Before settling in Switzerland, Nihat lived in Istanbul, Vienna and Brussels. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s degree in law and economics, and specialises in financial market and commercial law. Before joining foraus, he was responsible for various projects at an international NGO in consultative status with UN ECOSOC, as well as at the International Bar Association Students’ Committee and the European Law Students’ Association. He has also worked as a research and teaching assistant at HEC Lausanne. He has publications in the fields of data protection and new financial technologies.