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Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership
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LEVENT 34394
ISTANBUL
Turkey

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The lawyers in Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership‘s corporate and M&A department are ‘deeply experienced in their area‘ and admired for giving ‘clear and practical advice‘. The firm has a longstanding strong reputation in the market and is regularly a part of innovative and precedent-setting deals, be it in essential or emerging sectors. Mert Oğuzülgen is appreciated by clients for his ‘vast range of experience‘ and is one of five co-leads of the wider department. Ümit Hergüner, co-founder and senior partner, takes a leader role in the foremost matters, and Kayra Üçer is the name to note for all corporate governance work. Deniz Tuncel is particularly strong in the energy sector, while crosses the projects, energy and corporate law areas. Emel Tulun and Zafer Yılmaz are the senior associates with most involvement in this practice area.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Herguner’s capabilities are broad and cover all aspects of our Turkish legal needs – be it corporate, regulatory or litigation. Each of the lawyers I have worked with is deeply experienced in their area and offer clear and practical advice based on their understanding of not only the express provisions of rules and regulations but also what is going on in the market.’

‘Mert Oğuzülgen is our go-to lawyer in Turkey and he is able to draw upon his vast range of experience to give us helpful advice on complicated legal issues where there is often no clear-cut answer. We have worked with him for over 5 years and we are highly satisfied with his expertise, responsiveness and sense of responsibility to take care of us as one of his regular clients.’

Key clients

ALIBABA.COM SINGAPORE E-COMMERCE PRIVATE LIMITED

SciPlay Corporation

Manuport Logistics NV

International Paper

Crown Holdings, Inc.

Standard Textile Co., Ltd

Çimsa Çimento Sanayi Tic. A.Ş.

Croda International Plc

Değer Merkezi Hizmetler ve Yönetim Danışmanlığı A.Ş. (Doğan Group)

Arteche Group

Veltia S.A.

Akkök Holding A.Ş.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Polat Holding in formation of a new joint venture with Maxis Girişim Sermayesi Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş. Temiz Enerji Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Fonu.
  • Advised Alibaba.Com Singapore E-Commerce on its latest fundraising round, which brought in an additional $1.5bn investment to Trendyol.
  • Acted for SciPlay in the two phased acquisition of a 100% stake in Alictus Yazılım Anonim Şirketi, a Turkish mobile gaming start-up.

Turkey > Employment Tier 1

Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership is known for handling complex issues including cross-border employment disputes, in addition to providing termination-related assistance such as settlements. The team assists clients in employee transfers as part of business transfer transactions and has expertise in collective bargaining agreements and negotiate with media industry unions. Ayşe Hergüner represents clients in compensation and reinstatement lawsuits, while Ufuk Yalçın  is well-versed in employee terminations. Sinem Tuğçe Aras and İsmet Bozoğlu  are key practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen; Ufuk Yalçın; İsmet Bozoğlu; Sinem Tuğçe Aras

Other key lawyers:

Ece Başaran Küçük; Candan Çırnaz Dekesoğlu

Key clients

Royal Canin

Bloomberg

Thomson Reuters

Foot Locker

Refinitiv

Pramerica

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

  • Assisted Thomson Reuters in participating and managing collective bargaining negotiations with the union.
  • Represented Vibracoustic CV Air Springs Otomotiv ve Lastik Sanayi A.Ş. on all legal matters including particularly employment law related proceedings.
  • Assisted Foot Locker in all their employment law related needs in Turkey.

Turkey > Energy Tier 1

Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership is well-versed in international energy transmission-related matters, including sizable power and pipeline projects in Turkey. The firm is advisor to the project developers in the Turk Stream Pipeline project, which connects Russia’s natural gas reserves via offshore pipelines through the Black Sea. Ümit Hergüner  is an expert in the field of renewable energy and natural gas who serve as practice head alongside Deniz Tuncel, who focuses on electricity generation facilities and decommissioning matters, as well as Zeynep Tor, a lawyer with a unique knowledge of the inter-governmental agreement model.

Practice head(s):

Ümit Hergüner; Deniz Tuncel; Zeynep Tor

Other key lawyers:

Piraye Kuranel Başol

Testimonials

‘Their strength comes from their previous experience in similar projects, which are not many in Turkey. In a sense, they were the pioneers on the subject, which is quite assuring for a foreign company wishing to work in unknown geography.’

‘Each team member deserves credit for being responsive and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Polat Holding A.S.

