Serdar Balkanli was born to a lawyers dynasty in Turkey, with cypriot origin. He earned his law degree in the renown university of Famagusta, in multicultural environment. After becoming a lawyer he realized the future of international relationships and studied international business law in England. He could have started in the family law firm, but he was seeking for challenges at an international law firm where he had to stand on his own. After years of successful practise, he has joined the family law firm.