Firm Profile > Moroglu Arseven > Istanbul, Turkey

Moroglu Arseven

Compliance Tier 1

Moroglu Arseven is rated for its expertise in compliance strategy, where it is regularly involved in the drafting and implementation of internal compliance policies for clients in the areas of fintech and e-commerce, media, healthcare, and manufacturing. The team also handles risk mitigation and assists with conducting internal audits and investigations, often working closely with consultancies and auditing companies. In addition, the group represents clients in regulatory investigations, particularly relating to bribery and corruption allegations. The sizeable team is overseen by Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, an experienced corporate compliance adviser; tax and international trade-focused Z. Ertunç ŞirinE. Seyfi Moroğlu, who focuses on transactions and financial services; and in-house support specialist E. Benan Arseven.

Practice head(s):

Burcu Tuzcu Ersin; Z. Ertunç Şirin; E. Seyfi Moroğlu; E. Benan Arseven

Employment Tier 1

Led by İpek Ünlü TıkMoroglu Arseven provides continuous advice to an array of major national and international businesses on sensitive employee and labour issues, employment aspects of M&A, internal HR issues, and outsourcing arrangements. The firm also provides support in litigation and arbitration. Seyfi Moroğlu advises on contracts, employee transfers, and disputes, E. Benan Arseven  advises retainer corporate clients on diverse employment matters, while Burcu Tuzcu Ersin handles matters relating to corporate structuring, immigration, whistleblowing, and contractual negotiations.

Practice head(s):

İpek Ünlü Tık

Other key lawyers:

Seyfi Moroğlu; E. Benan Arseven; Burcu Tuzcu Ersin


Moroglu Arseven is a national Turkish firm with a wealth of experience in many areas, and provide services with a quality of the highest standards of international firms. We engaged them for one of our clients in an employment matter. The advice they provided was accurate, straight to the point and business oriented. They easily liaised also with the client with high satisfaction from their side.’

The number of female partners and associates show their attention to diversity.’

‘We worked with Burcu Tuzcu Ersin after having met at an IBA conference and she coordinated a team of employment, data protection and corporate colleagues. She ensured a high quality and timely response from their associates, as you would expect in an ideal situation.’

Intellectual property Tier 1

Moroglu Arseven fields a team of qualified trade mark and patent attorneys, and acts for several major multinational brands throughout the life cycle of their trade mark and copyright issues. The group handles copyright applications, portfolio management and strategic advice, patent applications and litigation, and anti-counterfeiting support. Key sectors include retail, e-commerce, fashion, and automotives. The team is led by global IP specialist Işık Özdoğan, who maintains a broad practice. Gökçe İzgi focuses on commercialisation and regulatory compliance, while senior associate Ece Berkman advises on portfolio management and advertising issues. Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar concentrates on trade mark and unfair competition litigation.

Practice head(s):

Işık Özdoğan

Other key lawyers:

Ece Berkman; Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar; Gökçe İzgi


‘Very reactive and pragmatic, business oriented.’

‘Dedicated and transparent ’

‘The team is responsive and reliable.’

Key clients


Toyota Motors Europe


Samsung International

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)


Worldwide Brands

PVH Europe


Media and entertainment Tier 1

Moroglu Arseven provides a broad range of services to media and entertainment clients, encompassing corporate governance and transactional support, advice on employment and immigration issues, regulatory matters, intellectual property, and brand management. Clients include publishers, broadcasters, sports clubs, individuals, and advertising companies, with a high proportion of clients being internationally prominent brands or organisations. The practice is overseen by E. Benan Arseven and Işık Özdoğan, who handle sports law and intellectual property issues respectively, with IT and telecoms specialist Burcu Tuzcu Ersin also playing a key role in the team.

Practice head(s):

E. Benan Arseven; Işık Özdoğan

Other key lawyers:

Burcu Tuzcu Ersin

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Moroglu Arseven's broad corporate service group covers transactional support, dispute resolution support, corporate governance and operational advice. The firm has a strong corporate retainer portfolio, including major international telecoms companies and notable fashion brands. Additionally, the team is highly active in advising venture capital and private equity funds on tech-sector investments. It also acts for a number of Turkish start-ups. The team is led by senior partner Seyfi Moroğlu, highly-rated cross-border transactional counsel Benan Arseven, and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, noted for her work on venture capital and growth investments.

Practice head(s):

Seyfi Moroğlu; Benan Arseven; Burcu Tuzcu Ersin


‘It is a great combination of young and dynamic team with seasoned experienced senior staff. International as well as local policies are well studied and field experienced. Holistic approach makes the difference.’