South Stream Transport AV

Arteche Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Polat Holding A.S. (Polat Holding) in formation of a new joint venture with Maxis Girişim Sermayesi Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş. Temiz Enerji Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Fonu, that currently owns one of the largest renewable energy portfolios in the country.
  • Represented South Stream Transport B.V. in the TurkStream pipeline project which connects Russian natural gas reserves to Turkey via two parallel offshore pipelines.
  • Represented a group of Turkish finance institutions in the financing of the Yukarı Kaleköy Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant.

Turkey > Project finance/projects Tier 1

The ‘very hardworking, professional and dedicated team‘ at Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership advises on project financing and development work for a client base of major contractors, sponsors, financiers and government bodies. The team has recently been a part of major ongoing work across a breadth of sectors, from energy and natural resources, to transport and public health infrastructure. Piraye Kuranel Başol is a key name on the financing side, while Senem Denktaş has standout experience in PPP project contracts, and Aslı Budak focuses on project developments in the transport sector. They coordinate the practice with senior figure Ümit Hergüner.

Practice head(s):

Ümit Hergüner; Senem Denktaş; Piraye Kuranel Başol; Aslı Budak

Other key lawyers:

Deniz Tuncel; Serkan Gül

Testimonials

‘They reply to queries quite swiftly and handle disputes in a professional manner.’

‘We particularly work with Serkan Gül. He is very calm under pressure and reliable.’

‘Herguner has a very hardworking, professional and dedicated team who are highly experienced at building up the dispute resolution strategy. They have a high quality of service and they are very well coordinated. They have empathy, energy and enthusiasm to work and fight for the client’s interests and needs. They are not only lawyers but also very good and collaborative teammates we always want to work with.’

‘Herguner is a law firm which makes us seriously consider not to work with other law firms any longer. Experienced, dynamic, enthusiastic, easily accessible, collaborative, solution-oriented, inquisitive. Standout partner: Piraye Kuranel Başol (banking & finance).’

Key clients

South Stream Transport B.V.

EBRD

Dubai Port World

Fraport TAV Antalya Terminal İşletmeciliği Anonim Şirketi

Export Development Canada

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

IFC

EIB

K-Exim

K-Sure

BSTDB

DEG

Work highlights

  • Acting for South Stream Transport on the TurkStream pipeline project, a regional energy pipeline infrastructure project.
  • Advising a group of commercial banks and international financial institutions on financing the Ankara Etlik health campus project.
  • Acting for DP World Yarımca on all aspects of its container terminal project in the İzmit Gulf.

Turkey > Real estate and construction Tier 1

The sizeable real estate team at Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership is equipped to handle the gamut of matters in the sector and supports a client base which includes Turkish construction companies and project owners, foreign and domestic investors, and international owners of significant real estate portfolios. Serkan Gül, one of the foremost names in the market, co-leads the practice with Nazım O. Kurt, who draws on a background in dispute resolution to support on matters with contentious elements. Zeynep Tor bolsters the M&A related offering within the team, while senior associate Pınar İnci Tetik has a niche speciality in retail projects.

Practice head(s):

Serkan Gül; Nazım O. Kurt

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Team is prompt to act and reliable. When we raise a query we all the time confident they revert within a short period of time with the accurate advice.’

‘We particularly work with Serkan Gül. He is responsive to his call and e-mails and provides accurate legal advice derived from his years of experience in real estate and construction areas. He has been our business partner for over a decade now.’

Key clients

German Consulate

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

St Martins Şişli Gayrimenkul Yatırımcılığı Ticaret A.Ş.

Multi Turkey Yönetim A.Ş.

İş Portföy Gayrimenkul Yatırım Fonu

Akıncıoğlu Şirketler Grubu

İpek Petek İnşaat Anonim Şirketi

GIC Private Markets Private Limited

Uran Holding A.Ş.

Fraport TAV Antalya Terminal İşletmeciliği A.Ş.

State General Reserve Fund of Sultanate of Oman

Kaan Otelcilik Ve Gayrimenkul Yatırımları Turizm Ticaret A.Ş.

German Archaeology Institute

Dolphin Overseas Fund LLC

Work highlights

  • Assisting DP World with the construction of a new container port in Yarımca.
  • Advising St Martins Şişli Gayrimenkul Yatırımcılığı on the commercial management of Cevahir Center.
  • Assisting Cristal Building with hotel development projects in Tbilisi and Kobuleti in Georgia.

Turkey > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership has an especially strong presence in restructuring work relating to infrastructure and energy projects in Turkey, wherein it has been acting in a number of long-term matters for international groups of lenders. The firm is also well known for its work in corporate restructuring within its corporate and M&A practice, which includes intra-group M&A transactions. Project development expert Senem Denktaş, Piraye Kuranel Başol, who focuses on financial transactions, and disputes partner, Şule Uluç are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Senem Denktaş; Piraye Kuranel Başol; Şule Uluç

Key clients

Export Development Canada

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

IFC

EIB

K-Exim

K-Sure

BSTDB

DEG

Work highlights

  • Advising a group of lenders in Ankara Etlik Healthcare Campus projects on restructuring the debt extended to a project company for the development of one of the largest healthcare facilities in Turkey.

