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Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein


Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein is active in the syndicated loan market and has an impressive capital markets team. It acts for international and domestic clients such as J.P. Morgan, Akbank, Citibank, Société Générale and Turkish Aerospace Industries. Financial and capital markets expert Muhsin Keskin ‘combines a deep knowledge of banking and finance with the ability to address complex situations and explore new structures’. He led the firm’s advice to KBC Bank on an amendment and restatement agreement related to senior multi-currency term and revolving facilities extended to Deceuninck.

Leading individuals

Muhsin Keskin - Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

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

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

The team at Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein is ‘comprised of very smart lawyers, who deliver high-standard work’. Duygu Turgut has ‘an excellent understanding of the law and the market, and is among the go-to people at the firm’ for corporate matters; she and Eren Kursun are ‘very bright, sophisticated partners’. Turgut advised Abraaj’s Anatolia Growth Capital Fund on acquiring a stake in Yu-Ce Tibbi Gerecler Ithalat Ihracat Mumessillik Sanayi ve Ticaret (Yu-Ce Medical), and also assisted Petgaz with transferring its bottled liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business to İpragaz in an asset transfer deal involving two of Turkey’s leading LPG companies. Managing partner Ismail Esin is also noted. Other clients include Toyota and Cargill.

Leading individuals

Ismail Esin - Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 2

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein is experienced in handling merger control work and major investigations regarding cartels and abuse of dominance. Zumrut Esin and Hakki Can Yildiz are recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein has experience representing domestic and international clients in litigation and arbitration arising from M&A transactions and construction projects. Clients include the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan and the National Bank of Kazakhstan. Practice head Koray Söğüt excels in international, commercial, real estate, white-collar crime, administrative, IP and employment matters. Managing partner Ismail Esin is also noted.

Leading individuals

Ismail Esin - Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

At Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein, practice head Nuri Bodur provides comprehensive employment advice to leading multinational corporations, domestic companies and senior executives. Bodur has particular expertise in employment litigation and recently represented a global software company in proceedings initiated by former employees of the client’s Turkish subsidiary.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

At Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein, M&A expert Duygu Turgut is ‘a very bright, sophisticated lawyer with an excellent understanding of the law and the market’. Muhsin Keskin focuses on the banking and finance aspects of energy deals, including project finance and energy infrastructure development. Senior associate Gul Incesulu advises clients on energy generation, distribution, privatisations and regulatory issues.

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Foreign firms
Foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is affiliated with Esin Attorney Partnership, combining experience in corporate and M&A, real estate and construction, dispute resolution, competition, banking and finance, and capital markets. Managing partner Ismail Esin has more than two decades of experience, and handles arbitration, litigation, M&A, privatisations and real estate matters.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein acts for US-based mobile network companies with operations in Turkey, frequently assisting with data protection and regulatory issues. Hakki Can Yildiz is the key contact.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein acts for clients including DreamWorks Animation, Bioray, Datwyler, SAP and Yandex. Mine Guner is the key contact, while litigation head Koray Sogut handles IP-related disputes.

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

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein advised Anagold Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret, as the borrower, and Alacer Gold and Alacer Gold Madencilik, on a $250m senior secured project facility with BNP Paribas, ING Bank Śląski and Société Générale for the expansion of the Çöpler gold mine in eastern Turkey. Other clients include Aquila Capital, Akbank, Siemens, Zorlu and Petgaz. Muhsin Keskin and Duygu Turgut are the names to note.

Leading individuals

Muhsin Keskin - Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

At Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein, Birturk Aydin advises developers, consultants, construction companies and real estate investors on matters including the acquisition and long-term leasing of property.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein’s team ‘always delivers tailor-made solutions and provides a high standard of work due to its research capabilities, years of practical experience and perfect understanding of tax laws, as well as awareness of administrative authorities and tax affairs’. The team focuses on transactional tax advice, transfer pricing and tax-related litigation. Practice head Erdal Ekinci ‘perfectly combines industry knowledge, legal background and years of experience in tax’.

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  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    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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