Firms To Watch: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The team at Ersoy Bilgehan Lawyers & Consultants brings expertise to advising major multinational shipping companies, among others, on day-to-day and cross-border transactional matters.
NSN Law Firm continues to build a full-service offering for local and international businesses, displaying particular strength in the pharmaceuticals sector.
Sengüler & Sengüler continues to grow, providing day-to-day support for domestic and household name corporates in such areas as entertainment, luxury goods, financial services and tech.
Tunc Firat Dereli Attorney Partnership continues to grow, providing multinationals with comprehensive day-to-day and transactional support in the energy sector.

Firms in the Spotlight Commercial, corporate and M&A

Sengün & Partners Attorney Partnership

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Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Şengün & Partners provides agile solutions in the full range of commercial, corporate and M&A matters including IPOs, private equity, corporate compliance, risk management and takeovers via its offices in Istanbul, Izmir, London and Vienna. The firm has provided services for large media and entertainment companies, construction companies, food & beverage …

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ADMD/Mavioglu & Alkan Law Office

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Commercial, corporate and M&A is the largest practice at ADMD. We offer a wide range services including negotiating, drafting commercial and trading contracts, structuring of distribution systems, regulations on manufacturing and sale of products. ADMD offers a unique protective approach. We analyse commercial or other considerations of parties involved in broad detail in order to …

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LBF Partners

We are distinguished by our commercial and corporate law practice. Our commercial and corporate law team provides legal services to leading local and international firms on large and complex commercial transactions including but not limited to company formation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, advising on commercial activities of corporations, corporate restructuring and drafting commercial contracts.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A in Turkey

Akol Law

Akol Law continues to lead in the corporate and M&A arena, leveraging the bench strength of its team to advise insurers, domestic and multinational corporates involved in high-value, multi-jurisdictional transactions. The firm’s expansive client roster spans such sectors as tech, pharmaceuticals, financial services, fintech, e-commerce, life sciences, energy, manufacturing and transport. The practice is headed by managing partner Meltem Akol, who brings over three decades of experience to M&A, joint ventures and private equity transactions; and Tuğçe Tatari, who brings expertise to major transactions and day-to-day corporate matters. Other key figures include counsel and regulatory specialist Başak Belet, and senior associate Pınar Babaoğlu.

Practice head(s):

Meltem Akol; Tuğçe Tatari


Other key lawyers:

Başak Belet; Pınar Babaoğlu


Testimonials

‘Tuğçe Tatari is one of the most experienced lawyers, with an immense knowledge of the market and the law practice. She always has the right answer to the most complex issues and structures, and has an extremely positive attitude. Pınar Babaoğlu is the rising star of M&A in Turkey and is on her way to become one of the leading lawyers in her area in a couple of years. Extremely knowledgeble, experienced and very easy to work with.’

‘Tuğçe Tatari is very responsive, accessible and very practical. She is a good negotiator and good communicator.’

‘Very qualified, very experienced team.’

‘The Corporate Law Team at Akol can readily adjust to our company’s fast-paced corporate environment. They possess institutional knowledge of our expectations and strategies, allowing them to align with our business requirements effectively.’

‘Very responsive, solution-oriented, great team to work with, with high integrity and solid technical know-how and professionalism.’

‘Akol is one of the market leaders in terms of M&A. Meltem has been practicing M&A for over 28 years and Tugce has been in the market for more than 15 years. Their combined expertise is comparably above many of their peers in the market.’

‘Tugce Tatari is hands on, reliable and to the point in her advice. She knows all procedural issues by heart, and she can give practical insight on all procedural issues. She is an active listener in negotiations, she is good in managing expectations and persuasive. Tugce is one of the busiest M&A partners in the market.’

Key clients

Moon Active Ltd.


Eczacıbası Holding


Hacı Ömer Sabancı Holding A.Ş.; Dx Technology Services and Investment BV (DxBV)


Türkiye Wealth Fund


Öncü Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ortaklığı


Kontrolmatik Teknoloji Enerji ve Mühendislik A.Ş.


Pomega Energy Storage Technologies


EBRD


Turk Elektronik Para A.Ş. (Param)


Work highlights


  • Advised EIS Eczacıbaşı Ilac Sinai ve Finansal Yatirimlar Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, a subsidiary of Eczacıbaşı Holding A.S. in the acquisition of 99.96% of Gensenta Ilac Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. from Amgen Ilac Ticaret Ltd. Sti., a Turkish subsidiary of Amgen Inc.
  • Advised Moon Active Ltd, the Israel based software-gaming platforms company engaged in the acquisition of Zen Match, from Good Job Games Bilisim Yazilim ve Pazarlama AS, the Turkey based game company.
  • Advised Turk Elektronik Para (Param), a fintech, in relation to the acquisition of Paycore, the Flagship Global Fintech and Payments Services company, and its subsidiaries.

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki

Bolstered by the firm’s 2023 October acquisition of Bozoglu-Izgi Attorney Partnership, the competition team at Dentons-affiliated firm Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki remains a key leader in this area, bringing strength to advising financial institutions and domestic and multinational businesses on high-value, cross border matters. The firm’s robust client base spans such industries as tech, gaming, manufacturing, oil and gas, beverages and food. The practice is headed by managing partner Galip Selçuk brings experience to M&A, corporate governance, franchising and distribution and private equity. Other key figures include compliance and transactional expert Selim Keki; Doğan Eymirlioğlu, a specialist in shareholders’ agreements, insurance policies and management contracts; and Okan Arıcan, who provides expertise in tech industry matters.

Practice head(s):

Galip Selçuk


Other key lawyers:

Selim Keki; Doğan Eymirlioğlu; Selahattin Kaya; Okan Arıcan


Testimonials

‘BASEAK lawyers always seek practical solutions and are capable of handling very complex matters. They are highly qualified and responsive.’

‘We have been working with Okan Arıcan over the past years and there is no other lawyer I’d rather work with. Okan combines his experience with a business-oriented mind and always meets his clients needs at an excellent level.’

‘Good partner involvement and detailed analysis. Hands on and accessible.’

‘Selim Keki is very attentive and hands on and very detail oriented.’

‘The team knows how to work with international clients both in terms of language and in terms of explaining local laws and requirements to non-Turkish investors.’

‘Very client focused team with subject matter expertise. Their focus is not on billing but delivery. Accrued knowledge on corporate matters in equity and convertible transactions.’

‘Okan Arican is the partner we work with and he is the reason we chose BASEAK. He is relentless and takes complete ownership of client matter.’

‘The team is really very open to collaboration. They are capable to understand the specific needs of the client.’

Key clients

Ace Games


Sabancı Ventures


Armut


500 Istanbul


Brisa Bridgestone Sabancı Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Magic


Platinum Equity Advisors LLC


Akfen Holding A.Ş., Akfen Yenilenebilir Enerji A.Ş.


Toll International Investments Pty Ltd


European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


Goldcar Spain, S.L.


Koş Yaşa Çok Yaşa Medikal A.Ş.


Hedef Araç Kiralama ve Servis A.Ş.


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

Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein remains a notable force in the market, pairing the bench strength and experience of its team to advise insurers, domestic and multinational corporates involved in complex, high-value cross-border transactions, across a diverse spectrum of sectors ranging from shipping, pharmaceuticals, gaming, financial services and chemicals to luxury goods, food, energy, manufacturing and medical devices. The group is headed by experienced managing partner and M&A specialist Eren Kurşun, who also heads the firm’s private equity practice. Other key figures include: Duygu Turgut, who specialises in high-profile M&A in the healthcare, energy and infrastructure, and retail industries; corporate disputes expert Ali Selim Demirel; Orçun Solak, who, in addition to transactional work, advises on compliance.

Practice head(s):

Eren Kurşun


Other key lawyers:

Duygu Turgut; Ali Selim Demirel; Orçun Solak; Aslı Cağlar Ergenekon; Sıla Pınar; Mehmetcan Atasoy


Testimonials

‘Ali Selim Demirel is a leading individual in M&A projects in Turkey.’

Special mention also to Sila Pinar for her full involvment, high expertise and very valuable drafting skills.’

‘Duygu Turgut is a hard-working partner, who is very responsive and whose work product is excellent.’

‘They are very transparent on billing issues. They are responsive and hands-on with their work.’

Key clients

Borusan Mannesmann Boru San. ve Tic. A.Ş.,


Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US Inc.


Cigna Corporation


Global Investmen House


Groupama Assurances Mutuelles


Mando Corporation


Mondi A.G.


Playtika Holding


Rönesans Holding


SPI International B.V. (and its individual shareholders)


TeamSystem


Acıbadem Healthcare Group


Actera Group


Ak Yatırım


Amgen International


Cargill Tarım ve Gıda San. Tic. A.Ş.


Ferrovial Aeropuertos España, S.A


Fin Tech Invest BV


Good Job Games


Invus and other shareholders of Airties


Kraft Heinz Company


Marubeni Corporation


Modanisa


Multinet Kurumsal Hizmetler A.Ş. (and its shareholders)


OYAK (Turkish Military Pension Fund)


PEAK Games


Schneider Electric


Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. and Zorlu Holding A.Ş.


Work highlights


  • Advised Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. and Zorlu Holding A.Ş. on their transaction, in which the Kuwait Investment Authority subsidiary Wren House Infrastructure LP acquired majority shares representing approximately 50% of the share capital of Zorlu Enerji’s Dutch subsidiary, at a valuation of $100m; and minority shares representing approx. 12.34% of Zorlu Enerji’s share capital for a purchase price of  $38m, in connection with the repayment of approx. $100m of the outstanding amount under the loan agreement signed between Zorlu Enerji and KIA.
  • Advised Borusan Mannesmann in connection with its subsidiary Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US, Inc.’s acquisition of shares representing 100% of Berg EUROPIPE Holding Corp., a New York corporation, from EUROPIPE GmbH.
  • Advised Rönesans Yenilenebilir Enerji Yatırım Anonim Şirketi on the sale of shares representing 50% of the share capital of Rönesans Enerji Üretim ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi, a renewable energy company, to TotalEnergies Renewables.

GKC Partners (in professional association with White & Case)

GKC Partners (in professional association with White & Case) remains a key leader in the practice space, harnessing the bench strength of its team to advise major insurers, financial institutions and domestic and multinational corporates involved in high-value, cross-border transactions, across such sectors energy, gaming, real estate, healthcare, logistics and luxury goods. The practice is led by Emre Özşar, an expert in complex M&A and joint ventures, in addition to being a seasoned litigator. Other key figures include insurance industry specialist Can Tolga Tezel, who was promoted to partner in January 2024; experienced senior associate Aslı Gülüm, who brings skill to both transactional and everyday corporate matters; and associates Gökçen Durgut, who provides key support on M&A and restructurings, and Emrehan Mermer, who handles corporate contractual arrangements, including share purchase agreements.

