Ms BURÇAK KURT BIÇER > Güner Law Office > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Güner Law Office
Levent Caddesi Alt Zeren Sokak No.7
Levent Istanbul 34330
Turkey

Work Department

Corporate/M&A, Employment, TMT (with a focus on media), Data Protection, Banking Finance, Competition

Position

Burcak has more than 15 years’ experience  primarily in corporate/M&A and employment. She advises foreign and Turkish sellers, strategic investors and private equities in their M&A transactions in all sectors. She regularly advises major international and Turkish clients on their day-to-day corporate and business issues, including legal mergers, spin-offs, internal corporate restructuring and corporate governance. She also has an extensive experience in Competition Board filings for M&A transactions as well as exemption and negative clearance applications. On the employment side, she regularly advises major international and Turkish clients on all aspects of employment law issues, including mass lay-offs, transfer of employees, employment issues related to local and/or cross border M&A transactions, outsourcing arrangements, claims related to restrictive covenants, preparation of employment agreements, internal guidelines and benefit plans, preparation and negotiation of settlement agreements, internal investigations due to suspected white collar crime. She also has solid experience in data protection and advises her clients in all aspects of data protection law. She is also specialized in banking-finance with a focus on syndicated loans and trade finance.

Career

Partner since July 2017.

Languages

English, Turkish.

Memberships

Istanbul Bar Association.

Education

Istanbul University School of Law, LL.B, 2004

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Güner Law Office, which is particularly well known for its expertise in the media sector, advises international and local investors on their M&A transactions and corporate matters in Turkey. M&A and TMT expert Ece Güner ToprakBurçak Kurt Biçer, who has additional expertise in employment, and mining and energy specialist Ömer Erdoğan head the team. Senior associate Gizem Esen is another active member of the practice.

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets

Güner Law Office‘s practice is ‘very knowledgeable and is always seeking to find practical and commercial solutions’; it advises on syndicated loans, asset finance, debt finance, project finance and Islamic finance transactions. The team, which is headed by Ömer Erdoğan and Burçak Kurt Biçer, is also skilled in regulatory matters, having advised a significant number of multinational lenders and sponsors with their transactions in Turkey.

Turkey > Employment

The ‘excellentBurçak Kurt Biçer heads the employment department at Güner Law Office. It regularly advises international and domestic clients on day-to-day employment matters, settlement agreements, lay-offs and the termination of employment agreements, as well as mediation and court proceedings. The team is also a go-to for several international firms for referral work.

Turkey > Real estate and construction

The ‘very responsive’ practice at Güner Law Office, which garners praise for its ‘great knowledge of the real estate market in Turkey’, advises clients regarding hotel management agreements, lease agreements, the documentation for real estate development projects and regulatory matters related to domestic residential and commercial units. Ömer Erdoğan and Burçak Kurt Biçer co-head the department.