Ms Burcu Tuzcu Ersin > Moroglu Arseven > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Moroglu Arseven

Work Department

Corporate, commercial, M&A, compliance, private equity, venture capital and angel investment.


Burcu’s work includes all aspects of business law, specializing particularly in mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, corporate law and corporate re-structuring, securities law, venture capital, angel investments and emerging growth. She works closely with clients on regulatory and compliance matters including anti-corruption and international economic sanctions, as well as data protection. Burcu regularly advises major Turkish conglomerates and international companies in corporate transactions and corporate counselling matters, M&A, as well as complex and high value financing issues. Her work covers a wide range of industries including, telecommunications and information technologies, energy, retail, life sciences, manufacturing, real estate and construction.


Istanbul Bar Association, 2003.


English and Turkish


Burcu is a member of the International Bar Association and ITechLaw, plus the corporate law and securities law groups of the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD). She is a board member of Common Purpose Turkey, as well as active in Şeffaflık Derneği, the Turkish chapter of Transparency International.


Ankara University, School of Law, 2001; Istanbul Bilgi University, LL.M. in Business Law, 2006.

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Compliance

(Leading individuals)

Burcu Tuzcu ErsinMoroglu Arseven

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 > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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 > IT and telecoms

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.

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 > 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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