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 > Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution is a mainstay at Moroglu Arseven and intersects all of the firm’s key practice disciplines, including corporate and commercial work, employment, insurance, tax and regulatory law, among others. Well versed in both litigation and arbitration, the group also handles compliance matters including criminal investigations. The comprehensive practice is co-led by Benan Arseven, Seyfi Moroğlu, Ertunç Şirin and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin. Sources also recommend up-and-coming litigator Burak Baydar and senior associate Fulya Kurar.

Turkey > Real estate and construction

Moroglu Arseven acts for a broad pool of industry stakeholders on construction and real estate matters, including landowners, developers and institutional investors, among others. The group demonstrates particularly adept handling of contentious construction work, including arbitral proceedings, but it also has experience in transactions, development projects and leasing arrangements. Key partners Benan Arseven, Seyfi Moroğlu and Nejla Aydın Özer oversee a practice that also includes litigator Burak Baydar and senior associate Fulya Kurar.

Turkey > Restructuring and insolvency

Moroglu Arseven demonstrates strong recent experience in representing a range of court-appointed officers, debtors and creditors in domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency cases. Equipped to handle both judicial and out-of-court proceedings, the group frequently works hand-in-hand with the corporate, dispute resolution, employment and tax teams to resource complex matters. Seyfi Moroğlu, who advises on litigation and corporate finance transactions, co-heads the group alongside up-and-coming litigator Burak Baydar. Benan Arseven and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin are also recommended.

Turkey > Energy

The energy, utilities, and renewables team at Moroglu Arseven provides advice to its varied client list, which consists of players in the oil, renewable energy, and mining industries. The team, which is co-led by Benan Arseven and Hazal Baydar, has broad experience in advising clients on cross-border energy distribution, operation and maintenance contracts, purchase power agreements, and project financing.

Turkey > Media and entertainment

Moroglu Arseven‘s team focuses on handling high-profile media and entertainment matters for clients in the sports sector. The group acts for coaches, agencies, sports clubs and individuals in contentious and non-contentious work. Benan Arseven and Isik Ozdogan co-head the practice, and Metin Abut brings experience in representing athletes and agents in matters.

Turkey > Employment

The ‘very organised team‘ at Moroglu Arseven acts predominantly for employers and is led by İpek Ünlü Tık, who has experience in assisting clients across the full life cycle of employment matters, including litigation and alternative dispute resolution. The highly regarded Benan Arseven is a name to note for corporate structuring matters. Kaan Başer, who ‘is dedicated and willing to provide fast responses’, is another key practitioner in the department, as is Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, who ‘is a very valuable and high-level partner offering pragmatic and business-oriented solutions to her clients’.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

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Moroglu Arseven leverages the bench strength of its team to advise domestic and multinational clients across sectors ranging from electronics, construction and tech to transport, building materials, life sciences and telecoms on M&A, takeovers, joint ventures, due diligence, wind-ups and other matters across the practice area. The group is led by Seyfi Moroğlu, who brings expertise to litigation, compliance and transactions; Benan Arseven, an expert in corporate governance; tax and fiscal matter specialist Ertunç Şirin; foreign investment adviser Burcu Tuzcu Ersin; Hazal Baydar, who utilises experience working with IT and energy sector clients; Başak Acar, who is noted for her work in the life science and pharmaceuticals sectors. Also of note are senior associates Sevi İslamageç and Nilüfer Hotan.

Comparative Guides

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