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership fields a robust capital markets team that acts in a number of the country’s leading bond issuances. This runs alongside it banking and finance practice, which is adept in a range of deal types, from project and corporate financings to Islamic financing and financing as part of M&A. Turkey’s relatively frequent and dramatic regulatory changes have necessitated the team’s strength in advising on new regulatory requirements, along with contractual changes that might be needed. Piraye Kuranel Başol brings to bear ten years of experience in co-leading the department, assisting with complex financing deals. Alongside her are Yeşim Api Şamlı, who focuses on transactional and compliance matters; and Mert Oğuzülgen, whose expertise is on the corporate law side.

Practice head(s):

Piraye Kuranel Başol; Yeşim Api Şamlı; M. Mert Oğuzülgen

Key clients

International Paper

EBRD

Export Development Canada

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

IFC

EIB

Work highlights

  • Assisted International Paper with the sale of its Turkish subsidiary, Olmuksan International Paper Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret, through a competitive bidding process involving 16 bidders.
  • Acted as the Turkish counsel to the initial purchasers, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley, in the debut high-yield bond offering of Standard Profil of €275m 6.250% senior secured notes due 30 April 2026.
  • Assisting ICBC Turkey with all its regulatory needs in relation to the capital market activities conducted in Turkey through various different business lines.

Turkey > Compliance Tier 2

Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership‘s compliance work comes under the banner of its white collar crime and investigations department, a well-regarded team for handling cases of bribery, fraudulent tender practices, insider trading, and tax fraud, as well as FCPA and UK Anti-Bribery investigations. The firm’s dispute resolution practice is frequently engaged in criminal proceedings post-compliance review, while on the advisory side the department has recently assisted Global Exchange with its compliance with Turkish financial regulations. Ufuk Yalçın is the main contact on the contentious side, while Kayra Üçer is noted for compliance in transactional matters. Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen and Tolga Danışman are also frequently involved, with Yeşim Api Şamlı being a contact to note in the finance sector.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Yeşim Api Şamlı; Melike Gençalp

Key clients

Global Exchange

NGK Spark Plug Co.

Monster Energy

Work highlights

  • Assisting Global Exchange with its operations in Turkey in a highly regulated sector.
  • Assisting a client with a series of criminal and civil law cases initiated as a result of a fraudulent activity committed by a former employee.
  • Advising the Turkish branch of one of a global development banks on all its compliance related needs, including compliance with financing and employment legislation.

Turkey > Tax Tier 2

Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership‘s offering in tax law is especially strong when it comes to the disputes side of the practice area, frequently representing an array of companies and financial institutions in lawsuits at every level of the Turkish courts. The firm also acts in advisory matters on an ongoing basis, as well as assisting with customs law issues. Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen leads the team and is one of the firm’s founding partners with 30 years of experience in dispute resolution. Counsel Zaman Özer is a further key contact.

Practice head(s):

Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen

Other key lawyers:

Zaman Özer; Ece Başaran Küçük

Key clients

LM Wind Power Blades Turkey

Work highlights

    Turkey > Dispute resolution Tier 3

    As one of the most prominent full-service firms in the Turkish market, Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership has capabilities in contentious matters across all practice areas and fields a sizeable team of lawyers with extensive litigation and arbitration experience. The firm is frequently chosen as lead adviser in domestic disputes and foreign arbitration proceedings, and also supports local counsel in its clients' cases in foreign jurisdictions. Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen and Tolga Danışman are the practice co-heads; and İsmet Bozoğlu specialises in lawsuits arising from distributorship relationships, market entry or exit transactions, and white-collar criminal law matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen; Tolga Danışman

    Other key lawyers:

    İsmet Bozoğlu; Şule Uluç; Sinem Tuğçe Aras; Ece Başaran Küçük

    Key clients

    İpek Petek İnşaat Anonim Şirketi

    St Martins Şişli Gayrimenkul Yatırımcılığı Ticaret A.Ş.

    DP World Yarımca Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş.

    Work highlights

    • Representing İpek İnşaat Taahhüt before the court in a large-scale real estate dispute.
    • Advising the Turkish subsidiary of St. Martins group in various litigation proceedings including disputes with tenants in the shopping malls, real estate related matters as well as various types of administrative lawsuits.
    • Acting for the Turkish subsidiary DP World in all its major lawsuits including administrative law disputes over environmental matters, zoning plans and employment disputes.

