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The firm

Çigdemtekin Dora Aranci (CDA) is a full-service law firm established by Gamze Çigdemtekin, Kagan Dora, Ayça Aranci and Tuna Çakirca. The partners combine their expertise under one roof to offer specialised services in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, competition, privatisation and government tenders, energy and project development, internet, e-commerce and technology, intellectual property, media and advertising, dispute resolution and administrative law.

Areas of practice

Corporate and M&A: CDA’s corporate and M&A team offers extensive expertise with a focus on private equity and sector-specific corporate and M&A matters. It is fully equipped to act on the full spectrum of M&A transactions (both on the buyer and seller side), and handles all stages of a transaction, from initial structuring, due diligence, drafting and negotiating transaction documents, and obtaining regulatory consents, to assisting with closing and post-closing matters.

Energy: the firm’s energy practice delivers legal services with knowledge of local regulatory law, as well as international business law and transactions. The lawyers are competent in addressing and efficiently solving the complex problems faced by energy industry participants. CDA represents clients active in the energy sector in M&A, privatisation, project development, financing, commodities trading, licensing and technology transfer, and litigation matters. It is able to handle the complicated nature of a wide range of energy projects, such as hydroelectric plants, solar parks, trading, and production and storage of natural gas.

Technology, internet and e-commerce: the firm’s partners are active players in the evolution of the sector and have been serving leading technology clients for over 15 years. CDA helps clients develop, protect and deploy innovative technologies in electronics, internet and e-commerce, software and other industries. It provides strategic business, legal and governmental advice at every stage of a company’s business life – from creation and protection of ideas, to development of strong businesses and establishment of market leadership.

Media and advertising: CDA is one of the leading law firms providing legal assistance to the media and entertainment sector. The firm has a strong sector-specific client portfolio, including major media and entertainment companies. The consistent high quality of work produced has aided the practice to grow firmly into one of the leading Turkish law firms in the field of media and entertainment.

Administrative law: the team advises public and private sector clients on contentious and non-contentious matters, such as annulment of administrative proceedings, fines and sanctions, including banning of the companies from participation in government tenders and challenging public procurement agency decisions.

Dispute resolution: the dispute resolution practice comprises a strong team of expert lawyers in litigation, arbitration and compliance. The team offers dispute resolution assistance to clients in matters relating to administrative law, commercial law, employment, intellectual property, tax and white-collar crime.

Competition: CDA’s proficient competition practice assists companies to draw up a successful business strategy by overcoming the restraints of trade, from collusive agreements among competitors and monopolistic abuse of a dominant position, to restrictive supplier or customer arrangements, joint ventures, corporate mergers and acquisitions and vertical agreements.

Capital markets: CDA has far-reaching expertise in representing selling shareholders and underwriters for public offerings of Turkish companies. The team also offers legal services to publicly traded companies for their corporate and M&A work and provides them with capital markets regulatory advice.

  • Contacts

  • Gamze Çigdemtekin (co-managing partner)

  • Ka?an Dora (co-managing partner)

  • Tuna Cakirca (partner)

  • Other office

  • Ankara

  • Number of lawyers: 17
  • Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Turkish

Above material supplied by Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm.

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