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Hergüner Bilgen Özeke
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Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke houses a ‘very responsive team’, which garners recognition for always being ‘ready to jump in at short notice’. Seasoned corporate and M&A specialist, Ümit Hergüner, is one of the heads of the department, which is well versed in handling cross-border transactions. Other key names include Kayra Üçer; Mert Oğuzülgen, who has a focus in transactions in the e-commerce sector and matters concerning publicly held entities; energy expert Deniz Tuncel; and Zeynep Tor, who was promoted to partner in July 2021.

Practice head(s):

Ümit Hergüner; Kayra Üçer; Mert Oğuzülgen; Deniz Tuncel; Zeynep Tor

Testimonials

‘Very responsive and friendly team; ready to jump in at short notice; accurate and actionable advice.’

‘Versed in dealing with clients with different cultural backgrounds.’

Key clients

International Paper (Olmuksan)

Work highlights

  • Represented Telia Company AB and Telia Finland in the sale of its 47.09% stake in Turkcell Holding to the Turkey Wealth Fund.
  • Assisted International Paper in the sale of its subsidiary in Turkey.
  • Assisted in the transfer of Milangaz LPG’s assets and entire LPG business to Likitgaz in addition to the sale of 100% of the share capital of Likitgaz to the Armed Forces Pension Fund.

Turkey > Employment Tier 1

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke is particularly well known for its strength handling cross-border disputes, negotiations, restructurings, collective bargaining, terminations and employee transfers as well as day-to-day employment-related matters. Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen, who is experienced in managing collective bargaining agreements, compensation lawsuits, and reinstatement disputes, and Ufuk Yalçın, who handles employee dispute cases among other matters, jointly head the department. Senior associates Esra Canpulat Eğilmez and Begüm Ergin are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen; Ufuk Yalçın

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Their experience and business oriented approach on CBA negotiations, finding the right balance between legal risks and business priorities. We recommend Begüm Ergin.’

Key clients

Royal Canin

Bloomberg

Foot Locker

Refinitiv

Nitto Bento Group

Pramerica

Mondi Olmuksan

Trelleborg İstanbul

Granite Services International Inc.

Dytech

Monster Energy

OBSS Bilişim Bilgisayar Hizmetleri Danışmanlık Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi

Vibracoustic CV Air Springs Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Thomson Reuters in its daily corporate needs, particularly in the area of employment and managing collective bargaining negotiations with the union.
  • Advising Bloomberg in relation to its day-to-day employment related matters and also union related matters, specific to collective bargaining processes with Türkiye Gazeteciler Sendikası.
  • Legal assistance to Monster Energy in relation to its day-to-day employment-related matters.

Turkey > Energy Tier 1

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke has a long track record of advising on the most prominent projects in the energy sector, dating back to the development of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline in the early 2000s. It currently advises on matters spanning the nuclear, oil, mining, LNG and electricity spaces, including the development of international projects. Founding partner Ümit Hergüner is one of the firm’s most experienced figures in international project development; he co-leads the practice alongside Deniz Tuncel, who has advised on cross-border pipelines, renewables and electricity generation facilities, and Zeynep Tor, who was promoted to partner in 2021 and specialises in energy sector M&A, infrastructure projects and environmental regulatory advice.

Practice head(s):

Ümit Hergüner; Deniz Tuncel; Zeynep Tor

Key clients

Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline Company

South Stream Transport

Mobil Oil Türk

Demirören Holding

Work highlights

  • Advising South Stream Transport on the project work for a major pipeline.
  • Advising a group of lenders – Yapı Kredi, Ziraat Bankası, Halk Bankası and Finansbank – on the financing of a hydropower generation facility.
  • Advising Borusan EnBW Enerji on the refinancing and expansion of a wind energy project.

Turkey > Project finance/projects Tier 1

Well-known firm Hergüner Bilgen Özeke has an impressive track record of advising major contractors, sponsors, financiers and governmental bodies on infrastructure projects. The practice, which has particularly extensive experience in projects under the PPP model, as well as energy and port infrastructure projects, comprises a strong group of practitioners, including Ümit Hergüner, skilled litigator Nazım O. Kurt, PPP expert Senem Denktaş, Piraye Kuranel Başol, Serkan Gül and Deniz Tuncel, who especialises in energy. Domestic and international names, such as South Stream Transport, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation, the European Investment Bank and Yapı Kredi, are included in the department's roster of clients.