Practice head(s):

Emre Özşar


Other key lawyers:

Can Tolga Tezel; Aslı Gülüm; Gökçen Durgut; Emrehan Mermer


Testimonials

‘The team led by Emre Özşar has been our “go to” team in Türkiye for all types of M&A transactions and in fact we have worked with them almost on an exclusive basis. They are very well experienced and have a great know-how. They are very hard-working and it’s always easy to reach out to them. They have the most talented associates and Emre Özşar is the best M&A lawyer in town.’ 

‘I would mention Gokcen Durgut,  a senior associate who stands out with her legal knowledge and commercial approach.’ 

‘The strengths of this team are their availability, flexibility and industry knowledge.’

‘Emre Özşar is a pleasure to work with and absolute gem to watch in negotiations, with a modest style but still ending up getting everything the client needs and wants. Aslı Gülüm makes the client feel that she is accompanying the client every step of the project with full capability.’

‘Emre Ozsar who heads the Turkish M&A team is a very capable lawyer who truly deserves the praises. Thanks to his solution-oriented approach, very effective negotiation skills and experience we were able to navigate through complex issues during the transaction. The other team members consisting of Aslı Gulum, Gokcen Durgut and Emrehan Mermer have also showed an outstanding performance in our transaction and overall, there was a great team work.

‘Emre Özsar, the head of the M&A practice of GKC in Istanbul, is a very talented, smart and strong negotiator and at all times keeps the strings together.’

Key clients

TotalEnergies Renewables


Kalyon İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Enerjisa Enerji Üretim A.Ş.


Wren House Infrastructure Limited Partnership


Hanwha Q Cells Güneş Enerjisi A.Ş.


Rollic Games Oyun Yazılım ve Pazarlama A.Ş.


Fingen S.p.A.


MidEuropa III Management Limited


International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Firmenich International S.A.


Work highlights


  • Represented TotalEnergies Renewables in its acquisition of the shares representing 50% of the share capital of Rönesans Enerji Üretim ve Ticaret A.Ş.
  • Represented Wren House in its acquisition of the shares representing 12.34% of the share capital of Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. from Zorlu Holding.
  • Represented MidEuropa in its sale of the shares representing 90% of the share capital of Özel Kent Sağlık Hizmetleri ve Malzemeleri Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş., to Acıbadem Sağlık Hizmetleri ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership

The M&A and corporate support team at Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership remains a force in the marketplace, utilising the experience of its team to advise domestic and multinational corporates involved in high-value multi-jurisdictional transactions, across sectors ranging from pharmaceuticals, insurance, shipping, mining, logistics and packaging to real estate, chemicals and retail. The practice is jointly led by senior partner and M&A authority Ümit Hergüner; Kayra Üçer, who, in addition to displaying strength in M&A, draws on his extensive involvement with the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey; Mert Oğuzülgen, a specialist in e-commerce; energy sector expert Deniz Tuncel; Zeynep Tor, who handles complex market entry and exit transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ümit Hergüner; Kayra Üçer; M. Mert Oğuzülgen; Deniz Tuncel; Zeynep Tor


Other key lawyers:

Tolga İpek: Emel Tulun; Zafer Yılmaz


Key clients

Fiba HDI Emeklilik


Çimsa Çimento Sanayi Tic. A.Ş.


United Parcel Service America, Inc.


Solenis LLC


Croda International Plc.


Carbon Health Tech Inc.


Değer Merkezi Hizmetler ve Yönetim Danışmanlığı A.Ş.


Sunman Group


Sunfarming Eurasia Enerji Üretim Anonim Şirketi


Nagarro SE


Nippon Express


İsmet Emre Gülsoy & Abdullah Gülsoy


Aras Kargo


Novartis


Work highlights


  • Represented Fiba Holding A.S. (Fiba) active in various sectors in Türkiye in a two-tier transaction involving the sale of a majority stake in their insurance arm, Fiba Emeklilik ve Hayat A.S., to HDI Sigorta A.Ş. (HDI) and establishment of joint venture with HDI with an aim to digitalize their insurance product sale channels.
  • Represented Çimsa Çimento Sanayi Tic. A.Ş. (Çimsa), a subsidiary of Turkish conglomerate Sabancı Group, in a deal involving the transfer of part its assets in the cement sector to Fernas Group Companies with an asset transfer agreement.
  • Worked alongside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in a project involving acquisition of Italian BOMI Italia SpA (BOMI) by client United Parcel Service (UPS).

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli remains among the leaders in the marketplace, harnessing the expertise of its team to advise insurers, private equity firms and domestic and multinational corporates on day-today matters and in high-value, cross-border M&A. The firm’s client base spans such sectors as hospitality, retail, chemicals, energy, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverages. A combined practice is led by founder, managing partner and head of the transactional department Umut Kolcuoğlu, who brings over 25 years’ experience; and by Serhan Koçaklı, who heads the corporate and commercial division. Other key members of the team include Bihter Bozbay Inan, a specialist in M&A and joint ventures; Melis Öget Koç, who handles complex energy and infrastructure matters; counsel Begüm İnceçam Kolcuoğlu, who draws on an extensive M&A skill set. Gökçe İldiri Coşgüner was promoted to partner in January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Umut Kolcuoğlu; Serhan Koçaklı


Other key lawyers:

Bihter Bozbay Inan; Melis Öget Koç; Begüm İnceçam Kolcuoğlu; Gökçe İldiri Coşgüner; Nejan Duman


Testimonials

‘KDK are hugely responsive, commercial and focused. They coordinate their teams extremely well and appear to have equal, great strength across the board.’

‘The team is very structured and responsive. High quality and solid support. Also very good manners and nice people.’

‘Agility, collaboration, know-how.’

‘Both of Bihter Bozbay Inan and Nejan Duman are very impressive. They are responsible and diligent and always responsive for inquiries.’

‘Good knowledge of Turkish corporate law and the Turkish M&A market. Solid advice.’

‘Unique expertise, great problem solving ability, addressing and taking good care of all client’s concerns ’

‘Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli is professional and dedicated to their work. They are consistent in their approach, ensuring that open lines of communication throughout our collaboration is maintained.’

‘The lead partner Umut Kolcuoglu genuinely stands out for several commendable reasons. While many professionals excel in their technical knowledge, Umut couples that expertise with genuine compassion and understanding. He has an innate ability to make his clients feel valued and heard. His client-centric approach is a refreshing divergence from the norm. His ability to articulate complex legal concepts in an easily understandable manner is exceptional.

Key clients

Oakley Capital GmbH


Re:benefit Bulgaria


Beijing Sanyuan Foods


National Instruments Corporation


Alexander Dennis Limited


BioIVT LLC


Terumo Europe NV


Vitol


Talanx Group


Glencore


QTerminals


Boyner Group


Sedes Group


Duracell


Huntsman B.V.


MIC Capital Management 39 RSC Ltd


Mediterra Capital


Turkven Private Equity


Koç Holding


The Boston Consulting Group


VHV Group


Turk Elektronik Para Anonim Şirketi


Vinmar Group


SPhere S.A.


Tcar Sarl (SPV of Southeast Europe Equity Fund II, LP)


BMS Group


Schaffhausen Institute of Technology Operations AG


team.blue NV


Theegarten-Pactec GmbH & Co. KG


SolarWinds


Bunzl


Iyzico


BNR Technology


Ruhrpumpen Industrial Sociedad Anonima De Capital Variable


HDI Insurance


Logo Software


Vansan Machinery


Deloitte


TPI Composites


Magneti Marelli


Akemi Chemisch Technische Spezialfabrik GmbH


LR Health & Beauty Systems


Bozzetto Group


Hugo Boss


Gucci


Wabtec Corporation


Cummins


Hedef Filo


Glasshouse IT Systems


NN Group


Brightstar Capital Partners


Momento


Dover Corporation


Work highlights


  • Advised Boyner Holding, Turkey’s leading retail group, on Param’s investment in and strategic partnership with Hopi, Boyner’s loyalty and consumer platform, with a valuation of $100m.
  • Advised HDI Sigorta on its acquisition of a majority stake in Fiba Emeklilik ve Hayat, and the formation of a joint venture with Fibabanka, to be engaged in non-life insurance business.
  • Advising Mediterra Capital on the sale of Paycore (a leading payment services provider) to Param, the largest full-stack payment service provider in Turkey.

Paksoy

The powerhouse corporate, commercial and M&A practice at Paksoy remains a market leader, leveraging the bench strength and experience of its team to advise insurers and domestic and multinational businesses involved in high-value, multi-jurisdictional transactions. The firm’s robust client roster spans sectors ranging from automotive, mining, manufacturing, packaging and aerospace to chemicals, logistics and healthcare. The firm is led by practice area authority Elvan Aziz, who brings expertise to M&A, corporate governance, restructurings and strategic agreements; M. Togan Turan, a specialist in M&A and competition law matters; Stéphanie Beghe Sonmez, an expert in M&A, joint ventures and private equity investments. Other key figures include Nihan Bacanak, who draws on experience in the retail, healthcare and logistics spaces; and Nazlı Bezirci, who assists major insurers.

Practice head(s):

Elvan Aziz; M. Togan Turan; Stéphanie Beghe Sönmez


Other key lawyers:

Nihan Bacanak; Nazlı Bezirci


Testimonials

‘Great team of lawyers, with subsitutes when one is away. Great availability and drafing skills. Deep knowledge of corporate law and M&A transactions (local or multi-jurisdictional).’

‘Elvan Aziz is a great professional, highly knowledgeable in M&A transactions, very much available, able to provide strategic advice.’

Key clients

BAE Systems


Borusan Holding


Carrefour


DP World


General Dynamics


Imerys


Lesjöfors


Lactalis


Mondi


Orica


Plastic Omnium


Samsun Yurt Savunma (SYS)


Sensient


Stellantis


Univar Solutions


Volex


Work highlights


  • Advised Imerys on the sale of its high-temperature solutions business to PE fund Platinum Equity.
  • Advised Univar Solutions on the acquisition of Kale Kimya.
  • Advised Plastic Omnium on the acquisition of Varroc Lighting Systems.

