Firm Profile > TURUNÇ > Istanbul, Turkey


Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

TURUNÇ provides transactional finance and regulatory advice. The team continues to advise HSH Nordbank on Turkish banking regulations. It also advises Caffè Nero on all of its financing matters including negotiation of financing arrangements, regulatory advice and compliance work. Borsa Istanbul is another key client. Kerem Turunç and Noyan Turunç head the ‘very knowledgeable’ and ‘highly engaged’ team, which has been bolstered by of counsel Ilgin Eroglu Alyanak, who joined from an in-house role at Garanti Bank.

Intellectual property Tier 3

TURUNÇ adeptly handles trade mark registrations, portfolio management, software licensing and IP assignment agreements. On the contentious side it covers trade mark and patent litigation, enforcement, anti-counterfeiting and litigating against theft of trade secrets. Clients include BigChefs, Camper Shoes, Android Industries and Al Fakher. Counsel Esin Çamlibel heads the team.

IT and telecoms Tier 3

TURUNÇ advises clients on licensing, drafting of partnership agreements, data protection, software development and telecoms regulation. Counsel Esin Çamlibel and Kerem Turunç head the ‘very responsive, positive and strong’ team. Clients include DeepZen, Kuika and LeftBrain Technology.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

TURUNÇ is adept at handling transactional work and provides day-to-day general corporate services. Areas of expertise include drafting of agreements, legislative development advice and maintenance of corporate books. Caffè Nero, General Motors, S.C. Johnson and Valeo count among the team's clients. Noyan Turunç, counsel Esin Çamlibel and Kerem Turunç, who is 'hands-on, easily available and manages deals efficiently', head the practice.

Competition Tier 4

TURUNÇ advises on competition-related preventative measures, merger clearance, renders day-to-day advice on transactions and also represents clients in TCA investigations. Noyan Turunç heads the team alongside counsel Esin Çamlibel. Clients include General Motors, Marc Jacobs and S.C. Johnson.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

TURUNÇ advises on commercial litigation, product liability defence, insurance disputes, competition litigation, IP litigation and labour disputes. The team is noted for its ‘excellent understanding of industry dynamics, speed in grasping key issues and creativity in developing solutions’. Key practitioners include Noyan Turunç, Kerem Turunç, Yücel Ezberci and associate Gizem Günel. Clients include British American Tobacco, Chevrolet, Fischer Chemicals and General Motors.

TURUNÇ is a true full-service law firm, providing transactional and preventive advice, as well as dispute resolution services to clients through offices in each of the three largest cities in Turkey. Since the firm was founded in 1990, it has built and maintained its practice on a core set of ideas and values:

Excellence – TURUNÇ provides the highest quality of legal service in each practice area – it takes pride in the work it does. Much of the firm’s work is highly sophisticated and requires extensive experience and attention. In order to deliver the high level representation clients need, it hires the best talent available and provides constant training. The result is a team of technically outstanding lawyers who also understand business matters and bring commercial solutions.

Strong relationships with clients – TURUNÇ strives to build long-lasting relationships with clients. It works hard to understand clients’ businesses and the industries in which they operate. The firm’s primary goal with every client is to gain their trust, build a long-term relationship and become an integral part of their business – a team member they can turn to when in need. Some of these clients include Borsa Istanbul, Caffe Nero, Cargill, S.C. Johnson, General Motors, PETRONAS and Warburg Pincus.

Teamwork and collegiality – TURUNÇ lawyers work hard, yet they maintain a clear, well-rounded perspective. Since its founding, the firm has always maintained a friendly, open and inclusive culture in which individuality and independent thinking are highly prized. The firm’s lawyers work in collaborative, collegial teams across practice areas and offices. This has a range of tangible benefits for the firm’s clients.

Social responsibility – TURUNÇ lawyers are proud to be members of the legal profession and understand the role they can play towards achieving positive social change. Thus, the firm encourages its lawyers to do pro bono work and treats pro bono matters with the same close attention as it would any other matter.

Areas of practice

TURUNÇ’s practice encompasses all areas of corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, capital markets, bank finance, competition, intellectual property and employment law across the full range of industries.

On corporate transactions, in addition to the transactional advice it provides, the firm also handles all specialised areas, such as competition, intellectual property and labour law in-house, making transactions seamless and efficient. TURUNÇ also provides full ongoing legal advice post-closing in all areas.

TURUNÇ’s corporate strength is matched by its deep experience in dispute resolution. Its team litigates several hundred cases each year in various industries across a wide range of areas. These include competition, corporate and commercial, finance, insolvency, insurance, intellectual property, real estate, administrative and tax litigation, and tort and product liability defence.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Noyan Turunç
Capital markets Kerem Turunç
Commercial and corporate Dr Esin Çamlibel
Competition (antitrust) Dr Esin Çamlibel
Customs Dr Esin Çamlibel
Energy, infrastructure and project finance Noyan Turunç
Insurance Noyan Turunç
Intellectual property Beste Yildizili
IT and telecoms Kerem Turunç
Labour and employment Noyan Turunç
Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution Gizem Günel
Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures Kerem Turunç
Real estate Ecem Kütükçüler
Restructuring and insolvency Noyan Turunç
Tax Noyan Turunç
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Esin Çamlıbel  photo Dr Esin Çamlıbel
Mr Noyan Turunç  photo Mr Noyan Turunç
Mr Kerem Turunç  photo Mr Kerem Turunç
Number of lawyers : 17

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