Practice head(s):

Ümit Hergüner; Senem Denktaş; Serkan Gül; Piraye Kuranel Başol; Nazım O. Kurt; Deniz Tuncel

Key clients

South Stream Transport B.V.

EBRD

Tümad Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş

Export Development Canada

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

IFC

EIB

K-exim

K-sure

BSTDB

DEG

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Borusan EnBW Enerji Yatırımları ve Üretim A.Ş.

Yapı Kredi

İş Bankası

Entek

Ziraat Bankası

Halk Bankası

Finansbank

DP World Yarımca Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş. (Dubai Port)

German Consulate Istanbul

Work highlights

  • Advised the lenders (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation, the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank and Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft) on a number of healthcare PPP projects.
  • Assisted Yapı Kredi with the project financing for a large hydropower generation plant in Turkey.
  • Advised South Stream Transport on the project development of a major cross-border natural gas pipeline.

Turkey > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke fields a ‘very strong team with in-depth knowledge’ of the real estate sphere. The department, which is headed by Serkan Gül and skilled litigator Nazım O. Kurt, has a significant track record of handling real estate disputes, transactions, development and construction, licensing and permitting, and rental agreements, as well as financing work. The firm is particularly strong in sectors such as energy, retail and hospitality, and advises a notable client roster, including Siemens, UPS, PGIM, APM Terminals and Metro Properties. The team's partnership ranks expanded with the promotion of Zeynep Tor in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Serkan Gül; Nazım O. Kurt

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Ability to provide effective guidance in real estate projects. Very strong team.’

‘In-depth knowledge. Positive attitude and good communication.’

Key clients

South Stream Transport B.V. (SSTTBV)

Hanon Otomotiv İklimlendirme Sistemleri Üretim San. ve Tic. A.Ş

St Martins Şişli Gayrimenkul Yatırımcılığı Ticaret A.Ş.

Multi Turkey Yönetim A.Ş.

Metro Properties Gayrimenkul Yatırım A.Ş.

Akıncıoğlu Şirketler Grubu

Uransan Dış Ticaret Taahhüt ve Yatırım A.Ş.

Venue Istanbul Gayrimenkul Hizmetleri ve Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti.

Fiba Ticari Gayrimenkul Yatırımları

German Consulate

German Archaeology Institute

Pardus Real Estate Development

Aksu Family

Bodrum Meridian Capital

GIC

Eczacıbası Real Estate Company

Rodaman Hotels

Volkswagen AG

The Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan Pipeline Company (BTC Co.)

İzmir Özel Türk Koleji

Uran Holding

EPM Gayrimenkul Tic. Ltd. Şti

Pramerica Real Estate (PGIM)

Extensa Istanbul Emlak Yatırım İnşaat ve Tic. A.Ş

Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

Dubai Ports World Yarımca Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş. (DP World)

Anadolu Gayrimenkul Yatırımcılığı ve Tic. A.Ş. (Anadolu Holding)

Kaan Otelcilik Ve Gayrimenkul Yatırımları Turizm Ticaret A.Ş.

UPS

Dolphin Overseas Fund LLC

Kaşa Turizm Bilgisayar Yazılım İnşaat Sanayii ve Ticaret A.Ş

State General Reserve Fund of Sultanate of Oman (SGRF)

Work highlights

  • Assisting the German Consulate with renovating the consulate and securing a temporary location.
  • Assisting Dubai Port World with all real estate matters related to a significant port in Turkey.
  • Assisting St Martins Şişli Gayrimenkul Yatırımcılığı Ticaret with the project development work and litigation matters relating to a major shopping centre.

Turkey > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke has a strong presence in the market in part due to its expertise in a wide variety of work, with particular prowess handling the restructuring and refinancing of infrastructure projects, corporate restructuring, debt and loan restructuring projects as well as contentious matters representing both debtors and creditors. Key practitioners include Kayra Üçer, who has significant experience handling the liquidation of assets, corporate restructuring, and capital increases, and banking head Piraye Kuranel Başol.

Practice head(s):

Kayra Üçer; Piraye Kuranel Başol

Key clients

Tümad Madencilik Sanayi and Ticaret A.Ş., Nurol Holding A.Ş.

Holding Internationale de Boissons

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Wafra Capital Partners, Inc.

