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SÜLEYMAN SEBA CAD 48, BJK PLAZA A/88, BESIKTAS, 34357 ISTANBUL, TURKEY
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Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga’s managing partner Erdem Degerli specialises in banking and finance matters, with recent mandates including acting for a private bank in Turkey on the restructuring of payment guarantees to be given to a German holding company. The team, whose work is ‘first class in every respect’, also has strength in bond issuances, asset-backed financing, securitisation and loan agreements.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga is ‘one of the most professional and reliable firms in Turkey’. Recent mandates include advising a major credit card operator on an acquisition in Turkey. Erdem Degerli ‘gives an outstanding performance in negotiations’, and Idil Caga Degerli has ‘wide knowledge and experience in corporate legal affairs’.

Leading individuals

Erdem Degerli - Çaga & Çaga

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 4

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga’s recent work includes advising in relation to anti-dumping matters; the competition law aspects of a sale of shares in a Turkish restaurant chain; a global payment card operator’s acquisition of a Turkish credit card company; and a joint venture between two companies in the energy sector.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga’s Idil Çaga Degerli and Ziya Berk are representing a Turkish holding company in arbitration proceedings regarding concession rights at a harbour in Turkey. The team is also working on a compensation claim against a subsidiary of an international payment card brand arising from a credit card fraud incident.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga’s practice is led by the experienced Idil Çaga Degerli. She acted for a global publishing company in relation to a dispute with a managing director, which was successfully settled.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga is representing a market leader in Russian internet search engines in relation to a collaboration agreement with a global technology company operating in Turkey. Erdem Degerli is the main contact.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga has been representing a Turkish newspaper in an IP rights dispute with a prominent Turkish football club. Idil Çaga Degerli and Ziya Berk led the matter, and are the key contacts.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga is experienced in advertising regulation, and recently advised a longstanding media client on matters including the sale of its shares to a US company. Erdem Degerli is the key contact.

Leading individuals

Erdem Degerli - Çaga & Çaga

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga’s team ‘achieves excellent results, and displays excellent dedication to clients’. Its recent work includes advising a Turkish media holding group on restructuring matters; acting for a private Turkish bank on the restructuring of payment guarantees; and advising on the restructuring of a major Turkish digital satellite television platform and internet service provider. Erdem Degerli and Idil Çaga Degerli are recommended.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga handles tax disputes arising out of complex financial structures. Idil Çaga Degerli is providing advice on compliance with Turkish tax laws to a worldwide manufacturer of aseptic carton boxes for soft drinks.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 1

Çaga & Çaga

Aviation is a core strength of Çaga & Çaga, which advises many global airlines in relation to aircraft leasing contracts, arrangements with airline catering companies, disputes with regulatory authorities, and seat reservation systems. The practice is led by Idil Çaga Degerli and Erdem Degerli, who are both ‘very supportive’.

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