Çakmak Attorney Partnership

The Istanbul and Ankara-based corporate practice at Çakmak Attorney Partnership leverages the bench strength of its team to advise domestic and foreign businesses across the automotive, financial services, construction, engineering, telecoms, energy, and oil and gas sectors. The team’s full service covers matters ranging from structuring and joint ventures to corporate governance and cross-border M&A. The group is led by practice area expert Zeynep Çakmak; Naz Bandik Hatipoğlu, a specialist in energy, mining and infrastructure matters; and Gülsen Engin, who has particular expertise in corporate governance matters. Partner Gökhan Okan joined the firm from Verdi Hukuk Bürosu in February 2023.

Practice head(s):

Zeynep Çakmak; Naz Bandik Hatipoğlu; Gülşen Engin


Other key lawyers:

Mustafa Yafes Öner


Key clients

Rönesans Holding


Koç Holding


Assystem


Western Union


Visa Europe


Flamagas


İntaş İnşaat


Gates Corporation


Work highlights


  • Advising Rönesans with respect to a joint venture formed in Kazakhstan for the purposes of financing, design, construction and maintenance service of multidisciplinary hospitals in Kazakhstan.
  • Advising Koç Holding in relation to partial spin-off of its three public companies, Aygaz, Koç Holding and Tüpraş.
  • Providing legal assistance to Assystem, one of the Türkiye’s leading consultancy and engineering firms, with respect to its corporate law matters.

CIFTCI Attorney Partnership in association with Clifford Chance

The team at CIFTCI Attorney Partnership in association with Clifford Chance provides a comprehensive service to financial institutions and domestic and multinational companies involved in everyday corporate matters and high-value, multi-jurisdictional M&A, across industries ranging from energy, beverages, financial services, transport and pharmaceuticals to logistics, retail, tech, telecoms and manufacturing. The team is led by corporate authority Itır Çiftçi, who brings over 30 years’ experience to the practice; counsel and energy and infrastructure specialist Deniz Göcük. Senior associates Deniz Yetkin, Sabri Kaya and Aslı Kural are also of note.

Practice head(s):

Itır Çiftçi; Deniz Göçük


Other key lawyers:

Deniz Yetkin; Sabri Kaya; Aslı Kural


Testimonials

‘Fantastic team, great expertise and insights.’

‘The firm offers highly professional and devoted lawyers who provide a complete all round service in M&A transactions with foreign and local parties.’

‘Senior partner Itir Ciftci is an extremely talented negotiator who offers great legal skills alongside a strong, focus.’

Key clients

Cinven


Assa Abloy


Actera Partners


Ford Deutschland Holding GmbH


Sanofi Aventis Group


Pfizer


Actis LLP


Airbus


Boheme Investments GmbH


International Beer Breweries


International Finance Corporation


EBRD


Mastercard


Mondelez


Mitsui


Arçelik A.Ş.


Eczacıbaşı Tüketim Ürünleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Türk Tuborg Bira ve Malt Sanayi A.S.


Infrakan Holding


Metric Capital


Work highlights


  • Advised Actis on the acquisition of 100% shares of Uluğ Energy Distribution and Retail Services from Limak Investment, part of Limak Holding a leading Turkish conglomerate.
  • Advising Ford Motor Company in relation to the implementation of a potential JV structure in Turkey.

Gen Temizer

With an experienced background, and a hands-on and efficient approach‘, the M&A, corporate and private equity team at Gen Temizer brings expertise to advising financial institutions and domestic and multinational corporates across industries ranging from tech, oil and gas, energy and natural resources to logistics, real estate, construction and TMT. The practice is headed by Edmund Emre Özer, an expert in acquisitions and joint ventures; Baran Gen, a specialist in private equity transactions, including leveraged buy-outs. Other key figures include Ebru Temizer, who contributes over two decades of experience; Ömer Erdoğan, who joined from Güner Law Office in May 2023; counsel Mert Elçin; and managing associate Dila Topuz.

Practice head(s):

Edmund Emre Özer; Baran Gen


Other key lawyers:

Ebru Temizer; Ömer Erdoğan; Mert Elçin; Dila Topuz; Yağmur İpek Özen; Şeyma Olğun


Testimonials

‘Gen Temize Özer is one of the great legal teams that distinguishes itself with the partner time allocated to the transactions.’

‘Baran Gen is a very dedicated and committed lawyer who strives to get the best result practically achievable.’

‘Edmund Emre Özer is responsive, knowledgeable, with a deep understanding of the UK and Turkish markets.’

‘They understand the needs and act quickly. They have a good expertise on their field. They are always available.’

‘With an experienced background, and a hands-on and efficient approach in negotiating as well as creating value-add to the clients, GTO’s team has demonstrated in numerous projects we have worked on together that they can bring perspective and success.’

‘Partners are fully committed and display hands-on approach in the projects.’

‘Team is known in the market for its excellent M&A practice. We are impressed by strength in depth of team covering both international deals as well as local Turkish corporate transactions. We have worked with the team on both types of deals and been very impressed by their capabilities.’

‘Emre Özer is very responsive, considered and practical in his advice. A trusted advisor capable of delivering excellent results.’

Key clients

Balderton Capital


Bertelsmann


BGC Partners


Diffusion Capital Partners


Earlybird Venture Fund


EBRD


Felix Capital


Hadi Yazılım


Imerit


Murat Ticaret


Propertyfinder


SK Innovations


Torunlar GYO


Tuğra Gönden / Cushman and Wakefield


Unifonic


Work highlights


  • Representating the Gora Family on the sale of 100% of their shares in Murat Ticaret, a Turkish complex wire harness manufacturer, to Volex, a UK-listed specialist integrated manufacturer of critical power and data transmission products.
  • Representating Torunlar Group and Başkent Doğalgaz in th acquisition of 50% of Sedas and Sepas, which are electricity distribution and supply businesses jointly owned by CEZ and Akkok Holding.
  • Representating Unifonic, a Middle East based corporate communications company, on the 100% acquisition of AI and conversation technology business, Sestek.

Moroglu Arseven

Moroglu Arseven leverages the bench strength of its team to advise domestic and multinational clients across sectors ranging from electronics, construction and tech to transport, building materials, life sciences and telecoms on M&A, takeovers, joint ventures, due diligence, wind-ups and other matters across the practice area. The group is led by Seyfi Moroğlu, who brings expertise to litigation, compliance and transactions; Benan Arseven, an expert in corporate governance; tax and fiscal matter specialist Ertunç Şirin; foreign investment adviser Burcu Tuzcu Ersin; Hazal Baydar, who utilises experience working with IT and energy sector clients; Başak Acar, who is noted for her work in the life science and pharmaceuticals sectors. Also of note are senior associates Sevi İslamageç and Nilüfer Hotan.

Practice head(s):

Seyfi Moroğlu; Benan Arseven; Ertunç Şirin; Burcu Tuzcu Ersin; Hazal Baydar; Başak Acar


Other key lawyers:

Sevi İslamageç; Nilüfer Hotan


Testimonials

‘Very professional and extremely qualified.’

‘Leading experts, good communication, good crisis management.’

‘We have been working with Moroglu Arseven on different M&A projects representing counterparties. We enjoyed working with them as a team of expert lawyers in the field.’

‘Partner Burcu Tuzcu stands out for her knowledge and professionalism.’

‘Seyfi Moroglu, a partner at the firm, has been crucial to the success of past transactions. He takes the time to guide and advise our clients, always going the extra mile.’

Bezen & Partners

In addition to displaying strength in the energy sector, the team at Bezen & Partners advises domestic and multinational corporates across such industries as retail, construction, software, logistics, media and real estate, on matters ranging from company formation and multi-jurisdictional M&A to tax matters and compliance procedures. The practice is headed by M&A specialists founding partner Serdar Bezen and Murat Soylu, key support is provided by senior associate Eren Soydan, who assists clients with corporate structuring.

Practice head(s):

Serdar Bezen; Murat Soylu


Other key lawyers:

Eren Soydan


Testimonials

‘This firm exceeded my expectations. From day one they have acted very professional with a very proactive approach. Their deep understanding about Turkish law and the fact that they genuinely care about their customers made them a perfect partner for us.’

‘One of the very few law firms in this geography able to offer comprehensive solutions which take into account financial/accounting/tax matters.’

‘Murat Soylu and his associates carefully listened to our needs, helped working on scenarios clearly underlining pros, cons, red and green flags. Outcome was up to our expectations.’

‘Effective approach, legal strategies personalised to each client’s unique needs and circumstances.’

Key clients

MB UAE Investments LLC


Guess?


İnfina Yazılım A.Ş.


Hitachi Zosen Inova AG


Familia Trading S.à r.l.


LDI Trading Dış Ticaret Anonim Şirketi


AEGIR- Marine BV


Deep Oasis


EEN-TK


International Turnkey Systems Group KSCC


Avista LLC


Work highlights


  • Advising MB UAE Investments LLC in relation to the review and negotiation of a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of the shares of five different companies operating in the real estate and maritime sectors in Turkey.
  • Advised Hitachi Zosen Inova AG in relation to its post-JV corporate structuring matters with its JV partner, Makyol Insaat, regarding the construction works of a project relating to waste incineration and energy generation with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

Gökçe

The commercial, corporate and M&A practice at Gökçe harnesses the expertise of its team to advise domestic and multinational corporates across such sectors as fintech, energy, health, e-commerce, tourism, food, financial services, with a particular focus on tech. The practice is headed by managing partner Görkem Gökçe, who brings experience to M&A, private equity, joint ventures and venture capital transactions; and Ali Paslı, who in additional to transactional work, assists clients with corporate disputes. Managing associate Nazlı Nehir Sertbaş who joined from Lexist Law Firm in February 2023, provides key support.

Practice head(s):

Görkem Gökçe; Ali Paslı


Other key lawyers:

Nazlı Nehir Sertbaş


Testimonials

‘Görkem Gökçe is like one of our family to us. We consult him on all kinds of problems related to our business. He also always finds the most suitable solutions for us. We can always reach him. He understands our business very well. He’s very knowledgeable. Very practical. Solution-oriented.’

‘Görkem Gökçe, founding partner of the firm, has been our legal counsel since day one. His consistent presence provides us with confidence in every aspect.’

Key clients

Gram Games


Searover


Farasis


Robomotion


Figopara


Swipeline


Masomo


Codeway Studios


Inofab


N11


Deel


Neo Auvra


Work highlights


  • Advised Figo on its $11m investment round.
  • Advised Searover a start-up specialising in renewable energy based in İzmir, in its investment round in the amount of $400,000.
  • Advised Diştedavim, an online platform relating to dental services, in its investment round of $200,000 at a valuation of $6m.