    Turkey > IT and telecoms Tier 3

    Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership regularly works with telecoms companies on data protection related work, which covers contentious matters in addition to compliance. The team assists global clients in navigating the highly regulated telecoms sector in Turkey. Kayra Üçer  is experienced in M&A transactions and co-heads the practice with Deniz Tuncel and disputes expert Ufuk Yalçın.

    Practice head(s):

    Kayra Üçer; Ufuk Yalçın; Deniz Tuncel

    Other key lawyers:

    Melike Gençalp

    Testimonials

    ‘The Herguner team is well-versed in the legal issues that affect the TMT sector and so they are able to provide a full-service platform for us in Turkey.’

    Key clients

    Go Daddy

    BIQ Yazılım Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti.

    SciPlay Corporation

    GIC Private Markets Limited

    Bloomberg

    ALIBABA.COM SINGAPORE E-COMMERCE PRIVATE LIMITED

    FANUC Deutschland GmbH

    Work highlights

    • Assisted Go Daddy in all the legal matters pertaining to their operations in Turkey including comprehensive data protection related advice.
    • Assisted BIQ Yazılım Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti., one of the leading software companies in Turkey, with all their day-to-day legal needs, which primarily includes IP-related matters.
    • Assisted US-based SciPlay Corporation in the two-phase acquisition of a 100% stake in Alictus Yazılım Anonim Şirketi.

    Turkey > Competition Tier 4

    Kayra Üçer leads the competition law department at Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership, which works with the firm’s corporate and M&A lawyers to support clients with potential issues after M&A, as well as advising on investigations by the TCA. The firm also has a history advising on cartel investigations.

    Practice head(s):

    Kayra Ucer

    Other key lawyers:

    Hazar Başar

    Key clients

    Adel Kalemcilik Ticaret Sanayi Anonim Şirketi

    Gerflor Mipolam GmbH

    ArcelorMittal S.A.

    NGK Spark Plug Co.

    International Paper

    Akkök Holding A.Ş.

    Değer Merkezi Hizmetler ve Yönetim Danışmanlığı A.Ş

    SeAH Changwon Integrated Special Steel Corporation

    Alfa Laval Corporate AB

    HOYA Corporation

    Work highlights

    • Advised ArcelorMittal on the notification process before the Turkish Competition Authority of the transfer of sole control to acquisition of joint control over AM InvestCo Italy.
    • Advised Akkök Holding and its subsidiaries A.R.D Holding and NDÇ Holding on the notification process before the Turkish Competition Authority of the joint acquisition of 51% of the share capital of Epsilon Kompozit Teknoloji.
    • Assisted Baymak Makina with the investigation initiated by the TCA, claiming vertical relationships with distributors.

    Turkey > Intellectual property Tier 4

    The IP practice at Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership covers both contentious and non-contentious issues relating to patents, trademarks, utility models, industrial design and copyright protection. The team has significant experience across a multitude of sectors including pharmaceutical, sciences, entertainment, manufacturing, food and beverage. Tolga Danışman  co-heads the practice with Ayşe Bilgen who represents foreign and domestic clients in issues regarding registration, prosecution and enforcement of rights.

    Practice head(s):

    Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen; Tolga Danışman

    Other key lawyers:

    Duygu Akşit Karaçam; Zaman Özer

    Testimonials

    ‘Their response time is good enough. Their knowledge is good. The communication level is excellent. Friendly associates.’

    Key clients

    SciPlay Corporation

    ATM Beyaz Eşya Parçaları San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti.

    NIDEK Co. Ltd.

    Columbia Pictures

    Polyplex Europa Polyester Film Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

    International Paper

    FNSS Savunma Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

    Euroleague Ventures SA

    Sony Pictures Television Inc.

    FANUC Deutschland GmbH

    BIQ Yazılım Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti.

    Work highlights

    • Assisted SciPlay Corporation, in the two phased acquisition of a 100% stake in Alictus Yazılım Anonim Şirketi.
    • Assisted Columbia Pictures with all of their IP-related legal needs regarding an upcoming movie.
    • Represented Sony Pictures Television Inc. in a potential copyright infringement claim against a Turkish broadcaster.

    The firm: Founded in 1989, Hergüner Bilgen Üçer 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
    Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Intellectual Proprety, Employment Şule Uluç
    Commercial, Corporate, M&A, Real Estate Zeynep Tor
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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…
    Number of lawyers : 91
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    World Law Group
    International Attorneys Club
    International Bar Association
    American Bar Association
    US European Network
    International Law Institute

    Since 1989, Hergüner Bilgen Üçer 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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