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Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie International


Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio provides a broad range of banking and finance advice including transactional, capital markets, restructuring of shareholder and corporate structures, securities laws, regulatory matters, and structuring of employee stock options. The team advised Medical Park, a Turkish private healthcare provider, on its $1.3bn IPO. Another highlight was advising Akbank on the issuance of $400m Basel III-compliant fixed-rate resettable tier 2 notes. Other clients include Citibank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and HSBC. Muhsin Keskin heads the team, supported by of counsel Sıla Yavuz, newly promoted senior associate Berk Cin and senior associate İlyas Gezer, who joined from ASC Law Office.

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Muhsin Keskin - Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

Next generation lawyers

Berk Cin - Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio is adept at handling public and private M&A deals, private equity, due diligence exercises and documentation review. A recent highlight includes acting as lead counsel to Doğan Şirketler Grubu on the $1.1bn sale of some of its media assets to Demirören. Another highlight was advising DFDS on the acquisition of 98.8% of shares of U.N. Ro-Ro from Actera and Esas for €950m. Other clients include Hitachi and Turkven Private Equity. Eren Kurşun heads the team. Duygu Turgut, who provides 'good commercial acumen and is very pleasant to work with', and Ismail Esin are also key practitioners. Caner Elmas and Duygu Gültekin were promoted to partner. Orçun Solak was promoted to senior associate.

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Eren Kurşun - Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

İsmail Esin - Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 2

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio is adept at providing advice on merger control, TCA investigations and day-to-day competition law compliance. Other areas of expertise include dawn raids and cartel investigations. A highlight was advising DFDS on the preparation and submission of merger control filings in relation to its €950m acquisition of 98.8% of the shares of U.N. Ro-Ro. Other clients include British American Tobacco, Monsanto, PepsiCo and Cargill. The ‘professional’ team is headed by Zümrüt Esin and provides ‘practical, fast and high-quality advice’. Senior associate Sinan Diniz is also recommended.

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Zümrüt Esin - Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

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Sinan Diniz - Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 1

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

The ‘co-operative, attentive, responsive and friendly’ team at Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio is led by Birtürk Aydın. It advises on the full range of compliance matters including monitoring services, corporate governance, investigations, data protection, anti-corruption, anti-bribery, trade sanctions and export controls. Clients include the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), PepsiCo and Gama. Senior associate Kerem Kuşcu is also recommended.

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Birtürk Aydın - Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

Next generation lawyers

Kerem Kuşcu - Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie International

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie International specialises in post-M&A disputes. Areas of expertise include international arbitration, local litigation and enforcement law suits. The team adeptly handles commercial litigation and arbitration in the construction, real estate, IP, employment and tax sectors. İsmail Esin and Koray Söğüt head the team, which ‘knows the dispute resolution procedure very well and possesses the required legal knowledge’. The team has been bolstered by the arrival of Swiss law expert Urs Zenhausern.

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İsmail Esin - Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie International

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio handles day-to-day employment matters, reorganisations, terminations, disciplinary action, occupational health and safety, litigation and immigration issues. The multinational client base includes companies in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, food and beverage, financial services, IT, agricultural and security sectors. Senior associate Sertaç Kökenek heads the team after the departure of former practice head Nuri Bodur, who set up his own firm in May 2017.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio is particularly active in the energy, mining and infrastructure industries. It advises clients on project finance, refinancing, regulatory issues, and contracts. Clients include ING Bank and Anagold Madencilik. The ‘knowledgeable, punctual and resourceful’ team is headed by banking and finance expert Muhsin Keskin and M&A specialist Duygu Turgut.

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Foreign firms
Foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is in an alliance with Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio and experienced in infrastructure development, M&A, private equity and real estate. Other areas of expertise include compliance, tax, employment and competition law. It acted as lead counsel to Doğan Şirketler Grubu on the $1.1bn sale of some of its media assets to Demirören. Another highlight was acting for DFDS as lead counsel on the acquisition of 98.8% of the shares of U.N. Ro-Ro from Actera and Esas Holding for €950m. Other clients include Christian Dior, PepsiCo, EBRD and Cargill. İsmail Esin, Erdal Ekinci and Eren Kurşun head the team. Caner Elmas and Duygu Gültekin both made partner.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio is adept at handling data privacy and security law, e-commerce and internet law issues, and compliance. Other areas of expertise include e-payments, regulatory matters, communications and contractual issues, and TMT-related M&A. It advised British American Tobacco on a data privacy compliance project and also acts for Baxter, Yandex and Koton. Senior associate Can Sözer now heads the team after former practice head Hakkı Can Yıldız departed to Dentons’ London office in January 2018.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio advises clients on trade mark and copyright law with a focus on trade mark prosecution, customs seizures, domain name disputes and copyright infringements. It also advises on due diligence of IP-related M&A transactions. Unilever, General Motors, General Electric and Hasbro count among the team's clients. Senior associate Mine Güner serves as practice head.

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Project finance/projects
Project finance/projects - ranked: tier 2

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio has a particular focus on the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors. It advises clients on project finance, market practices and regulatory issues, recently acting for a syndicate of international and Turkish banks in a $500m and TRY720m loan to VIP Turkey Enerji for the acquisition of OMV Petrol Ofisi. Bayerische Landesbank, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and Bank ABC are other notable clients. The team, which is ‘quick to meet deadlines with creative solutions’, is headed by Muhsin Keskin, who is ‘co-operative and business-oriented’. Duygu Turgut is also recommended, as is senior associate Berk Cin.

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Muhsin Keskin - Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

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

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio is ‘recommended for its ability to handle highly complex, high-value matters in the real estate sector’. It advises clients on real estate projects, construction, lease agreements, regulatory matters as well as transactions. Marriott International, Klépierre, Turkven Private Equity and Mar Yapı Turızm İnşaat all instruct the team. Birtürk Aydın heads the ‘reputable’ practice, which is noted for its ‘experience with development projects’.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio advises clients on tax litigation, transfer pricing, general tax law, planning and international tax law. Other areas of expertise include tax-related M&A, tax restructuring, wealth management and employee benefits. Clients include multinational electronic commerce companies, banks, IT companies, retailers, healthcare companies and agricultural businesses. Erdal Ekinci heads the team, which has ‘deep knowledge in the sector’ and ‘works hard, with quick response times’. Senior associate Güneş Helvacı is also recommended. Senior associate Orhan Pala joined from a role in-house at Turkish steel manufacturer Erdemir.

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Erdal Ekinci - Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

Next generation lawyers

Güneş Helvacı - Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie Internatio

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    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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