Moral | Kınıkoğlu | Pamukkale Attorney Partnership

The corporate, M&A and private equity Istanbul and Izmir-based group at Moral | Kinikoglu | Pamukkale Attorney Partnership, which underwent a name change following the January 2024 departure of Sertaç Kökenek, utilises the bench strength of its team to advise a client base of blue chip local and international clients. The firm’s active client base spans sectors ranging from tech, cosmetics and agriculture to construction, food and beverages, manufacturing and retail. The practice is jointly headed by M&A specialists Reşat Moral, Serkan Pamukkale (who also brings expertise to IPOs) and Serra Haviyo. Key support is provided by Dilara Kaymaz, who, in addition to her transactional work, assists clients with corporate governance.

Practice head(s):

Vefa Reşat Moral; Serkan Pamukkale; Serra Haviyo


Other key lawyers:

Dilara Kaymaz


Testimonials

‘Hard-working and dedicated team, quickly available, flexible.’

‘Serra Haviyo is very attentive and a good communicator.’

‘What makes Moral unique is their remarkable blend of legal expertise and strategic acumen, particularly in the realm of cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Key clients

Miele


Kraft Heinz


L’oreal


Eczacıbaşı Holding


Janoschka


Stellantis


Twin Science


Columbia Turkey (Gözalan Group)


Norm Holding (18 Companies)


Petroyağ


Reckitt


Yanmar


Syngenta Turkey


AMIAD


Work highlights


  • Acted as the buy-side legal advisor for AMIAD Filtration Systems LTD (acting through EFS-European Filtration Solutions Coöperatief), in its acquisition of 49% of shares in FTS Filtrasyon Arıtım Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi.
  • Advised the minority shareholders of Turquoise Yachts on the sale of their shares to MB UAE Investments LLC.
  • Advised the has advised the shareholders of Univera on the sale of the company to Param.

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office

Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office leverages the experience of corporate and M&A team to provide a comprehensive service to banks, insurers and major household name multinationals, advising clients in such sectors as tech, oil and gas, manufacturing, automotive, maritime, media, infrastructure, and displaying particular strength in energy matters. The practice is headed by regulated industry expert Gokhan Enkur; Kerim Pelister, who handles complex M&A, privatisations and restructurings; Emre Atayilmaz; and Emre Keki, a specialist in the renewable energy space.

Practice head(s):

Gokhan Enkur; Kerim Pelister; Emre Atayilmaz; Emre Keki


Other key lawyers:

Senem Sarac; Mehmet Ali Sertac Kocahal; Behiye Gokceli; Ongun Ozel


Testimonials

‘They always adopt a commercial approach rather than going into academic discussions. The diversity of their team enables us to have a bigger and clearer picture when it comes to complex issues that requires a legal assessment from the perspective of several legal areas such as commercial law, employment law or real estate law.’

‘Kerim Pelister adds a great value in legal advice by using not only his legal knowledge, but also his commercial approach. Emre Atayilmaz is a leading lawyer in such areas as commercial law, employment law and real estate. Gokhan Enkur is a true talent in M&A deals.

‘When I work with PAE, I receive partner attendance, diligence and care until the assignment is completed. This aspect makes PAE unique. The team members are always accessible, and they deliver work with quality.’

‘Excellent foreign language skills, reliable and trustworthy,  good network.’

‘Emre Keki has native-speaker skills in both German and English. He is extremely responsive, able and willing to involve the most capable experts for the task at hand, and totally reliable in all client-related matters.’

‘Always super-responsive, helpful and great to work with.’

‘Kerim Pelister is a star and will always ensure a job is done well and within timelines and budgets. Emre Atayilmaz is our go-to for Turkish employment support and always looks after our clients very well.’

Key clients

Cigna Corporation


Hoshizaki Group


AFP Group Gmbh, Montana Tec, Arimpeks


Lockton


Shell


Victoria plc


Koc Holding


Epsilon Composites


Vera Capital


Ludgate Investment


Teknasyon


Bialetti


Maico


HH Global


Syntaxis Capital


Porter Enerji


Volens Enerji


Work highlights


  • Advised Cigna Corporation in the sale of its 51% stake in Cigna Sağlık Hayat ve Emeklilik A.Ş. to QNB Finansbank.
  • Advised Hoshizaki Corporation in its acquisition of a 11.21% stake in Oztiryakiler, which will result with Hoshizaki’s becoming the majority shareholder in Oztiryakiler.
  • Advised Porter Enerji and Volens Enerji on the acquisition of over 40% of the shares in Vitus Capital and Vitus Commodities from Sepil Elektrik.

TURUNÇ

The Istanbul and Izmir-led corporate and M&A team at TURUNÇ advises private equity and venture capital houses, as well as domestic and multinationals corporates across such industries as financial services, media, tech, food, chemicals and energy, on everyday and transactional matters. The practice is headed by founding partner Noyan Turunç, a specialist in corporate governance and regulatory mandate; Kerem Turunç, who handles M&A and investment and divestment matters. Other key figures include İltem Dokurlar, who brings transactional expertise to transport sector matters; Esin Çamlıbel, who brings strength to a range of sales mandates; and Yasemin Erden.

Practice head(s):

Noyan Turunç; Kerem Turunç


Other key lawyers:

İltem Dokurlar; Esin Çamlibel; Yasemin Erden


Testimonials

‘Team at Turunc is very well guided by Kerem Turunc who is an expert in M&A. The team is smart, bright and ambitious. Since they focus on startups, they also utilise digital tools and innovative approaches to ease lives of their clients.’

‘Team is highly dedicated and exceptionally good in terms of know-how, market practices, commercial approach and sectoral experience.’

‘Friendly, collaborative, knowledgeable and efficient.’

‘The team is very good at reviewing VC investment agreements and providing feedback on investment agreement revisions. As a law firm with high communication skills, they provided fast and quality feedback.’

‘Kerem Turunç is truly an exceptional individual. He is unrivalled with his commercial understanding, legal know-how and international background.’

‘Noyan Turunc is a great leader. He’s the one who designed this firm and the reason we originally engaged them.’

Key clients

Ascential plc


Kamil Koç


Boğaziçi Ventures


Bursa Eskişehir Bilecik Development Agency


Arya Women Venture Capital


Tacirler Gelecek Etki Venture Capital


Lycian Capital


DeepZen


Netcad


Taxim Capital


Work highlights


  • Advising Ascential plc on the proposed sale of its subsidiary WGSN Limited, a consumer trend forecasting company.
  • Acted for Kamil Koç on its acquisition of Ses Turizm and Gülen Turizm, two intercity bus operators.
  • Advises Boğaziçi Ventures, a venture capital fund in Turkey, on all of its investments, which have a particular focus on technology, including fintech, retail tech and health tech.

Bener Law Office

The team at Bener Law Office leverages the expertise of its team to advise domestic and multinational businesses across areas ranging from medical devices, financial services, chemicals and aviation to logistics, tech, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals and energy, on a range of day-to-day and transactional matters. The group is jointly led by Bahar Ülgen Hasşerbetçi, who brings experience to IPOs, M&A and restructurings; M&A and regulatory specialist Eren Üçok; Onur Kordel, who brings over 25 years to the practice area; Cem Davutoğlu; and founder and managing partner Erim Bener.

Practice head(s):

Bahar Ülgen Hasşerbetçi; Eren Üçok; Onur Kordel; Cem Davutoğlu; Erim Bener


Testimonials

‘Availability, speed, solution oriented,  they focus on the client’s intention, are committed to the deadlines, with total flexibility to adapt the billing to the client’s needs and proposals.’

‘Fast, proactive, knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Mastercard


Michael Page


Philips Türkiye


Regus


Mitsubishi Electric


Hitachi


Schlumberger


Air France


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines


Azelis


Randstad


Ricoh


Intersport


Archroma


Rollic Games


Alfa Kimya shareholders


Alliance Healthcare and its subsidiaries


Astute Electronics


Diodes


Benetton


Korn Ferry


Indorama


Norma Turkey


NXP Semiconductors


Silgan


Satel Gayrimenkul


Fluidmaster


Museum of Illusions


Kron


Access World Turkey


Segmentify


Tarkett Aspen


Arpaş Pilotaj


DHL Group


DLL Group


Techno Design


Mighty Buildings


Nordmann Rassman


Lavanta Club House


Minianima Film (Animaj)


Leica Teknoloji


Work highlights


  • Advised DHL Group on the acquisition of MNG Kargo Yurtiçi ve Yurtdışı Taşımacılık Anonim Şirketi.
  • Advised Azelis Group on the acquisition of Aktaş Dış Ticaret’s business of supply and distribution of base oils, olefins, industrial oil additives and specialty components.
  • Advised the founder of Makronet on the sale of 100% of shares to Softline Group (an IT consulting company listed on London Stock Exchange).

Boden Law

The team at Boden Law displays particular strength advising domestic and multinational corporates in the energy and tech sectors, on transactional and day-to-day matters. The practice is led by founding partner Değer Boden, who manages M&A and regulatory issues; senior partner and experienced litigator İnanç Akalın; and Sinem Mermer, who assists clients with tech industry issues.

Practice head(s):

Değer Boden; İnanç Akalın; Sinem Mermer


Testimonials

‘Değer Boden is one of the most respected lawyers specialising in the energy sector.’

Key clients

Statkraft Enerji A.Ş.


Sms Group Metalurji Servis Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti.


RSB RG Pty. Ltd


Sanko Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Axpo International SA and Axpo Turkey Enerji A.Ş.


Siemens Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Duckt OÜ


Talesun Solar Enerji A.Ş.


Tosyalı Holding A.Ş.


Global Catering


Engie Enerji Ticaret ve Pazarlama A.Ş.


Entek Enerji Üretimi A.Ş.


Work highlights


  • Represented a leading Turkish energy company regarding the potential acquisition of the client of a 60 MWe wind power plant.
  • Represented a hardware technology company operating in the micromobility sector, in its sale to Acton Inc.
  • Represented the client regarding its potential acquisition of 54,4 MWm/50 MWe wind power plants.

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm

The corporate and M&A department at Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm advises high-net-worth individuals and domestic and multinational companies across the energy, e-commerce, mining, tech and software industries. The practice is headed by founder and managing partner Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer, who brings experience to M&A deals and other commercial work. Other key individuals include Tuna Çakırca, who utilises a background representing sell and buy side clients; Başak Güneş, a specialist in corporate maintenance; and Ayca Arancı, who handles matters in such sectors as energy and IT.