ING Bank

Work highlights

  • Assisted Wafra Capital Partners with refinancing and restructuring for the Terracity shopping centre.
  • Assisted in the refinancing of Tümad Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret’s gold mines.
  • Assisted in the restructuring of four major healthcare PPP projects.

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke houses a ‘very diversified team with a broad set of talents’, which regularly advises on corporate finance, acquisition finance, project finance, Islamic finance, as well as regulatory mandates, and receives praise for its ‘global reach’. The practice is also experienced in assisting clients in organising employee stock option plans. Key practitioners include Kayra Üçer; Piraye Kuranel Başol, who is particularly experienced in project finance; and Yeşim Fethiye Api, the ‘go-to partner for all regulatory questions’.

Practice head(s):

Kayra Üçer; Piraye Kuranel Başol; Yeşim Api

Testimonials

‘Very diversified team with a broad set of talents, technically and interpersonally. What is appreciated with them is their global reach, specifically in Turkey but also globally when needed. With them, we don’t need to have additional firms as they can tackle most if not all our topics in an efficient way. They are reactive, reply in due time and keep an eye on topics which could be useful to us, even after the mandate has finished. Very valuable partner locally for us. I work with many very large law firms in the US, the Middle-East or Switzerland and Hergüner really stands out in terms of service and availability.’

‘Yesim Api is our go-to partner for all regulatory questions, extremely well connected, has helped us to ensure a swift process in all our endeavours locally.’

Key clients

Yapı Kredi

Ziraat Bankası

Global Exchange

Borusan EnBW Enerji Yatırımları ve Üretim A.Ş.

EBRD

Export Development Canada

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

IFC

EIB

İş Bankası

JBIC

Dechert LLP, Paris

CNHI International SA

Tümad Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

ICBC

Cisco Systems

Finansbank A.Ş.

Wafra Capital Partners, Inc.

SYZ Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted in the refinancing of the Tümad Gold Mine project.
  • Assisted Standard Profil GMBH in a debut high-yield bond offering.

Turkey > Compliance Tier 2

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke specialises in fraud and white-collar crime investigations, while also offering broad compliance services to its banking and finance clients, as well as support on data protection regulations. Ufuk Yalçın is a key experienced partner for white-collar crime investigations as well as other contentious matters, while for banking and finance regulatory matters, Yeşim Api Şamlı is the name to note. Corporate and M&A expert Kayra Üçer assists with intersecting compliance issues, and dispute resolution partner Tolga Danışman is also frequently engaged in compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen; Tolga Danışman; Kayra Üçer; Ufuk Yalçın; Deniz Tuncel

Testimonials

‘Detail oriented approach, independent review and excellent legal guidance concerning different fields of law such as international sanctions, anti-bribery regulations, local criminal aspects as well as capital markets regulations.’

Key clients

Blackstone Group

Eversheds Southerland

Bridgepoint Capital

Global Exchange

OBSS Bilişim Bilgisayar Hizmetleri Danışmanlık

Hitachi Kokusai Electric

Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions

Work highlights

  • Advising Global Exchange on complying with foreign exchange regulations for the incorporation of its Turkish subsidiary.
  • Assisting Siemens Energy Turkey with data protection regulations and strategic guidance navigating contemporary privacy issues.
  • Advising SYZ Bank on compliance with the banking regulations for the establishment of a bank representative office in Turkey.

Turkey > Tax Tier 2

The practice at Hergüner Bilgen Özeke is particularly strong on the contentious front, and has a solid record advising on VAT, real estate-related tax and transfer pricing. Of late, the team headed by Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen, who also leads the dispute resolution practice and is skilled in transfer pricing litigation, has increased its activity handling cases arising from the valuable house tax. Counsel Zaman Özer is another key name. Emre Urgin left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

LM Wind Power Blades Turkey

Work highlights

  • Representing LM Wind in a suit against the Tax Office for VAT claims.

Turkey > Competition Tier 3

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke assists with competition and antitrust investigations, as well as merger control filings and support on M&A. Its client roster includes a range of domestic and international clients, with a particularly strong presence in the transportation and retail sectors. M&A lawyers Senem Denktaş and Kayra Üçer oversee the practice which includes senior counsel Süleyman Cengiz, who is the go-to contact and expert in competition matters, having spent 14 years as an agent for the TCA.

