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Ufuk Yalçın

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Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Corporate Support


Mr. Yalçın is a leader in our Commercial Support practice group, where he plays a key role in assisting corporations in their day-to-day legal needs. Mr. Yalçın is renowned for his in-depth understanding of the various sectors in which our clients operate and his ability to tailor customized solutions to fit each sector and deal. Through his excellent representation in a significant number of recent high-profile cases, Mr. Yalçın has developed an outstanding reputation as a specialist in anti-dumping proceedings.

Mr. Yalçın primarily represents foreign companies entering the Turkish market and foreign and local companies for their day-to-day operational needs, including corporate governance, contract management, anti-bribery and anticorruption, franchising and distribution, and data protection. He represents some of the largest foreign companies doing business in Turkey in the aviation, manufacturing, insurance, life sciences, and automotive sectors.


Mr. Yalçın has been with the firm since 2002 and a partner since 2014.




Mr. Yalçın is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association, the International Bar Association (IBA), the Fordham University Alumni Association, the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD), and the American Bar Association (ABA); he is a co-founder and member of the Istanbul chapter of the International Law Institute (ILI); and he is a Board Member of the Istanbul University School of Law Alumni Association.


Mr. Yalçın received his Bachelor of Laws from Istanbul University School of Law in 2002, a Master of Laws from Fordham University School of Law in 2006, and a Master of Law in Business Law from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2008.



Within: Employment

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke is adept at handling cross-border employment disputes, litigation, labour negotiations, restructurings, collective bargaining, terminations and employee transfers. Recent highlights include continuing to act for a US sportswear and footwear retailer in relation to employment lawsuits initiated by former employees and five pre-litigation mediation processes, as well as providing advice on day-to-day employment-related matters. Clients include Bloomberg, Mars and Manpower. Bige Yücel and Ufuk Yalçın jointly head the team.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke advises on data protection, data privacy, regulatory, competition, disputes and compliance matters. It also handles corporate and M&A matters for technology companies. Ufuk Yalçın and Kayra Üçer head the team. Clients include Atos, Sony and Hitachi.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke is 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 Danışman, Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen and Ufuk Yalçın.

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Hergüner Bilgen Özeke


    Dispute resolution and settlement procedures are becoming increasingly important in this time of global financial crisis, particularly in the commercial field. Consequent to the need for specialized legal counsel to prevent further disputes by structuring investments and partnerships appropriately, post-transactional litigation advice and insight into Turkish procedural law applicable to dispute resolution have become more relevant to foreign investors in Turkey. This article provides a general overview of the Turkish judiciary's structure, as well as a summary of the fundamental principles of Turkish civil procedure.
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