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Birsel Law Office

INONU CAD, ONGAN APT NO 43 K 4-5 D 9-10-11-12, GUMUSSUYU, 34437 ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Tel:
Work +90 212 245 5015
Fax:
Fax +90 212 245 5025
Email:
Web:
www.birsel.com
Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir

Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Birsel Law Office

Birsel Law Office has advised on landmark financings from domestic and foreign banks to Turkish companies; the team typically, but not exclusively, acts on the lender side. Hasan Yldiran has expertise in trade finance litigation and is ‘always available’. Begüm Durukan Özaydin recently left to found Durukan+Partners

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Birsel Law Office

Birsel Law Office’s team is adept at handling due diligence and day-to-day legal advice, as well as M&A in sectors including banking, real estate, insurance and telecoms. Recent work for the practice includes a due diligence exercise for GKN, a multinational automotive and aerospace components company, pertaining to its $776m acquisition of Fokker Technologies Group, a Dutch aerospace company. Hikmet Fadillioglu advises corporate clients including Sephora and Etam. Begüm Durukan Özaydin recently left to found Durukan+Partners.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 4

Birsel Law Office

Birsel Law Office handles competition matters for Altimo, a Russian group with a significant investment in mobile phone operator Turkcell.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Birsel Law Office

Birsel Law Office represented United Industrial Corporation and Singapore Land in international arbitration under Turkish law attempting to cancel the debtor’s objection to a foreclosure proceeding concerning an immovable property. The team is acting for the same client in a related dispute pertaining to a mortgage annulment. Other clients include BNP Paribas, Equate Petrochemicals and SeaFrance.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Birsel Law Office

Birsel Law Office’s employment team provides immigration services to foreign employees, and assists with drafting and terminating employment contracts. Clients include Etam, Sephora and Tolsa Handan Bacioglu, Hikmet Fadillioglu and Emre Soydan ‘have a very good understanding of employment law in Turkey’.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Birsel Law Office

Birsel Law Office advises clients on telecoms-related legislation and acts for technology and software corporations looking to enter the Turkish market by way of e-commerce or web services. In one highlight, the firm reviewed Software AG Turkey’s software product sales agreements from a Turkish law perspective.

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Project finance/projects
Project finance/projects - ranked: tier 2

Birsel Law Office

Birsel Law Office’s ‘proactive’ team is ‘focused on the core objectives with the capacity to give advice on key points without wasting time on irrelevant issues’. Handan Bacioglu is the key figure. Clients include BNP Paribas, Nonghyup Bank, TDX Power and Shanghai Aerospace Automobile Electromechanical.

Leading individuals

Mahmut Birsel - Birsel Law Office

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