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The firm

Balcioglu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (BASEAK) is an Istanbul-based full-service law firm. Drawing on broad experience gained at Turkish and global law firms, BASEAK’s lawyers are well equipped to provide creative and diligent transaction counselling and litigation services.

BASEAK has gained an outstanding reputation and valued clientele by tailoring effective legal solutions to a broad spectrum of clients of all sizes – individuals; entrepreneurs; small businesses and start-ups; governments and government agencies; and mid-sized and larger private and public corporations, including international and global entities.

Now clients benefit from a team of 80-plus lawyers and economists who are committed to offering creative business and legal solutions. BASEAK provides Turkish law services to the global law firm Dentons and combines the global expertise and network with local understanding.

Dentons is the world’s first polycentric global law firm. A leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner, the firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world’s largest law firm, Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries.

Areas of practice

BASEAK’s practice focuses on a wide range of areas, including real estate, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, project finance, capital markets, competition and antitrust, labour, litigation and arbitration, regulatory and public law, and intellectual property and telecommunications. It represents and advises a diverse client portfolio of Turkish and multinational clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in the banking and finance, corporate, real estate, hospitality and leisure, retail, automotive, energy, PPP and infrastructure, maritime, information technology, life sciences, luxury fashion and beauty, and media sectors. It provides law services in Turkish, English, French, German and Italian.


  • Contacts
  • Barlas Balcioglu
  • Galip M Selçuk
  • Ozgur Akman
  • Dr Selim Keki
  • Sahin Ardiyok
  • Number of partners: 14
  • Number of other lawyers: 80+
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Turkish
  • Member
  • ICC

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