Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Araz & Ünlüeser Attorneys at Law, which also has a branch office in Germany, has a strong portfolio of international clients.
Akin Volkan Arikan heads the practice at ARIKAN | PARTNERS ILC, which is particularly well-versed in handling international arbitration mandates, as well as cross-border commercial and contractual disputes.
Founded in March 2021, boutique firm Baysal & Demir is led by Pelin Baysal and represents companies and state-owned entities across a broad range of industries.
Established in November 2020, Günay Erdogan Attorneys At Law handles arbitration cases alongside commercial litigation.
Isikal Law Office handles domestic and cross-border disputes for Turkish companies.
Küçükislamoğlu | Narin & Partners has established itself as a key destination for disputes relating to insurance.
Orak Attorneys at Law is best known for handling civil and administrative cases arising out of large-scale energy, mining and construction projects.  
SRP-Legal has a particular niche handling technology disputes in addition to its broader commercial caseload.

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 …

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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 …

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Kaya Koksal

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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.

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LBF Partners

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LBF Partners provides full legal and consultancy services to its foreign and domestic clients both in Turkey and at international level. We represent high-profile local and international companies as well as individuals in litigation with their sophisticated cases.

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Dispute resolution in Turkey

Cosar Avukatlik Burosu

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.

Practice head(s):

Utku Cosar

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.’

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Practice head(s):

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.’

Key clients

Yıldırım Holding A.Ş

Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna Jsc

Uber B.V. & Uber Turkey Yazilim ve Teknoloji Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti. (Uber Turkey)

LG Electronics


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.

Work highlights

  • 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 Inter

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.

Practice head(s):

İsmail Esin; Yalın Akmenek; Koray Söğüt

Other key lawyers:

Demet Kaşarcıoğlu


‘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.’

Key clients

Bureau Veritas




Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Practice head(s):

Okan Demirkan

Other key lawyers:

Begüm Biçer


‘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.’

Key clients



Natro Hosting (a subsidiary of

Pure Salmon


Suitcase Organizer, Inc.


BM Bank JSC / VTB Bank


Odea Bank

Abdi İbrahim


Hugo Boss


Agence France-Presse

Alsim Alarko

Oliver Samwer / Global Founders Capital

Bahrain Middle East Bank

ArcelorMittal RZK

DHMI (General Directorate of State Airports Authority)


RAY Sigorta

Work highlights

  • 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 clientsThe 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.

Practice head(s):

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

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.

Practice head(s):

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.’

Key clients

Emaar Properties Turkey

Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH

İf Girişim


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

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 talentedGönenç Gürkaynak jointly heads the department with experienced litigator Tolga Uluay.

Practice head(s):

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.’

Key clients



Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV

Newell B.V.

3M Company




Alcon Laboratuvarları Ticaret A.Ş.

Twitter Inc.


Turkish Airlines

TÜSİAD (Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association)



YouTube LLC

Mutlu Akü

Philip Morris

TI Automotive

Work highlights

  • Representing 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.

Gün + Partners

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 diligentAsena Aytuğ are other key names. Pelin Baysal left the firm.

Practice head(s):

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.’

Work highlights

  • 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.

Moroglu Arseven

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 ErsinBurak Baydar, and senior associate Fulya Kurar, are the key names.

Practice head(s):

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

Çakmak Attorney Partnership's team is led by the fantasticMesut 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.

Practice head(s):

Mesut Çakmak; Zeynep Çakmak

Other key lawyers:

Elif Demiröz


‘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.’

Key clients

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”)

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Practice head(s):

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.’


Key clients

Hyundai Eurotem A.Ş.

YUM! Brands Inc.

Transmark Renewables

Baker Hughes Petrol Sahası Teçhizat ve Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti.

Akkuyu NGS Elektrik Üretim A.Ş.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

MR İşletme Hizmetleri Danışmanlığı A.Ş

Karjala Pulp



Ömer Kerim Ali Rıza

Work highlights

  • 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.

Egemenoglu Law Firm

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.

Practice head(s):

Günsel Dede Bursa; Dilek Gürsan Istanbul; Egemen Egemenoğlu

Key clients

Blue Horizon Corporation

Chassis Brakes International

Çimtaş Pipe and Çimtaş Precision Machinin

Compagnie Financière Richemont

DRD Fleet Leasing

Elimsan Switchgear

Görkem Construction

Teknogon Teşhir

Houghton International

Investrade Company

Kafkas Confectioners


Lotus Holding


Sehil Construction

Teknogon Machining

Work highlights

  • 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.  

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

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.

Practice head(s):

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.’

Key clients

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.

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Practice head(s):

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.

Key clients

The State of the Netherlands

The Royal Bank of Scotland (Natwest Group)


General Electric


BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

NTG Nordic Transport Group A/S

Nippon Paint Japan

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Practice head(s):

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.

Key clients

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.

Octet Express

Multi Corporation Turkey

Gefco Turkey

Affidea Health Group

Hanwha Q Cells Corporation

Hanwha Solar One Hong Kong Limited

Çimtaş Boru İmalatları ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi

Keller Williams Turkey

Senvion Group


NEF Construction & Development


Bebek Turizm

İpek İnşaat ve Çakırkaya Jointe-Venture

Başar Başaran and Haşim Çağan Şentürk

Work highlights

  • 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

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 litigatorDoğan Coşgun, Cem Keser, Caglar Kokturk Akoymak and senior associate Hilal Bayar.

Practice head(s):

Doğan Coşgun; Cem Keser; Çağlar Köktürk Akoymak

Other key lawyers:

Hilal Bayar


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.’

