Cosar Avukatlik Burosu is a key destination for any ‘international dispute involving Turkey or Turkish law’. The department, which represents major corporates in complex international arbitrations and litigation cases, is headed by renowned litigator Utku Cosar, who also excels as ‘a talented arbitrator’ in cross-border disputes. She is closely supported by Suat Sari and senior associate Hakan Yakisik, a ‘solid dispute resolution lawyer’, who ‘leaves no stone unturned’ when working on a case. Chemicals, finance, mining and gas are areas of expertise.
Firms in the Spotlight Dispute resolution
Gunes Law Firm
Gunes & Gunes is an eminent, full-service law firm founded in 1999 by Umut Gunes and Ebru Gunes. It is the core principle of Gunes & Gunes Law Firm to safeguard its clients’ interest and add value to their business via its innovative approach to legal disputes and in its diligent business conduct that takes …View Profile...
Bozoglu-Izgi Attorney Partnership
Bozoğlu-İzgi’s dispute resolution practice has a global reach as the firm is advising its clients in complex commercial cross-border litigation, arbitration, public international law, intellectual property and white-collar disputes. The firm’s dispute resolution practice includes, all kinds of disputes arising from contracts, unfair competition and advertising claims, product liability and consumer claims, distribution contract termination …View Profile...
With its highly experienced team, Kaya Köksal provides high quality and tailor-made legal advice to its clients on various contentious and non-contentious matters in construction sector, especially on international construction projects, FIDIC contracts and related disputes.View Profile...
Dispute resolution in Turkey
Other key lawyers:
Suat Sari; Hakan Yakisik
‘Utku Cosar: she is an excellent arbitration counsel, with excellent advocacy and drafting skills. Very thorough and precise. I would recommend her anytime for arbitration in Turkey.’
‘Utku Cosar is an excellent, dedicated and highly effective dispute resolution lawyer. Her client management is impeccable.’
‘Hakan Yakisik is a solid dispute resolution lawyer. He has a solid grasp of the case and leaves no stone unturned.’
‘Utku Cosar is smart, strategic, tireless and efficient. As counsel, she works the coal face of a case to obtain optimal results.’
‘You can always count on the team without any second thought about the knowledge, timing and accuracy of the service provided.’
‘Cosar is a high-quality dispute resolution boutique firm.’
The firm is very solutions focused and has the ability to work on complex matters.’
‘The team works well with clients with complex organizations that operate in multiple jurisdictions.’
‘For the quality of work, they offer good value.’
- Represented a multinational chemicals company in a SCAI international arbitration involving a joint venture dispute.
- Represented an investment fund in relation to the annulment of an ICC award.
- Represented a multinational entertainment company in international arbitration and litigation matters arising from a joint venture agreement.
Erdem & Erdem Law Office houses a ‘high-quality, very responsive and client-oriented’, team, which is well versed in the gamut of contentious matters, including commercial disputes, administrative lawsuits, execution proceedings and arbitration. Suleyman Sevinc and Piraye Erdem jointly head the practice. Founding partner Ercüment Erdem, who is praised for his ‘hands-on approach’, and Alper Uzun, who was promoted to partner in 2021, are other key names.
Piraye Erdem; Süleyman Sevinç
Other key lawyers:
Ercüment Erdem; Alper Uzun
‘Süleyman Sevinç: experience and problem-solving approach.’
‘The entire team at Erdem is very responsive. I have a response or update within 24 hours of any correspondence I send to anyone on the team.’
‘They have been able to address any situation we have brought to them within their network/organization.’
‘We are a global company and Erdem has been able to assist with items in multiple jurisdictions.
‘The team is very responsive and client-oriented.’
‘Erdem&Erdem’s litigation team is a high-quality team in every sense from junior associate to partner: technical quality of the advice, quality of the work product, language capabilities, and mastery of the practical aspects of the dispute at the courthouse is impressive.’
‘Ercument Erdem always has a hands-on approach; it is reassuring for a client to know that he is following the strategy and developments in the case and makes necessary interventions whenever needed.’
‘Suleyman Sevinc: He is always available even on short notice whenever we need partner-level attention on certain strategic-level decisions in the lawsuits where Erdem&Erdem represents us.’
Yıldırım Holding A.Ş
Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna Jsc
Uber B.V. & Uber Turkey Yazilim ve Teknoloji Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti. (Uber Turkey)
Samsunspor Kulübü Derneği
Samsunspor Kulübü A.Ş.
Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş.
Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları A.Ş.
Trakya Cam A.Ş.
Credendo Short Term and Credendo Single Risk
Enerjisa Elektrik Enerjisi Toptan Satış A.Ş.
- Representing Yıldırım Holding and its subsidiaries in various commercial disputes including the ownership of the shares and administrative lawsuits concerning environmental impact assessment reports, zoning plans and other administrative disputes for ports and expropriation proceedings.
- Representing Samruk-Kazyna JSC in various lawsuits and execution proceedings which arose from unlawful attachments of the shares owned by the client in a Turkish bank on the basis of an ICSID award.
- Representing Uber in hundreds of lawsuits in Turkish courts.
Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein is a top choice for both international and domestic clients in search of solid litigation and arbitration services. The team, which is headed by Ismail Esin, Koray Söğüt and Yalın Akmenek, has an excellent track record handling commercial litigation, including post-M&A disputes, and ICC arbitrations, in a variety of sectors such as construction, real estate, and IP. Senior associate Demet Kaşarcıoğlu provides additional expertise.
İsmail Esin; Yalın Akmenek; Koray Söğüt
Other key lawyers:
‘Yalin Akmenek is very competent, very helpful, client and business oriented. He is very competent in arbitration and judicial proceedings, in Turkey and worldwide.’
‘The team is hard-working and engaged, producing strong legal outputs.’
‘Yalin Akmenek has great client-facing skills and is available and friendly.’
- Representing one of the leading providers of information technology products and services, in a complex ICC arbitration for a compensation claim arising out of an M&A transaction.
- Represented a leading international transportation services provider in a commercial lawsuit regarding an unfair competition claim.
- Representing the Turkish subsidiary of a leading FMCG company before the administrative courts against the Turkish Competition Board’s decision against the company regarding the administrative fines due to abuse of dominance.
Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli fields a team of ‘dedicated litigators’ led by Okan Demirkan, who represents clients in a wide variety of civil litigation, criminal litigation, administrative lawsuits, execution proceedings, arbitration, and post-investigation claims. Senior associate Begüm Biçer, who is particularly experienced in compliance, investigations and representing clients before the Turkish courts and other public authorities in a wide range of litigation matters, is another key name.
