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

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office advises domestic and international companies and financial institutions on debt collection, financings, loan facilities, as well as the capital markets aspects of M&A deals.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office provides advice on various contentious and non-contentious corporate and commercial matters, including transactions and contractual agreements. Recent work saw practice head Ece Güner lead advice to Webhelp on the acquisition of a majority stake in two Turkish call centre operators. Other clients include A&E Networks, General Electric and Ferro Corporation.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 4

Güner Law Office

Ece Güner heads the competition practice at Güner Law Office and advises on general competition law and merger control issues, as well as handling merger filings. The team successfully assisted Gulf Packing Industries with an anti-dumping investigation initiated by the Ministry of Economy. Other clients include Hutchinson and 21st Century Fox.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office’s dispute resolution practice is led by Ece Güner and advises on transactional and commercial disputes as well as contentious matters related to IP and the media and entertainment sector. Burçak Kurt Biçer is another key figure.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Güner Law Office

Ece Güner Toprak and Burçak Kurt Biçer from Güner Law Office are both active in IT and telecoms law. The team predominantly advises on corporate matters, data protection and regulatory compliance, as well as disputes.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Güner Law Office

The IP department at Güner Law Office advises on trade mark registration and protection, licensing agreements and copyrights. On the contentious side, the team is experienced in trade mark infringement, and represents clients before the Turkish Intellectual Property courts. The client base predominantly includes local and international companies from the media, entertainment and telecoms sectors. Ece Güner heads the practice; Burçak Kurt Biçer is another key figure.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office advises media corporations, broadcasters and entertainment companies on due diligence, data protection, compliance and litigation, and is recommended for its ‘strong regulatory and anti-piracy practice’. Recent work saw the team lead advice to Walt Disney on various broadcasting, contractual, regulatory, real estate and intellectual property matters. The client roster also includes Fox Turkey, Netflix and Sky. Ece Güner Toprak is the key figure.

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Project finance/projects
Project finance/projects - ranked: tier 3

Güner Law Office

The team at Güner Law Office assists local and international companies with the negotiation and structuring of project financing. Transactional advice and refinancing are other key features of the practice, which is particularly active in the gold mining and renewable energy sectors. Clients include energy, mining and construction companies, as well as financial institutions. Ece Güner is the key figure.

Leading individuals

Ece Güner - Güner Law Office

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    2018 has been a turbulent year in the Turkish economy and by extension significant changes has taken place in the Turkish foreign exchange rules which was mainly triggered by the recent overshooting in the foreign exchange rates against Turkish lira.
  • Understanding the Registration Obligation under Turkish Data Protection Law

    I. Scope of the registration obligation under Turkish legislation
  • Quarterly Update on Trade Defense Cases in Turkey (September 2018)

    After Turkey's recent change to executive presidency, the President has made some changes in the government system.
  • Amendments Introduced through Law No. 7101 on Arbitration Proceedings

    State courts have very important functions concerning arbitration proceedings. These functions may aim to provide assistance to arbitration proceedings, such as collection of evidence through state courts, which would support the functions of the tribunal, or functions aimed at supervision of arbitration proceedings, such as set-aside actions. The legal provisions regulating these functions play an important role in the determination of whether a particular state has an arbitration-friendly legislation.
  • Restrictions on Use of Foreign Currencies in Certain Agreements between Turkish Residents

    The Presidential Decree dated September 12, 2018, on the Amendment of Decree No. 32 on the Protection of the Value of the Turkish Lira (" New Decree "), introduced significant restrictions on the use of foreign currencies in certain agreements between Turkish residents. Below, we explain the scope of the New Decree and discuss possible issues and problems that may arise in relation to the implementation of the New Decree. We also assess the potential effects of the Communiqué (2018/32-51) on the Amendment of the Communiqué on Decree No. 32 on the Protection of the Value of the Turkish Lira (2008/32-34) (" Communiqué "), which was published in the Official Gazette on October 6, 2018, and lists the exceptions to the restrictions imposed by the New Decree.
  • Amendment of ICSID Rules and Regulations

    At the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Administrative Council, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ("ICSID") launched an amendment process on its' rules and regulations ("ICSID Rules and Regulations"). This has been the fourth amendment process since 1984, 2003 and 2006. As per Article 6 of the ICSID Convention, the amendments will only be effective upon the approval of two-thirds of the contracting states2. Hence, ICSID invited contracting states and the public3 to provide their amendment suggestions on topics worthy of consideration, which will be used as background papers throughout the process.
  • Trust Liability in terms of Groups of Companies

    Article 209 of Turkish Commercial Code No. 6102 ("TCC") has set forth obligations that are subject to damage caused by the trust and reputation of the parent company, as created with society and the consumer. Accordingly, "in the event that the reputation of the parent company and the group of companies reaches a certain level which provides trust to society or the consumer, the parent company is liable for the trust created by utilization of this reputation".
  • Possibilities and the Results of Trademark Confusion

    Trademarks are the vehicles that are used to differentiate companies one from the other. They help to capture the consumers' attention. It is essential and necessary to protect trademarks that are created and improved with capital and effort, from unrightful use by third parties, and to prevent the encroachment of trademarks through confusion. One of the most efficient functions of intellectual property law is to encumber imitations, and to halt improper benefit by using the popularity of the trademarks to their consumers. On the other hand, in our daily lives, we often see trademarks that are similar, and may wonder how they co-exist at the same time. In this article, we will shed light on the reasons why similar trademarks can be registered, the criteria that cause trademark confusion, and the remedies to prevent and/or remove these infringements.
  • Capital Markets Board Issues an Official Announcement on Initial Coin Offerings and Crowdfunding

    The Capital Markets Board (" CMB ") issued an announcement on September 27, 2018, on its website and addressed the much-disputed status of digital tokens and Initial Coin Offerings (" ICO "). In this announcement, the Capital Markets Board stated that it does not regulate or supervise ICOs, and also noted that it does not regulate or supervise most practices in which blockchain technologies are being used, such as cryptocurrency offerings and token offerings.