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Dr E. Seyfi Moroglu

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Moroglu Arseven

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Corporate and M&A, financial law, real estate and infrastructure, commercial transactions, commercial regulation and compliance.


Seyfi advises closed and public corporations, funds, financial services companies, and banks in a variety of important and innovative transactions, plus other complex matters. His advice to clients includes strategic mergers, securities markets, growth finance, commercial and competition regulatory compliance, project finance, and tailored contracts for the pharmaceutical sector. He regularly works on both sides of industrial strategic cross-border joint ventures and acquisitions. Seyfi has experience establishing the local distribution system for global manufacturers, as well as providing commercial and corporate guidance to the founders and financers of start-up and scale-up companies in a range of industries.


Istanbul Bar Association 1996. Seyfi was a founding partner of Moroğlu Arseven in 2000. He has also taught Corporate and Commercial Law, Capital Markets Law and Secured Transactions as an associate professor at Yeditepe University School of Law and Koç University School of Law between 2002 and 2008.


English, German and Turkish.


Seyfi is a founding member of the Turkish chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization and is on the Executive Committee of the DAV German Bar Association Turkey. He is a member of the International Bar Association and Young Businessmen Association of Turkey (TUGİAD), as well as the Robert College and Istanbul University Alumni Associations, along with the Swiss Chamber of Commerce. Seyfi is a member of the ICC as well as the MIT Enterprise Forum.


Istanbul University, School of Law 1995; Hamburg University School of Law, 1998, LL.M.; Hamburg University, School of Law, 2002, Dr. iur.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Moroglu Arseven advises banks, financial institutions and corporations on new ventures, foreign investment, securities, venture capital and emerging growth. Other areas of expertise include lending transactions, refinancing and regulatory work. Clients include Vicat, ACT Venture Capital and 212 Capital Partners. Seyfi Moroğlu and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin head the team.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Moroglu Arseven is adept at handling cross-border transactions, M&A and also corporate and commercial advisory work. Other areas of expertise include post-merger and post-acquisition advice, contracts, share transfers, due diligence and contentious matters. Clients include Samsung, British American Tobacco, May Agro Seeds, Vicat and Insider. Seyfi Moroğlu, Burcu Tuzcu Ersin and Benan Arseven head the team.

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Within: Competition

Moroglu Arseven develops competition compliance programmes for clients and advises on merger control reviews, competition law aspects of supply and distribution contracts, regulatory filings for exemptions and clearances and TCA investigations. Clients include British American Tobacco, Yusen Logistics Turkey and Vicat Turkey. Seyfi Moroğlu, Benan Arseven and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin are the key practitioners. Bora İkiler left to join Balcioglu Selçuk Akman Keki.

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Within: Compliance

Moroglu Arseven handles a broad range of regulatory compliance issues and risk mitigation matters. Areas of expertise include anti-corruption, anti-terrorism, antitrust, international trade remedies and sanctions, business crimes, corporate governance, employment law and privacy. Key sectors of expertise include healthcare, fintech, media and advertising, food and beverage and industrial manufacturing. The team is co-headed by five partners: Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, Orçun Çetinkaya, Benan Arseven, Seyfi Moroğlu and Ertunç Şirin.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The large dispute resolution team at Moroglu Arseven is headed by Orçun Çetinkaya, Seyfi Moroğlu, Benan Arseven, Işık Özdoğan and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin. Areas of expertise include distribution, agency and portfolio compensation issues, business crime, employment disputes, ADR, tax litigation, IP disputes, sports disputes and debt collection. Senior associate Fulya Kurar joined from Pinsent Masons Danismanlik Hizmetleri Avukatlik Ortakligi.

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Within: Energy

Moroglu Arseven handles various aspects of energy-related matters including transactional, regulatory, strategic, commercial and technical. Areas of expertise include compliance strategies, risk mitigation, litigation, investigations, governance, banking, corporate and M&A matters. It also deals with project finance and cross-border energy distribution. Benan Arseven, Burcu Tuzcu Ersin and Seyfi Moroğlu are the key practitioners.

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