Practice head(s):

Senem Denktaş; Kayra Üçer

Other key lawyers:

Süleyman Cengiz; Mey Akkayan

Key clients

Mavi

Arcelormittal

NGK Spark Plug Co

UPS Hızlı Kargo Taşımacılığı (UPS Turkey)

Ege-Tav EGE Tarım Hayvancılık

Kale Nakliyat Seyahat

Fairfax Financial Holdings

Adel Kalemcilik Ticaret Sanayi

Sumitomo

Gerflor

Atasun Optik Perakende

Xylem Water Solutions Global Services

Work highlights

  • Represented Ege-Tav EGE Tarım Hayvancılık in a TCA investigation for anticompetitive conduct.
  • Assisted Adel Kalemcilik Ticaret Sanayi with revising and modernising its distribution network and advising on all of the competition issues that arose.
  • Advised Mavi on its restructuring of various distribution agreements to establish a country-wide selective distribution system.

Turkey > Dispute resolution Tier 3

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

Testimonials

‘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.

Turkey > IT and telecoms Tier 3

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke's offering to IT and telecoms clients combines corporate support and dispute resolution services with a robust data protection practice. In this area, senior associate Onur Sumer is the contact to note, while M&A experts Kayra Üçer and Deniz Tuncel and dispute resolution partner Ufuk Yalçın lead the department.

Practice head(s):

Kayra Üçer; Ufuk Yalçın; Deniz Tuncel

Other key lawyers:

Onur Sumer; Melike Gençalp

Testimonials

‘Onur Sumer provided great work in terms of advising on data protection law.’

Key clients

Bloomberg

Volkswagen & Volkswagen Turkey

Sompo International

Hitachi Kokusai Electric

Sony Pictures Entertainment

ClickBus

St Martins

Work highlights

  • Advised Telia Company and Telia Finland on the sale of its 47.09% stake in Turkcell Holding to the Turkey Wealth Fund.
  • Assisted EasyJet with preparing its data mapping within the scope of the Turkish data protection legislation and reviewing and analysing its personal data processing activities and records of data processing.
  • Advised a web hosting company on compliance with the Turkish Data Protection Law, including representation in consumer disputes.

Turkey > Intellectual property Tier 4

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke has a strong presence in the retail and pharmaceutical sectors, where its IP practice assists clients with trade mark and patent registration, the IP aspects of transactions and IP disputes. Contentious work is a particular strength and the IP department is coordinated by dispute resolution partners Ayşe Hergüner Bilgenand Tolga Danışman.

Practice head(s):

Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen; Tolga Danışman

Testimonials

‘Ready to communicate and understand any problem before getting into detailed discussions. Always careful, humble and kind in any phone conversation.’

‘Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen is an experienced lawyer, with exceptional knowledge about Turkish and international affairs.’

Key clients

OBSS Bilişim Bilgisayar Hizmetleri

ATM Beyaz Eşya Parçaları

Deliv

Polyplex Europa Polyester Film

Olmuksan International Paper Ambalaj

Floteks Plastik

FNSS Savunma Sistemleri

BIQ Yazılım

Xsights Araştırma

Essilor

Work highlights

  • Assisted OBSS Bilişim Bilgisayar Hizmetleri with drafting an end-user licence agreement.
  • Represented ATM Beyaz Eşya Parçaları in a third-party patent and design infringement lawsuit.
  • Acting for Nidek in a trade mark infringement and unfair competition dispute.
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The firm: Founded in 1989, Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership is one of the oldest, largest, and most well-established corporate law firms in Turkey. In spite of its size, the firm maintains a personalised attention to detail that its clients have come to expect. Among Turkish law firms with a global reach, the firm is one of the few that is truly local and full-service. This combination allows Hergüner to equally advise large multinational organisations, international financial institutions, private individuals, and local start-ups and has earned the firm its reputation for flexibility and innovation.

Areas of practice
Banking and finance: Hergüner represents IFIs, banks, corporations and other investment experts in all sorts of lending transactions including corporate lending, acquisition finance, and project finance. The team also handles acquisitions of financial institutions, cross-border Islamic finance transactions such as murabaha agreements and sukuk offerings, and advises on international compliance issues such as FATCA, Dodd-Frank, and international sanctions regimes in addition to local compliance issues.

