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Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office handles trade finance, syndicated loans and commodities transactions, among other matters. Practice head Ömer Erdoğan and associate Caner Özen are ‘committed’.

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

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office provides ‘an excellent’ service and is known for its strength in the TMT sector, while increasingly focusing on the mining industry. In one highlight, managing partner Ece Güner and managing associate Emir Jami advised Webhelp on acquiring majority stakes in Turkish call centre operators Callpex and Bin Çağrı. Ömer Erdoğan handled several matters for Platinum Group Metals, including assisting with a shareholder loan agreement, two share transfer transactions and share capital increase procedures.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 4

Güner Law Office

At Güner Law Office, founding and managing partner Ece Güner and Ömer Erdoğan are the key names. The team advised Webhelp on the competition aspects of its acquisition of majority stakes in Turkish Call Centre operators Callpex and Bin Çağrı. The firm also provides ongoing competition advice to 21st Century Fox.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office’s founding and managing partner Ece Güner focuses on litigation and arbitration concerning privatisation and cross-border corporate transactions. Managing associate Emir Jami, who is dual-qualified in New York and Turkey, has vast experience handling contentious matters, including arbitration. Fox (Turkey) and Nokia are clients.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 3

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office is experienced in acting for domestic and foreign companies, particularly in the oil and gas, power, electricity, mining and water sectors. Practice head Ömer Erdoğan and Caner Özen advise Imerys on the client’s mining activity in Turkey.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office advises television networks, social networking outlets, mobile phone providers, software companies and other technology corporations. Founding and managing partner Ece Güner and Ömer Erdoğan are key figures.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office handles IP-related litigation, trade mark registration, domain name matters and copyright issues, among other mandates. Founding and managing partner Ece Güner and Ömer Erdoğan are the key names.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office has ‘a business-oriented approach and is one of the few firms clients can truly trust with media law’. Ece Güner and Ömer Erdoğan are the key names. Clients include US and British television networks, a movie streaming service and providers of children’s entertainment.

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Project finance/projects
Project finance/projects - ranked: tier 2

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office handles projects in the oil and gas, electricity, mining, telecoms, transport and water sectors. Practice head Ömer Erdoğan and Caner Özen stand out for their ‘impressive commitment, knowledge and response times’.

Leading individuals

Ece Güner - Güner Law Office

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  • Quarterly Update on Anti-Dumping Cases in Turkey (December 2017)

    In Turkey, the authority to initiate dumping or subsidy examinations, upon complaint or, where necessary, ex officio , is given to the Ministry of Economy ("Ministry"). Within the scope of this authority, the Ministry announces its decisions with the communiqués published on the Official Gazette.
  • Crowdfunding Legislation Introduced in Turkey

    I - Introduction
  • Launch of the Legislative Framework for Interest-Free Insurance Systems

    Within the context of the 10th Development Plan of the Ministry of Development and the 64th Government Program, aiming to develop interest-free finance mechanisms, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency is currently working to finalize a draft bill regulating the interest-free financing principles under a single roof. As part of such initiative, the Regulation on Principles and Procedures relating to Participation Insurance (the “Regulation”) was published in the Official Gazette on September 20, 2017. The Regulation has entered into force 3 months following its publication; i.e., on December 20, 2017.
  • DOJ Makes the Pilot Program Permanent and Announces FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy

    The US Department of Justice ("DOJ") had announced a pilot program [1] ("Pilot Program") on April 5, 2016, which created new mitigation opportunities for companies that (i) voluntarily self-disclosed, (ii) cooperated fully, and (iii) took timely and appropriate remedial actions in FCPA matters that fell within the Fraud Section's mandate. The Pilot Program was to remain in effect for 1 year, starting from the day of its announcement. On March 10, 2017, the Acting Assistant Attorney General, Kenneth A. Blanco, announced in a speech that the Pilot Program would continue in full force until the DOJ reached a final decision on whether to extend it, and what revisions, if any, should be made to it. [2] The evaluation period of the Pilot Program ended on November 29, 2017, when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the new FCPA Enforcement Policy ("Policy"), which effectively makes the Pilot Program permanent with some revisions. According to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, the FCPA Unit received 30 voluntary disclosures during the time period that the Pilot Program was in force, as opposed to 18 voluntary disclosures that were received during the previous 18-month period. The Policy has been incorporated into the United States Attorneys' Manual in order to "be readily understood and easily applied by busy prosecutors" as opposed to being promulgated in memorandum format. [3]
  • Effects of State of Emergency Law in Turkey On Prison Sentences Under Criminal Execution Laws

    With the Statutory Decree No.671 dated August 17, 2016, and the recent changes with Regulations No.29987 and No.29824 on Regulation Regarding an Amendment on Placement to Open Punishment Execution Facilities effecting execution of the Law No.5275 on Punishment Execution Law has introduced significant changes.
  • Disputes on Health-Related Commercial Advertisements under Consumer Law

    Introduction
  • 2017 FCPA Enforcement Actions and Highlights

    Overall, this was a less active year in terms of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") enforcement actions, at least when compared to 2016. In 2017, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") took a total of 9 enforcement actions and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") took a total of 7 enforcement actions. Therefore, we observe that the DOJ has been more active than the SEC in terms of the number of enforcement actions this year. So far in 2017, we have witnessed only 2 declinations within the scope of the Pilot Program, [1] as opposed to 5 declination decisions in 2016.
  • Competition Board grants exemption to Tyre Industrialist Association's waste management plan

    The Competition Board recently published its reasoned decision on the Tyre Industrialist Association's application for an exemption for its Waste Management Strategies and Implementation Plan for Worn-out Tyres 2016 to 2020.
  • Regulation on Erasure, Destruction or Anonymization of Personal Data

    Regulation on Erasure, Destruction or Anonymization of Personal Data: First Prong of the Secondary Legislation
  • MANDATORY MEDIATION SYSTEM IN TURKISH EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES

    Law No. 7036 Code of Labor Courts (‘Law’) published in the Official Gazette No. 30221 dated October 25, 2017; introduced fundamental changes in the settlement of labor disputes and abrogated the previous law on the subject Law No. 5521. The radical changes implemented with the Law No. 7036 are summarized below.