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Turkey

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

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office handles contentious and non-contentious banking and finance-related matters and is particularly active in the sale of non-performing loan portfolios. Kerim Pelister, Gökhan Enkür and Emre Keki are all active in the sector. The firm’s client roster includes Qatar National Bank, Şekerbank and World Bank.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office handles a wide range of commercial and corporate work, including M&A transactions, contentious matters, restructuring, joint ventures and day-to-day advice. The team continues to advise Cigna Insurance on its global restructuring, including the establishment of six companies as intermediate shareholders. The sale of non-performing loan portfolios is another strength of the practice. The ‘experienced and dedicatedGökhan Enkür heads the team alongside Emre Atayılmaz and Kerim Pelister, who is noted for his negotiation skills.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Officedemonstrates a high level of competency and experience in the dispute resolution area’ and handles litigation relating to transactional, commercial, employment and tax law. Emre Atayılmaz and Kerim Pelister head the department and are particularly active in the retail, hospitality and insurance sectors. Seden Haskarabağ is also recommended.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office handles contentious and non-contentious matters, such as post-merger employment issues, collective dismissals, contracts and data protection. The team also regularly advises employers on lawsuits as well as immigration matters such as employee transfers, visas and work permits. Clients include Almodo, Big Chefs and Vepa Group. Corporate expert Emre Atayılmaz heads the team.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office’s energy practice handles disputes, transactions, regulatory issues and corporate matters. Gökhan Enkür is particularly active in the oil and gas industry, while Emre Keki and Kerim Pelister are active in the renewables space. The team continues to lead advice to Shell on EMRA-related regulatory aspects regarding the restructuring of its Turkish electricity and natural gas businesses. The client roster also includes Alpiq Energy Group and AI Enerji.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office

The ‘experiencedGökhan Enkür jointly heads the IT and telecoms practice at Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office with Vehbi Bilimer. The team advises on transactions, data privacy and protection, as well as regulatory compliance. Recent work includes advising Natixis on the regulatory requirements of its global digitalisation project. Other clients include Shell Petrol, Ulusal Faktoring and Airbnb.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office is recommended for its ‘strong legal practice in the insurance and corporate fields’ and advises on the contentious, regulatory and transactional aspects of insurance-related matters. Gökhan Enkür heads the team and is singled out for his ‘sophisticated knowledge of insurance law and familiarity with the commercial aspects of insurance transactions.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office provides ‘clear and practical advice’ on zoning, regulatory issues, and commercial and corporate matters pertaining to real estate and construction, including disputes. The team is led by Emre Keki and ‘excellent commercial lawyerEmre Atayılmaz and is particularly active in the hospitality industry. Another name to note is Vehbi Bilimer. Clients include Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hyatt International and Marriott.

Leading individuals

Emre Atayılmaz - Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office

Experienced, responsive and responsiblePelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office is recommended for its advice on operative and financial restructurings. ‘Highly recommendedKerim Pelister has ‘impressive negotiation skills’ and Gökhan Enkür stands out for his ‘expertise, level of service and experience in the field’. Recent highlights include assisting Cigna Corporation with the regulatory aspects of the Turkish leg of its global restructuring project. The client base also includes Shell Turkey and Qatar National Bank.

Leading individuals

Kerim Pelister - Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office

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