Commercial, corporate and M&A: for the last two decades Hergüner has been involved in the majority of significant Turkish M&A deals, and it is a pioneer in the development of corporate governance principles in Turkey. The firm is proud to have represented many international clients in Turkey during their initial entry into the market, through further acquisitions, and in some cases, their exit transactions, in addition to assisting these clients with corporate compliance matters throughout their entire operational life.

Capital markets: Hergüner’s capital markets team represents investors and financial institutions in some of the most innovative securities transactions in the Turkish market. The team handles corporate bond issuances, sale/purchase transactions concerning the shares of the leading publicly held entities in Turkey, mandatory tender offer transactions, exemption applications, and equity-offering transactions.

Real estate and construction: Hergüner advises the world’s leading international retailers, real estate funds and developers in transactions involving all forms of real estate from ports to urban regeneration. The team also specializes in sophisticated real estate litigation, arbitration and represents local and international developers and investors before civil courts, administrative courts, tax courts and arbitral tribunals.

Competition: Hergüner’s competition team is led by a former state antitrust case manager and provides legal advice and assistance related to pre-investigations and investigations that have been initiated by the Competition Board, in addition to providing compliance training and programs and competition law due diligence services to clients.

Dispute resolution: Hergüner’s dispute resolution team handles every type of dispute from complex litigation to international and domestic arbitration, as well as white collar investigations, administrative disputes, and mediation. The firm’s decades of experience includes commercial disputes, high profile administrative lawsuits, and criminal proceedings.

Employment: Hergüner advises Turkish and international companies in all aspects of employment, from sensitive c-suite executive issues to contentious collective bargaining negotiations. The team advises our clients on their daily corporate needs as they relate to employment issues and provides legal assistance in the most complex, sensitive matters, resulting in innovative legal solutions.

Data protection: Hergüner has extensive experience in data protection and cybersecurity matters, including data protection compliance projects and guiding clients through data protection legislation as it relates to any aspect of their business, as well as data transfer issues and handling data breach notifications. Members of the team, equipped with global and local data protection knowledge, are able to navigate client companies through redesigning or adapting their data protection programs, policies, and data transfer schemes to comply with Turkish data protection law.

Energy and natural resources: from power plants to pipelines, Hergüner is a leader in the energy field, both in terms of innovative solutions to novel energy issues and benchmark international deals. The team has significant experience in mine financing, major cross-border oil and gas pipelines, and internationally funded generation facilities. Hergüner advises clients in all segments of the energy sector including traditional resources like oil and gas, mining, natural gas, coal, and nuclear, as well as renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, tidal, and geothermal, which can present novel and unique legal issues.

IT and telecoms: Hergüner represents operators, agencies, investors and lenders in a range of regulatory and transactional matters covering everything from licensing and data protection to litigation.

Intellectual property: the Hergüner team supports all aspects of IP law including patents, trade marks, utility models, industrial design, geographical signs, domain names, copyright, litigation and enforcement.

Project finance/projects: from Ottoman-era concessions to modern PPPs, Hergüner effectively wrote the book on project finance, advising clients on some of the largest projects in Turkish history.

Transport: from financing to operations, Hergüner represents sponsors, project companies, financial institutions, contractors and suppliers developing motorways, railways, ports and airports.

Restructuring and insolvency: Hergüner represents local and international companies through both M&A-related insolvency and restructuring, as well as sensitive bankruptcy enforcement proceedings.

Tax: from domestic structuring and authority disputes to multinational AD/CVD and safeguards cases, Hergüner advises local and international companies on all their tax issues.

Media and entertainment: Hergüner advises major media sector projects, including regulatory, commercial, and transactional aspects of print, television and radio broadcasting.

Global trade and customs: Hergüner has broad experience in investigations concerning import safeguard measures and anti-dumping made by the Imports General Directorate of the Ministry of Trade and acts as counsel to Turkish producers on the plaintiff side as well as to foreign exporters on the interested party side.

Immigration and citizenship via investment: Hergüner’s citizenship acquisition team represents foreign individuals throughout the process of obtaining Turkish citizenship with our unique understanding and deep knowledge of the requirements and procedures necessary to become a citizen.

