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Turkey

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

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on acquisition finance, asset-based lending, asset finance, bank formation, bilateral and syndicated lending, debt capital markets, financial institutions regulation, project finance, trade finance and consumer finance. The team advised Tiryaki Agro on its $65m long-term loan facility extended by a syndicate led by Dutch development bank FMO, jointly with other lenders European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Proparco. Other clients include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Mizuho Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. Barlas Balcıoğlu and Müfit Arapoğlu, who is 'very responsive, client-oriented and has vast expertise in capital markets matters', head the team. Günhan Yalçın and Tamsyn Mileham are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Barlas Balcıoğlu - Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Müfit Arapoğlu - 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 Keki is well versed in the full range of commercial, corporate and M&A matters including IPOs, joint ventures, private equity, privatisations, risk management, takeovers and tender offers and venture capital. Recent highlights include advising KKR & Co. on the Turkish law aspects of its €6.8bn acquisition of Unilever’s spreads business. Other clients include Pera Capital Partners, Cargill and Coca-Cola. Galip Selçuk heads the team; Selim Keki, Doğan Eymirlioğlu and the 'very diligentMüfit Arapoğlu are also recommended. Selahattin Kaya was promoted to counsel.

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

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki provides advice on pre-merger and post-merger market analysis, quantitative analysis on unilateral conduct, competition compliance programmes and also represents clients in TCA investigations. Turkven Private Equity received advice on the competition law aspects of the acquisition of shares of Zirve Yazılım Bilgi Teknolojileri. Other clients include BASF, Cargill and Coca-Cola. The ‘dedicated’ team is headed by Şahin Ardıyok and provides ‘regular updates and precise guidance with a hands-on approach’. Counsel Bora Ikiler joined from Moroglu Arseven; associate Dilara Yesilyaprak is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Şahin Ardıyok - Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Next generation lawyers

Dilara Yesilyaprak - Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki adeptly handles international arbitration, debt recovery, litigation in trial and appellate courts, and also mediation and pre-litigation negotiation processes. The team continues to advise Pizza Restaurantları on all contentious matters including employment, lease, compliance, administrative law, debt collection and enforcement. Other clients include Johnson & Johnson and Mynet. Özgür Akman heads the team; Gülistan Baltacı and Semih Sander are also recommended.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on general employment matters, employment-related ADR, disciplinary procedures, discrimination, contracts, HR matters, internal investigations occupational health and safety, investigations and litigation. Clients include Arkema France and F.H. Bertling Logistics. Galip Selçuk heads the team with support from Doğan Eymirlioğlu, Selim Keki and Özgür Akman.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki handles regulatory compliance and investigations, renewables, PPP and infrastructure projects, disputes, financing, transactions, joint ventures, contracts and agreements. The team recently advised Yapı ve Kredi Bankası on its $44.5m loan to finance solar power projects. Other clients include ACWA Power, Statkraft Energy and OMV. Barlas Balcıoğlu heads the team with support from Şahin Ardıyok. Counsel Ceren Su is also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Ceren Su - Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki handles data protection, e-commerce, e-payment, internet law, mobile communications, broadcasting, licensing and regulatory matters. Clients include BN Telekom and Silknet. Galip Selçuk, Özgür Akman and Şahin Ardıyok head the team. Kağan Dora joined from Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on IP protection, e-commerce, advertising, data privacy, data protection, copyright, licensing, registration, regulatory compliance, infringement and litigation. Clients include inventors, artists, entrepreneurs and businesses. Galip Selçuk and Özgür Akman head the team.

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

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on multi-jurisdictional syndicated loans for infrastructure projects, real estate acquisitions, corporate finance and energy projects. Acquisition finance, asset-based lending, asset finance, real estate finance and project finance all form part of the team's workload. It advised IFC, KFW and the government of Kyrgyzstan on the development of a dialysis healthcare PPP facility in the country. Other clients include Aareal Bank, EBRD, Standard Chartered Bank and Türkiye İş Bankası. Barlas Balcıoğlu heads the team. Doğan Eymirlioğlu is also recommended.

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

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises clients on leasing, project finance, transactions, construction and development, and contentious matters. Other areas of expertise include zoning and planning, environmental issues, joint ventures, PPPs and residential developments. Barlas Balcıoğlu and Doğan Eymirlioğlu are the key names to note.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki handles a broad range of restructuring and insolvency matters including credit risk management, creditor and equity committee representation, cross-border restructurings and debtor representation. Other areas of expertise include insolvency, litigation, arbitration, mediation, reorganisations and safeguard proceedings. Dispute resolution specialist Özgür Akman heads the sizeable team. Galip Selçuk advises management and stakeholders on distressed M&A and corporate restructurings. Banking expert Barlas Balcıoğlu, Doğan Eymirlioğlu and Semih Sander are also recommended.

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 advises on the full range of transport law including regulatory, transactions, procurement, freight and logistics, aviation law, competition and antitrust, and dispute resolution. The team has particular experience in the maritime sector and continues to advise Mersin International Port on supply agreements, transactions, permits, disputes and labour law. Other clients include Denizbank, Lufthansa Airplus Servicekarten, The Swedish Club and Deutsche Bank. Semih Sander and Gülistan Baltacı head the team.

Leading individuals

Semih Sander - Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki

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