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Singled out by peers and clients alike, ADMD/Mavioglu & Alkan Law Office covers the full array of work in the tax field and is particularly experienced in tax litigation. The team advises local and international clients from various sectors, such as real estate, construction, energy and IT, on tax planning as well as M&A- and investment-related tax matters. The client roster includes Borusan, Helikon and Muya. Orhan Yavuz Mavioglu is ‘well connected and knowledgeable’, and ‘skilled tax litigatorDuygu Alkan has a ‘good grasp of court practices’.

Erdal Ekinci heads the tax department at Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein and is recommended for his ‘depth of industry knowledge and ability to analyse along multiple angles’. The team advises international clients from a multitude of sectors, including IT, finance and healthcare, on tax planning, inspections and litigation. Another strong feature of the firm’s tax advisory practice is its experience in the due diligence aspects of transfer pricing and M&A deals. Senior associate Güneş Helvacı is also recommended.

Küçükkaya & Sağlı Law Firm’s sizeable tax practice is led by Mehmet Küçükkaya and handles contentious and non-contentious tax matters, including tax litigation, tax planning and merger-related advice. Another key strength of the team is advice on transfer pricing and customs regulations. Corporate lawyer Ahmet Sağlı is also active in the sector.

Pekin & Pekin’s department advises clients on all tax-related matters, including customs, tax planning and structuring, and litigation. Practice head Fırat Yalçın assists clients with tax matters related to market entry and M&A. Showcasing its experience in the banking and finance sector, the team recently advised a well-known international bank on the tax implications of cross-border loan transactions.

GSG Attorneys at Law/GSG Hukuk’s tax practice is jointly led by name partner Zeki Gündüz and Ezgi Türkmen. The team is particularly active in the customs and tax disputes area and recommended for its ‘intensive legal knowledge’. The client base includes multinational companies from various sectors, including IT and retail.

Paksoy handles transactional and investment-related tax matters, as well as tax and customs disputes. The team, led by counsel Şansal Erbacıoğlu, advises clients from a multitude of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, banking and insurance. Clients include Panasonic, EBRD and Nomura.

Çaga & Çaga handles tax litigation and mitigation as well as advisory matters such as tax planning and the obtaining of certificates and exemptions. The team, led by Erdem Degerli and İdil Çağa Değerli, is particularly well known for its experience in tax-related disputes arising from complex M&A deals and financing structures.

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke’s tax practice is led by Tolga Danışman, who is also active in the firm’s real estate and litigation departments. The team advises on customs and tax disputes as well as anti-dumping investigations. Clients include Carlsberg, JFE and MEGlobal.

Özdirekcan Dündar Senocak Attorney Partnership advises clients on tax disputes and the tax aspects of M&A deals, joint ventures, as well as inbound and outbound investments. Practice head Bülent Özdirekcan leads advice to multinational clients from various sectors, including Société Générale, Volvo and H&M.

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Legal Developments in Turkey for Tax

  • 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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