Other key lawyers:
‘Begum Bicer Ilikay always provided timely advice on Turkish law matters related to the lawsuits the firm was handling and was mainly in charge of the communication’
‘KDK has a strong corporate and transactional practice that supports their disputes group in terms of industry experience and knowledge and legal consequences, which helps them greatly in their litigation cases. KDK’s litigation partners and associates work harmoniously and the junior associates are able to carry major tasks in terms of pleading and advocacy.’
‘They are ambitious and dedicated litigators.’
‘Okan Demirkan is the lead partner of the disputes group and has very strong litigation instincts. He is very determined to win his cases and meet client expectations.’
‘Begum Bicer is one of the lead associates who is ready to take on more senior roles. She is able to carry cases by herself.’
‘The team has been impeccable, very detail oriented but at the same time extremely efficient.’
‘Okan Demirkan was very good at managing our expectations, laying out the risks of our litigation but at the same advising us on the possible strategies to overcome barriers.’
‘KDK is the law firm to work with when it comes to lawsuits requiring deep strategic thinking. The team is always on top of things and we never need to ask what is happening in the case because they proactively update us on every development.’
Natro Hosting (a subsidiary of team.blue)
Suitcase Organizer, Inc.
BM Bank JSC / VTB Bank
Oliver Samwer / Global Founders Capital
Bahrain Middle East Bank
DHMI (General Directorate of State Airports Authority)
- Representing BM-Bank in two bankruptcy lawsuits and related procedures, compensation lawsuits, recognition lawsuits, criminal proceedings, tender cancellation-related proceedings and, constitutional court proceedings for the protection of BM-Bank’s receivables, valued at approximately $300m.
- Representing a consortium of six Middle Eastern banks in the collection of almost $500m, from various Turkish companies and individuals.
- Representing Oliver Samwer and Global Founders Capital in a lawsuit filed by two investors alleging that they had a right to co-invest when Delivery Hero acquired Yemek Sepeti.
Paksoy's dispute resolution practice is ‘one of the very best in Turkey, and great for international clients’. The team, which copes well with ‘complex situations’, has good commercial litigation and arbitration skills, which it utilises in cross-border disputes, including shareholders’ disputes, post-acquisition claims, contracts disputes, and regulatory investigations. Respected arbitrator and litigator, Serdar Paksoy, jointly heads the department with the ‘brilliant’ Simel Sarıalioğlu, who was promoted to partner in 2021 and is recommended as a ‘great litigator’. Clients include high-profile domestic and international corporates from a variety of industries.
Serdar Paksoy; Simel Sarıalioğlu
‘Serdar Paksoy is among the Top 5 lawyers in the country. Simel Sarialioglu is also on top of the list of younger generation partners, she is doing great job with her team in this practice area.’
‘Paksoy’s dispute’s team is one of the very best in Turkey, and is great for international clients as they have very good language and cross-cultural skills.’
‘They are a highly sophisticated and knowledgeable team, excellent for complex situations.’
‘Simel Sariarioglu is brilliant and very easy to work with. A great litigator, she is particularly great for arbitration work: very knowledgeable, well connected and respected in the field and excellent in international environments.’
‘Absolutely professional and client-oriented team leading the litigations of their clients.’
‘The main quality of Paksoy team is their focus on obtaining favourable outcomes of the cases in which they are involved.’
‘The team is skilled and efficient in dispute resolution matters and show great interest in their work.’
‘The people at Paksoy are capable of dealing with cross-border legal matters and are proficient in this respect.’
Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki houses a ‘well resourced’ dispute resolution department, ‘comprised of exceptional partners supplemented by a wide array of associates‘. The team handles, among others, litigation cases related to tax, administrative lawsuits against competition authorities, shareholder disputes, international arbitration, and has particular expertise in the maritime sector. Özge Akman Özmenlikan; IP expert and skilled litigator Şahin Ardıyok; and Mahmut Karyağdı, who ‘always rises to the occasion’, are the key names.
Özge Akman Özmenlikan; Şahin Ardıyok; Mahmut Karyağdı
‘Very well resourced, as they have a team comprised of exceptional partners supplemented by a wide array of associates.’
‘They truly stand out within the Turkish legal sector with their presence.’
‘Mahmut Karyağdı is an important figure and a partner at the firm. He is very much available and always rises to the occasion, giving adequate face time to his clients.’
‘Balcıoğlu Selçuk Ardıyok Keki’s team in dispute resolution deliver always quality work within a short period of time. They can understand the needs of their clients.’
‘I am really happy to work with Sahin Ardiyok in a litigation file, where he successfully managed to have a decision in our favor, which became a spectacular development in the sector.’
Emaar Properties Turkey
Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
Mersin International Port (MIP)
United Insurance Brokers Ltd. (UIB) & Navigators Insurance (Navigators)
Abalioglu Holding (Ivme Energy)
Yemek Sepeti Elektronik İletişim Perakende Gıda Lojistik Anonim Şirketi
ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law‘s dispute resolution practice is active across a wide range of contentious matters, from commercial disputes, to IP litigation, to competition law and other administrative law cases. A key name for competition matters, the team is also noted for its experience in contentious IP and internet law-related disputes. The ‘very talented’ Gönenç Gürkaynak jointly heads the department with experienced litigator Tolga Uluay.
Gönenç Gürkaynak; Tolga Uluay
‘The practice is very well organized and there is excellent internal communication between staff.’
‘All documents were easily available via google drive as well as summary documents being shared via email.’
‘Incredibly engaged with the customer, very prompt with email replies.
‘They know the law, they are very passionate for the customer’s case and certainly put 110% effort into the response and provide a considered opinion on all questions.’
‘Tolga Uluay was very responsive, even during weekends in Turkey. Excellent organizational skills and certainly felt he was giving 110%. I could not have asked for more from a lawyer.’
‘Gönenç Gürkaynak, the practice lead, is a very talented lawyer.’
‘ELIG team is very experienced in intellectual property and internet law related disputes. They understand and consider company and/or product specific sensitivities, while rendering legal advice on our disputes and representing us before the courts.’
‘Gönenç Gürkaynak and Tolga Uluay not only provide pure legal advice but also contribute to and support us in establishing strategies for management of legal risks in our disputes.’
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
Alcon Laboratuvarları Ticaret A.Ş.
TÜSİAD (Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association)
- Representing Booking.com in a lawsuit where it is claimed the client is acting as a travel agency without complying with any of the obligations that being a travel agency entails and thus creates unfair competition.
The practice at Gün + Partners ‘is very knowledgeable and responds quickly to client’s needs’. The department, which is headed by Mehmet Gun and Aysel Korkmaz Yatkın, represents significant domestic and international corporations in commercial disputes, international arbitrations and enforcement proceedings, covering a wide range of sectors including IP, insurance, and labour. Managing associates Beril Yayla – whose legal knowledge and experience are ‘outstanding’ – and the ‘very diligent’ Asena Aytuğ are other key names. Pelin Baysal left the firm.
