Mr Benan Arseven > Moroglu Arseven > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Moroglu Arseven

Work Department

Corporate, commercial, M&A, energy, tax and sports law.


Benan has wide experience in corporate and commercial law, along with related dispute resolution. He advises clients regarding joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and leasing matters, private equity projects, as well as every aspect of marketing and distribution agreements. Benan’s clients operate in a range of industries, from energy and industrial through to consumer electronics manufacturing. He regularly provides corporate counselling advice to local, foreign and multi-national clients, including multiple Fortune 500 companies. Benan advises on the legal and practical aspects of distributorship and agency issues, employment law matters, commercial agreements, project-based disputes and tax considerations, among others.


Istanbul Bar Association 1997; Registered Trademark Attorney, 1997. Benan was a founding partner of Moroğlu Arseven in 2000.


English and Turkish.


Benan was a founding member in the MIT Enterprise Forum of Turkey and on the Audit Committee of the DAV German Bar Association Turkey. He is also a member of the International Bar Association, International Sports Lawyers Association, as well as Union Internationale des Avocats and the British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey.


Istanbul University, School of Law 1996.

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

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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.

Turkey > Compliance

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.

Turkey > Dispute resolution

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.

Turkey > Energy

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.

Turkey > Media and entertainment

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.

Turkey > Real estate and construction

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.

Turkey > Restructuring and insolvency

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.

Turkey > Employment

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.

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