• Catholic University of Louvain, Master of Law (2015) cum laude
  • College of Europe (Bruges), LL.M. European law (2016) magna cum laude


  • Belgium


  • French
  • English
  • Dutch

Sakine Yilmaz


Sakine Yilmaz is an associate at Crowell & Moring’s Brussels Office and a member of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Group.

She practices corporate law and commercial law, focusing on: the incorporation, operation, and restructuring of businesses; national and cross-border restructuring and reorganization; mergers and acquisitions; compliance; and contract drafting. She also advises Belgian, European, and international clients more broadly on other aspects of corporate law.

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Sakine worked for five years with clients active in the non-profit sector. This valuable experience allows her to advise non-profit organizations on a broad range of corporate and commercial questions, including incorporation of non-profit legal entities under Belgian law; the setting-up of tailor-made governance structures; the managing and financing of non-profit organizations; general corporate matters and compliance; and the reorganization of groups of associations and foundations.

Sakine became a member of the Brussels bar in 2017. In January 2019, she received the “Prix des Bâtonniers Braun et Jakhian,” a prize that is awarded by the French-speaking bar to the first-year trainee who is ranked first in the Bar exams.



Admitted to practice: in Belgium and before the European Court

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