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Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke’s banking and finance team is jointly headed by Piraye Kuranel Başol, Mert Oğuzülgen, Kayra Üçer and Yeşim Api Şamlı, who has ‘excellent relations with regulatory authorities’. Areas of expertise include corporate finance, acquisition finance, project finance, and Islamic finance. It also advises on organising employee stock option plans. Recent highlights include advising Merrill Lynch on corporate loans of $70m and €41m provided to Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret. Other clients include Wafra Capital Partners, Telia Company, Blackstone Group and Olmuksan.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke is adept at handling cross-border transactions involving overseas regulatory bodies. Practice co-head Ümit Hergüner specialises in M&A and corporate law. Kayra Üçer and Senem Denktaş also head the team. It assisted Cardinal Health with the acquisition of Medtronic Medikal Teknoloji's Turkish assets as part of a $6.1bn global deal. Another highlight was advising Securitas on its $28.5m acquisition of Pronet Güvenlik ve Danışmanlık Hizmetleri. Alibaba is another key client.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 3

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke is adept at handling merger filings, alternative merger deal structures, investigations and general competition law issues. It continues to assist Mobil Oil Türk with an individual exemption from restrictions around the sale, purchase, and resale of lubricants. Other clients include Tesco, Sumitomo, Hewlett-Packard and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Süleyman Cengiz, Kayra Üçer and Mert Oğuzülgen jointly head the team.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke’s large dispute resolution team has ‘extensive experience in litigation and risk assessment, and a good record of winning cases’. Areas of expertise include commercial disputes, employment, real estate, labour law, IP, and tax litigation matters. The team also handles international mediation procedures and arbitration. LM Wind Power Blades, CSL Behring and Telia Company count among the team's clients. Key names to note include Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen, Bilge Göksel, İsmet Bozoğlu and Tolga Danışman; they provide ‘technical mastery, strategic guidance and good judgement on business matters’.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke is adept at handling cross-border employment disputes, litigation, labour negotiations, restructurings, collective bargaining, terminations and employee transfers. Recent highlights include continuing to act for a US sportswear and footwear retailer in relation to employment lawsuits initiated by former employees and five pre-litigation mediation processes, as well as providing advice on day-to-day employment-related matters. Clients include Bloomberg, Mars and Manpower. Bige Yücel and Ufuk Yalçın jointly head the team.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke advises on project finance and the banking and M&A side of the energy market. Other areas of expertise include cross-border transactions and regulatory advice in the nuclear, oil and gas, mining, natural gas and electricity sectors. In a recent highlight it advised Akbank on the drafting of loan agreements and preparation of a Turkish law security document package in relation to a €30m solar energy plant financing. Other clients include Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline Company and South Stream Transport. Ümit Hergüner and Deniz Tuncel head the team.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke advises on data protection, data privacy, regulatory, competition, disputes and compliance matters. It also handles corporate and M&A matters for technology companies. Ufuk Yalçın and Kayra Üçer head the team. Clients include Atos, Sony and Hitachi.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke advises on insurance-related M&A transactions, post-closing matters, incorporation of new insurance companies, restructuring and compliance. It also represents clients in insurance-related disputes. Tolga Danışman and Kayra Üçer head the team. Clients include Vienna Insurance Group, Suzuki Otomobil and Atos.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke advises on the full range of IP matters including patents, trade marks, domain names and copyright. Other areas of expertise include litigation, enforcement, registration, licensing, franchising IP transfers and distribution. Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen and Bige Yücel head the team. Gulf is a key client.

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Project finance/projects
Project finance/projects - ranked: tier 2

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke is adept at handling PPP projects, build-transfer-operate (BOT) projects and build-lease-transfer (BLT) projects. It represents lenders and borrowers from various sectors including healthcare, education, infrastructure and energy. A highlight was representing Tümad in relation to the $210m financing obtained from EBRD, Ziraat Bankası and Akbank for the the construction, development, and operation of Tümad’s gold mines in Lapseki and Ivrindi. Other clients include Finansbank, South Stream Transport and Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Company. Aslı Budak, Senem Denktaş, Ümit Hergüner and Deniz Tuncel are the key practitioners.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Approachable and experienced’, Hergüner Bilgen Özeke advises clients on licensing and permitting, real estate-related disputes, rental agreements, development and construction, and transactions. Other areas of expertise include commercial leases, PPPs, financing, zoning and urban regeneration projects. Clients include South Stream Transport, PGIM Real Estate, Siemens Wind Power and ACWA Power. Serkan Gül and Nazım Kurt co-head the team, which is noted for its ‘experience in high-value real estate matters and quick, result-oriented reports’.

Leading individuals

Serkan Gül - Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke is adept at handling corporate restructuring, insolvency, bankruptcy, liquidation, M&A-related restructuring and contentious matters. In a recent highlight the team assisted Wafra Capital Partners with corporate restructuring, financing and intra-group financing transactions involving asset-based financial engineering. Reynaers Aluminium and ING Bank are other key clients. Key practitioners include Tolga Danışman, Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen and Ufuk Yalçın.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

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.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 3

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke covers project finance-related transport matters and has experience in advising on large transport projects including highways, bridges, tunnels, airports and ports. Other areas of expertise include license-based transportation projects and disputes. APM Terminals, Otoyol Yatırım ve İşletme and South Stream Transport count among the team's clients. Aslı Budak, Kayra Üçer and İsmet Bozoğlu are the names to note.

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Turkey

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  • TURKISH CIVIL PROCEDURE AT A GLANCE

    Dispute resolution and settlement procedures are becoming increasingly important in this time of global financial crisis, particularly in the commercial field. Consequent to the need for specialized legal counsel to prevent further disputes by structuring investments and partnerships appropriately, post-transactional litigation advice and insight into Turkish procedural law applicable to dispute resolution have become more relevant to foreign investors in Turkey. This article provides a general overview of the Turkish judiciary's structure, as well as a summary of the fundamental principles of Turkish civil procedure.
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