Insurance in Turkey
Şahan Law Office's insurance sector work includes the incorporation and dissolution of companies, Turkish Insurance Regulator license applications and preparation and review of insurance products in compliance with the law. Managing partner Abdülkadir Şahan has notable experience of acting for public authorities, insurance companies, pension companies, reinsurance companies, insurance brokers and financial institutions. Şahan is an expert in insurance law, corporate law and competition law.
Practice head(s): Abdülkadir Şahan
Gulf Insurance (Former AIG)
AIG Europe Limited
Unico Insurance (Former Aviva)
TDB Insurance Brokerage
Katılım Life and Pension
Sigortayeri Insurance Brokerage
Osem Sertifikasyon A.Ş.
Nasco Insurance Brokerage
NN Life and Pension
Orange Plus Insurance Brokerage
Digital Care sp. z o.o.
Özdirekcan Dündar Senocak Attorney Partnership
Özdirekcan Dündar Senocak Attorney Partnership is particularly experienced in insurance sector M&A and privatisations. Other areas of expertise include insurtech, regulatory, distribution models, product structuring, claims settlement, compliance and private pensions. Clients include insurance companies, reinsurers, financial institutions, and brokerage, car leasing and insurtech companies. Swiss and Turkish law-qualified Arpat Senocak leads the team.
Practice head(s): Arpat Senocak
Ak Gida (Lactalis Group)
AXA Sigorta A.S.
AXA Hayat ve Emeklilik A.S.
BNP Paribas Cardif Hayat Sigorta A.S.
BNP Paribas Cardif Sigorta A.S
BNP Paribas Cardif Emeklilik A.S.
BNP Paribas Cardif S.A.
BPF Acentelik ve Aracilik Hizmetleri A.S.
Euler Hermes Sigorta A.S.
Euler Hermes (Italy)
Groupama Sigorta A.S.
Groupama Emeklilik A.S.
Groupama Assurances Mutuelles
Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company Limited
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc
NN Hayat ve Emeklilik A.S.
Orange Sigorta Aracılık Hizmetleri A.S.
Reinsurance Group of America
Erçin Bilgin Bektasoglu is adept at handling insurance law, reinsurance, risks and regulatory issues. In addition to assisting clients with non-contentious matters, it is also experienced in litigation, arbitration and mediation. Clients include protection & indemnity (P&I) clubs, shipowners, charterers and underwriters. Dilek Bektasoglu Sanli is experienced in general liability, professional indemnity, directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance and banker's blanket bonds (BBBs). Sanli jointly heads up the practice with Feyzi Erçin, who works with firms in the London legal market.
‘Feyzi Ercin (partner) and Pelin Erkut (associate) were both extremely responsive through a warranty and indemnity insurance matter, providing advice which was legally rigorous as well as commercial and pragmatic’.
‘There is a depth of knowledge both legal and sector focused, that gives the firm a definite edge over other firms that we have instructed’.
‘They can engage with novel questions and problems, concisely and accurately, saving time and delivering a very good result’.
‘They understand the needs of UK and EU insurers’.
‘Feyzi Ercin is intelligent and knowledgeable with an in-depth expertise in insurance law which allows him to provide valuable advice to foreign lawyers and insurers and on novel questions’.
‘Pelin Erkut and Cagla Usta should also be singled out for their intelligence and knowledge; both have assisted with difficult coverage and contentious matters, demonstrating exceptional analytical ability’.
- Advised Zurich Re on a reinsurance dispute with Ege Sigorta of Turkey. Mediation is ongoing in Turkey in respect of the adjustment of more than 100 individual claims.
- Advised London market reinsurers (AIG and others) on a blast furnace loss at the largest steel plant in Turkey, including coverage issues with the policy in respect of the Insured’s claims.
- Advised London reinsurers, led by Liberty, on the failure of a gas turbine unit at Gama Enerji combined cycle power plant in Kirikkale, Turkey.
