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Turkey

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

Pekin & Pekin

Pekin & Pekin’s banking and finance practice ‘has a strong understanding of local requirements and the ability to solve problems with practical solutions’. The department is led by founding partner Ahmed Pekin and handles cross-border syndicated loans, project finance, acquisition finance and Islamic finance matters. Other key strengths of the team are the negotiation, drafting and review of credit facility agreements. Özge Okat is particularly experienced in capital markets matters, including equity and debt offerings.

Leading individuals

Ahmed Pekin - Pekin & Pekin

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

Pekin & Pekin

Pekin & Pekin handles transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and day-to-day corporate and commercial advice. In a recent highlight, practice head Yegân Liaje advised real estate investment trust Akiş on its merger with Saf GYO. Other clients include local and international companies from the banking, energy, life sciences and transport sectors. Okan Or and Zeynep Şener were made partner in December 2016; Kemal Serdengeçti left the firm in May 2017.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 4

Pekin & Pekin

Gökben Erdem Dirican and Okan Or head the competition practice at Pekin & Pekin, which handles merger clearance and filings, cartel and internal investigations, and competition litigation. Recent highlights include the representation of financial institutions in the investigation by the Turkish Competition Authority. In other work, the team advised Duisburger Hafen on obtaining merger clearance in Turkey for the establishment of a joint venture with Arkas Holding. Former practice head Kemal Serdengeçti left the firm.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Pekin & Pekin

Pekin & Pekin’s dispute resolution practice handles corporate, commercial and criminal litigation and advises board members of local and international companies on compensation claims. The team is led by Gökben Erdem Dirican, who is particularly active on the defence side. Ali Gözütok and Ahmet Bağcı are other key figures.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Pekin & Pekin

Pekin & Pekin’s labour and tax law expert Fırat Yalçın heads the employment practice and advises multinational clients with operations in Turkey on employment litigation, employee transfers, contracts, residency permits, as well as transactional and tax-related issues. Gökben Erdem Dirican and Ali Gözütok are also active in the area.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Pekin & Pekin

Pekin & Pekin handles trade mark transfers, cancellations and litigation and is particularly active regarding the IP aspects of contracts and transactions. Yegân Liaje heads the practice; Gökben Erdem Dirican and Ahmet Bağcı handle litigious work. Kemal Serdengeçti left the firm.

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Project finance/projects
Project finance/projects - ranked: tier 3

Pekin & Pekin

Pekin & Pekin is experienced in project finance, development, transactions and disputes and provides advice on commercial contracts, regulations and compliance. The team is led by Ahmed Pekin and active in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. Kemal Serdengeçti left the firm.

Leading individuals

Ahmed Pekin - Pekin & Pekin

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Pekin & Pekin

The insolvency and bankruptcy department at Pekin & Pekin is led by experienced litigator Gökben Erdem Dirican and provides advice on formal insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring related to cross-border transactions. The team is strong on the contentious side and particularly experienced in the finance sector. The client roster includes debtors, creditors, bondholders and shareholder groups.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Pekin & Pekin

Pekin & Pekin’s department advises clients on all tax-related matters, including customs, tax planning and structuring, and litigation. Practice head Fırat Yalçın assists clients with tax matters related to market entry and M&A. Showcasing its experience in the banking and finance sector, the team recently advised a well-known international bank on the tax implications of cross-border loan transactions.

Leading individuals

Firat Yalçin - Pekin & Pekin

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