Mehmet Gün; Aysel Korkmaz Yatkın
Other key lawyers:
Beril Yayla Sapan; Asena Aytuğ Keser
‘The team is very knowledgeable and very respondent to your needs. Their legal service is quite professional and they are very collaborative.’
‘Beril Yayla Sapan: Her legal knowledge and experience are outstanding.’
‘Asena Aytug is very diligent in performing her works. We tend to ask for frequent updates and advice, but she always delivers with sufficient detail.’
‘Asena Aytug is very responsive. Whenever we have urgent requests, she manages to deliver as soon as possible. Depending on the nature of the request, if possible she gives us what is needed within the day.’
- Representing a social media client in a set of administrative proceedings arising out of administrative fines.
- Representing a pharma company in a dispute with the Turkish Social Security Institution (“SSI”) for collection of receivables and advising in relation to a mass investigation process.
- Advising a global chemical company throughout the criminal investigation, administrative actions and potential civil liability claims arising due to the genetically modified organisms detected in the client’s products.
The sizable dispute resolution practice at Moroglu Arseven is frequently sought out by major international companies, especially telecoms clients, which seek out the firm's expertise in corporate and commercial disputes, tax litigation, IP disputes, and arbitration. Benan Arseven, Seyfi Moroğlu, Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, Burak Baydar, and senior associate Fulya Kurar, are the key names.
Benan Arseven; Seyfi Moroğlu; Ertunç Şirin; Burcu Tuzcu
Other key lawyers:
Burak Baydar; Fulya Kurar
‘Fast and thorough assessment of a complex case considering the commercial impact on client relations.’
‘Seyfi Moroglu has been fast and effective in reacting and helping us.’
‘Benan Arseven and his team provided very effective representation for our client to resolve a multi-year business dispute.’
‘The attorneys are very responsive and provide no-nonsense legal advice and strategies for resolving disputes.‘
‘Fulya Kurar provided excellent client service and clear explanations of the Turkish legal process. She was very knowledgeable and always responsive.‘
Çakmak Attorney Partnership's team is led by the fantastic’ Mesut Çakmak, and Zeynep Çakmak, who is highly experienced in administrative and commercial litigation. The department is renowned for its expertise in energy sector-related disputes, and also represents clients in commercial disputes and international arbitration. Elif Demiröz, promoted to partner in 2021, brings additional experience in commercial litigation. The department operates from Ankara and Istanbul.
Mesut Çakmak; Zeynep Çakmak
Other key lawyers:
‘The team offers a good balance of partners, supported by good associates.’
‘Legal know-how is great and its application very practical. Lawyers are available and friendly.’
‘Mesut Cakmak is wise and approachable.’
‘Top quality team, very knowledgeable in regards to Turkish Law and proceedings. It’s not just the partners who are good – the associates are also excellent.’
‘Mesut Cakmak is fantastic. Definitely one of the best Turkish lawyers in the market. He’s very experienced and highly recommended.’
‘Zeynep Cakmak is an outstanding practitioner and an excellent communicator. She speaks English fluently and has given excellent advice in the cases in which we have worked with her.’
‘Elif Demiroz gave us quick advice with good analysis of Turkish proceedings.’
‘Zeynep Çakmak and Mesut Çakmak stand out in this practice with their incredible foresight based on experience and diligent approach on every detail of a case.’
International Road Union (“IRU”)
Garanti Bankası A.Ş.
İZGAZ İzmit Gaz Dağıtım Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi (“İzgaz”)
Uni-Mar Enerji Yatırımları Anonim Şirketi (“Uni-Mar”)
Western Union and Western Union Turkey Ödeme Hizmetleri Anonim Şirketi
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore SAS (“Bureau Veritas” or “BV SAS”) and several Bureau Veritas Turkish subsidiaries.
Bureau Veritas Deniz ve Gemi Sınıflandırma Hizmetleri Limited Şirketi (“BV Deniz”)
Klepierre Gayrimenkul Yönetimi Ve Yatırım Ticaret Anonim Şirketi (“Klepierre”)
ERG İnşaat Ticaret ve Sanayi Anonim Şirketi (“ERG İnşaat”)
Baymina Enerji Anonim Şirketi (“Baymina”)
- Representing Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore SAS (BV SAS) and Bureau Veritas Gözetim Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti. in connection with several administrative lawsuits.
- Representing Klepierre in an administrative lawsuit concerning one of its shopping malls in Turkey.
- Representing İzgaz A.Ş., a natural gas distribution company in Turkey, in relation to a compensation lawsuit filed by the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Treasury.
Bezen & Partners' team acts for clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings, including M&A disputes, corporate, administrative law, employment, tax, real estate, aviation, energy and infrastructure mandates. Experienced arbitrator Serdar Bezen heads the team together with Aykut Bakırcı, and Cemal Araalan, who joined the team in July 2021 from PwC Turkey, and leads the litigation side of the practice.
Serdar Bezen; Cemal Araalan; Aykut Bakırcı
‘A very fine team for matters involving Turkish law.’
‘B&P has a strong knowledge on energy laws which makes them ideal to work with and different from competitors.’
Hyundai Eurotem A.Ş.
YUM! Brands Inc.
Baker Hughes Petrol Sahası Teçhizat ve Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti.
Akkuyu NGS Elektrik Üretim A.Ş.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
MR İşletme Hizmetleri Danışmanlığı A.Ş
Ömer Kerim Ali Rıza
- Representing the Turkish subsidiary of Transmark Renewables in a lawsuit initiated by an NGO for the cancellation of the environmental impact assessment decision issued by Turkish authorities for its geothermal energy project in Turkey.
- Representing a former Turkish football player Ömer Kerim Ali Rıza in the proceedings against the Turkish Football Federation.
- Acting for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions on various aspects of employment law on a regular basis.
Günsel Dede, Dilek Gürsan and Egemen Egemenoğlu head the practice at Egemenoglu Law Firm, which acts for domestic and international clients in litigation matters which run the gamut from commercial and employment disputes, to those involving family and bankruptcy law. The team has significant expertise handling restructuring-related work, and has increased its activity in the frame of cross-border disputes and international arbitrations.
Günsel Dede Bursa; Dilek Gürsan Istanbul; Egemen Egemenoğlu
Blue Horizon Corporation
Chassis Brakes International
Çimtaş Pipe and Çimtaş Precision Machinin
Compagnie Financière Richemont
DRD Fleet Leasing
- Representing a Turkish construction company in three different commercial arbitration cases before ICC in which the client seeks recovery of damages up to €20m.