Gün + Partners has a varied spread of work, which covers dispute resolution, insurance regulation, insurance contracts and insurance-related M&A. Clients include Turkish and international insurance companies. The firm also has a notable strength acting for reinsurers in large construction projects in Turkey. Practice head Pelin Baysal is an expert in Turkish insurance law, litigation, arbitration and coverage issues. Ilgaz Önder was promoted to senior associate.
Practice head(s): Pelin Baysal
Chubb European Group
Royal & Sun
Andıç Eriş Attorney Partnership
Insurance law boutique Andıç Eriş Attorney Partnership advises insurance and reinsurance companies, brokers, intermediaries and corporate policyholders. It assists clients with regulatory, operational and transactional matters. On the contentious side, it handles litigation and alternative dispute resolution. The firm is a member of Insuralex, a worldwide network of independent insurance and re-insurance lawyers. Ayşegül Andıç, who has over 30 years experience, jointly leads the team with regulatory expert Mete Can Eriş.
Kalehan Energy Group
Liberty Specialty Markets
Koalay.com Insurance Brokers
Hergüner Bilgen Özeke, which often acts as local Turkish counsel to international insurance companies, advises on company establishment, operational compliance, M&A, pension company regulatory issues and dispute resolution (including litigation and arbitration). It also handles emerging areas of insurance law, including warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance. The team works closely with the data protection practice in order to advise on insurance-related customer data issues. Corporate partner Kayra Üçer and dispute resolution specialist Tolga Danışman are the joint heads of the practice.
Vienna Insurance Group
Suzuki Otomobil Paz. ve Tic. A.Ş.
Norton Rose Fulbright (for AIG)
Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office is experienced in insurance-related M&A and restructurings, official filings and applications before the Undersecretariat of Treasury (in relation to transactional approvals), regulatory permits, and obtaining and relinquishing insurance licenses, and day-to-day regulatory matters. It also advises on data privacy and insurance litigation. Clients include multinational insurance and pension companies, insurance brokers and support service providers. Life insurance and pensions expert Gökhan Enkür leads the team.
‘The team responded our questions in details which we needed, with clear guidance on regulatory matters’.
‘Gokhan Enkur has a good understanding of the insurance industry and regulatory matters regarding the industry’.
‘PAE Law Firm has a very professional, dedicated and hardworking team of experts’.
‘They are always available, prompt and have a very quick response time’.
‘The coordination and collaboration within the team is excellent’.
‘They are all very knowledgeable, reliable and supportive’.
Cigna Finans Emeklilik (Pension and Life)
Cigna Turkey Life
Lockton Overseas Limited
- Advised Cigna Corporation and Cigna Finans on Cigna Group’s proposed $67bn acquisition of Express Scripts, and also advised Cigna Group on various other corporate transactions in Turkey.
- Advised Lockton Overseas Limited on its contemplated acquisition of a 50% stake in Omni Sigorta ve Reassurans Brokerlik Hizmetleri A.S. (Omni Turkey) and a 100% stake in each of Omni Corporate Solutions UK and Omni Corporate Solutions US.
- Acting as co-counsel (along with an international law firm) to Airbnb. Providing assistance with the Host Protection Insurance Programme in Turkey.
TILEGAL - TOPDEMIR INANDIOGLU KOMUC LAW OFFICE is particularly adept at handling transport-related insurance disputes, with a focus on sea, road and air transport. It also advises clients on regulatory issues. Clients include domestic and multinational insurance companies. Managing partner Savaş İnandioglu leads the team. Emre Durgun left for NAZALI Attorney Partnership.
Mapfre Insurance Turkey
HDI Insurance Turkey
AXA Insurance Turkey
Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Group
Eureko Insurance Turkey
Zurich Insurance Turkey
AIG Insurance Turkey
Allianz Insurance Spain
- Representing Mapfre Insurance Turkey, HDI Insurance Turkey and AXA Insurance Turkey as co-insurers in a $3m compensation claim over damaged cargo.
- Representing client Mapfre Sigorta in a $518,000 claim over damaged cargo.
- Advising Mapfre Insurance Turkey on a €240,000 vessel collision insurance case.