Forum), MAA ( Moot Alumni Association).

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Georgia Taka

Legal Intern

Georgia Taka is a Greek citizen born in Komotini. In 2013 she graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree from Democritus University of Thrace (Greece). She also attended one semester of her undergraduate studies in University of La Rochelle (France) on the Erasmus Scholarship. She continued her studies with a two-year Master’s degree program in Business Law with expertise in Company Law in Democritus University of Thrace. In the academic year 2015-2016 she attended a multi-university Master’s degree program in Law and Economics. The courses of this program took place in University of Bologna (Italy), University of Hamburg (Germany) and Aix-Marseille University (France). She is a native speaker of Greek language. She also speaks English, French, German and Italian. 


Meeri Toivanen

Legal Intern

Meeri Toivanen is a Finnish citizen born in Jyvaskyla with an international background and ambitions. After completing her international baccalaureate in 2013 she graduated with a Lw Degree in European Comparative Law at the Tallinn Law school Estonia. She completed one year of this at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Meeri speaks Finnish, English, Swedish and French.


Gizem Keles

Intern

After finishing high school in Guzelbahce 60.Yil she graduated from the Law Department of 9 Eylul University. She received personal development and leadership training at the Rotary Education Programme. She worked as a trainee at Cangi Law Firm and Ceren Hezer Law Firm before joing the Kaska team in 2016. She is especially interested in Criminal law. Gizem is also a voluntary member of Turk Education Foundation. 


Karen Lucinda Anderson

Public Relations

Studied Law and Anthroplogy at Nottingham University before working in the Media and Broadcast journalism in London as an assistant producer in live television. She has been a lecturer in English translation at the 9 Eylul University and continues to work in the film business in Turkey as a writer and translator. 

 


Ozlem Dizlek

Grauated from the private American College in Izmir in English then studied Tourism and Hotel Management at Bilkent University in Ankara. She worked as a supervisor at the Hilton International Hotel in Izmir and now is the legal secretary to the lawyer team and the Office manager.