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At Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein, Birturk Aydin advises developers, consultants, construction companies and real estate investors on matters including the acquisition and long-term leasing of property.

Çakici & Yamaner Attorney Partnership handles transactions and disputes pertaining to major construction and real estate in the country. Cengiz Yamaner and senior executive associate Necla Nur Yamaner, who has ‘a deep knowledge of real estate law’, are the practice co-heads. The ‘solution-oriented’ Pınar Yamaner ‘helps formulate and complete international construction projects with great success’. Deniz Yamaner and Botan Yıldırım are the other names to note.

FIRMS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Özcan & Natan Attorney Partnership

Having been involved in various large-scale and complex real estate projects undertaken in Turkey, Özcan & Natan has extensive expertise in all aspects of real estate transactions. Our main areas of expertise include construction; acquisition; disposal; development; financing; and management.

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Hergüner Bilgen Özeke’s practice head Serkan Gül acts for national and international property developers, construction companies, landlords and tenants. Tolga Danışman is also noted.

Key names in Arikan | Partners ILC’s team include managing partner Volkan Arikan, who has notable expertise in real estate development, finance and dispute resolution; Isil Yilmaz, who handles both real estate and construction; Bora Mahmutoglu who specialises in projects and contentious matters; and Nazli Kumbaraci Arıkan, who is noted for contracts and tender management concerning construction projects. The team recently advised a real estate company on the construction of more than 450 housing units in central Istanbul, and is assisting the main subcontractor involved in Istanbul’s third Bosphorus bridge project.

Egemenoglu’s managing partner Yunus Egemenoglu prepared the legal structure for D.A.D. Construction’s $30m tender for a shopping and business centre, which included advising on the construction permits. Head of the firm’s arbitration practice Egemen Egemenoglu is a key name for construction-related disputes; he is ‘thorough and understands the needs of clients’.

At Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership, Emre Ulcaylı has notable experience advising on the purchase, sale and construction of hotels, and Ali Göksu serves as a key legal consultant to a company involved in Istanbul’s third airport project. Banu Mert, Hasan Akıcıoğlu, Başak Göksu Gürbüz and Mahmut Erbay are also noted.

PAE Law Office’s Emre Atayilmaz has experience assisting corporate clients with large-scale projects, such as commercial outlets, shopping malls and hotels. Emre Keki advises private and corporate investors active in the real estate sector and has expertise in zoning law issues and shopping mall development projects.

Abcoo Law Firm is active in the financing and development of large-scale housing and office projects. Hasan Çağlayan, Murat Aygün and Berk Batur are the key contacts.

Balcioglu Selçuk Akman Keki’s managing partner and head of real estate Barlas Balcıoğlu frequently works with Doğan Eymirlioğlu in advising international clients such as Bainbridge and Goldman Sachs. Özgür Akman handles contentious matters. The team conducted an analysis of the legal risks posed by a potential joint venture investment in which the client would acquire a real estate development from a bankrupt company.

Baspinar & Partners Law Firm’s Gokmen Baspinar, Ali Ceylan and Aytug Buyukatak are frequently involved in commercial real estate deals. Baspinar advised on a project development in Bodrum.

Kesikli Law Firm frequently advises investors and contractors on real estate transactions, and also works on energy projects. The team handled several matters for CHBC, including advising on drafting and negotiating lease agreements, licensing agreements and sublease agreements. Omer Kesikli is the main contact.

Paksoy’s practice head Elvan Aziz regularly handles transactional matters such as advising a Dubai-based investor on structuring a hospitality-related investment. Zeynel Tunçis the key contact for construction issues.

At Özcan & Natan Attorney Partnership, Can Natan and Emre Özcan are the practice co-heads. In a recent matter, Natan advised BLG Bodrum Turizm on the share sale of the company that owns luxury hotel Amanruya Bodrum Hotel, by way of private foreclosure. In another highlight, Özcan reviewed and negotiated a construction subcontractor agreement for a project sponsored by a luxury designer.

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