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Herg├╝ner Bilgen ├ľzeke┬áis adept at handling corporate restructuring, insolvency, bankruptcy, liquidation, M&A-related restructuring and contentious matters. In a recent highlight the team assisted Wafra Capital Partners with corporate restructuring, financing and intra-group financing transactions involving asset-based financial engineering. Reynaers Aluminium and ING Bank are other key clients. Key practitioners include Tolga Dan─▒┼čman, Ay┼če Herg├╝ner Bilgen┬áand Ufuk Yal├ž─▒n.

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office┬áhandles matters involving distressed debt, special situations, non-performing loans, insolvency and restructurings. It advised Mobiljet on debt refinancing matters including a debt-to-equity leveraged transaction with a distressed debt investor. Other clients include QNB Finansbank, Sekerbank, Merkez Factoring and Cigna Corporation. Kerim Pelister┬áheads the ÔÇśvery experienced, always reachable, fast and proactiveÔÇÖ team. G├Âkhan Enk├╝r┬áspecialises in cross-border restructuring projects.

Balc─▒o─člu Sel├žuk Akman Keki┬áhandles a broad range of restructuring and insolvency matters including credit risk management, creditor and equity committee representation, cross-border restructurings and debtor representation. Other areas of expertise include insolvency, litigation, arbitration, mediation, reorganisations and safeguard proceedings. Dispute resolution specialist ├ľzg├╝r Akman┬áheads the sizeable team. Galip Sel├žuk┬áadvises management and stakeholders on distressed M&A and corporate restructurings. Banking expert Barlas Balc─▒o─člu, Do─čan Eymirlio─člu┬áand Semih Sander┬áare also recommended.

DURUKAN+PARTNERS┬áadvises on secured and unsecured financing, restructurings, bankruptcy and insolvency. Clients include Ojer Telekomunikasyon, Oger Telecom, Emaar Properties and Sephora. Banking and finance expert Beg├╝m Durukan ├ľzaydin┬áheads the team alongside corporate and commercial specialist Hikmet Fadillioglu.

Ersoy Bilgehan Lawyers & Consultants┬áadvises on bankruptcy, renegotiation and restructuring of loans, insolvency, distressed fundraising and lender exit strategies. Other areas of expertise include disputes, liquidations, reorganisations and drafting of documentation. Clients include creditors and listed and non-listed companies. Zihni Bilgehan, Erg├╝n Ersoy┬áand ─░lknur Pek┼čen┬áare the key practitioners.

Paksoy┬áhandles a range of matters including debt restructuring, corporate restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. In a recent highlight it rendered corporate restructuring advice to a multinational consumer electronics retailer; this included fiscal, tax and legal structuring, planning and implementation of a capital scheme. Clients include lenders and borrowers. Banking expert Sera Somay┬áand capital markets specialist ├ľmer ├çollak┬ácount among the team's key figures. Counsels ┼×ansal Erbac─▒o─člu┬áand Selin Barl─▒n Aral┬áare also recommended.

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