Çelepçi in cooperation with Schoenherr > Istanbul, Turkey > Firm Profile

Çelepçi in cooperation with Schoenherr
Levent Mah. Mektep Sok. No:14
34330 Beşiktaş
Istanbul
Turkey

Turkey > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Transactional expert Levent Çelepçi heads the real estate department at Çelepçi in cooperation with Schoenherr, which advises on a wide range of matters. Of late, the team has assisted MT Group with the drafting and negotiation of construction agreements, and Sunglass Hut and Luxottica regarding their business expansion throughout Turkey, advising on a lease agreement and on the organisation of a tender for the construction of new headquarters, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Levent Çelepçi

Key clients

Atrium

HALKBANK

Iulius Real Estate SRL

MT Group Companies-Maxicells İlaç Sanayi Anonim Şirketi

Sunglass Hut Turkey

Luxottica Turkey

General Aviation

Greiner Packaging International GmbH

Polimeks

Build Corp Development S.R.L

Work highlights

  • Advising Atrium European Real Estate regarding the ownership structure and zoning issues of its mega property in central Istanbul.
  • Advising Luxottica regarding its business expansion throughout Turkey, assisting with real estate, lease and retail legal matters.

Turkey > Foreign firms Tier 4

Çelepçi in cooperation with Schoenherr acts for international companies with operations in Turkey, as well as assisting domestic clients with outbound transactions. Multinational clients, including Canon and Luxottica, look to managing partner Levent Çelepçi and Murat Kutluğ, who was appointed partner in 2021, for day-to-day corporate matters and M&A, and the team is also well versed in advising on the incorporation of Turkish subsidiaries.

Practice head(s):

Levent Çelepçi

Other key lawyers:

Murat Kutluğ; Begüm Koçak

Testimonials

‘The team at Çelepçi in cooperation with Schonherr has excellent expertise in advising foreign investors in Turkey. We can always rely on their professional, timely, helpful and knowledgeable advice.’

‘We usually work with Murat Kutluğ. We are impressed by the professional level of his service and his dedication to his clients. He is always most helpful and it is extremely easy to work with him and feel confident in your decisions.’

Key clients

OMV

Acer

Microport

Canon

Nuvei Technologies

TTTech Auto

Mondi

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Scholz Management Service

Luxottica

Greiner Group

Getinge Group

Atrium Group

Angst & Pfister Holding

Bio-Rad

Société Générale International

Cardtek

Best Achizitii

Leoni AG

MT Group Companies-Maxicells İlaç

Unicredit Bank Austria

Tamtex Tekstil

La Bottega

Work highlights

  • Advising Canon on all its legal matters in Turkey, including corporate, employment, compliance and dispute resolution issues.
  • Assisting eyewear multinational Luxottica with all corporate matters in Turkey.
  • Assisting Getinge Group with all legal matters in Turkey.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Çelepçi in cooperation with Schoenherr stands out for its ‘excellent expertise advising foreign investors in Turkey’. Managing partner Levent Çelepçi, and Murat Kutluğ, who was promoted to partner in 2021, are the key names. The team has notable sector expertise in energy, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, real estate and telecoms, among others.

Practice head(s):

Levent Çelepçi

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The firm has excellent expertise advising foreign investors in Turkey. We always rely on their professional, timely, helpful and knowledgeable advice.’

We work with Mr. Murat Kutlug. We are impressed by the professional level of his service and the dedication to the clients that he demonstrates. We feel that the legal aspects of our business in Turkey is well taken care of.’

Key clients

OMV

Acer

Microport

Canon

Nuvei Technologies Corporation

TTTech Auto AG

Mondi

Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Scholz Management Service GmbH

Luxottica

Getinge Group

Atrium Group

Angst & Pfister Holding AG

Bio-Rad

Société Générale International Limited

Cardtek

Best Achizitii SRL

Leoni AG

MT Group Companies-Maxicells İlaç Sanayi Anonim Şirketi

Genel Havacılık (General Aviation Center)

Unicredit Bank Austria AG

Metcap Enerjİ Yatirimlari Sanayİ ve Tİcaret A.Ş.(Metcap)

Tamtex Tekstil

La Bottega

Work highlights

  • Advised MT Holding on the sale of the Kartek Group companies operating in the field of technology.
  • Advised Sage Automotive Interiors Inc on the Turkish law aspects of the cross-border upstream acquisition of Adient’s automotive fabrics business.
  • Advised Elevator Ventures Beteiligungs GmbH, the corporate venture capital fund of Raiffeisen Bank International, on a detailed red flag due diligence report.

 

The firm

Çelepçi Law is a renowned leading Turkish law firm based in Istanbul. Established in 2005  the firm can boast a host of expert lawyers which focuses on assisting local and international clients on cross-border transactions. In 2009 Çelepçi  Law established a formalised cooperation with Schoenherr and in 2013 the firm was fully integrated into Schoenherr’s regional network. Since then, the Firm has further expanded its central and eastern European presence and in the same regard extended its reach across the Schoenherr network of 14 offices. In the past 18 years, Çelepçi Law has acted on numerous headline transactions that are both in and outbound in nature, including some of the country’s largest privatisations. The firm is particularly experienced in advising on large cross-border transactions in the energy and industry sectors.

Areas of practice

Through the extensive expertise of its lawyers,  Çelepçi Law in cooperation with Schoenherr assists international clients on their investments in Turkey and advises Turkish clients on their business ventures in central and eastern Europe. The office provides full services to clients from a wide coverage of sectors including construction, energy, financial, food and beverage, infrastructure and transport, insurance, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, private equity, real estate and retail. The firm specialises in corporate and M&A transactions, real estate transactions and financings, energy and infrastructural investment, and commercial litigation, and is particularly experienced in advising on large cross-border transactions. Çelepçi Law in cooperation with Schoenherr also offers legal advice in the areas of banking, finance and capital markets, employment, EU and competition, insolvency and restructuring, insurance and regulatory. With premier industry and legal knowledge, the firm has been able to offer a perfectly tailor-made solution on very complex matters. The Turkey office constitutes a cornerstone for Schoenherr into tapping into what is the firm’s single largest national market and Europe’s fastest-growing economy.

 

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking, finance and capital markets Levent Çelepçil.celepci@schoenherr.eu+90 (212) 324 70 70
Corporate/M&A Murat Kutlugm.kutlug@schoenherr.eu+90 (212) 324 70 70
Energy Levent Çelepçil.celepci@schoenherr.eu+90 (212) 324 70 70
Privatisation Levent Çelepçil.celepci@schoenherr.eu+90 (212) 324 70 70
Infrastructure investment Levent Çelepçil.celepci@schoenherr.eu+90 (212) 324 70 70
Dispute resolution Sevim AkpinarS.Akpinar@schoenherr.eu+90 (212) 324 70 70
Employment Murat Kutlugm.kutlug@schoenherr.eu+90 (212) 324 70 70
Insolvency and restructuring Murat Kutlugm.kutlug@schoenherr.eu+90 (212) 324 70 70
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Levent Çelepçi photo Levent ÇelepçiManaging Partner – Turkey
Murat Kutluğ photo Murat KutluğAttorney at Law
Rosario Sapuppo photo Rosario SapuppoHead of local Italian Desk
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