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The firm

Ketenci & Ketenci is a leading Turkish law firm working internationally with a top-tier global reputation in both advisory and contentious matters. Ketenci’s law team consists of international lawyers and advisors combining dynamism with a 40-year significant experience in Turkish legal practice. The firm offers an international approach when providing legal services to its well-respected clients globally.

Core practices of the firm are corporate and commercial law, litigation, dispute resolution and representation of clients before Turkish courts and international arbitration bodies. The firm regularly handles commercial, corporate, tax, energy, real estate, competition and data protection, labour and related matters as well as advice on M&As and joint ventures. The firm frequently advises multinationals in all their Turkish law-related requirements and also provides company and business formation services, tax and accountancy services.

Many major industry sectors are represented by the firm including retail, consumer, real estate, hotels and leisure, telecommunications, media and technology, energy as well as natural resources and mining, infrastructure, and transportation. The clients include multinationals, SMEs, international banks and institutions and private equity funds.

The firm is mainly based in Istanbul, and provides advice and legal services to its respected corporate and private clientele all over Turkey. In addition to Istanbul, the firm has other offices in London, Ankara, Izmir as well as a representative office in NYC.

Contact Güvenç Ketenci

LanguagesEnglish
Turkish

Other officesAnkara
Izmir
London
New York (representative office)

MemberEuropean Lawyers (founding member)
IBA
DEIK
British-Turkish Lawyers Association
British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey

Number of lawyers 30

at this office 10

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