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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. Günhan Yalçın joined Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki in 2012.

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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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  • Is the assignee bound by the international arbitration clause in case of assignment of receivables?

    One of the common legal transactions in either international or domestic business that is often preferred is the assignment of one or more receivable of the main contract concluded between the original party to a third party assignee. Furthermore, assumming the importance and advantages of arbitration for the original parties of the main contract such as as "neutrality", "cost and speed", "party autonomy", "confidentiality" etc. [1] , this main contract often includes an arbitration clause. One of the significant problems that arises in such case, is whether the assignee shall be automatically bound by this arbitration clause even though nor the assignee neither the debtor expressly approve the transfer of the arbitration clause together with the receivable subject to the main contract, in case of the assignment of such receivable.
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  • Polish and Turkish Legal Systems for Value Added Tax (VAT)

    The value added tax (VAT), is a type of indirect turnover based tax that is levied during the final phase of the purchaser of the goods and is included in the price of the purchased item or service. Being a turnover tax, VAT is levied at each stage of the production and the distribution process as well. Although liability for the tax rests on the person who supplies or imports the goods or services, the real burden of VAT is borne by the final consumer (shifting feature). This means that such type of tax is characterized by its shift. It is non-cumulative, based on the method of invoice (only Japan is the exception), aimed at entrepreneurs as well. Tax shifting is the most important concept associated with VAT. With the deduction mechanism the difference between the VAT liability of a person on his (their) sales (output VAT) and the amount of VAT, has been already paid by them on his (their) purchases (input VAT). This brief article targets to summarize and compare the VAT systems of Turkey and of Poland with consideration on the general applications of VAT in EU countries. 
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