- Representing a Bahrain-based investment company in its efforts to recover funds believed to have been embezzled by a Swiss-based investment advisory firm, with which the client had entrusted approximately $70m of its customers’ funds.
- Representing a Turkish investment bank as claimant, in litigation involving two separate but related lawsuits – one in a Turkish court and the other in a Dutch one.
Ayşe Hergüner, Tolga Danışman, Ufuk Yalçın, Nazım Olcay Kurt, and Şule Uluç, who was promoted to partner in 2021, are key names in Hergüner Bilgen Özeke's sizable dispute resolution practice. Of late, the department has increased its activity in international arbitration, and continues to have expertise in disputes spanning employment, intellectual property, M&A, bankruptcy and restructuring, real estate and tax.
Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen; Tolga Danışman; Ufuk Yalçın; Nazım Olcay Kurt; Şule Uluç
‘Detail-oriented approach of the associates and involvement of partners.’
‘We collaborated with individuals who had extensive experience in the arbitration practice.’
İpek İnşaat Taahhüt Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi
St Martins Şişli Gayrimenkul Yatırımcılığı Ticaret A.Ş.
The Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan Pipeline Company (“BTC Co.”)
LM Wind Power Blades Turkey
CSL Behring AG
Türk Pirelli Lastikleri A.Ş.
- Represented İpek İnşaat Taahhüt Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi before the court in a dispute concerning a rental amount.
- Represented St Martins Şişli Gayrimenkul Yatırımcılığı Ticaret in various litigation proceedings such as eviction lawsuits and labour disputes.
- Represented DP World Yarımca Liman İşletmeleri in administrative law disputes over environmental matters and zoning plans relating to one of the biggest container terminals in Turkey, and employment disputes.
Pekin Bayar Mizrahi provides ‘prompt, realistic and efficient solutions for complex legal issues’. The team, which is headed by Ergin Mizrahi, is known for advising foreign corporations, banks and states, and for its focus on M&A disputes (especially arbitrations), banking and finance, manufacturing, online gaming, construction, pharmaceutical, energy, cross-border trade and shareholder disputes. Associates Tuğçe Aslı Turçal and Özlem Çavuş Gerçek provide additional support.
Ergin Mizrahi; Meral Arabacı; Özer Arda
‘Very client-oriented; capable of providing prompt, realistic and efficient solutions for complex legal issues’
‘Engin Mizrahi can take immediate action and provide efficient legal service to his clients for urgent cases and questions.’
‘Ergin is very smart, always ready to render support, this is outstanding in combination with all other professional skills Ergin has.’
‘Pekin Bayar Mizrahi firm has very a high level profile team supporting us in a full service scope. Quality of all services and different teams are very high and satisfactory for us.’
‘Ergin Mizrahi as partner is dealing with our issues very closely. He and his team are working like a real business partner. They know the dynamics of clients and the relevant industry therefore their advices adds value for our company.’
‘Ergin Mizrahi very quickly grasped what it was that our client required, and produced an excellent expert report in support of London Arbitration very quickly and with minimal need for guidance or direction from us.
The State of the Netherlands
The Royal Bank of Scotland (Natwest Group)
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
NTG Nordic Transport Group A/S
Nippon Paint Japan
- Represented the former shareholders of Akdeniz Kimya in an ICC arbitration regarding an M&A dispute worth $4.8m.
- Represented two landlords before the Constitutional Court in a landmark expropriation case.
- Represented the Barcelo Hotels Group in a lease dispute worth €4.5m.
Acar & Ergönen Law Firm is particularly well versed in handling real estate litigation, commercial litigation and shareholder disputes. The team is headed by skilled litigators Onur Ergonen, who ‘exudes confidence and competence in court’, and Duygu Acar Yucesoy.
Onur Ergönen; Duygu Acar Yücesoy
‘With a high level of expertise and always under the supervision of partners, the team is promptly delivering services.’
‘The team spends a significant amount of time in court and can suggest solutions based on court practices which is crucial.’
‘The partners can elaborate on the subjects with to the point examples and facts which makes it easier for us to make a decision about the issue.’
‘Their expertise and strong points enable them to fulfil clients’ advisory requests in many different areas. Their legal advice is tailor-made.’
‘Onur Ergönen is a strong litigator. He exudes confidence and competence in court. He is hard working and always prepared.’
‘Onur Ergönen’s handling of petitions makes even complex arguments easy to comprehend. The vast scope of his experience enables him to look at issues from various perspectives and leaves us fully confident that all aspects of the issue at hand have been carefully considered. Onur particularly excels in procedural issues.
‘Duygu Acar Yucesoy is a strong litigator. She is highly detailed-oriented and does not let up until all the i”s have been dotted and “t”s have been crossed.’
‘Duygu Acar Yucesoy is analytical and is able to break an issue down to its basic elements fast. Her passion about the case often fuels the team to strive even harder.’
Buyaka Shopping Mall
Keller Williams Regional Offices
Keller Williams Real Estate Agents
HSA Madencilik A.Ş.
Artell Yatırım İnşaat A.Ş.
Foreks Bilgi İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş.
Multi Corporation Turkey
Affidea Health Group
Hanwha Q Cells Corporation
Hanwha Solar One Hong Kong Limited
Çimtaş Boru İmalatları ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi
Keller Williams Turkey
NEF Construction & Development
İpek İnşaat ve Çakırkaya Jointe-Venture
Başar Başaran and Haşim Çağan Şentürk
- Representing subsidiaries of Multi Corporation Turkey in mediation proceedings, and enforcement proceedings in various real estate law related disputes.
- Representing Bebek Turizm in a litigation case against a governmental authority in a real estate dispute.
- Representing two Turkish individuals in a multinational investment dispute.
ASC Law Office houses an ‘extremely supportive, collaborative and business-oriented’ team, which represents clients in litigation and commercial arbitration mandates. Key practitioners include ‘experienced litigator’ Doğan Coşgun, Cem Keser, Caglar Kokturk Akoymak and senior associate Hilal Bayar.
Doğan Coşgun; Cem Keser; Çağlar Köktürk Akoymak
Other key lawyers:
‘The ASC team is extremely supportive which makes you treat them like an extension of the in-house team.’
‘Doğan Coşgun is a very experienced litigator who has a great degree of in-house perspective and a commercial sense. Cem Keser is also very helpful and accommodative in all of our requests.’
‘Team is experienced, proactive, collaborative, business-oriented, understands the client’s expectations very well.’
‘ Doğan Coşgun and Hilal Bayar are amazing lawyers.’