Practice head(s):

Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer


Other key lawyers:

Tuna Çakırca; Başak Güneş; Ayça Aranc


Key clients

Aabar Investments PSJ


Age Enerji Group


Andar Elektromekanik Sistemler Sanayi Ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi


Ankara Development Agency


ASO Teknopark A.Ş.


Banvit Bandırma Vitaminli Yem Sanayi A.Ş.


İndes Mühendisliks San. Ve Tic. A.Ş.


Barko-Med Elektronik Ticaret A.Ş.


BAMA Teknoloji Tıbbi Cİhazlar Danışmanlık Sağlık Bilişim San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti.


Brensan Enerji Savunma San ve Tic. A.Ş.


BTECH


CEECAT Capital Limited


Cevher Jant A.Ş.


Earfit Akustik ve İleri Teknolojiler Tic.San.A.Ş.


eBay Turkey (Gitti Gdiyor Bilgi Teknolojileri San. ve Tic. A.Ş.)


Egeres Enerji Dan. Müh. Hiz. A.Ş.eri


Pt Alpha Wind Energi


Rafinera Yiyecek Içecek Gida Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Ticareti A.Ş.


Verifone Elektronik ve Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti. (Verifone Turkey)


Work highlights


  • Represented Rafinera Yiyecek Içecek Gida Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Ticareti A.Ş. and its shareholders in the funding by the sale of a minority shareholdings to a number of investors including Cookplus E-ticaret Anonim Şirketi and Nevzat Aydın.
  • Representing eBay Turkey and providing legal advice on a regular basis in connection with its commercial agreements and products.
  • Advising Verifone on all their corporate legal matters.

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

The team at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law excels at providing support on day-to-day corporate matters to multinational businesses, including local and American household names across sectors ranging from education, cosmetics, tech and beverages to apparel, energy, entertainment. The group, which additionally advises on reorganisations, joint ventures, and M&A, is headed by founding partner Gönenç Gürkaynak and Nazlı Nil Yukaruç, both practice area specialists.

Practice head(s):

Gönenç Gürkaynak; Nazlı Nil Yukaruç


Testimonials

‘Very good at day-to-day corporate maintenance, as well as transaction-based legal assistance.’

‘Nazlı Nil Yukaruç is capable of simplifying corporate law requirements and assisting clients in corporate maintenance.’

‘They are polite, extremely knowledgeable and professional. They make themselves available all the time. The team members know the subjects fully and we can always get a timely reply.’

‘Very responsive team, good with deadlines.’

Key clients

Google Ireland, Google LLC, Google Turkey (Google Bilgi Teknolojileri, Google Reklamcılık)


L’Oréal


Boyner Holding


Harvard Business School


X (Twitter)


Work highlights


  • Assisting Google Bilgi Teknolojileri and Google Reklamcılık in relation to all of their Turkish corporate law-related matters.
  • Assisting L’Oréal in relation to all of their Turkish corporate law related matters of its Turkish subsidiaries.

Erdem & Erdem Law Office

Erdem & Erdem Law Office leverages the experience of its Istanbul and Izmir-based team to advise a diverse client base of domestic and multinational corporates spanning industries ranging from tech, luxury goods, energy, manufacturing and tech to mining, chemicals, retail and tourism, on everyday matters and M&A, joint ventures and share transfers. The team is led by founder and senior partner Ercüment Erdem, who draws on significant experience in the practice area; and multi-jurisdictional transactional expert Özgür Kocabaşoğlu. Also of note is Tuna Çolgar, who leads the firm’s Gulf Countries Desk; and Izmer office manager Sevgi Unsal Ozden.

Practice head(s):

Ercüment Erdem; Özgür Kocabaşoğlu


Other key lawyers:

Tuna Çolgar; Sevgi Ünsal Özden; Melissa Balıkçı Sezen; Hazel Coşkun Baylan; Rüştü Mert Kaşka


Testimonials

‘Erdem & Erdem has a diverse team bringing a broader range of perspectives.’

‘Tuna Çolgar has an exceptional expertise, dedication and client-centric approach. He possesses outstanding communication skills and adaptability.’

‘The team is always responsive, communicative and complies with deadlines. 

‘All of them are pro-active, competent and have a fast turnaround. Özgür Kocabaşoğlu, Tuna Çolgar, Melissa Balıkçı Sezen, Rüştü Mert Kaşka.’

‘We can always count on the team to start working on a task immediately. They have very good accessibility and response times. Ercüment Erdem is an exceptionally experienced and highly skilled partner and team leader with sound judgement, while Özgür Kocabaşoğlu is a highly dedicated partner with exceptional legal skills in his field and is very experienced, especially in the port sector. Tuna Çolgar successfully conducts all due diligence processes and is an effective leader in team coordination. Melissa Balıkçı Sezen is extremely knowledgeable and comfortable making assessments in different jurisdictions and assisting us in our decision making. Rüştü Mert Kaşka demonstrates a great awareness of the market and its characteristics, providing reliable and timely guidance.’

Key clients

Yıldırım International Investment Holding B.V.


Yılport Holding


CMS Jant Sanayi A.Ş.


CMS Jant Makine Sanayii A.Ş.


Yves Saint Laurent


Gucci


Bottega Veneta


Penti


Norm Holding A.Ş.


Mersin Uluslararası Liman İşletmeciliği A.Ş. (MIP)


Şişecam


RENK GmbH


TEPAŞ Elektrik ve Mekanik Ev Cihazları Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Uber


Yıldırım Holding


Akinon Internet Yatırım ve Proje Geliştirme A.Ş.


İş Portföy


Sapio Life Turkey


Livewell Giyilebilir Sağlık Ürün Hizmet ve Teknolojileri San. ve Tic. A.Ş.


Invitrx


Göçtur


Kumport


Turkon


VTS Group


Acıbadem Sağlık Hizmetleri ve Tic. A.Ş.


Work highlights


  • Providing legal assistance to CMS Jant on their day-to-day corporate matters such as preparing and revising all commercial agreements.
  • Advising Şişecam on structuring the deal, drafting and negotiating MoU and drafting the share subscription agreement.
  • Providing daily corporate support to Norm Holding, including drafting and revising commercial agreements, offering legal guidance on their execution, managing contractual claims, and structuring group entities in Germany, the Netherlands, and the US.

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

The team at Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership advises Turkish businesses across such industries as construction, real estate, tech, manufacturing, energy, agriculture, on transactional and everyday matters. The practice is led by senior managing partner Hasan Akicioglu, who specialises in cross-border energy projects; Mutlu Ozturk Yurdakul, who handles, among other transactions, M&A, joint ventures and distribution agreements; Emre Ulcayli, whose transactional experience includes share purchase and asset transfer agreements; Başak Goksu Sari, who brings strength to airline industry matters; and Ecem Evin Baytun.

Practice head(s):

Hasan Akıcıoğlu; Mutlu Öztürk Yurdakul; Emre Ulcaylı; Basak Goksu Sarı; Ecem Evin Baytun


Key clients

SASA Polyester


Erdemoğlu Holding


Merinos


Wolfkey


Dinarsu


OYAK


Finvent


İnterprobe


İRİS İnsaat Turizm ve Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş.


Cathay Invest Corporate


Titra Teknoloji


Pi Works


Astay Gayrimenkul


Çiftay Holding


Greeneco


PAK Yatırım


MAPA


Kuzey Marmara Otoyolu


KOWN HOLDING


Tiryaki Grup


Balkan Energy


Zirve Holding


Carvak


Barer Holding


GSG Attorneys at Law/GSG Hukuk

The team at PwC-affiliated GSG Attorneys at Law/GSG Hukuk brings expertise to advising a wide range of domestic and multinational corporates across such industries as electronics, oil and gas, agricultural, sports, chemicals, energy, sports, engineering, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing, on day-to-day and transactional matters. Yavuz Dayioğlu leads the practice, specialising in corporate governance. Dilara Saatcioglu provides key support at the associate level, handling mergers, assets transfers and spin-offs. Former practice co-head Nilgün Serdar Şimşek departed in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Yavuz Dayıoğlu


Other key lawyers:

Dilara Saatçioğlu Bilgen


Testimonials

‘They always care about clients and respond to our questions quickly.’

‘They are professional and able to provide multilingual support with fast feedback speed.’

Gün + Partners

The team at Gün + Partners advises financial institutions, insurers and domestic and multinational corporates in apparel, tech, pharmaceuticals, media and entertainment, automotive, publishing and software, on matters ranging from cross-border M&A and restructurings to divestments and leveraged buyouts. The practice is headed by acquisitions specialist Görkem Bilgin and Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumus, who in addition to complex, cross-border M&A, handles shareholders’ and joint venture agreements. Managing associate Yalçın Umut Talay is also of note.

Practice head(s):

Görkem Bilgin; Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş


Other key lawyers:

Yalçın Umut Talay


Testimonials

‘Görkem Bilgin and his team at Gün + Partners are great to work with. They are very attentive to their clients’ questions and needs. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone seeking legal counsel in the area of corporate compliance in Turkey.’

‘The team is professional and answers quickly to requests. Answers are clear and accurate.’

‘The practice relies on a true collaborative team, composed of excellent people who are not only very good practitioners but also nice and dynamic people.’

‘Excellent technical skills – available – calm in all circumstances – strategic approach to the issues.’

‘Excellent, very client-focused firm that handles work in a timely manner and with the client’s interests in mind.’

‘Very competent and having a wide knowledge on the the legal aspects of running business in Turkey. Great customer relationship.’

Key clients

Renault Group


BMS


Align Technology


Work highlights


  • Advising an animal health manufacturing company in its exit from Turkish market and assisting the company in all aspects for its acquisition by a potential buyer in Türkiye.
  • Advised a US corporation which is a global provider of brand solutions, memorialisation products and industrial technologies on the acquisition of the whole share capital of two legal entities in Turkey active in the brand and packaging design.
  • Advised a US leading provider of custom and stock industrial baking pans, pan coatings and pan refurbishment services on acquisitions of two manufacturing companies in Türkiye.

Pekin Bayar Mizrahi

The team at Pekin Bayar Mizrahi specialises in advising on complex, cross-border transactions and everyday corporate matters for domestic and multinational companies across sectors ranging from infrastructure, automotive, mining, construction and insurance to tech, manufacturing, agriculture, energy and transport. The firm’s full offering extends to M&A, joint ventures, restructurings and shareholders’ agreements. The firm is headed by Selin Bayar, who advises on private equity investments, alliances, and IPOs; Ferhat Pekin, who is also admitted to the New York Bar; Deniz Altınay; and Sertaç Kökenek, who joined from Moral | Kınıkoğlu | Pamukkale Attorney Partnership in January 2024,

Practice head(s):

Selin Bayar; Ferhat Pekin; Deniz Altınay; Sertaç Kökenek


Other key lawyers:

Senem Gölge Yalçın; Galya Benbanaste; Hande Alp


Testimonials

‘Having significant local and international experience in corporate law, litigation and M&A, providing customised and tailor-made legal service.’

