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 has a solid track record handling cross-border transactions, M&A and also corporate and commercial advisory mandates. With a focus on a diverse range of industries, the department’s client roster includes local, foreign and multinational companies, ranging from small start-up ventures, through to blue-chip companies. The team is led by the experienced Seyfi Moroğlu; Benan Arseven; tax expert Ertunç Şirin; and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, the ‘go-to person’ for corporate matters. A strong second line of senior associates includes Hazal Baydar and Nilüfer Hotan.

Turkey > Real estate and construction

Moroglu Arseven is renowned for supporting construction and real estate clients throughout the complete life cycles of their commercial, residential and industrial developments, including handling corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, and spin-offs. The team, which is jointly headed by Seyfi Moroğlu and Benan Arseven, is also backed by the firm´s solid dispute resolution department.


Turkey > Dispute resolution

The sizable dispute resolution practice at Moroglu Arseven is frequently sought out by major international companies, especially telecoms clients, which seek out the firm’s expertise in corporate and commercial disputes, tax litigation, IP disputes, and arbitration. Benan Arseven, Seyfi Moroğlu, Burcu Tuzcu ErsinBurak Baydar, and senior associate Fulya Kurar, are the key names.

Turkey > Restructuring and insolvency

Moroglu Arseven advises on all stages of financial distress, including contentious restructuring and insolvency, areas supported by the firm’s corporate, dispute resolution, employment and tax practices. The team headed by Benan Arseven and Seyfi Moroğlu, covers debt restructuring, enforcing securities, distressed M&A, as well as advising secured and unsecured creditors on their rights. Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, and disputes specialist Burak Baydar are other names to note.

Turkey > Compliance

Compliance strategy is at the heart of Moroglu Arseven‘s support to clients in all sectors and interacts with various other practice areas. The firm’s dedicated compliance team has particular experience in structuring, implementing and monitoring end-to-end compliance programmes focused on anti-bribery and anti-corruption; antitrust and competition; trade regulation; and data protection. Burcu Tuzcu Ersin has expertise in investigations as well as compliance aspects of transactional matters, and she jointly heads the department alongside Ertunç Şirin, who focuses on tax and international trade; finance and M&A expert Seyfi Moroğlu; and Benan Arseven, who assists with corporate governance.

Turkey > Competition

Moroglu Arseven has a growing and increasingly sophisticated competition law offering, strengthened in April 2021 by the hiring of senior associate İlayda Güneş from Paksoy. She adds antitrust and compliance expertise to a practice that covers the range of competition matters, including investigations, merger control filings and due diligence. Experienced corporate law partners Seyfi Moroğlu, Benan Arseven and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin coordinate the practice.

Turkey > Media and entertainment

Moroglu Arseven fields a media, entertainment and sports sector group that has established itself as one of the go-to teams for international clients setting up operations in Turkey and is bolstered by the firm’s strengths in IT and IP law. Outside traditional media and entertainment matters, the team also has a niche in handling dispute resolution in the sports sector, where practice co-head Benan Arseven is the key contact. IP practice head Işık Özdoğan leads the group alongside Arseven, while other names to note include IT and telecoms expert Burcu Tuzcu Ersin and Seyfi Moroğlu, who focuses on corporate transactions.

Turkey > Energy

Moroglu Arseven advises a range of clients in the energy and natural resources space, including a number of major multinationals. With a focus on mining, fossil fuels and renewable energy, the team advises on regulatory issues, transactions including procurement and portfolio acquisitions, and operational matters. Benan Arseven is the primary contact.

Turkey > Employment

Moroglu Arseven fields a team of ‘experts’, who handle contentious and non-contentious work, and garner praise for their ‘excellent knowledge of the workings and needs of international companies with regard to cross-border work’. Department-head İpek Ünlü Tık has a solid track record representing clients during all stages of their employment negotiations, disputes, disciplinary procedures and terminations, and is also experienced in social security-related matters. Benan Arseven, Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, who handles transactional and project-based mandates, and senior associate Kaan Başer, are other key names.

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