TTES Electricity Wholesale
Ankara Özel Yüzüncü Yıl Sağlık İşletmeleri A.Ş.
Tentur Turizm A.Ş.
Göcek Tunnel Construction Company
Anadolu Etap Penkon Food and Agricultural Products
QNB Finansbank A.Ş.
Mr. Kerim Rota
AND Kartal Gayrimenkul Yatırımları A.Ş.
Bahçıvan Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Adel Kalemc ilik Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş.
Kale Endüstri Holding A.Ş.
İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş.
Çelik Motor Ticaret A.Ş.
Anadolu Bilişim Hizmetleri A.Ş.
Atalian Global Services (French)
BeIN Media Group (aka “Digitürk”)
Akenerji Elektrik Üretim A.Ş.
Anadolu Motor Üretim ve Pazarlama A.Ş.
Er-Bakır Elektronik Bakır Mamulleri A.Ş.
Osmanlı Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş.
Pragma Finansal Danışmanlık Hizmetleri Tic. A.Ş.
Turcas Petrol A.Ş.
- Representing Göcek in a construction dispute before ISTAC, Istanbul’s international arbitration forum.
- Representing Kartal Real Estate Investments in an action brought against the Istanbul Municipality.
- Defending Akenerji Electricity against a $7.5m damage claim for breach of a contract related to the would-be purchase, by the client, of a Wind Power Plant.
Ersoy Bilgehan Lawyers & Consultants is renowned for its ‘specialist knowledge’ in the shipping sector, and is frequently sought out by international and domestic shipping insurers, companies, and financiers. Ergün Ersoy, who ‘provides the highest level of advice in maritime law’ and handles both litigation and arbitration, jointly heads the team with Zihni Bilgehan, who focuses on the maritime and insurance sectors.
Ergun Ersoy; Zihni Bilgehan
‘Ersoy Bilgehan have assisted with enforcement of arbitration awards in Turkey.’
‘They have strong specialist knowledge in the shipping and arbitration sectors.’
‘The team provides prompt and clear updates throughout and provide a high standard of service.’
‘Lawyers are very responsive, competent, willing to solve the problems and they give useful/reasonable advice.’
‘Mr. Ergun Ersoy, the managing partner, is an excellent shipping lawyer who started his career as a ship master. Combined with his legal expertise, I can confirm that he provides the highest level of advice in maritime law.’
GEMKOM Makina A.S. (CVS Technologies)
Mediterranean Shipping Company
COSCO Shipping Lines
Eren Holding A.S
West of England (P&I) Club
Steamship Mutual (P&I) Club
The Swedish Club
UK Mutual (P&I) Club
Ulusoy Holding A.Ş.
Britannia (P&I) Club
TT P&I Club
Gard P&I Club
Genel Denizcilik Nakliyatı A.Ş
Ekol Lojistik A.Ş.
DNV GL AS
Yıldırım Holding A.Ş.
Gitti Gidiyor Bilgi Teknolojileri San. ve Tic. A.S.,
Caterpillar Financial Services (Dubai) Limited
FİNA HOLDING A.S.
DAC Beachcroft LLP
Allianz Versicherung AG
Norton Rose Fulbright
Clyde & Co.
Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
Willis Towers Watson
WK Webster & Co. Ltd
The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association
American President Lines
State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency
CertAsig Insurance and Reinsurance
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation
Thomas Miller Specialty
- Acted for international insurance companies in relation to a litigation process initiated by the insured for compensation for a claim of $25m.
- Representing Palmali Shipping in a claim for $2bn against Litasco in the English legal proceedings.
- Acted for the owners and insurers of the M/T Syn Zania in a number of different claims and legal proceedings associated with the explosion and fire that broke out during loading operations at a shore terminal in Aliaga.
The dispute resolution department at Gen Temizer Ozer maintains a steady growth, particularly for matters in the field of post-M&A disputes as well as administrative lawsuits against state entities or departments. The group also has strong cross-border capabilities, in part due to its integration with Kinstellar. Practice head Ebru Temizer is ‘knowledgeable, calm, very responsive, and very clear’.
Ebru Temizer; Edmund Emre Özer
‘Partners are extremely involved and knowledgeable, with incredibly short response times.’
‘The whole team works very well and knows our team.’
‘Ebru Temizer is a pleasure to work with: knowledgeable, calm, very responsive, very clear. Interactions are efficient.’
‘I have been particularly impressed by the commercially astute and collaborative approach of Kinstellar Turkey / GTO. ‘
‘They are fluent at lawyering in English and Turkish with none of the headaches that one can sometimes face with translation issues when involved in cross-border disputes.’
British American Tobacco
- Representing Koza Altin Isletmeleri under supervision of the SDIF (“Koza Altin”) and the former trustees of Koza Altın İşletmeleri in a dispute with the former chairman of the business and its English subsidiary, Koza Ltd.
- Representing British American Tobacco in a case filed by the daughter of a person who passed away due to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
- Representing eBay in a lawsuit filed against the Ministry of Health seeking cancellation of a regulation which prohibits the sale of medical devices on the internet.
The ‘highly skilled’ dispute resolution practice at Güner Law Office is particularly strong the IP, media and entertainment sectors, and also handles litigation matters related to insolvency, debt restructuring, product liability and employment disputes. Ece Güner Toprak and senior associate Can Güner are the key contacts.
Ece Guner Toprak; Can Guner
‘Team is highly skilled in dispute resolution practice through follow ups and updating the client and informing about developments with regard to disputes’
‘The counsels are highly professional in dealing with international matters.’
Generali Sigorta A.Ş. (Generali)
Konecranes Ticaret ve Servis Ltd. Şti.
Suez WTS Turkey
Mammut Construction Co.
Mutlu Medikim Tıbbi Malzeme Ticaret Anonim Şirketi
Şafak Elektrik Malzemeleri Ticaret ve Sanayi Anonim Şirketi (a subsidiary of SICAME Group)
- Acting for Fox Turkey in litigation matters related to commercial, media, criminal, administrative and IP rights disputes.
- Representing Generali Sigorta in a commercial dispute recourse claim arising from a payment made within an insurance agreement.
- Representing Medi-Link International in a compensation claim arising from a banking service agreement.
Operating from its offices in Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara, TURUNÇ's team acts for Turkish and international clients in commercial litigation, intellectual property, employment, product liability, and insurance disputes. Noyan Turunç, who has ‘vast experience in litigation and mediation processes’, is a noted member of the practice, which also includes Kerem Turunç, who has solid cross-border skills, and senior associate Gizem Günel.
Noyan Turunç; Gizem Günel
Other key lawyers:
‘They are open to and proactively recommend mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. For this reason, we’ve also engaged them on several international disputes we’ve had over the years and they mediated these disputes successfully and quickly.’
