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ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law is an eminent, independent Turkish law firm based in Istanbul. The firm was founded in 2005. ELIG is committed to providing its clients with high-quality legal services and combines a solid knowledge of Turkish law with a business-minded approach to develop legal solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of its clients in their international and domestic operations.
ELIG has established close working relationships with a number of international law firms and has served mutual clients on numerous mergers and acquisitions transactions, competition law matters, commercial arbitrations and various other projects. The firm also has formal alliances with two Turkish law firms in Ankara and Izmir.
Areas of practice
ELIG takes pride in being able to assist its clients in all fields of law. The firm’s particular areas of expertise include corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, contracts law, competition law, anti-corruption, white-collar irregularities and compliance, Internet law, technology, media & telecommunications law, data protection & cybersecurity law, banking and finance law, litigation & dispute resolution, administrative law, real estate law, anti-dumping law, pharma and healthcare regulatory, employment law and intellectual property law.
The firm’s main focus area is commercial and corporate law, with an emphasis on M&A transactions. ELIG represents local and multinational conglomerates in numerous M&A projects, and the M&A team has vast experience and capability in handling multiple and significant M&A transactions, reorganisations, joint ventures and spin-offs. The firm’s corporate team has a solid practice in providing commercial and corporate law services to corporations, advising foreign clients during their entry to the Turkish market, and on daily operations thereafter.
During the past year, ELIG has been involved in over 50 merger clearances by the Turkish Competition Authority, more than 20 defence project investigations, and around 15 antitrust appeals before the administrative courts. ELIG also provided more than 40 antitrust education seminars to employees of its clients.
During the past year, ELIG’s competition law team was involved in over 50 merger clearances by the Turkish Competition Authority and more than 20 written and oral defences before the Turkish Competition Board, and around 15 antitrust appeals before the administrative courts. ELIG also provided more than 40 antitrust education seminars to employees of its clients.
ELIG has a significant practice in Turkey, focusing on internal investigations and white-collar criminal matters. Among other things, the practice advises clients in connection with Turkish corporate compliance issues under the relevant OECD Convention, FCPA, the UK Bribery Act and Turkish anti-corruption laws. This includes all matters relating to data privacy, employment law, anti-corruption policies and other related aspects of the Turkish legal regime.
Unlike many firms in Turkey, ELIG has a recognised and significant practice in IT and telecommunications law. The practice covers domain name disputes, website agreements, internet copyright and internet trademarks, internet-related litigation, regulatory counselling, notice and takedown or judiciary decision enforcement assistance and localisation of telecom agreements and licenses to be signed with carriers.
ELIG handles complex intellectual property matters, each one of which sets a precedent in the market. ELIG’s intellectual property team provides clients with a complete range of legal services for protecting and exploiting all types of intellectual property and technology assets. The firm’s dedicated team of two partners and one counsel along with twelve associates also offer invaluable knowledge and track record in other practice areas where they are pioneers.
The firm renders a wide variety of litigation and arbitration services. The firm specialises and has very significant expertise in debt enforcement.
ELIG also has a strong practice in administrative law. Mr Gönenç Gürkaynak heads the practice, which has grown significantly due to representations in numerous appeals.
Contact Gönenç Gürkaynak LLM (managing partner)
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