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Burcu Tuzcu Ersin

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Moroglu Arseven

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Corporate, commercial, M&A, compliance, private equity, venture capital and angel investment.


Burcu’s work includes all aspects of business law, specializing particularly in mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, corporate law and corporate re-structuring, securities law, venture capital, angel investments and emerging growth. She works closely with clients on regulatory and compliance matters including anti-corruption and international economic sanctions, as well as data protection. Burcu regularly advises major Turkish conglomerates and international companies in corporate transactions and corporate counselling matters, M&A, as well as complex and high value financing issues. Her work covers a wide range of industries including, telecommunications and information technologies, energy, retail, life sciences, manufacturing, real estate and construction.


Istanbul Bar Association, 2003.


English and Turkish


Burcu is a member of the International Bar Association and ITechLaw, plus the corporate law and securities law groups of the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD). She is a board member of Common Purpose Turkey, as well as active in Şeffaflık Derneği, the Turkish chapter of Transparency International.


Ankara University, School of Law, 2001; Istanbul Bilgi University, LL.M. in Business Law, 2006.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

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

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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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Within: Compliance

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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Within: Energy

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

Within: IT and telecoms

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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