Corporate and M&A
Our expertise covers a wide range of corporate and transactional work, including general advice to numerous national and multinational companies in relation to legal aspects of everyday business, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, business and asset transfers, corporate restructuring, leveraged buyouts, corporate counseling and governance. Our team possess the requisite experience in providing our clients with a solution that takes account of our clients’ particular business needs. We regularly assist clients from a wide range of sectors, including energy & mining, real estate, telecom & media, insurance, food and beverages, automotive, aviation, transport and logistics, pharmaceutical, chemical industry, banking, wholesale and retail.
Banking and Finance
We have considerable experience in domestic and international lending matters and assist clients with regulatory matters and deal structures including the negotiation and documentation involved in financing matters such as facility agreements, financial collateral, security or other guarantee agreements. This extends to restructuring of loans, bilateral and syndicated lending, drafting agreements or other instruments used by banks to ensure compliance with current legislation and regulations
We work closely with our clients to develop business solutions in all aspects of competition law including merger control filings, preemptive measures and training programs. Additionally, we advise, represent and defend clients during dawn raids, competition board investigations, sector inquiries, oral and written pleadings before the Turkish Competition Authority as well as in administrative court proceedings.
Our employment law expertise covers all aspects including negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, advising and representing on immigration, loyalty, confidentiality and non-compete obligations, liability for workplace accidents, recourse claims, employee related intellectual property rights and termination issues. We regularly represent and defend both corporations and senior executives in all types of employment disputes in settlement negotiations and before the courts.
Data Protection and Privacy Law
Our Data Protection and Privacy Law practice covers drafting data transfer and sharing agreements, carrying out compliance analysis, providing legal support for security and archiving policies, and drawing-up, adjusting and implementing corporate data protection and privacy policies.
Real Estate and Construction
We provide full range of legal services relating to development, engineering, construction, leasing, management, structuring, financing, acquisition and disposals of commercial, residential and other properties, as well as assisting clients in expropriation lawsuits and procedures. Our expertise in applying the regulations in this area and dealing with authorities helps our clients achieve their goals, comply with the local regulations, and minimize the associated costs and risks. We also have considerable experience in relation to hotel projects and related management, development and franchise agreements.
Execution, Enforcement and Debt Collection
We provide services including initiation of execution proceedings for collection of receivables of local and foreign clients and conducting attachment transactions over the assets of debtors. Our expertise also covers pre-trial proceedings including drafting official notifications to debtors, negotiation and settling of debts, representing our clients before the courts during the trials, and post-trial proceedings such as enforcement of the court decisions.
We have an experienced dispute resolution team which provides advice in relation to litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings with an aim to reach the optimum result intended by the clients. We advise and represent Turkish or non-Turkish corporate clients in international or domestic arbitrations in a variety of legal fields.
We advise our clients in all aspects of the Capital Markets Law, their public offerings, tender offers, establishment of entities subject to Capital Markets Law, compliance with the Capital Market Board Regulations, settlement of disputes relating thereto and obtaining of required permissions and approvals.
Associations and Foundations
We have profound knowledge regarding associations and foundations and represent our clients by drafting, updating and revising articles of associations, bylaws, and all types of agreements, auditing their legal bodies and decisions, conducting necessary transactions in order to receive permissions in relation to day-to-day operational matters.
Our Sports Law practice includes representing amateur and professional athletes and clubs, preparing of sponsorship, advertising and licensing agreements, providing consultancy services related to infringement of trademarks and official merchandising. This extends to dispute resolution and regular advising on disciplinary and contractual matters and providing consultancy especially in the fields of intellectual property, tax and employment law.