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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on the full range of transport law including regulatory, transactions, procurement, freight and logistics, aviation law, competition and antitrust, and dispute resolution. The team has particular experience in the maritime sector and continues to advise Mersin International Port on supply agreements, transactions, permits, disputes and labour law. Other clients include Denizbank, Lufthansa Airplus Servicekarten, The Swedish Club and Deutsche Bank. Semih Sander and GĂŒlistan Baltacı head the team.

Erçin Bilgin Bektasoglu handles both contentious and non-contentious matters in the transport sector, with a particular focus on litigation, arbitration and mediation. Feyzi Erçin specialises in wet shipping and contentious matters, Burcu Çelikçapa Bilgin advises on road, rail, air, shipping, freight forwarding and logistics law and dry shipping expert Dilek BektaƟoğlu-Sanlı covers shipbuilding contracts, sales and financing. Sinan ƞenol is also recommended. Clients include Ryanair, AIG, DHL and Tokio Marine Kiln.

NSN Law Firm specialises in all aspects of maritime law including collisions, groundings, environmental pollution, cargo claims, personal injury claims, salvage and towage disputes. It also advises on ship financing, shipbuilding and the sale and purchase of yachts and motorised vessels. Clients include Besiktas Shipping, Akbasoglu Shipping, North of England P&I, and British Marine. Sevilay Kuru, Nazli Selek and Nedret ÜnlĂŒÂ head the team.

Çaga & Çaga acts for clients in the shipping and aviation sectors. Areas of expertise include joint ventures as well as litigation and arbitration. İdil Çağa Değerli and Erdem Değerli jointly head the team.

Ersoy Bilgehan Lawyers & Consultants' ‘well-known and respected’ team is adept at handling shipping-related litigation, cargo claims, transactions, pollution matters, collisions, contractual claims and compliance. It continues to represent a shipping company in a $2bn claim for breach of contract. Other clients include West of England P&I Club, Britannia P&I Club, The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association and Maersk Group. The ‘professional and very experienced’ team is co-headed by the ‘energetic and committed’ Zihni Bilgehan, master mariner ErgĂŒn Ersoy and Ä°lknur PekƟen.

GĂŒr Law Firm handles a range of contentious and non-contentious shipping matters including purchase and sales of vessels, maritime insurance, cargo claims, salvage, personal injury, litigation, disputes and enforcement. It also advises more generally in the transport sector with regards to freight forwarding and related disputes. Clients include shipyards, ship owners, banks, freight forwarders and carriers. Tevfik GĂŒr and Selin Uras are key practitioners.

Shipping specialist Inal Law Office advises on ship recycling, shipbuilding and yacht construction, cargo claims, transport litigation, arbitration and financing. Clients include P&I clubs, agents, shipowners and cargo owners. ‘First-class shipping finance lawyer’ and practice head ƞeyma Ä°nal ‘always makes herself readily available and gives very clear and well-analysed advice’. Counsel Cihan Mısırlı joined from Pekin & Pekin.

‘Very professional and well-organised’ Basaran Law Firm is adept at handling maritime disputes, enforcement of claims, sales and purchase of vessels, shipbuilding, registration, insurance and incidents. Other areas of expertise include contracts, trade and commercial matters. Murat Sinan BaƟaran heads the practice, which is noted for its ‘good communication skills, expertise in shipping regulations, its solution-oriented approach and short response times’.

Maritime specialist Cavus & Coskunsu Law Firm possesses ‘wide experience and knowledge of the shipping industry’. Areas of expertise include consultancy, litigation, domestic and international arbitration, financing, insurance and employment law. It also advises on salvages, cargo claims, casualties and injuries, registrations, ship arrests, and shipbuilding. Clients include P&I clubs, insurers, shipping companies, shipyards, and logistics and freight forwarding companies. The ‘bright, young, knowledgeable, efficient and enthusiastic’ team is headed by Burak Çavus and Caglar Çoskunsu.

HergĂŒner Bilgen Özeke covers project finance-related transport matters and has experience in advising on large transport projects including highways, bridges, tunnels, airports and ports. Other areas of expertise include license-based transportation projects and disputes. APM Terminals, Otoyol Yatırım ve İƟletme and South Stream Transport count among the team's clients. Aslı Budak, Kayra Üçer and Ä°smet Bozoğlu are the names to note.

Kunt & Partners specialises in aviation law and prepares and examines contracts in relation to international carriage of passengers and goods by road and air. Other areas of expertise include contentious matters such as passenger claims and aircraft damages. Elif Kunt heads the practice.

TILEGAL - TOPDEMIR INANDIOGLU KOMUC LAW OFFICE represents clients in cross-border transportation disputes in the maritime and aviation sectors. Other areas of expertise include demurrage, salvage, cargo claims arising from accidents and thefts, and insurance matters. The client roster includes AXA Insurance, ISS Shipping and Zurich Insurance. SavaƟ İnandioglu heads the team. Emre Durgun is also recommended.

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