Founding Partner

After founding Legisterra in 2010, Nursel Atar has used her expertise in cross-border matters to bring the firm to where it is today. Licensed and experienced in three countries, including both civil law and common law jurisdictions, Nursel serves as a partner and manager. Her role consists of ensuring delivery of high-quality legal services and ensuring that Legisterra continually adopts to changing political and economic market dynamics.

Nursel is and has been involved in various other leadership positions, including general counsel and board member for multi-national companies.


J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada

LL.M., Touro University Law School, United States

LL.B., Ankara University Faculty of Law, Türkiye

Bar Admissions

New York, USA

Ontario, Canada

Ankara, Türkiye


American Bar Association

New York Bar Association

Law Society of Ontario

Ankara Bar Association

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Canada Türkiye Business Council

Foreign Economic Relations Board of Türkiye