Eser Sarachoglou

Senior Associate, Europe

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Eser Sarachoglou

Senior Associate, Europe

London, UK

Eser Sarachoglou is a senior associate in our Europe team. A native Turkish speaker, Eser specialises in advising clients on Turkey-related matters. Since joining Risk Advisory, she has managed a wide range of integrity due diligence investigations in the energy, construction, retail, and pharmaceutical sectors. 

Most recently, Eser led an extended enquiry in Istanbul helping a financial services client entering Turkey for the first time to understand the opportunities and challenges of the local market. A core part of her work here was advising the client on potential risks arising from perceived proximity to the AKP government and the Erdoğan administration.

Prior to joining Risk Advisory, Eser worked at a London-based expert network firm where she assisted European private equity clients with pre-transactional due diligence.

Project highlights:

  • Investigated the wealth accumulation story of a Turkish construction executive with a large footprint in Turkmenistan and Russia, in light of widespread allegations of bribery involving the Turkmen political elite.
  • Conducted a viability assessment for a European commodities trader considering an investment in a UK-based renewable energy group.
  • Conducted stakeholder mapping and competitor intelligence gathering as part of a public defence tender in western Europe on behalf of a global aerospace contractor.
  • Languages
    • Turkish
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
  • Countries of expertise

    Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, France, the Balkans, UK

  • Capabilities
    • Energy
    • Construction
    • Real estate
    • Defence
    • Private equity
    • Source of wealth investigations 
    • Pre-transactional due diligence
    • Stakeholder mapping and competitor intelligence
  • Education
    • MSc Political Economy of Emerging Markets (King’s College London)
    • BSc International Relations (London School of Economics)

Get to know Eser Sarachoglou

My area of expertise

I assist clients with navigating the complexities of markets in Turkey and Francophone countries. As a native Turkish speaker, I specialise in exploring the potential risks arising from perceived proximity to the government and political elite in the country. I also manage complex assignments ranging from strategic market entry studies in Turkey and the Balkans, to advising clients on competitive government tenders in central Europe.

Why I love what I do

Working in an environment where everyone around me is as committed to breaking apart a complex issue and not relenting until they get to the bottom of each line of enquiry.

What sets Risk Advisory apart

A genuine understanding and appreciation of jurisdictional nuances from a commercial, social and political perspective – we really are country experts.

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