‘The team is our corporate and commercial counsel for over 30 years. They have a mix of partners and associates who are experts in different fields of law.’

‘We are particularly impressed with the professional know-how, experience, punctuality, attention to detail and communication skills of senior partner Ferhat Pekin, partner Duygu Ozmen and associate Galya Kohen Benbanaste.’

Key clients

Lycian Consulting


Res Participation S.A.S.


Dar Al-Handasah Consultants


Sandstorm Gold


Astaş Group


Alarko


NIBE


iDATA Visa Services


Work highlights


  • Advised Dar Mühendislik Müşavirlik A.Ş., a subsidiary of Dar Al-Handasah Consultants Shair and Partners BSC Closed, in its acquisition of 60% of Su-Yapı Mühendislik ve Müşavirlik A.Ş.
  • Advised Samvardhana Motherson International Ltd (SAMIL) in its global acquisition of 100% stake in SAS Autosystemtechnik GmbH (Germany) for EUR 540m.
  • Advised Astaş Gayrimenkul Yatırım ve Turizm A.Ş, a company in the tourism, leisure and real estate sectors, in the sale of 50% of its shares in Asta Cennetkoy Turizm ve İşletmecilik A.Ş (Mandarin Oriental Bodrum) to PD Turizm ve Gayrimenkul Anonim Şirketi.

Abcoo Law Firm

The team at Abcoo Law Firm advises domestic and multinational companies across sectors ranging from pharmaceuticals, real estate, financial services, energy, tech, construction and manufacturing, on day-to-day and cross-border transactional matters. The team is led by experienced partners Can Oğuzer, an expert in shareholder disagreements; M&A specialist Murat Aygün; and Berk Batur, who brings strength to real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

Can Oğuzer; Murat Aygün; Berk Batur


Other key lawyers:

Ezgi Aysima Kurtuluş; Miray Yağcı


Testimonials

‘Berk Batur always exhibits unparalleled confidence and a professional manner even during the most intricate matters.’

‘In the area of commercial and corporate law, I specifically recommend Berk Batur for his unparalleled skills in due diligence and negotiation.  For M&A transactions, Murat Aygun’s expertise in international corporate matters and governance make him an invaluable asset.’

‘Great communication, highly-supportive, collaborative, transparent in every step.’

Key clients

Ak Portföy Yönetimi


Aksoy Girişimcilik Enerji ve Turizm


Artaş İnşaat


Betatrans Lojistik


Carny Teknoloji


Cevahir İnşaat


Data Market


Diar Süleymaniye Gayrimenkul


DMcloud Bilgi Teknolojileri


Dolphin Gayrimenkul (Subsidiary of Dolphin Overseas Fund)


Drivee Teknoloji


Eczacıbaşı Holding


Eis Eczacıbaşı İlaç Sınai ve Finansal Yatırımlar


Egesan Aşındırıcı Taşlar Sanayii


Egeli Zımpara Pazarlama


Egeli Zımpara Sanayii


Elca Kozmetik (Estée Lauder Companies Turkey)


Evyap Holding – Evyap Sabun


Huda Dış Ticaret


Kat Turizm Gayrimenkul


Körfez Gyo


Körfez Tatil


Kuzu Hazır Giyim


Meydan Txm Gayrimenkul


Neba Gayrimenkul


Nema Uluslararası Gayrimenkul


Nispetiye Gayrimenkul


Nimbles Pte. Ltd.


Orka Holding


Özgün Makine


Panço Giyim Sanayi


Peak Oyun (Peak)


Peninsula Enerji ve Teknoloji Yatırımları


Petrol Ofisi


Polo Garage


Pradera


Qatari Diar İstanbul


Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company


RVC Luxembourg S.A.R.L


Space İstanbul


Source Direct International


Symrise Kimya Sanayi


Uzmanlar Depolama


Voys Yapay Zeka


Work highlights


  • Represented Artaş İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. and Betratrans Lojistik İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. with respect to the acquisition of 69,83% of the shares of Çelik Halat ve Tel Sanayii A.Ş., which was previously owned by Doğan Holding.
  • Represented Egeli Zımpara Pazarlama A.Ş., Egeli Zımpara Sanayi A.Ş. and Egesan Aşındırıcı Taşlar Sanayi A.Ş. Egeli Zımpara Pazarlama A.Ş., Egeli Zımpara Sanayi A.Ş. and Egesan Aşındırıcı Taşlar Sanayi A.Ş., manufacturers of abrasive products, for the acquisition of 75% of its shares by Tyrolit AG, a member of the Swarovski Group as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of abrasive and sharpening products.
  • Representation of Diar Süleymaniye Gayrimenkul Anonim Şirketi a subsidiary of Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, regarding sale of Diar Süleymaniye’s shares in Peninsula Emlak Yatırım A.Ş. to Kuzu Çevre Teknolojileri ve İnşaat A.Ş. along with execution of a settlement and release agreement.

ASC Law Office

The team at ASC Law Office provides comprehensive day-to-day comprehensive services to insurers, banks, domestic and multinational corporates across sectors ranging from transport, engineering and retail to real estate, tech, construction and agriculture. The team is headed by founding partner Okan Beygo, who brings over three decades of experience to the practice space, and Ela Sarı, a specialist in M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Okan Beygo; Ela Sarı


Other key lawyers:

Didem Bayrakta


Testimonials

‘ASC Law Office has great associates that are capable in various fields of law. The team’s efficiency in delivering the legal product is exceptional.’

‘Okan Beygo, the founding partner of ASC Law Office, has an exceptional commercial knowledge of the banking and finance industry.’

Key clients

İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş.


IBS Sigorta ve Reasürans Brokerliği A.Ş.


Appsilon İleri Malzemeler Danışmanlık Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi


The Coder Ltd.


Dap Gayrimenkul Geliştirme A.Ş.


Turgut Aydın Holding A.Ş.


Maccaferri Çevreci Mühendislik Çözümleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi


Work highlights


  • Advising İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş. (IGA) on a day-to-day basis regarding the operation of the İstanbul Grand Airport.
  • Providing advisory services on corporate and commercial matters to Turgut Aydın Holding A.Ş., a holding company operating in the textile, health, retail, and finance sectors.
  • Providing retainer consultancy services to Appsilon İleri Malzemeler Danışmanlık Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. a manufacturer of lab grown diamonds.

Çelepçi in cooperation with Schoenherr

The team at Çelepçi in cooperation with Schoenherr leverages the experience of its team to advise financial institutions and domestic and multinational corporates across such areas as manufacturing, life sciences, mining, tech, medical devices, engineering, energy and healthcare, on day-to-day matters and joint ventures and M&A. Managing partner Levent Çelepçi heads the team, bringing over 25 years of experience. In addition to M&A, Murat Kutluğ assists with drafting and the negotiation of sales purchase and lease agreements.

Practice head(s):

Levent Çelepçi


Other key lawyers:

Murat Kutluğ


Testimonials

‘Personal approach towards the client and deep understanding of the business.’

‘Murat Kutlug is a very good partner, and compared to his peers, he stands out with his business acumen, communication skills and command on fundamental legal concepts.’

‘A team of attentive, reachable, easy to communicate with, solution-oriented lawyers, especially managing partner Levent Celepci and partner Murat Kutluğ. Although being on the other side in an M&A transaction, it was a delight working with them and everything resolved smoothly.’

Key clients

OMV


UniCredit Bank Austria


Canon


Mayr-Melnhof Karton gmbh


Luxottica


TTTech Auto AG


Mondi Group


Atrium Group


Greiner Group


Société Générale


Bio-Rad


Getinge Group


Sisma SPA


Clyde & Co


Leoni AG


Sofiteks


Greiner Bio One


Mc Three Group nv


Microport


MT Group Companies-Maxicells İlaç Sanayi Anonim Şirketi


Genel Havacılık


Metcap Enerjİ Yatirimlari Sanayİ ve Tİcaret A.Ş.(Metcap)


Sojitz Europe plc


Enso hydro GmbH


Angst+Pfister Holding


La Bottega SPA


Raiffeisen Investment


Ağaoğlu MyClub Teknoloji


WorkMotion Services GmbH


Bottega Veneta


Travellers


Tomra


King & Wood Mallesons LLP


Sartonet Seperasyon Tekn. A.S.


de Faire Medical AB


Foundever Group (Sitel)


Panasonic


Raiffeisen Investment


Vetrotech Saint-Gobain


Onduline


W Group


Ant Group


RIMO Holding AG


ABL-TECHNIC Entlackung GmbH


Sgm Magnetics S.p.A.


ALD Automotive


Schock Group


Comap Turkey Kontrol SIS. LTD STI


Work highlights


  • Advised the natural persons shareholders of Stablex Bilişim Teknoloji Anonim Şirketi on the sale of the shares to Ak Yatırım Menkul Değerler Anonim Şirketi.
  • Advised Metcap Energy Investments, an eminent Turkish company active in power plant development projects, and related private investors, on the sale of their entire shares in Verbana Enerji Sanayi Anonim Şirketi, an energy production company holding a license for a natural gas fired power plant with a capacity of 890 MW to ENKA Group.
  • Advised a private individual in connection with the sale of his entire shares in Sartonet Seperasyon Teknolojileri A.Ş., a company in the Turkish biopharmaceutical research market to Sartorius Group.

Egemenoglu

Egemenoglu provides expertise to a client base of domestic and multinational businesses spanning the manufacturing, food and beverages, real estate, automotive, tech and telecoms industries, on every day corporate matters and on M&A, strategic alliance and joint ventures. The practice is led by multi-jurisdictional transaction specialist Efra Aydın Can, with key support from associate Buse Yonat.

Practice head(s):

Efra Aydın Can


Other key lawyers:

Buse Yonat


Testimonials

‘The team are hands-on, accessible to clients and are always professional in their conduct. What distinguishes them mostly is their competence and capabilities across a segment of legal expertise crucial in any transaction.’

‘They’re honest, capable and accessible. Efra Aydın Can is immensely competent and hardworking. Her network, as well as her opinions, are important for any milestone transaction.’

‘Attentive, very responsive and communicative. They have helpfully followed up to keep things moving along, which is very helpful when clients have numerous things to attend to.’

