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The firm

Mavioglu & Alkan Law Office (ADMD) is a full-service law firm with headquarters in Istanbul. Since 2004, ADMD has served as an analytical, diligent, meticulous, and dynamic law firm providing consultancy and litigation services in Turkey.

All members and partners of ADMD are proficient in English, and they are capable of providing bilingual legal services. The partners of ADMD have extensive experience in international consulting and accounting firms previously in their careers. This allows ADMD to be more competent in aiding foreign clients to accomplish their objectives effectively, not only with the depth and scope of diligent legal services, but also with the understanding of the economic and political environment of Turkey.

Despite its short history and boutique structure, ADMD has contributed to transactions and deals worth over $7bn for clients in 13 years of practice. ADMD also has correspondent offices in the cities of Ankara, Antalya, Bursa and Izmir, assisting its headquarters in Istanbul with any judicial and administrative filings requiring local attention. Moreover, ADMD is in cooperation with an affiliate service provider titled ‘ADMD Business Suites Turkey’ (‘ADMD BST’) providing services such as virtual company formations, outsourced accounting and serviced office space and address allocation.

ADMD stands out with its wide scope of services to foreign investors, its support in M&A and financing transactions, its unique tax planning and tax controversy services and its extensive experience in relation to real estate and, specifically, hotel businesses. ADMD tries to combine the attentiveness of a private legal practice with the professionalism of an international consulting firm, to offer its clients the best service they deserve.

Areas of practice

ADMD has extensive legal expertise and a great track record in helping foreign investments to be smooth and efficient processes. More than 60% of ADMD’s clients are foreign investors operating in Turkey. Accordingly, ADMD’s expertise assisting foreign investors is among the most prominent in the Turkish legal market.

In addition to a wide range of legal services that foreign investors may need, ADMD also acts as a guide to investors, assisting them in understanding the legal and economic environment of Turkey. ADMD supports its clients directly or with reliable referrals for any additional services that may be needed including virtual office formations, outsourced accounting and tax submissions.

ADMD is among the few law offices with a corporate consultancy background, proudly stating litigation as one of its strong suits. ADMD handles cases in virtually all areas of trial practice and across a wide range of issues. ADMD’s litigation department is well equipped to handle any type of inquiry and aggressively pursue and promote the interests of foreign investor clients in any dispute and before all available venues. ADMD has an open office policy for its litigation services. It works closely with its foreign investor clients and keeps them informed at all stages. The wide range of litigation services is not limited to but includes corporate and commercial litigation, breach of contracts, product liability and consumer protection, torts, labour and employment, white-collar crime, real estate and construction disputes, tax, regulatory and administrative fines and measures.

Members of ADMD have gathered experience in auditing and accounting firms and are therefore able to offer tax services to clients with a sophisticated legal approach. ADMD helps clients to coordinate their affairs with tax administrations, including obtaining official case-based opinions and clearances.

ADMD has a solid reputation as one of the most prominent and efficient legal service providers for the purposes of hotel franchising and management agreements. In the field of hospitality, ADMD assists hotels and resorts, restaurants, nightclubs, spas and relevant services, and product suppliers.


  • Other offices
  • Ankara
  • Antalya
  • Bursa
  • Izmir
  • Number of lawyers: 49
  • at this office: 24
  • Languages
  • English
  • Turkish
  • Member
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Asociacion Europea de Abogados (AEA)
  • International Law Office (ILO)
  • Istanbul Arbitration Centre
  • Istanbul Bar and Turkish Bar Association

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    Joint-stock companies with a registered capital equal to 5 (five) times or more of the minimum amount stipulated in Article 272 of the Turkish Commercial Code and building cooperatives with a membership number of 100 (one-hundred) or more are obliged to have/employ a contracted lawyer. Legal entities failing to comply with the provisions of this paragraph will be penalized by public prosecutors with a fine in the gross amount of one month’s minimum wage, effective for workers in the industrial sector older than sixteen years of age on the date of the crime, for each month spent without a lawyer under contract.
    - ADMD Law Office

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