White-collar and investigations: Our team has first-rate experience in dealing with government investigations and enforcement matters. Our lawyers have substantial experience in defending clients through all phases of investigations and with criminal and civil enforcement proceedings, having represented clients before the prosecutors and courts.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Commercial, corporate and M&A; Energy Ümit Hergüner
Dispute resolution; Intellectual property; Tax Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen
Dispute resolution; Restructuring and insolvency Tolga Danişman
Project finance/projects; Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets; Commercial, corporate and M&A; Competition; Media and entertainment Senem Denktaş
Commercial, corporate and M&A; Competition Kayra Üçer
Project finance/projects; Transport Asli Budak
Real estate and construction Serkan Gül
Project finance/projects; Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets Piraye Kuranel Basol
Project finance/projects; Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets Yeşim Api Şamlı
Commercial, corporate and M&A; Employment; Dispute Resolution Ufuk Yalçın
Commercial, corporate and M&A; Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets M. Mert Oguzülgen
Commercial, corporate and M&A; Energy; IT and Telecoms Deniz Tunel
Real Estate and Construction Nazim O. Kurt
Dispute Resolution; Transport; Commercial, corporate and M&A; Arbitration; Shipping and Transport İsmet Bozoğlu
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İsmet Bozoğlu photoMr İsmet BozoğluMr. Bozoğlu is a partner in the dispute resolution, arbitration, corporate support,…
S. Aslı Budak photoMs S. Aslı BudakMs. Budak is a partner in the projects & infrastructure, arbitration, energy,…
Tolga Danışman photoMr Tolga DanışmanMr. Danışman is a partner in the dispute resolution, white collar and…
Senem Denktaş photoMs Senem DenktaşMs. Denktaş is a partner in the Projects & Infrastructure, Banking and…
Serkan Gül photoMr Serkan GülMr. Gül is a partner in our firm’s real estate practice group.…
Ümit Hergüner photoMr Ümit HergünerMr. Hergüner is a founding member and the Senior Partner of the…
Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen photoMs Ayşe Hergüner BilgenMs. Hergüner Bilgen is a founding partner of the firm and has…
Piraye Kuranel Başol photoMs Piraye Kuranel BaşolMs. Kuranel Başol is a partner in the banking and finance and…
Nazım O. Kurt photoMr Nazım O. KurtMr. Kurt is a partner in our real estate and dispute resolution…
M. Mert Oğuzülgen photoMr M. Mert OğuzülgenMr. Oğuzülgen is a partner in the corporate and M&A and capital…
Zeynep Tor photoMs Zeynep TorZeynep Tor has been with the firm since 2007 where she has…
Deniz Tuncel photoMr Deniz TuncelMr. Tuncel is a partner in the Corporate and M&A, Data Protection,…
Kayra Üçer photoMr Kayra ÜçerMr. Üçer is a partner in the M&A and Corporate Support, Competition,…
Sule  Uluç photoMs Sule UluçMs. Uluç is a partner in the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Team…
Ufuk Yalçın photoMr Ufuk YalçınMr. Yalçın is a leader in our Corporate Support, Dispute Resolution, and…
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Since 1989, Hergüner Bilgen Özeke has been recrafting the Turkish law firm model along modern corporate standards, while maintaining the personal attention that its clients have come to expect. Its size and expertise make it one of the few truly fullservice independent Turkish law firms with a global reach, equally at home in the role of primary counsel in multinational transactions and local counsel to foreign and domestic clients. The firm’s expertise and institutional knowledge enable it to go beyond simple lawyering and develop creative business-oriented solutions to client needs. It accomplishes this by putting clients first and becoming intimately acquainted with all aspects of their business and legal needs. The firm’s reputation for innovation goes back almost three decades, having drafted many first-of-their-kind agreements in cross-border transactions that continue to be used as model agreements in the market today. The firm also assists clients expanding into other markets by supervising the work of local counsel in developing economies such as Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Albania, Cote d’Ivoire, and Nigeria.

 

 

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Senior Partner Umit Herguneruherguner@herguner.av.tr+90 212 310 18 22
Partner Ayse Herguner Bilgenabilgen@herguner.av.tr+90 212 310 18 74
Managing Partner Kayra Ucerkucer@herguner.av.tr+90 212 310 18 20
Partner Senem Denktassdenktas@herguner.av.tr+90 212 310 16 24
Partner Tolga Danismantdanisman@herguner.av.tr+90 212 310 18 57
Partner Piraye Kuranel Basolpkuranel@herguner.av.tr+90 212 310 16 24
Partner Serkan Gulsgul@herguner.av.tr+90 212 310 18 20
Lawyers : 80
Administrative staff : 42
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International Bar Association (IBA)
US European Network (USEN)
World Law Group