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BEBEK MAH CEVDET PASA CAD NO 55, AKINCI APT, BEBEK 34342 ISTANBUL, TURKEY
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Within Corporate and M&A, tier 4

Ayhan Kilinç and Ayşegül Sezgin co-chair Akinci Law Office’s practice, clients of which include Dalkia Group and Bereket Enerji.

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Within Dispute resolution, Akinci Law Office is a first tier firm,

Highly regarded for its longstanding expertise in arbitration, Akinci Law Office has been demonstrating those capabilities by acting in disputes in the construction, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors. In the domestic courts, the firm has been assisting DuPont in its attempt to partially enforce a $1.2bn US federal court patent infringement judgment. Founding partner Ziya Akinci leads the arbitration practice, while Akin Ercan Ozcan and Tugce Karakaya co-head the litigation team.

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Within Energy, Akinci Law Office is a second tier firm,

Akinci Law Office recently added a subsidiary of EDF to its client roster, advising it on all Turkish energy issues, and assisted domestic renewable player Bereket Enerji with its purchase of UK-based CGX International Holdings. Corporate team co-heads Ayhan Kilinç and Ayşegül Sezgin are the key contacts.

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