Zeynep Hekim Bülbül is a founding partner of Ökke & Hekim. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Istanbul Bilgi University and later obtained her master’s degree from City, University of London in maritime and commercial law. After graduation, she worked in law firms specialising in maritime and insurance law and in protection and indemnity firms. She completed her PhD in art theory and criticism at FMV Işık University. She is also an independent art writer and is fluent in English and French.