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Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

OutstandingBalcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki shines across the full spread of banking, finance and capital markets work. Barlas Balcıoğlu advises multinational and domestic banks on project finance, syndicated loans and structured finance. Recent work includes assisting Bank of America with the issuance of syndicated loans, respectively, to Akbank, ING Bank, Iş Bank and VakıfBank. Müfit Arapoğlu is particularly experienced in capital markets matters, as evidenced by his involvement in the IPOs of both Delivery Hero and Domino’s Pizza Eurasia. Günhan Yalçın and Tamsyn Mileham are other names to note. HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and Koç Holding are also clients of the firm.

Leading individuals

Barlas Balcıoğlu - Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Kekibrings dynamism, solid legal advice and problem-solving techniques to any negotiation table’ and is able to handle ‘the most complex and exhaustive deals’. The practice is led by Galip Selçuk and advises on transactions and contractual agreements, as well as inbound and outbound investment matters. In one recent highlight, the ‘creative deal structurerSelim Keki led advice to OMV regarding the €1.4bn sale of some of its subsidiaries, including OMV Petrol Ofisi, to VIP Turkey Enerji, a subsidiary of Vitol Investment of Holland. In other work, Doğan Eymirlioğlu assisted Pera Capital with its proposed acquisition of shares in Asset Medikal. Müfit Arapoğlu is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Galip Selçuk - Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Selim Keki - Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 2

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Şahin Ardıyok heads the competition and regulation department at Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki and represents clients in investigations by the TCA. The practice also handles day-to-day competition matters and is particularly active in assisting with merger filings before the Turkish Competition Authority. In one recent highlight, the team led advice to LC Waikiki on the competition aspects of its franchise system in Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The firm’s client roster includes JTI, ING Bank and Turk Telekom.

Leading individuals

Şahin Ardıyok - Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki provides ‘creative’ advice on contentious matters related to loan agreements, competition, employment and debt collection. In addition to litigation, the team is increasingly active in international arbitration. The recommended Özgür Akman heads the practice; Gülistan Baltacı and Semih Sander are other key figures. Clients include OMV, Mynet, Pizza Restaurantları and İpragaz.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki’s employment department is led by corporate and M&A expert Galip Selçuk. The team assists with the drafting and review of employment agreements and with labour disputes. Other work includes advising on collective dismissals arising from liquidations. Doğan Eymirlioğlu, Selim Keki and Özgür Akman are key names.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki’s energy practice advises on financing, transactions, joint ventures, contracts and agreements. The team is also experienced in sector-specific regulatory advice, licensing and contentious matters. In one recent highlight, practice head Barlas Balcıoğlu and Galip Selçuk led advice to Statkraft Enerji regarding the sale of its power plant project Çetin Hydroelectric. Özgür Akman handles energy-related disputes and Şahin Ardıyok focuses on regulation and competition issues. The client roster includes SunEdison, Acwa Power and Karadeniz Holding.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on corporate and M&A, competition, regulatory compliance, data protection and privacy matters in the IT and telecoms sector. The team is led by Galip Selçuk; Özgür Akman handles contentious work. Şahin Ardıyok is experienced in regulatory and competition law. Clients include Alticor, Mynet Medya and Yemek Sepeti.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Galip Selçuk jointly heads the IP practice at Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki alongside Özgür Akman. The team advises on trade mark registrations, cancellations, renewals and disputes. The client roster includes Bainbridge Holding, Mynet Medya and Yemek Sepeti.

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

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Barlas Balcıoğlu heads the department at Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki, which handles both inbound and outbound project finance and other project-related matters, such as contracts, financing, development, regulatory issues and transactions. The team has a strong track record assisting foreign solar energy companies with their entry into the Turkish market. Doğan Eymirlioğlu advises on foreign investment and cross-border transactions in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki handles leasing, inbound and outbound investment, project finance, acquisitions and disputes. Recent highlights include advising Taca İnşaat ve Ticaret on its contracts with Djibouti Ports and the Free Zone Authority regarding the construction of a five-star hotel in Djibouti. Clients include Hilton, Wyndham Hotels and airport operator TAV. Barlas Balcıoğlu and Doğan Eymirlioğlu are recommended.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki’s five-strong restructuring and insolvency practice is led by Özgür Akman, who also heads the dispute resolution department of the firm. The team handles cross-border restructuring, refinancing, liquidation and on litigious matters. Galip Selçuk is experienced in advising management and stakeholders on distressed M&A and corporate restructuring; Barlas Balcıoğlu is particularly active in the banking sector. Doğan Eymirlioğlu and Semih Sander are other key figures.

Leading individuals

Galip Selçuk - Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 1

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki handles the full array of work in the transport sector, including aviation disputes, wet and dry shipping, general corporate and transactional matters, and regulatory issues. Recent highlights include advising Orix Aviation Systems on the sale of three aircraft to a Turkish airline. The client base includes banks, underwriters, shipowners, airlines and railway companies. The ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ Semih Sander jointly heads the team with Gülistan Baltacı, who is particularly active in shipping and aviation financing and transactional matters.

Leading individuals

Semih Sander - Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

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