‘We work with Noyan Turunç on larger matters and mediation. He is a tough yet pragmatic negotiator and gets results every time. He is a fantastic advocate to have on your side.’
‘For employment law disputes, we work with Gizem Günel, who is technically superb.’
‘Noyan Turunc is our go-to partner. He has vast experience in litigation and mediation processes.’
‘Noyan Turunc understands the commercial issues underlying the dispute right away and sets just the right strategy for the case. He commands his team very diligently.’
‘Very well researched and written court submissions.’
‘They are highly experienced at all levels and a very hard-working and thorough team. They look at matters from a broad perspective and are able to offer top quality service.’
‘They are very knowledgeable and solution-oriented. They transform very challenging situations and complex matters into ordinary hiccups for us. They are analytic, organized and always provide practical advice.’
British American Tobacco
- Represented Petronas in a cross-border trademark dispute concerning one of its product ranges against a Turkish company.
- Represented WON in a court case against a subcontractor.
- Represented Vektor Tanitim in two patent disputes against a start-up company using Vektor’s patented designs.
Yavuz & Uyanik represents clients in the gamut of dispute resolution and regulatory matters, covering a range of sectors including construction, automotive, and banking and finance. Mehmet Selim Yavuz, ‘an expert in commercial dispute resolution along with enforcement law’, and Metin Ülker, who was promoted to partner in 2021, are key names. Senior associate Gülce Ataman provides additional support.
Mehmet Selim Yavuz; Metin Ülker
Other key lawyers:
‘Highly knowledgeable and capable lawyers.’
‘They are competent both for Turkish law as well as international issues. They are available, engaged and driven.’
‘The are highly capable in team work and engage top-class third party expertise on a need-to-have basis.’
‘The support staff is also excellent.’
‘They are always available and are result driven.’
‘Selim Yavuz thinks out-of-the box and is very well-grounded especially in assessing risks’
‘I believe that the Yavuz & Uyanik team provides exceptional legal service.’
‘In addition to their outstanding legal expertise in various fields of law, all of them have great communication skills.’
Kıraça Holding A.Ş. –Karsan Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş.
Türk Ekonomi Bankası A.Ş. (Affiliate of BNP Paribas)
Azimut Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş.
İçdaş Çelik Enerji Tersane ve Ulaşım A.Ş.
BNP Paribas Suisse S.A.
Ciner Group of Companies
Bnp Paribas Cardif Emeklilik A.Ş.
Ashfield Sağlık Hizmetleri Tic. Ltd. Şti.
BGC Partners Menkul Değerler A.Ş.
Ontex Tüketim Ürünleri San. ve Tic. A.Ş.
Cushman&Wakefield Gayrimenkul Danışmanları Mümessillik ve Turizm Hizmetleri A.Ş.
Teknik Alüminyum Sanayi A.Ş.
Çeksan Yol Süpürme Araçları Mak. San. Tic. ve Ltd. Şti
Yazici Attorney Partnership is increasingly known for its ‘very strong international arbitration team’, while remaining a solid choice for commercial litigation and advisory services relating to potential disputes. Şener Özkan, Elif Karagözoğlu, and Bilge Muftuoglu head the department, which is particularly strong in the energy sector.
Şener Özkan; Bilge Müftüoğlu
Other key lawyers:
‘Very strong international arbitration team.’
‘Strong female partners and leaders.’
‘Good commercial and legal advice.’
‘The practice has significant partner involvement in matters.’
‘The quality is always high, with many of the partners having experience at international firms.’
‘The team is also very flexible on fees and is eager to attract dispute work at competitive prices.’
‘They work as a team and in coherence. Result and work oriented. Good command of foreign language. Always on time.’
‘They are team players.’
Lösev Lösemili Çocuklar Vakfı
Jaguar Land Rover Limited
Taq Taq Operating Company Limited
Tesem Teknik Sistemler Mühendislik A.Ş.
Doğuş İnşaat ve Ticaret A.Ş
- Representing LÖSEV Lösemili Çocuklar Vakfı in two court cases before state courts.
- Representing Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. in commercial and consumer law cases before the state courts.
- Representing Tesem Teknik Sistemler Mühendislik Tic. A.Ş. in two commercial law cases before the state courts.
Abcoo Law Firm handles litigation, arbitration and mediation, for a list of clients that range from individuals to domestic and international companies. The team, which is headed by Can Oğuzer, Hasan Çağlayan, and Erdoğan Okşak, regularly acts in commercial, shareholder, real estate, and employment disputes, and IP claims.
Can Oğuzer; Hasan Çağlayan; Erdoğan Okşak
‘Expertise, quality service at reasonable prices.’
‘Can Oğuzer, Erdoğan Okşak; both experts, have good understanding of business and are collaborative.’
‘The team always listens to the client and asks relevant questions where needed. They make reviews to verify that they understand your situation in detail.’
‘Once they make sure that they understand your situation they work hard and come back with a realistic summary assessment and show you your options.’
‘The team was extremely supportive in solving key issues. They sometimes went beyond normal efforts to help resolve and mediate. They were very approachable at all times and I felt like a valued client.’
Peak Oyun Yazilim ve Pazarlama A.S. (Peak)
Diar Suleymaniye Gayrimenkul A.S.
Bi Enerji Makine Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti.
Data Market Bilgi Hizmetleri A.S.
Aksoy Girisimcilik (Aksoy Ventures)
HPP International Turkey
ELCA Kozmetik Ltd. Sti. (Estée Lauder Companies Turkey)
Voys Yapay Zeka A.S
- Representing Estée Lauder Companies Turkey in all disputes, including commercial, consumer, employment and panel law matters before the courts and relevant authorities.
- Representing Voys Yapay Zeka in a lawsuit regarding cancelation of the “Voys.me” brand which is registered by another company.
Ural Ozbek heads the dispute resolution practice at CETINKAYA, which regularly acts for multinational companies in disputes in Turkey, as well as Turkish clients in international disputes. The department has a solid track record in handling international arbitration mandates, tax disputes and construction lawsuits, insurance claims, and media-related litigation. Torehan Buyuksoy is another key name. Bentley Yaffe left the firm in 2021.
Other key lawyers:
‘All individuals are excellent, without exception.’
‘They are a great choice for big-ticket litigation.’
‘They are very competent in cross border litigation, very knowledgeable about foreign jurisdiction and high-level comparative law analysis.’
‘A focus on quality.‘
Gems Schindhelm is well-versed in cross-border work, and handles arbitration and litigation, with a particular focus on the German market, providing services to corporate clients hailing from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Gurkan Erdebil and Muge Sengonul are the key contacts.
