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Within Banking, finance and capital markets, Güner Law Office is a second tier firm,

Managing partner Ece Güner is the key name at Güner Law Office, which recently advised Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank on an AED400m facility agreement. Other recent clients include Barclays, Korea Development Bank and HSBC.

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Within Competition, tier 4

Ece Güner is the main contact at Güner Law Office, which recently handled notification, clearance application and general consultancy work.

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Within Corporate and M&A, Güner Law Office is a third tier firm,

Güner Law Office has a strong TMT sector following and assisted General Atlantic with its acquisition of a $43m minority stake in Yemek Sepeti, an online food-ordering service which is active across Turkey and the Middle East. The team also advised News Corporation on its acquisition of shares in Huzur Radyo, a Turkish television channel. Managing partner Ece Güner is the key contact.

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Within Dispute resolution, Güner Law Office is a second tier firm,

Güner Law Office represented clients in a range of matters, including ICC arbitration cases, commercial litigation and administrative cases. Clients include Fox Turkey, Falcon and Metso Paper. Nihan Kaya is a name to note.

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Within Intellectual property, Güner Law Office is a third tier firm,

Güner Law Office has a strong media and entertainment client following and advises on a broad range of IP matters including trade marks, licensing, patents and domain names. Clients include Nokia, Cigna and Fox. Ece Güner is the key contact.

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Within IT and telecoms, Güner Law Office is a third tier firm,

Güner Law Office advised a major international telecoms company on telecoms regulatory, data protection and copyright matters.

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Within Media and entertainment, Güner Law Office is a first tier firm,

Güner Law Office advises a number of international broadcasting companies on corporate, broadcasting and regulatory matters. Clients include News Corporation, Fox International and Turner Broadcasting. Ece Güner heads the team.

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Within Project finance/projects, Güner Law Office is a first tier firm,

Name partner Ece Güner is the key name at Güner Law Office, which recently advised Gama Energy and GE on the $595m financing of a 840MW combined-cycle gas turbine power plant project. Other recent clients include Limak, HSBC and Société Générale. Günhan Yalçın joined Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki in 2013.

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  • Abuse of Dominance on Dependent Companies under Turkish Commercial Code

  • The Latest Tax Amnesty in Turkey: Law No 6552

    Turkish parliament has enacted the Law No: 6552 that has been promulgated as of September 11, 2014 and provides restructuring for unpaid tax debts and administrative penalties. 
  • Pitfalls in Financing the Renewable Investments in Turkey

    In 2012, OECD has reported that economy-wide transformation will require cumulative investment in green infrastructure in the range of USD 36-42 trillion between 2012 and 2030, i.e. approximately USD 2 trillion or 2% of global GDP per year. Today more less is being invested annually. Therefore, a remarkable investment gaps exist that needs to be addressed.
  • Land Allocation for Renewable Market in Turkey

    Turkey aims to utilize its energy potential, including renewable sources in a cost-effective manner. Today, Turkey targets the share of renewable resources in electricity generation to be at least 30 % by 2023. To meet this, current incentive mechanism for renewables relies on feed-in tariff mainly in solar and wind power. Numbers of renewable energy projects have been increasing since 2010 in Turkey.  After energy revolution in 2010, remarkable deals have been substantiated in the last years. There have been several projects pending before administrative authorities to be approved. However, numbers of the projects are still not at the desired level. 
  • Procurement Mechanism in Turkish Defense Industry-I

    In the field of defense industry, a new system of governance has been established through the Law#3238 ratified in 1985 in order to realize planning and coordination, taking quick decisions and execution (especially for  imports, exports, modernization, research and development, mutual trade, finance) in the government of highest level. Also the basic aim of law is explained as the development of a modern defense industry and ensuring the modernization of the Turkish Armed Forces.
  • The Procurement Principles in Turkish Defense Industry

    In Turkey, many of the governmental authorities shall apply to procurement of goods, services or works under Public Procurement Law #4734 (PPL). In the same manner, the contracts in public purchase of goods, services and works refer to this law's "contract principles" indicated in the Public Procurement Contract Law (#4735) (PPCL). But it had better to lay emphasis on an exception for defense issues under law#4734.
  • Renewable Energy in Turkey: An Overall Analysis on Opportunities and Risks

    The popularity of energy market has been maintaining its importance also this year like in the last decade.  As the result of the open up of the private sector, all energy related industries has been grown up as the legal infrastructure contributed to get it.
  • Off-Shore Banking in Turkey

    The turning point for regulating the market dates back to 2001 for Turkish banking industry after a major banking crisis in Turkey. The remediation efforts of government authorities have been supported by private banks and Turkey has had a new code on banking ( Law No 5411) in 2005. The Banking Law set out many provisions in depth however the offset banking was not promoted as it has never been a well regulated trading activity in Turkey. In this article you will find more about offshore banking in Turkey from legal perspective.
  • New Directive on Aircraft Nationality and Registration Marks in Turkey

    Directorate General of Civil Aviation the regulatory body of civil aviation in Turkey, has promulgated a new Directive on aircraft nationality and registration marks on 12 September 2014 aiming to meet the requirements of Annex-7 of ICAO that will be applied to all existing registered or future registered aircrafts on DGCA registry.
  • Turkish Defense Industry: A Step Towards a Nation-Oriented Production