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The firm

AKT is a full-service law firm providing qualified legal services and has grown from its establishment in 2000. Prior to establishing the current practice, AKT’s legal experts already enjoyed solid reputations in their respective areas. The AKT team possess a broad range of skills and expertise, all focused on delivering quick and effective service to clients. With its trust-based relations established over the years, AKT is able to provide multi-jurisdictional services to the highest standards.

AKT has cultivated strong partnerships with prominent law firms worldwide and is the exclusive Turkish member of Warwick Legal Network, a well-known international association of law firms specialising in commercial law. This helps AKT’s clients to access global legal resources in a trustworthy way that they need in their cross-border activities.

AKT partners Rona Kaspi and M Cem Kaspi are the Turkish special agents of the Marshall Islands Registry, one of the leading and most reputable international registries in the shipping sector.

Areas of practice

Shipping, transport and aviation: AKT holds extensive experience in handling dry and wet shipping matters in both domestic and international jurisdictions. The firm provides advice and counsel on a wide range of matters, including ship arrests, cargo claims, casualties, charter-party disputes, marine insurance, shipbuilding disputes, and third-party liability claims for personal injury and property damage. AKT also has market-leading experience in sales and purchasing transactions of ships and yachts.

Insurance and reinsurance: clients in the insurance and financial services industry benefit from AKT’s deep understanding of their diverse industry, and the firm’s ability to service their needs across a broad range of legal and business issues. AKT’s long connection with these markets covers all aspects of insurance and reinsurance (both life and general).

Dispute resolution: the firm’s main priority is to resolve disputes quickly and effectively with as little disruption to business as possible. The AKT team is ideally skilled to handle the growing number of cross-border disputes. The firm provides cost-effective service with a strict policy of ‘no surprises’.

Project finance and ship finance: AKT offers comprehensive support for all business matters affecting financial institutions, including regulatory advice, transactions, disputes and investigations as well as legal assistance in day-to-day operations. AKT’s globally integrated team helps guide clients through the challenging nature of multi-jurisdictional issues.

Commercial, corporate and M&A: the firm supports clients in defining the correct structure of contract, partnership and management models, as well as security instruments tailored to the requirements of the transaction and clients’ needs.

Energy and resources: AKT stands at the forefront of energy and resources law. The firm’s dedicated team has a breadth of expertise across a number of areas relating to energy and resources projects and transactions. The firm provides expert advice on the merits of a matter and is often able to resolve disputes without the need to litigate. AKT also advises clients on gas transportation, gas sales and distribution, the sale, purchase and operation of interests in petroleum joint ventures and the development of LNG projects.

  • Number of lawyers: 12
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Member
  • International Bar Association
  • Istanbul Bar Association
  • Turkish Maritime Law Association
  • Warwick Legal International Network

Above material supplied by AKT LAW.

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