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Benan Arseven

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Work +90 212 377 47 00
Email:
Moroglu Arseven

Work Department

Corporate, commercial, M&A, energy, tax and sports law.

Position

Benan has wide experience in corporate and commercial law, along with related dispute resolution. He advises clients regarding joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and leasing matters, private equity projects, as well as every aspect of marketing and distribution agreements. Benan’s clients operate in a range of industries, from energy and industrial through to consumer electronics manufacturing. He regularly provides corporate counselling advice to local, foreign and multi-national clients, including multiple Fortune 500 companies. Benan advises on the legal and practical aspects of distributorship and agency issues, employment law matters, commercial agreements, project-based disputes and tax considerations, among others.

Career

Istanbul Bar Association 1997; Registered Trademark Attorney, 1997. Benan was a founding partner of Moroğlu Arseven in 2000.

Languages

English and Turkish.

Member

Benan was a founding member in the MIT Enterprise Forum of Turkey and on the Audit Committee of the DAV German Bar Association Turkey. He is also a member of the International Bar Association, International Sports Lawyers Association, as well as Union Internationale des Avocats and the British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey.

Education

Istanbul University, School of Law 1996.


Turkey

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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Compliance

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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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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.

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Energy

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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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

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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