‘Egemenoglu team provides to us end-to-end legal support, covering a wide spectrum of services including our transactions related with mergers, regulatory compliance, and contractual matters for long time. Their team’s comprehensive approach ensures that we receive a one-stop solution for our commercial and corporate legal needs.’

‘Efra Aydın Can and Buse Yonat are experienced, hardworking and ambitious lawyers with highly qualified negotiation skills. Their initial and end approach was always to understand us and our expectations, we knew that their suggestion would always be for our best sake.’

‘This expert team possesses a range of outstanding qualities that set them apart from their competitors. Their most notable attributes include: in depth expertise ,a strong work ethic, the ability to generate creative solutions and excellent teamwork.’

‘Rich and diverse both in experience and expertise, the team of Egemenoğlu reacts quickly to our requests. Any request by us is immediately directed to the lawyer that specialises on that issue and is taken over very quickly.’

Key clients

Erbak-Uludağ İçecek San ve Tic. A.Ş. and Uludağ Maden Suları Türk A.Ş.


Halla Holding Corp. and its Turkish subsidiary Halla Corp. Europe Otomotiv Yedek Parçaları San. ve Tic. A.Ş.


Kale Kimya Kimyevi Maddeler Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi


Teko Alüminyum Sanayi Anonim Şirketi


Penguen Gıda San. A.Ş., Bursa, Turkey (and Penguen shareholders Mr Orhan Ümit Gençoğlu and Mr Turhan Gençoğlu)


Sar Kimya Sanayi Mühendislik Danışmanlık ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Quaker Houghton B.V.


SDB Benelux S.A.


Copa Isı Sistemleri A.Ş., Copa Endüstriyel Ürünler Pazarlama A.Ş. (and its shareholder Nuran Besler


Glover Industries Limited


Chassis Brakes Int. Oto. San. ve Tic. A.Ş.


Midal Cables Ltd., Kingdom of Bahrain.


Maysan Mando Oto. Parçaları San. ve Tic. A.Ş.


Akınal Group – Koza Polyester Sanayi ve Ticaret A. Ş.


Küçükçalık Tekstil Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş.


Tunay Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi


Abalıoğlu Holding A.Ş.


Braun Group Companies – B. Braun Avitum Turkey Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., B. Braun Medikal Dış Ticaret Anonim Şirketi


Autoplast Otomotiv Yan Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi


Panasonic Life Solutions Elektrik Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Work highlights


  • Advised Kale Kimya Group, the chemistry company, in relation to the acquisition of USA based commodity, specialty chemicals and ingredients distributor Univar Solution LLC.
  • Advised Tunay Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi, in relation to the acquisition of GAT Foods, IBBL.
  • Advised Teko Alüminyum, a company which engages in the industrial manufacturing for beverage markets, in relation to the acquisition of Switzerland based on premium flexible packaging manufacturer Aluflexpack AG.

Kabine Law

The team at Kabine Law brings expertise to advising domestic and international clients across such sectors as energy, e-commerce, construction, food, tech and hospitality, on day-to-day corporate matters and complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions. Headed by Mehmet Karlı, an expert in restructuring, governance and shareholder issues; and transactional specialist Tuvan Yalım, the team is supported by senior associate Özgecan Korkmaz, who assists with cross-border M&A.

Practice head(s):

Mehmet Karlı; Tuvan Yalim


Other key lawyers:

Özgecan Korkmaz


Testimonials

‘Mehmet Karli’s legal expertise is impressive. His proactive approach, coupled with his pragmatic outlook, positions him as an invaluable partner in navigating complex legal endeavors.’

‘Their team, with their exceptional communication abilities, offers an outstanding legal service of the highest quality. The team is always approachable and excels in different fields of law. They are capable, supportive and dedicated to assist.’

‘Tuvan Yalim is a collaborative and approachable partner. He handles the communication with the client and the counter party in an almost perfect manner, and gets the job done effectively. Özgecan Korkmaz has consistently shown responsiveness to our inquiries, always available whenever we needed her.

‘Tuvan Yalim consistently provides sound and pragmatic legal advice ,and has been helping us to obtain favourable outcomes in our dealings.’

‘Kabine demonstrates remarkable proficiency in promptly comprehending intricate factual backgrounds and skilfully evaluating the corresponding legal aspects.’

‘Mehmet Karlıi exhibits unparalleled professionalism and consistently makes himself available to his clients.’

‘Mehmet Karlıi is an exceptional lawyer with an unparalleled level of expertise and professionalism.’

Key clients

IC İçtaş İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


D-Market Elektronik Hizmetler ve Ticaret A.Ş. (Hepsiburada)


TFI TAB Gıda Yatırımları A.Ş. (Burger King Turkey)


Özaltın İnşaat ve Ticaret A.Ş.


The Marmara Group


Yazıcı Family (controlling shareholders of Anadolu Group)


Çukurova Holding A.Ş.


Diler Holding A.Ş.


Nurol İnşaat ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Yazıcı Demir Çelik Sanayi ve Turizm Ticaret A.Ş.


Diler Demir Çelik Endüstri ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Turkish Contractors Association


ICA IC İçtaş Astaldi Üçüncü Boğaz Köprüsü ve Kuzey Marmara Otoyolu Yatırım ve İşletme A.Ş.


CCN Group of Companies


Unirep Kimya ve Kağıt Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Neo Skola Eğitim Danışmanlık ve Ti̇caret A.Ş.


Maptriks Bilişim Teknolojileri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Mikropor Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Dirimart Kültür Sanat Yayıncılık A.Ş.


Work highlights


  • Represents and advises IC İçtaş İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., %50 shareholder in the contractor of the construction project of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, Turkey’s first $16 bn nuclear power plant, on complex legal issues concerning contract management, shareholder relations, day-to-day project issues and structuring of numerous transactions.
  • Representing and advising D-Market Elektronik Hizmetler ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi, known with its brand ‘Hepsiburada’, which completed its IPO on NASDAQ.
  • Advising TFI TAB Gıda Yatırımları A.Ş., the fifth largest global fast food restaurant operator, in negotiations worth approx.  $500m for master and company franchising agreements with Restaurant Brands International, a holding company for multiple household fast food brands.

KILINÇ LAW & CONSULTING

The corporate and M&A team at KILINÇ LAW & CONSULTING assists domestic and multinational corporates in sectors ranging from logistics, tourism and health to hospitality and real estate, with regulatory, day-to-day and transactional matters. The practice is led by founding partner and M&A expert Levent Lezgin Kılınç; Seray Özsoy Yavuz, who in addition to acquisitions, specialises in private fund investments and joint ventures; and senior associate Gülenay Çapkınoğlu Kavcar.

Practice head(s):

Levent Lezgin Kılınç; Seray Özsoy Yavuz; Gülenay Çapkınoğlu Kavcar


Other key lawyers:

Gökçe Ergün; Demet Akçaalan


Testimonials

‘Kılınc Hukuk stands out as a multi-faceted law practice that excels in delivering comprehensive, all-in-one services to clients across various sectors.’

Key clients

SOCAR Group


PETKİM Petrokimya Holding A.Ş.


TANAP (Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline)


STAR Rafineri A.Ş.


Arz Venture Capital Investment Fund


Kızılay Holding and its Venture Capital Investment Fund


RMA Group


Mersin International Port (MIP)


PSA International/Global PSA


Doka Kalıp-İskele Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Pasha Holding LLC


GMM INVEST


Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak

The team at Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak, which is an affiliate of Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I., employs the expertise of its team to assist insurers, financial institutions, domestic and multinational corporates in oil and gas, energy, logistics, cosmetics and construction, with day-to-day matters and complex, cross-border transactions. The team is led by Arpat Şenocak, who brings strength to work in regulated sectors, and Bülent Özdirekcan, who specialises in restructurings and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Arpat Şenocak; Bülent Özdirekcan


Other key lawyers:

Iklim Gülsün Aytekin; Nil Duman; Mustafa Karadaş


Testimonials

‘The team has been great and willing to help and clarify any doubt and concern.’

‘The team is very professional and well-managed. They are always ready to answer our questions, they are very kind and help us to manage group requests.’

Key clients

Serafin Group


Kiabi


AXA Mediterranean Holding


Türkiye Wealth Fund


Alchem Europe


Bel Karper


Carel Industries SpA


Citelum


Dalkia


Enova


Ficosa


Flovel


Group Atlantic


Halliburton


Hypernet


Krom Maden


SNOP


Steel Case


Vilmorin Mikado


Yves Rocher


Zeplin Inc


Work highlights


  • Advising AXA Mediterranean Holding—an affiliate of the multinational insurance AXA group—on the acquisition of the entire share capital of Groupama Investment Bosphorus Holding A.S..
  • Advising Serafin Gruppe on the acquisition, by one of its portfolio companies—Night Train Media GmbH & Co. KG—of all shares in Eccho Rights AB from its current owner, Chinese CJ ENM Co. LTD.
  • Advising Gunvor—a group involved in the trading of petroleum and gas—with the migration of its gravity-based structure (GBS) activities currently based in Estonia to Turkey.

ÖzmenYalçin

ÖzmenYalçin draws on the experience of its team to advise a roster of financial institutions and domestic and multinational corporates spanning such sectors as transport, building materials, financial services, tech and mining, on transactional and day-to-day corporate matters. The practice is headed by Ömer Gökhan Özmen, a specialist in multi-jurisdictional transactions; and Güneş Yalçın. Experienced M&A partners Handan Bacıoğlu; Damla Keskin Şerbetcioğlu; and counsel İris Erbil are also of note.

Practice head(s):

Ömer Gökhan Özmen; Güneş Yalçın


Other key lawyers:

Handan Bacıoğlu; Damla Keskin Şerbetcioğlu; İris Erbil


Testimonials

‘Gökhan Ozmen: very knowledgeable person in his field, stands out as very trustworthy for many in the sector.’

Key clients

Doğanlar Yatırım Holding A.Ş.


Biotrend Çevre ve Enerji Yatırımları A.Ş. (BIOEN)


Doğanlar Mobilya Grubu İmalat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (DGNMO)


Credit Europe Bank N.V.


Kimteks Poliüretan Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş. (KIMPUR)


Alfa Solar Enerji ve Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş. (ALFAS)


OYAK Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş.


Safi Çimento Üretim Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş.


Teamsec Finansal Yazılım Altyapı ve Danışmanlık A.Ş.