Gurkan Erdebil; Muge Sengonul
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership acts for corporate clients in national and international arbitrations, and disputes relating to media and personal data protection law. The practice, which is headed by Esra Sumer and Ali Tasar, also has a particular focus on the construction and infrastructure sectors.
Esra Sumer; Ali Tasar
‘The firm’s follow up skills are wonderful. Because, they have special software systems which makes my life easy in following up numerous litigation proceedings all at once.’
‘With the assistance of GSI, we always feel that we are in capable hands.’
‘Esra Sümer and Ali Tasar are perfect litigators, who makes us feel that we always gain what we want.’
ISTANBUL GRAND AIRPORT
NORTH MARMARA MOTORWAY
NEW WORLD FOUNDATION
TURKEY MAARIF FOUNDATION
URUS KIYMETLI MADENLER
HO– AGAINST NEF YAPI- KANDILLI PROJECT
MIRAY BASALARAN VS WORQUARTERS OFICE SERVICES
İLKO İLAÇ SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM ŞIRKETI
TARIM KREDI KOOPERATIFLERI
- Represented IGA in its dispute with Quickwrap at ICC arbitration.
- Represented Cengiz Holding in their arbitrations against Kuwait state in relation to their investment therein.
- Represented CNN in relation to their three separate disputes arising from three different projects, with the Ministery of Health of Turkish Republican in an international arbitration centre.
IctemLegal regularly handles commercial litigation, trade mark cases, shareholder disputes, contract breaches and director liability claims as well as international arbitration. Sıla Hilal Yılmaz jointly heads the department with Serkan Ictem.
Sıla H. Gürün Yılmaz; Serkan İçtem
‘Very strong on Turkish law and with good experience in complex international arbitrations.’
‘Serkan Ictem is an excellent arbitration practitioner with a good eye for strategy and case preparation. A go-to lawyer for Turkey related matters.’
‘It is easy to communicate with them.’
‘They have also very good and friendly team. Their value is also acceptable for this professional support.’
‘The team is very responsive and dedicated to the engagement scope, and everyone has an excellent understanding of the case and are able to assist when needed.’
‘The managing partner leads his team by example in being engaged and responsiveness with the clients.’
‘The lawyers are all very knowledgeable about their practice areas and can provide instant assistance and advice to clients.’
‘Serkan Ictem is extremely engaged and cooperative, and handles the case first-hand with creativity to anticipate potential issues and overcome them early.’
Moral | Kınıkoğlu | Pamukkale | Kökenek Attorney Partnership houses a team of ‘very well equipped litigators’ which aims to ‘minimize litigation risk by providing its clients with pre-emptive legal advice and assistance’, while also handling litigation and arbitration matters. Department-head Efe Kınıkoglu is praised for his ‘technical knowledge and excellent communication skills’.
‘Moral & Partners has a team of very well equipped litigators.’
‘They cover different regions and they have a hands on approach for all matters.’
‘Although the aim of MORAL & PARTNERS is to minimize litigation risk by providing its clients with pre-emptive legal advice and assistance, the law firm also represents its clients in litigations with success.’
‘Efe Kinikoglu provides us with high quality legal services with very good technical knowledge and excellent communication skills.’
‘Efe Kinikoglu tries to create solutions to reach the most efficient resolution by either litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods.’
‘The firm is very prominent especially in commercial and labor law disputes. The team works very devotedly and keeps the communication with the client intact. The team is very dynamic and highly motivated.’
‘Efe Kinikoglu shines as a great team leader, is very meticulous in the relations with the client and in the follow-up of the works.’
‘Efe Kinikoglu is a well regarded litigator and creates practical and useful solutions. He would be my point of call every time for any query or possible connection to Turkey. He is very approachable and always gives a balanced commercial view.’
Stellantis ( Ex Groupe PSA)
Japan Tobacco International
Eczacibaşi Tüketim Ürünleri
Borusan Alenka Energy
Borusan İş Makinaları
Columbia Sports -Gözalan Group
Doğanay Turnip Juice
- Representing Borusan Conglomerate in all kinds of litigation files and conducting the risk management and mitigation on potential disputes in Borusan Conglomerate.
- Acting for Stellantis in its daily operations, follow up of all pending litigation files and risk management and mitigation in potential disputes.
- Acting for Eczacıbaşı Consumption Goods in its daily operations, follow up of all pending litigation files and risk management and mitigation of potential disputes .
Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office's team is particularly experienced in commercial litigation, arbitration, bankruptcy and execution work as well as employment-law and inheritance-law related claims. Emre Atayilmaz and Kerim Pelister jointly head the department.
Emre Atayilmaz; Kerim Pelister
‘Emre Atayilmaz especially has always been standing out with his comprehensive and solution oriented approach to disputes.’
‘PAE is dynamic team who are capable for flexible solutions.’
‘They are always developing effective solutions for the legal problems. They know very well the potential reactions of all parts.’
‘Kerim Pelister is very well qualified in corporate law. He is mainly thinking like a business man, like an entrepreneur while editing the cases. He is always being a part of fast and effective solutions.’
‘PAE is a very diverse group of lawyers that are ready to help you for any issues that you may need their legal advice with.’
‘The team is young and active and all have different backgrounds and qualities that make them a dynamic group of lawyers. They are always available for quick replies and solutions.’
‘Kerim Pelister is a stand-out individual. He’s very experienced, knowledgeable, responsive and a pleasure to deal with.’
Yapi Kredi Bank
Yapi Kredi Leasing
RCT Asset Management Company
Nederman Holding AB
Sidar Tunca is the key name at TUNCA ATTORNEY PARTNERSHIP. The firm has a good track record handling administrative and civil litigation across a range of sectors, including energy, construction, financial services, transport and telecoms.
‘The speed of response, the ability to provide a risk minimizing/strategic legal service, very focused litigation service.’
‘Sidar Tunca is very knowledgeable. He is always one phone call away. Makes the life of the client easy.’
‘The team is very impressive, both with the experience and credentials they bring to the table but also with each member’s knowledgeableness, interest, openness, reliability, diligence, efficiency & warm yet professional approach.’
‘Each member brings value to the task at hand.
‘Tunca Attorney Partnership comes to the forefront with its creative and full-fledged solutions to our comprehensive legal problems. Therefore we always recommend this law firm to our partner companies.’
‘Sidar Tunca is well-known in his field for applying timely and satisfying legal solutions to his clients.’
‘Sidar Tunca is a hardworking, creative and solution-oriented person. His positive attitude against sophisticated problems makes him different from competitors. For this reason, we are happy to do business with this amazing team.’
