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  2. Leading individuals: Hall of Fame
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Prominent firmADMD/Mavioglu & Alkan Law Office is recommended for its ‘structured approach and profound knowledge’. Areas of expertise include tax planning tax-related M&A matters, foreign investments, tax audits, tax incentive programmes and litigation. The international and domestic client base includes companies from the real estate, IT, construction and energy sectors. Practice head Duygu Alkan is ‘effective in both negotiations for settlement and litigation’. Orhan Yavuz Mavioğlu is ‘an outstanding lawyer who offers immediate and efficient solutions’.

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie International advises clients on tax litigation, transfer pricing, general tax law, planning and international tax law. Other areas of expertise include tax-related M&A, tax restructuring, wealth management and employee benefits. Clients include multinational electronic commerce companies, banks, IT companies, retailers, healthcare companies and agricultural businesses. Erdal Ekinci heads the team, which has ‘deep knowledge in the sector’ and ‘works hard, with quick response times’. Senior associate Güneş Helvacı is also recommended. Senior associate Orhan Pala joined from a role in-house at Turkish steel manufacturer Erdemir.

Küçükkaya & Sağlı Law Firm is adept at handling contentious and non-contentious tax matters. It advises on general tax matters, tax planning, tax-related M&A, transfer pricing, tax litigation and customs disputes. Clients include domestic and global companies in the banking and finance, health, energy, real estate, telecoms and automotive sectors. Mehmet Küçükkaya and Ahmet Sağlı are the names to note.

Pekin & Pekin handles a broad range of tax matters including corporation tax, value-added tax (VAT), banking and insurance tax, stamp tax, customs tax, disputes, cross-border financing and tax optimisation strategies. It acts for clients in the banking and finance, real estate, consumer products, e-commerce, energy and automotive sectors. Firat Yalçin and Ahmed Pekin jointly head the team. Senior associate Onur Çeliker is also recommended.

GSG Attorneys at Law/GSG Hukuk adopts ‘an innovative approach to technical problems with well-established preparatory work’. It is adept at handling tax inspections, tax and customs disputes and general tax advice. Recently it assisted a number of clients with the implications of the new Tax Amnesty Legislation. Practice co-head Zeki Gündüz has ‘a good reputation and a high level of experience’. Ezgi Turkmen also heads the team and has ‘an analytic approach and is well known for his experience with challenging cases’. Clients include multinational businesses in the technology, IT and retail sectors.

NAZALI Attorney Partnership advises clients on tax law, social security, customs issues accounting, fraud risk management and foreign trade. Areas of expertise include tax return submissions, tax litigation, tax inspection consultancy, management of the provisional seizure and accrual process and tax ruling application and execution of the procedure. Ersin Nazali and senior associates Begüm Solak Ekler and Gözde Saruhan Berk head the team.

Paksoy regularly advises on tax-related M&A, corporate tax, investment tax, transfer pricing and tax litigation. It advised Della Gıda on the tax aspects of its acquisition of 80% of shares in Mavidağ. Clients include Cisco, EBRD, Gentex Corporation, Deutsche Bank and Panasonic. Counsel Şansal Erbacıoğlu heads the team.

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke has a focus on contentious work and also advises on VAT, real estate-related tax and transfer pricing. Clients include LM Wind Power Blades and Alltech. Tolga Danışman and Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen head the team. Zaman Özer joined as counsel.

Özdirekcan Dündar Senocak Attorney Partnership is adept at handling the tax aspects of transactions, joint ventures, structuring, tax disputes, capital markets transactions, VAT, double taxation treaties and customs matters. Key sectors of expertise include banking and finance, automotive and retail. Bülent Özdirekcan spearheads a team of ‘sharp associates and devoted managers’.

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  • Canan Doksat has joined Erdem & Erdem as Tax Counsel

    We are proud to announce that Canan Doksat joined Erdem & Erdem as Tax Counsel. Canan Doksat graduated from Koç University Faculty of Law in 2010. She continues her LL.M at the dissertation stage in Istanbul Bilgi University. She started her working life in 2010 at EY Turkey and worked as Manager in the department of Tax and Law.
    - Erdem & Erdem Law Office

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