Irem Çakir


Irem specializes in corporate criminal law, with a focus on advising and representing clients in domestic and cross-border internal investigations, regulatory enforcement matters, and (criminal) litigation.

She has a keen interest in the interplay between criminal law and other legal areas, and the challenges and opportunities that arise from the globalisation of business and law enforcement.

She joined the firm in 2022, after obtaining her master’s degree in criminal law from Leiden University, where she also completed several extra-curricular courses of the master's degree in corporate. law. 

She further enhanced her international perspective by following a postgraduate master's program in international economic law at the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai. During her studies, Irem also created and hosted a legal podcast show for Leiden University, covering various topics related to criminal law, corporate law, and legal theories and philosophy.



Pro bono

Volunteer for Lawyers 4 Lawyers.

Former Chair of the Supervisory Board of European Law Students’ Association in Leiden.

Former Board Member for Academic Activities of European Law Student’s Association in Leiden.



LLB, Leiden University, 2020

LLM Criminal Law, Leiden University, 2022

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.