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

Working closely with other departments, Moroglu Arseven‘s dispute resolution team assists clients with contentious matters involving areas such as employment, tax, sport and criminal and civil fraud, among others. It is equally strong representing clients before both Turkish and foreign courts. Seyfi Moroğlu (who has expertise in shareholder disputes), Benan ArsevenIşık Özdoğan and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin are the practice heads. Orçun Çetinkaya left the firm.

Turkey > Media and entertainment

Moroglu Arseven is strong in multiple disciplines, which make it well-placed to advise clients on areas such as governance, tax, competition, regulatory, real estate, employment and immigration. It also advises on IP including trade marks, copyright, celebrity image rights and television formats and licensing. The workload is also driven by the firm’s involvement in media and advertising-related disputes, as well as regulatory compliance matters. Clients include media publishers, broadcasters, performing artists, athletes, producers, ticketing agencies, sports clubs, and marketing and advertising companies. Benan Arseven and Isik Ozdogan are the joint heads of the practice. Orçun Çetinkaya left the firm.

Turkey > Compliance

Moroglu Arseven assists clients with formulating regulatory compliance strategies and risk mitigation, as well as conduct investigations. The extensive experience of its team is reflected by its work for clients in sectors such as healthcare, fintech, e-commerce, media, advertising, gambling and industrial. Burcu Tuzcu Ersin has expertise in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act, among other areas. Ersin jointly leads the group with Z. Ertunç ŞirinE. Seyfi Moroğlu and E. Benan Arseven. Orçun Çetinkaya left the firm.

Turkey > Energy

The ‘dynamic’ practice at Moroglu Arseven handles transactional and regulatory matters in the energy industry, including license applications, power purchase agreements, asset financing, cross-border energy distribution and stock financing related to energy commodities. Benan Arseven heads the team. Other names to note are Burcu Tuzcu Ersin and C. Hazal Baydar.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

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Moroglu Arseven handles every stage of the M&A process for clients, including post-merger and post-acquisition issues. In addition, it provides assistance with venture capital and private equity investments, establishing joint ventures and strategic alliances. It also offers support in ancillary areas, such as tax, competition and employment. Reflective of the firm’s market presence, it acts for clients in a number of sectors, including life sciences, financial services, industrial production, packaging, media and ICT. The team is jointly led by Benan Arseven, Seyfi Moroğlu and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin.