Employee spotlight: Our brilliant orienteering pro, cake lover and expert IP analyst – Aylin Dzhafer

Meet our brilliant IP analyst, Aylin Dzhafer. As part of the Corporate Recovery team, Aylin specialises in assisting clients with valuation and sales of intellectual property assets in distressed and insolvent scenarios. She has gained considerable experience in identifying and assessing IP assets, and has worked on a number of high-profile IP sale assignments in the retail, fashion and software industries. Aylin has a background in law and previous experience researching the legal aspects of technology transfer.

How did you first learn about Metis Partners?

The opportunity was advertised on the University of Edinburgh Careers website.

What is your role at Metis Partners?

I’m an Analyst in the Corporate Recovery team. I have particular specialty in valuing distressed assets.

What’s your favourite aspect of your job?

Seeing IP assets, particularly brands or clever software solutions, survive insolvency and remain on the market for business.


I’m happiest when…

…there’s cake.

Before working at Metis Partners what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I’ve been part of an election observation mission – it was a good mix of polling station visits, meetings with government officials and political party representatives, and picking apart election laws.

Do you have any “hidden talents”?

I can read maps? Is that a talent? Most of the people I know tell me they can’t so I assume it is a talent.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A ballerina, among a lot of other things.

What are we most likely to find you doing on Saturdays?

Heading to the high street for shopping and stepping into the theatre to watch a play on the way, hence never making it to the shops.

What are your most recent assignments? 

My most recent assignments included several IP valuations in relation to software and renewable energy technologies as well as the running of sales and marketing exercises in the retail, oil and gas, and training and education spaces. The most interesting assignment I’ve worked on during my time at Metis Partners involved valuing music right portfolios.