Glencore International


Viterra


Systemair Turkey


Seba Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Work highlights


  • Advising Yenikoy Enterprises B.V., on sale of the shares of Atlas Tersanecilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. to Desan Deniz İnşaat Sanayi A.Ş.
  • Advised Safi Çimento Üretim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. on the acquisition of 100% of Sançim Çimento from Aşkale Çimento.
  • Advising Biotrend Çevre ve Enerji Yatırımları A.Ş. for UOP Limited’s investment in Biotrend İleri Dönüşüma.

Pekin & Pekin

The corporate and M&A practice at Pekin & Pekin advises domestic and international clients across the apparel, automotive, chemicals, retail, software, aviation and tech industries, involved in day-to-day corporate operations, and complex, cross-border transactions. The team is headed by Firat Yalçin, who brings expertise to M&A, restructurings and spin-offs. Anıl Acar and İlker Demirtaş were promoted to partner and senior associate in May 2023.

Practice head(s):

Fırat Yalçın


Other key lawyers:

Fethi Pekin; Anıl Acar; İlker Demirtaş


Testimonials

‘A very accessible and agile team, providing swift and precise advice.’

‘High quality professionals.’

‘Very responsive.’

Key clients

Solenis LLC


Penezoglu Law Firm

The team at Penezoglu Law Firm advises financial institutions and domestic corporates across the media, banking, software, retail, real estate and food industries, on matters ranging from cross-border M&A and incorporation to restructurings, corporate governance and due diligence. The practice is led by founders Ozlem Bulut Penezoglu, an M&A specialist, and Yusuf Gokhan Penezoglu, an expert in taxation. Senior associate Ece Sara Tari and associate Ayse Burcak Cog are also of note.

Practice head(s):

Özlem Bulut Penezoğlu; Yusuf Gökhan Penezoğlu


Other key lawyers:

Yagmur Namazci Sener; Ece Sara Tari; Ayse Burcak Cog


Testimonials

‘Penezoglu Law Firm has a great and highly qualified team, with top management.

Özlem Bulut Penezoğlu provides her innovative perspective and leverages her proficiency to provide comprehensive assistance in different fields of law. She offers a distinct viewpoint that goes beyond traditional corporate structures, providing a well-rounded range of services. These qualities not only inspire confidence but also foster a sense of trust and respect. Ayşe Burçak Çog has a strong sense of duty and provides high-quality consultancy services with her dedication to work. She is a promising attorney with a great future.

‘Responsive, solution-oriented, deep knowledge of certain topics.’

‘They have a unique combination of experience, combining corporate law with M&A law and tax law, which makes them a one-stop shop for our and our clients’ legal service requirements.’

Key clients

Banat Firca Plastik Sanayi ve Anonim Sirketi


Misyon Yatirim Bankasi Anonim Sirketi


Inveo Portfoy Yonetimi Anonim Sirketi


Gedik Yatirim Menkul Degerler Anonim Sirketi


Baykal Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi


Mega Merchant E-Ticaret Satiş ve Pazarlama Anonim Sirketi


Codeway Dijital Hizmetler Anonim Şirketi


Gulsah Mobilya Dekorasyon Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi


Peker Global Tekstil ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi


Nefes Ekolojik Yatirimlar Anonim Sirketi


Lanes Lojistik ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi


Work highlights


  • Advised Gedik Yatirim Menkul Degerler Anonim Sirketi and Inveo Portfoy Yonetimi Anonim Sirketi during the joining of Papara, an electronic money institution, as a shareholder to Misyon Yatirim Bankasi.
  • Advised shareholders of Banat Türkiye, a Turkey-based manufacturer of oral care, personal care, and household care products company, on a share transfer.

Vardar Şanli

The team at Vardar Şanli advises domestic and multinational corporates across the food and beverages, energy, pharmaceuticals and financial services sectors on matters ranging from cross-border M&A and corporate governance to investments and share purchase agreements. Headed by Çağdaş Umut Vardar, a specialist in energy, healthcare and insurance, he is supported by associates Melis Can and Fırat Can Keskin.

Practice head(s):

Çağdaş Umut Vardar


Other key lawyers:

Melis Can; Fırat Can Keskin


Testimonials

‘Working with Vardar Sanli is an exceptional experience. Their remarkable ability to truly grasp our unique needs and respond with the utmost professionalism sets them apart.’

‘Çağdaş Umut Vardar’s extensive knowledge in corporate matters is truly remarkable and positions him as the ideal service provider for any corporate transaction. With a deep understanding of the intricacies and nuances of the corporate world, he brings a wealth of expertise to the table.’

‘They excel as legal consultants, combining their expertise with accessibility and prompt responsiveness. When it comes to reaching out for guidance or answers, they make the process effortless, ensuring timely and helpful responses. Their efficiency and accessibility truly set them apart in the realm of legal consulting.’

‘Çağdaş Umut Vardar is undeniably a consummate professional renowned for his unwavering commitment to high work ethics and standards. His reputation in the market speaks volumes about these exceptional qualities, setting a benchmark that others strive to achieve.’

‘The team we work with is very collaborative, innovative and open to learning.’

‘I worked with Vardar Şanlı and was very happy with their services. They were determined to create a positive outcome for me. They have a very professional attitude.’

‘In my interactions with the Vardar Şanlı, I have found a group of individuals whose dedication and professionalism stand as a testament to their commitment to their craft.’

‘Vardar Şanli exhibits a unique character due to their exceptional legal expertise. Potential clients should take note of the team’s remarkable strengths and core competencies, setting them apart from their peers.’

Key clients

Kıraça Holding


Delta-Solar Energy


İnan Kıraç


Emin Hakan Eminsoy


Seraphim Solar


Palsgaard


Fiva Group


Aizona Teknoloji


Association of E-Commerce Operators


Kök Enerji


Ermes Trading


Uniboron


Schmalz Vakum


Pous Medya


Work highlights


  • Advised İnan Kıraç on the acquisition of 45% shares in Kıraça Holding, a large Turkish business conglomerate with a number of reputable subsidiaries in and outside of Turkey.
  • Advised Delta-Solar Energy on M&A and corporate law aspects of solar power plant project developed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with an estimate amount of investment up to $800m.
  • Advised Delta-Solar Energy on sale of its shares in a Greek SPV holding all rights and licenses of solar power plant project in Northern Greece.

Yazici Attorney Partnership

The Istanbul and Ankara-based team at Yazici Attorney Partnership assists domestic and multinational organisations in sectors including sports, construction, mining, tech, manufacturing, energy and defence, with day-to-day corporate matters and cross-border transactions. The practice is led by oil and gas industry specialist Murat Yazici; Elif Karagözoğlu; Ayşe Yazici Adanir, who handles complex due diligence; and Kerem Ariç.

Practice head(s):

Murat Yazici; Elif Karagözoğlu; Ayşe Yazici Adanir; Kerem Ariç


Key clients

Sepil Holding A.Ş.


Aldridge Mineral Madencilik Anonim Şirketi


Lumhouse Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi


Leonardo Turkey Havacılık Savunma ve Güvenlik Sistemleri


Erkunt Group Companies


Aviagen Anadolu A.Ş.


Genetec Inc


Breton SpA


Nüve Sanayi Malzemeleri Imalat ve Tic. A.Ş.


24 Capital Investment Management


Afendis Capital Management


Shareholders of Su-Yapı Mühendislik ve Müşavirlik A.Ş.


Work highlights


  • Advising Erkunt Traktör and Erkunt Sanayi in corporate law matters related to board of directors resolutions, general assembly meetings, leases and specific corporate law-related queries.
  • Advising Genetec Inc., on corporate governance-related issues, as well as commercial law and contractual matters.
  • Advising Aviagen Anadolu A.Ş., on all corporate governance-related matters in its Turkish operations, share transfers among shareholders, as well as on compliance matters.

YBK Law Firm in Cooperation with CMS

YBK Law Firm in Cooperation with CMS leverages the experience of its to team to assist a roster of domestic and multinational businesses spanning the entertainment, chemicals, real estate, mining, manufacturing, food and beverages sectors, on transactional and corporate matters. The group is headed by M&A specialists Döne Yalcin and Alican Babalıoğlu; Hülya Kemahlı, who brings expertise to regulatory matters; and senior partner Alaz Eker Ündar.

Practice head(s):

Döne Yalçın; Alican Babalıoğlu; Hülya Kemahlı; Alaz Eker Ündar


Other key lawyers:

Aysegul Önol; Jerfi Doğan; Yaşar Kaan Karagöl; Taner Elmas


Key clients

Ak-taş Dış Ticaret A.Ş.


Warner Music Turkey


Avaya İletişim Sistemleri Ticaret A.Ş.


Yıldırım Holding


Work highlights


  • Advised Ak-taş, on the sale of their mineral oil business to Azelis, a European Group in the speciality chemicals sector, after the 100% sale of Ekin Kimya to Azelis was completed in 2020 by YBK.
  • Advised on the acquisition of Terra Mineralna Gnojiva, which has a 54.52% share in Petrokemija by companies of Yıldırım Group – Yıldırım Holding A.Ş..

Öncel, Aydin & Uygun Attorney Partnership

The team at Öncel, Aydin & Uygun Attorney Partnership provides domestic and multinational corporates across the telecoms, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate and government sectors with a full comprehensive service for commercial, corporate and M&A matters. Erman Öncel, who leads the practice, brings strength to such matters as private equity investments, restructurings, share deals and complex negotiations.

Practice head(s):

Erman Öncel


Other key lawyers:

Buğra Aydın


Testimonials

‘Great team, appreciable reactivity and on purpose advice, recommendations and guidelines.’

‘Erman Öncel is straight to the point and very business oriented. One can rely on and grant him and his team full confidence in the management of all local legal matters.’

‘A fantastic firm, delivering real personal service to its clients. Able to help and advise no matter the situation or issue, providing practical, innovative and tailored solutions.’

Key clients

Istanbul Development Agency


Chloride East


Exa Infrastructure


Pierre Fabre


Kown Capital


Cue Health


Glaxosmithkline


Haleon


International Materials


Flender


Vertiv Corporation


Lumen Technologies


Gtt Communications


Geberit


Nidec Corporation


Yargıcı


Kamco Investment Company


Solution BI


LeanScale


Seger


Icon Plc


Work highlights


  • Worked with the Istanbul Development Agency on a Social Impact Bond, advising on implementing the Social Impact Fund mechanisms to Turkish law and drafting the main investment agreement and its annexes.
  • Assisted Geberit Holding AG throughout the process of capital injection to Turkey in the amount of TRY 97m.
  • Assisted Haleon in the process of capital injection to Turkey in the amount of TRY 500m.