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Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Moroglu Arseven

Seyfi Moroğlu and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin head the practice at Moroglu Arseven, which handles lending transactions, refinancing, investment-related matters and regulatory work. Clients include Vicat Turkey and ACT Venture Capital.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Moroglu Arseven

Moroglu Arseven’s sizeable practice stands out for its ‘knowledge of the law, drafting skills and attention to detail’ and advises on day-to-day corporate matters, share transfers, due diligence, contracts, as well as contentious work. In one recent highlight, Seyfi Moroğlu led advice to GS Yuasa on the acquisition of local battery manufacturer İnci Akü through a joint venture with existing shareholders. Other core members of the practice are Burcu Tuzcu Ersin and Benan Arseven. Clients include Samsung Turkey, Peker Group and BAT.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 4

Moroglu Arseven

Moroglu Arseven’s competition department regularly conducts dawn raid simulations and is particularly active in the preventive area. The team, which is led by counsel Bora İkiler, also provides advice on competition compliance and merger control filings. The firm’s clients in this space include domestic and multinational companies, including British American Tobacco, May-Agro Seeds and Vicat Turkey.

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 1

Moroglu Arseven

Moroglu Arseven handles contentious and non-contentious compliance-related work, including data protection, internal investigations and dawn raid simulations. The team’s regulatory expertise spans employment, corporate and competition law, and covers the energy, life sciences, e-commerce and media sectors, among others. The practice is led by Burcu Tuzcu Ersin; Orçun Çetinkaya handles contentious matters. Benan Arseven and Seyfi Moroğlu advise on regulatory compliance. The firm’s clients include Vicat Turkey and Samsung Turkey.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Moroglu Arseven

Moroglu Arseven’s sizeable dispute resolution practice is led by Orçun Çetinkaya and handles disputes related to commercial, corporate, employment, IP and tax law. The team is particularly experienced in handling large consumer dispute portfolios and cross-border shareholder disputes. Seyfi Moroğlu and Benan Arseven are other key figures.

Leading individuals

Orçun Çetinkaya - Moroglu Arseven

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Moroglu Arseven

Moroglu Arseven advises on contentious and non-contentious matters in the energy sector, including litigation, transactions, construction contracts, project finance and refinancing. Benan Arseven, Burcu Tuzcu Ersin and Seyfi Moroğlu are all active in the sector. Clients include Enso Hydro and its subsidiaries, as well as Solar Pro Holding.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Moroglu Arseven

Moroglu Arseven is recommended for its ‘knowledge of technology, licensing and IP law’ and handles data protection, compliance matters, IP issues, transactions and disputes. Recent work includes advising Genpa on the development and implementation of a data protection compliance program. ‘Outstanding practitionerBurcu Tuzcu Ersin is active in the sector and Işık Özdoğan is also recommended. The client base includes Samsung, Amazon and Twitter.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Moroglu Arseven

Moroglu Arseven is recommended for its ability to ‘provide practical insight and astute legal guidance in a holistic manner’. The department covers the full array of IP-related services, such as trade mark enforcement, prosecution and litigation as well as patent enforcement and licensing, and stands out for its ‘creative approach in handling significant and complex matters’. With significant experience in various sectors, including IT, pharmaceuticals, retail and automotive, the team advises well-known multinational companies such as Amazon, Toyota and Starbucks. The practice is led by the ‘highly effective and responsive’ Işık Özdoğan; the recommended Gökce Izgi and Ezgi Baklac Gülkokar are also active in the sector. Another standout figure is senior associate Ece Berkman.

Leading individuals

Işık Özdoğan - Moroglu Arseven

Next generation lawyers

Ece Berkman - Moroglu Arseven

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

Moroglu Arseven

The ‘solution-orientedMoroglu Arseven provides ‘swift and solid’ advice on various media and entertainment-related matters, including disputes, broadcasting and production rights, agreements and reputation protection. The firm also assists international news agencies with pre-publication reviews of content about Turkey. Benan Arseven focuses on the sports sector, Orçun Çetinkaya is active in contentious and preventive matters and Işık Özdoğan is experienced in IP matters.

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