‘I work with Mr. Benan Arseven as well as Mr. Seyfi Moroğlu. Both are very approachable, not aggressive in their manner, solution oriented, and using soft power to persuade the parties.’

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Moroglu Arseven advises its corporate clients on potential disputes and dispute avoidance, and also has dedicated litigation and arbitration expertise, with several of the firm's corporate partners also adept at handling disputes. The firm is particularly experienced in acting for telecoms clients, among other major international corporates. Matters include high-value financial claims, commercial disputes, administrative law, and IP proceedings. The team is led by E. Benan Arseven and Seyfi Moroğlu, who are both experienced corporate advisers and commercial litigators, regularly handling M&A and shareholder disputes. Nejla Aydın Özer and Burak Baydar made partner in early 2020, reflecting their broad experience in disputes work.

Practice head(s):

E. Benan Arseven; Seyfi Moroğlu

Other key lawyers:

Nejla Aydın Özer; Burak Baydar

IT and telecoms Tier 2

Moroglu Arseven advises a range of IT and telecoms clients on corporate issues, including transactions and operations, as well as supporting a number of international corporates on data protection and IT-related issues, aided by the firm's partnership with in-house data intelligence firm DataGuidance. Clients include e-commerce, web services, and mobile phone companies. Practice head Burcu Tuzcu Ersin advises on a range of transactional and investment matters for IT and telecoms clients, as well as a number of venture capital funds, and E. Seyfi Moroğlu handles financing and contractual matters.

Practice head(s):

Burcu Tuzcu Ersin

Other key lawyers:

E. Seyfi Moroğlu


‘Knowledgeable in their areas, able to communicate IP related matters in a simple way for us to understand. Commercial law practice is also strong. Associates as well as partners demonstrated deep knowledge and provided valuable and actionable recommendations. The partner team has shown close interest, joining every meeting with us. ’

‘The level of interest we get from partner level stood out from the other law firms we worked with before.’

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Moroglu Arseven provides clients with corporate and banking expertise, allowing it to act on both sides of restructuring mandates for both creditors and debtors in the case of loan restructurings, and for businesses and bank lenders in the case of corporate restructurings, distressed M&A and refinancings. The team is further supported by its disputes, tax, and employment practices, providing a broad offering to clients. The team is led jointly by senior partners E. Benan ArsevenSeyfi Moroğlu, and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin.

Practice head(s):

E. Benan Arseven; Seyfi Moroğlu; Burcu Tuzcu Ersin

Energy Tier 3

Moroglu Arseven has a diverse practice, working with clients in the mining and fossil fuels sector alongside its ongoing focus on the renewable energy sector. The team advises on regulatory considerations, transactional work including procurement and portfolio acquisitions, and operational matters, including cross-border projects. The team is overseen by versatile adviser E. Benan Arseven.

Practice head(s):

E. Benan Arseven

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Moroglu Arseven advises landowners, developers, operators and investors, including a number of multinational corporate clients, on transactions and financings, including large-scale acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and spin-offs. The team is particularly strong in commercial real estate and hospitality work, and also handles disputes, construction contracts and distressed projects. Seyfi Moroğlu co-leads the team, specialising in cross-border transactions, financings, and corporate issues, alongside E. Benan Arseven, who handles operational matters and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Seyfi Moroğlu; E. Benan Arseven

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Moroglu Arseven specialises in mid-cap financing work for international banking and financial services clients, often utilising particularly complex or unusual structures or customisation elements. The team also handles capital markets listings, venture capital transactions, and regulatory issues, in addition to corporate financing matters for retainer clients. The team is led by experienced banking and finance lawyer E. Seyfi Moroğlu.

Practice head(s):

E. Seyfi Moroğlu

The firm: For over twenty years, Moroğlu Arseven has provided sophisticated business clients with a full range of legal support. We offer the kind of integrated counselling and representation which is only available from a full-service firm. Our proactive ethos of anticipation rather than reaction is the foundation upon which we stand our four pillars, the areas of legal practice in which our practical and academic expertise is unrivalled in Turkey; they are business and finance, compliance, dispute resolution, and intellectual property.

Our expert attorneys advise publicly traded multinationals and large, closely held domestic companies. Clients seeking counselling within one of our pillar practice areas quickly realize the depth of sub-specialization and take advantage of the full breadth of our expertise. Indeed, when advising clients on matters of novel complexity within a particular practice area our attorneys often take a team approach, recruiting from our other practice groups, specialist practitioners, and academics to provide highly specialized analysis and advice.

The firm represents and serves a diverse clientele, in a wide range of industries. In-depth sector knowledge ensures seamless service across practice areas, enabling Moroğlu Arseven to meet all of a client’s legal needs in Turkey. Key areas include industrial and manufacturing, retail and consumer, TMT, energy, healthcare and life sciences, entertainment and sports, pharmaceuticals, real estate and construction, banking, insurance and financial services.