‘What really surprised us was their deep understanding of not only the legal side but also the technicalities of our work.’
ALBEDO BS ELEKTRİK ÜRETİM A.Ş.
ABDİ İBRAHİM İLAÇ SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş.
GÜRBAĞ İNŞAAT MÜHENDİSLİK MADENCİLİK SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş.
GÖKOVA ÖREN MARİNA TURİZM İNŞAAT VE TİCARET A.Ş.
TR PHARM İLAÇ SAN.TİCARET A.Ş.
WYG INTERNATIONAL DANIŞMANLIK LTD. ŞTI
ÖZALTIN İNŞAAT TICARET VE SANAYI A.Ş.
AŞKALE ÇIMENTO SANAYII T.A.Ş.
ANAGOLD MADENCILIK SANAYI VE TICARET A.Ş.
THE UNION OF CHAMBERS AND COMMODİTY EXCHANGES OF TURKEY (TOBB)
ULUBOL İNŞAAT A. Ş.
KUR INŞAAT TICARET VE SANAYI A.Ş.
ICC GRUP İNŞAAT TICARET LTD. ŞTİ.
TÜPRAG METAL MADENCILIK SAN. VE TIC. A.S.
OHITAN İNŞ. MÜHENDISLIK SAN. VE TIC. A.Ş.
ELVAN GIDA SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş.
- Acting for Albedo in a dispute involving the Gürsöğüt Dam and HPP hydroelectric power plant project (HPP).
- Acting in two lawsuits on behalf Gurbag arising from the tender for the construction of a 600-bed state hospital.
- Representing AŞKALE ÇIMENTO in a lawsuit concerning the company’s operations in the electricity market that were made subject to administrative sanctions on the grounds of violation of market rules.
The dispute resolution practice at ADMD/Mavioglu & Alkan Law Office is headed by litigator and tax expert, Duygu Alkan. Alkan handles commercial litigation, product liability and consumer claims, employment litigation, and tax litigation. Orhan Yavuz Mavioglu is another name to note.
Other key lawyers:
Orhan Yavuz Mavioglu
‘Deeply knowledgeable and experienced team.‘
‘ADMD is very easy to work with and very dependable.‘
‘Very fast with answers and solutions offered are easy to understand and implement.‘
‘Excellent skills, deep knowledge and experience combined with personalised service.‘
‘Duygu Alkan has impressive negotiation skills combined with strength and experience for litigation.‘
‘Very hardworking team of lawyers with good grasp of our business.‘
‘Definitely great value for fee ratio.‘
Artheon & Godfrey
Telecom Italia Sparkle
- Represented Agricola Ferrari in a trade dispute with a local importer.
- Acted for Lexmark in a real estate dispute.
- Represented Dogus Pirina in a litigation based on environmental claims.
Gökçe houses a ‘young energetic and very ambitious team’, which focuses on commercial, particularly shareholder disputes, and is developing a solid expertise in IP disputes arising from trademark and patent rights. Ali Paslı and Müberra Gürdal jointly head the team.
Ali Paslı; Müberra Gürdal
‘Young energetic and very ambitious team they are. Always responsive and very reasonable price.’
‘Gökçe team’s strengths are their industry-specific expertise and the way they handle complex issues. The team consists of young and eager members with excellent knowledge.’
‘Gökçe is a law firm that is versatile in every sense and closely follows the innovations brought by the modern age. Thus, they can appeal to a wide range of clients.’
‘With its young and dynamic team, Gökçe strives to build long-term relationships with clients. Gökçe’s professional conduct is in high quality regarding response times, report forms and the quality of service.’
‘The team has tremendous communication skills, they made it easier for our wide-ranging project to flow smoothly and in the most effective way.’
‘Gorkem was always there to support us with his wide experience, know-how and unique solutions. Associates were and are still always there to facilitate the challenges we face.’
‘Gökçe has a very young and energetic team, thus we can always reach their lawyers when we need support, regardless of the time. Even if they don’t have a specialty on the subject, they always understand our questions, search for an answer and respond in time.’
‘Ali Paslı, is a real legal expert with his huge experience and has extensive experience especially in intellectual property law.’
Clinodevice (Stt Medical)
Zümrüt Beyaz Eşya
Celebi Avition Holding
- Represented B.Brown in a lawsuit in relation to commercial disputes arising from the suspension of bankruptcy.
- Represented Günaydın Et in disputes arising from trademark infringement.
- Represented Celebi Aviation Holding in (i) a mediation process arising from trade receivables, as well as (ii) a lawsuit against airlines companies before Turkish Courts.
Istanbul based Güleryüz & Partners represents clients in disputes in a wide range of areas, particularly in debt collection and bankruptcy, corporate and M&A litigation, and shareholders’ disputes. Tarık Güleryüz and senior associate Barış Ülker are the key contacts.
Tarık Güleryüz; Barış Ülker
‘I believe they offered a unique approach to our shareholder dispute, and I can only describe that approach as an “all out attack”.‘
‘They were, for the lack of a better term, “cut throat” in their approach, and made sure to get the best outcome possible for the company.‘
‘Tarık Güleryüz never hesitated to take the necessary steps to ensure our success in the case.‘
‘Tarık Güleryüz offered a creative and comprehensive strategy that impressed us all. I believe he has a unique thought process that sets him apart from others and enables new and exciting angles to approach the problem.‘
‘It appears to me that they don’t see dispute resolution only as a matter of legal knowledge but as a matter of process management that takes a multifaceted approach.‘
‘Tarık Güleryüz has a never-ending energy, and anyone can see how passionate he is about his work. I had the chance to work with him in a shareholder dispute and I can tell that he is an exceptional lawyer in this field.’
‘I can confidently say that they are very knowledgeable on the ins and outs of shareholder disputes, and are not afraid to force every possibility to the very end.‘
‘Tarık Güleryüz was in the driving seat through our disputes. He excelled especially with his professionalism and hands-on approach. He made sure to understand every aspect of the cases and explored every possibility.‘
RAD Construction Company
Süreyya Ağaoğlu Çocuk Dostları Derneği
Tuncay Nafiz Saydam
Ortadoğu Enerji [Yazıcı Group/Lemar Yapı]
Aviva Insurance Limited
Bahçeşehir Okulları A.Ş.
Uğur Okulları A.Ş.
Mobiloitte Turkey Teknoloji A.Ş.
Libya Sözer Gıda Hizmetleri ve Taahhüt İşleri Şirketi
- Represented the minority shareholder of the Ortadoğu Enerji in over 120 cases between shareholders.
- Represented a renowned audit and consultancy firm in a number of disputes between partners.
- Represented the local shareholders of the company in shareholder disputes amounting to $80m.