Sefika advises domestic and foreign financial and non-financial firms on issues of financial law and regulation, capital markets law, as well as on foreign trade reporting (German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance – AWV).

She has specific expertise in the areas of money laundering compliance (AML/CFT) and European banking supervision (Single Supervisory Mechanism – SSM).

Earlier in her career, Sefika worked at the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), most recently as a Senior Supervisor in the Joint Supervisory Team (JST) of the European Central Bank (ECB). Before joining Addleshaw Goddard, she also spent several years in the financial services department of a Big Four law firm.

  • LL.M. (Banking and Finance Law), Queen Mary University of London, 2019
  • Second State Exam in Law, North Rhine-Westphalia, 2014
  • First State Exam in Law, Ruhr-University Bochum, 2012
  • German
  • English
  • Turkish
  • Italian
  • Research assistance with regard to the forthcoming publication of the third edition of Lastra, R M, International Financial and Monetary Law (2nd edn. New York: Oxford University Press; 2015 - Part II Developments at the EU Level)
  • Frankfurt am Main Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)