Our attorneys publish frequently and widely both in local and international legal journals on topics practical and academic. Our website contains current and archived in-house articles on new legislation and important court decisions, and our yearly practice areas law reviews.

Practice groups
Business and finance: Moroğlu Arseven approaches business and finance clients holistically. Our counselling is rooted both in a profound understanding of the businesses and goals of our clients, and the nuances of the sectors within which they operate. This approach allows us to effectively evaluate and provide sophisticated, informed guidance to our clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital sourcing, shareholder derivative matters, restructuring, and myriad complex transactions and commercial contracts.  In addition, we service as local corporate counsel for several multinationals with operations in Turkey.

Compliance: Moroğlu Arseven maintains a broad practice covering anticorruption, antitrust, investigations, medical and pharmaceutical regulatory compliance, as well as data privacy and security. Our compliance group is a pioneer in these areas, where we have developed an expertise that can be found in no other full-service Turkish law firm.

Dispute resolution: Thanks to the expertise of our attorneys, we represent clients in high profile and complex arbitration and litigation cases. Our alternative dispute resolution practice continues to expand negotiating fair settlements of commercial, corporate, shareholders’ and large portfolio of employment disputes.

Intellectual property: We maintain a robust intellectual property practice with clients from a variety of industries. We assist clients to cost-effectively establish, define, maintain, protect, grow and leverage their Turkish intellectual property portfolios of trademarks, patent, industrial design, domain names. We have broad experience advising clients on copyrighting and protecting their creative works. We represent clients of all sizes to defend, enforce and exploit all their intellectual property rights before the Turkish courts, often in complex or high-stakes contexts. In addition, customised anti-counterfeiting and market clean-up projects are also a speciality for Moroğlu Arseven.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate, commercial, M&A and foreign investments Dr E. Seyfi Moroglu
Corporate, commercial, M&A and foreign investments Benan Arseven
Corporate, commercial, M&A and foreign investments Burcu Tuzcu Ersin
Banking, finance and securities Dr E. Seyfi Moroglu
Banking, finance and securities Burcu Tuzcu Ersin
Intellectual property Işık Özdoğan
Intellectual property Gökçe Izgi
Intellectual property Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar
Employment Dr E. Seyfi Moroglu
Employment Burcu Tuzcu Ersin
Dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration Dr E. Seyfi Moroglu
Dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration Benan Arseven
Debt collection, restructuring and bankruptcy Benan Arseven
Antitrust Dr E. Seyfi Moroglu
Business crime and anti-corruption Burcu Tuzcu Ersin
Sanctions, customs, tax and administrative Benan Arseven
Sanctions, customs, tax and administrative Burcu Tuzcu Ersin
Public procurement, government contracts, privatisation and PPP Dr E. Seyfi Moroglu
Project development, real estate and construction Dr E. Seyfi Moroglu
Project development, real estate and construction Benan Arseven
Energy Benan Arseven
Energy Burcu Tuzcu Ersin
Pharmaceutical and medical services Dr E. Seyfi Moroglu
Pharmaceutical and medical services Işık Özdoğan
Information technologies and telecommunications Burcu Tuzcu Ersin
Information technologies and telecommunications Dr E. Seyfi Moroglu
Photo Name Position Profile
 Gökçe İzgi  photo Gökçe İzgi Gökçe advises clients on a full range of intellectual property issues and…
 Işık Özdoğan  photo Işık Özdoğan Işık leads Moroglu Arseven’s intellectual property team. She has wide experience in…
Mr Benan Arseven  photo Mr Benan Arseven Benan has wide experience in corporate and commercial law, along with related…
 Nejla Aydın Özer  photo Nejla Aydın Özer Nejla primarily concentrates on lawsuits, contracts, debt collection and other dispute resolution…
 Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar  photo Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar Ezgi advises clients on a full range of intellectual property issues and…
Dr E. Seyfi Moroglu  photo Dr E. Seyfi Moroglu Seyfi advises closed and public corporations, funds, financial services companies, and banks…
Ms Burcu Tuzcu Ersin  photo Ms Burcu Tuzcu Ersin Burcu’s work includes all aspects of business law, specializing particularly in mergers…
Number of lawyers : 55
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Contacts : Dr E Seyfi Moroglu LL.M (partner)
Contacts : E Benan Arseven (partner)
Contacts : Isik Özdogan LL.M (partner)
Contacts : Burcu Tuzcu Ersin LL.M (partner)
Contacts : Gökçe Izgi (partner)
Contacts : Ezgi Baklaci Gülkokar (partner)