Key clients

TTES Electricity Wholesale

Ankara Özel Yüzüncü Yıl Sağlık İşletmeleri A.Ş.

Tentur Turizm A.Ş.

Göcek Tunnel Construction Company

Güriş-Siemens-Simko-Tüvasaş Joint-Venture

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.

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Practice head(s):

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.’

Key clients

GEMKOM Makina A.S. (CVS Technologies)

Kalimbassieris Maritime

Hapag Lloyd

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.


Yıldırım Holding A.Ş.

Oldendorff Carriers

Gitti Gidiyor Bilgi Teknolojileri San. ve Tic. A.S.,

Caterpillar Financial Services (Dubai) Limited


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


Carina P&I

State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency

CertAsig Insurance and Reinsurance

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation

Thomas Miller Specialty


Work highlights

  • 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.

Gen Temizer Ozer

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’.

Practice head(s):

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.’

Key clients

British American Tobacco


Çolakoğlu Metalurji


Koza Altın


Aksoy Petrol

Erciyas Steel

China Navigation

Work highlights

  • 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.

Güner Law Office

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.

Practice head(s):

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.

Key clients

Fox Turkey

Endemol Shine

Generali Sigorta A.Ş. (Generali)

Konecranes Ticaret ve Servis Ltd. Şti.

SMSA Express

Medi-Link International

PolyOne Corporation

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)

Work highlights

  • 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.

Practice head(s):

Noyan Turunç; Gizem Günel

Other key lawyers:

Kerem Turunç


‘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.’

Key clients


British American Tobacco



Camper Shoes

Caffè Nero

SC Johnson



Vektor Tanitim

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Practice head(s):

Mehmet Selim Yavuz; Metin Ülker

Other key lawyers:

Gülce Ataman


‘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.’

Key clients

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

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.

Practice head(s):

Şener Özkan; Bilge Müftüoğlu

Other key lawyers:

Elif Karagözoğlu


‘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.’

Key clients

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

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Practice head(s):

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.’

Key clients

Peak Oyun Yazilim ve Pazarlama A.S. (Peak)

Neba Gayrimenkul

Diar Suleymaniye Gayrimenkul A.S.

Petrol Ofisi

Bi Enerji Makine Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti.

Polo Garage

Data Market Bilgi Hizmetleri A.S.

Metrosite Insaat

Ronesans Holding

Korfez GYO

Korfez Tatil

Aksoy Girisimcilik (Aksoy Ventures)

HPP International Turkey

Polar Marine

Tricon Energy

ELCA Kozmetik Ltd. Sti. (Estée Lauder Companies Turkey)

Voys Yapay Zeka A.S

Work highlights

  • 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 “” 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.

Practice head(s):

Ural Ozbek

Other key lawyers:

Torehan Buyuksoy


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

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.

Practice head(s):

Gurkan Erdebil; Muge Sengonul

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

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.

Practice head(s):

Esra Sumer; Ali Tasar


‘Detailed approach.’

‘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.’

Key clients

























Work highlights

  • 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.

Practice head(s):

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 | Kinikoglu | Pamukkale | Kökenek Attorney Partnership

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’.

Practice head(s):

Efe Kınıkoğlu


‘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.

Key clients

Stellantis ( Ex Groupe PSA)


Borusan Holding

Japan Tobacco International


Eczacıbaşı Holding

Borusan Logistics



Eczacibaşi Tüketim Ürünleri

Borusan Alenka Energy

Borusan İş Makinaları

Tricon Energy

Borusan Manheim

Borusan EnBw

Norm Holding

Borusan Suspan


Fokker Elmo


Columbia Sports -Gözalan Group

Barçın Sports


Volkan Itfaiye

Güralp Vinç


Doğanay Turnip Juice

Bahlaq Trading

Nakhla Tobacco

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Practice head(s):

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.’

Key clients


Yapi Kredi Bank

Yapi Kredi Leasing

RCT Asset Management Company

Norm Ambalaj

Nederman Holding AB

Rixen Cableway


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.  

Practice head(s):

Sidar Tunca


‘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.’

Key clients





















Work highlights

  • 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.

ADMD/Mavioglu & Alkan Law Office

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.

Practice head(s):

Duygu Alkan

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.

Very efficient.

Key clients

Agricola Ferrari

Artheon & Godfrey


DNZ Endustri

Dogus Pirina


Jato Dynamics



Telecom Italia Sparkle

Work highlights

  • 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.

Practice head(s):

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.’

Key clients

Clinodevice (Stt Medical)


R.Shohat Ltd.

Zümrüt Beyaz Eşya

Abdullah Bölükbaşı

Günaydın Et


Sovos Foriba

Usla Academy

Celebi Avition Holding

Work highlights

  • 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.

Güleryüz & Partners

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.

Practice head(s):

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.

Key clients

Şekerlisoy Holding

RAD Construction Company

Süreyya Ağaoğlu Çocuk Dostları Derneği

Ali Bozoğlu

Tuncay Nafiz Saydam

Ortadoğu Enerji [Yazıcı Group/Lemar Yapı]

Aviva Insurance Limited

Bahçeşehir Okulları A.Ş.

Yücel Family

Bahçeşehir University

Uğur Okulları A.Ş.

GE Medical

Mobiloitte Turkey Teknoloji A.Ş.

Software AG


Libya Sözer Gıda Hizmetleri ve Taahhüt İşleri Şirketi

Work highlights

  • 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.