Firm Profile > TURUNÇ > Istanbul, Turkey
TESVIKIYE CADDESI 19/11
TURUNÇ > The Legal 500 Rankings
Intellectual property Tier 3
TURUNÇ handles trade mark registrations, IP portfolio management, software licensing agreements and IP assignment agreements. On the contentious side, the firm handles various types of IP disputes, including trade mark and patent litigation and enforcement. It is also active in litigation arising from the theft of trade secrets. Counsel Esin Çamlibel, who is the practice head, is also an assistant professor of law at Dokuz Eylül University.
‘This team is able to manage our IP portfolio on a global scale at a fraction of the cost of Western European peers’.
‘Kerem Turunc is an excellent listener, has a quick grasp of business issues, is creative in developing solutions and provides good attention to detail’.
‘Esin Çamlibel has proven to be a very knowledgeable lawyer in this area of expertise and with the ability to advise and explain a difficult subject to clients’.
‘Esin Çamlibel’s main asset compared to her competitors is her ability to combine her academic knowledge with hands-on experience’.
Better Homes and Gardens
Office 1 Superstore
IT and telecoms Tier 3
TURUNÇ handles technology transactions and often advises multinational clients on international matters. Areas of expertise include data protection, software and licensing. Counsel Esin Çamlibel, who specialises in IP and competition law, leads the team alongside technology transaction expert Kerem Turunç.
‘What I think makes this practice unique is its ability to offer a one-stop shop experience’.
‘If the issue involves a foreign jurisdiction, they work with partner firms to offer, which means for me a single point of contact and a single invoice’.
‘My main contacts are Kerem Turunç and Dr. Esin Çamlibel; each is very dedicated, technically able and super commercially and internationally-minded’.
‘The major strength is the mindset; they have a vision of the tech industry just like the Silicon Valley law companies’.
‘They do not see the client as a cash resource, but more like a partner to invest into’.
‘Gozde Kiran and Gizem Gunel are two young, ambitious and hardworking lawyers that have helped us a lot’.
Vinci Venture Capital
TURUNÇ provides banking transactional and regulatory advice to financial institutions and businesses. It is also active in capital markets work. In addition to acting for clients on a standalone basis, it often works with international law firms on matters with a cross-border dimension. Also notable is that the firm acts for clients in sectors such as automotive, consumer goods, energy, industrial goods, insurance and telecoms. Noyan Turunç heads up the team with Kerem Turunç (who is qualified to practise in New York, Washington DC, England & Wales and Turkey), Ilgin Eroglu Alyanak and Ümit Eginlioglu.
‘The firm provided high quality legal advice with fast turnaround times at an extremely reasonable price’.
‘My impression was that they understood the finance industry including the exchange business very well’.
‘The firm works extremely well with international firms such as Linklaters and Travers Smith’.
‘Kerem Turunç is hands-on, excellent at drafting and negotiating, and operates at London and New York standards’.
‘Provide a very personal and practical approach to client matters’.
‘Their availability and responsiveness have been outstanding and they are very efficient in their advice’.
‘Noyan Turunç is very personable and is able to read the client and the counter-party very well’.
Charlesbank Capital Partners
Eigenmann & Veronelli
İş Girişim (Is Private Equity)
Landesbank Berlin AG
Rultrans / Megadyne
Société Générale Albania
TURUNÇ's team handles various corporate and commercial matters, which includes drafting agreements, obtaining licenses, advising on legislative developments and assisting with the maintenance of corporate accounts. It also advises on private equity and venture capital transactions. The group acts for clients (ranging in size from small domestic companies to multinational corporates) in sectors such as automotive, ports, retail and technology. Noyan Turunç and Kerem Turunç (who is US, English and Turkish law-qualified) are the joint heads of the team.
‘Practical, specific and tailored advice’.
‘Kerem Turunç is an excellent listener, creative in developing solutions and provides good attention to detail’.
‘Turunc is a local firm but partners have substantial international experience, a very good understanding of the multinational operating environment and very high work ethics’.
‘They are very transparent in the way that they deal with us which gives further confidence in already stressful negotiations’.
‘Noyan is a doyen in his field with decades of experience working with major corporations and respected local firms’.
‘The team is very hands-on, adaptable to demanding processes and equipped with highly academic individuals bringing additional insight to the projects’.
‘The individuals have a unique commercial understanding, combined with excellent legal practice’.
Ascential (i2i Events)
Eigenmann & Veronelli
International Container Terminal Services
İş Girişim (Is Private Equity)
Vinci Venture Capital
Competition Tier 4
TURUNÇ advises on various competition matters, including policy and agreement reviews, competition law reviews and merger clearances by the TCA. Its portfolio of work spans a multitude of industries, with the automotive and apparel sectors being notable areas of strength. Founding partner Noyan Turunç jointly leads the team alongside counsel Esin Çamlibel.
Dispute resolution Tier 4
TURUNÇ's contentious work includes commercial litigation, insurance disputes, competition litigation, IP litigation and labour disputes. It advises global clients in the automotive, construction, infrastructure, consumer products, energy, natural resources, insurance and retail sectors. Noyan Turunç and managing associate Gizem Günel, who is experienced in product liability and employment law. Yücel Ezberci, who was formerly a sole practitioner, recently joined as counsel in the Ankara office. Turunç, Günel and Ezberci are the joint heads of the practice.
‘Turunç provides excellent client service, deep industry expertise, creativity in problem solving, quick response times and thus delivers excellent value for money’.
‘Kerem Turunç is an excellent listener, has a quick grasp of business issues and provides attention to detail’.
‘Overall great team, clear strategy, effective implementation and impressive courtroom presence’.
‘Noyan Turunç is super-smart, super-experienced and super-pragmatic’.
‘Gizem Günel is very dedicated and implements the strategy accurately and in a timely fashion’.
‘They understand our business very well, and conduct themselves with poise when dealing with us and counterparties’.
British American Tobacco
TURUNÇ > Firm Profile
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.
|Banking and finance||Noyan Turunçemail@example.com|
|Capital markets||Kerem Turunçfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Commercial and corporate||Dr Esin Çamlibelemail@example.com|
|Competition (antitrust)||Dr Esin Çamlibelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Customs||Dr Esin Çamlibelemail@example.com|
|Energy, infrastructure and project finance||Noyan Turunçfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Intellectual property||Beste Yildiziliemail@example.com|
|IT and telecoms||Kerem Turunçfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Labour and employment||Noyan Turunçemail@example.com|
|Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution||Gizem Günelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures||Kerem Turunçemail@example.com|
|Real estate||Ecem Kütükçülerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Noyan Turunçemail@example.com|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 17
Press Releases20th August 2020 TURUNÇ represented a group of private investors in their acquisition of a majority stake in Tatil Budur, a major online travel agency, from the Polish private equity firm MCI.
20th August 2020 TURUNÇ advised Micro Focus (a FTSE 250 company) in its acquisition of ATAR Labs, a Turkish company that develops security orhestration, automation and response platforms.
20th August 2020 TURUNÇ advised Peoplise, a video-based HR solutions provider, and its majority shareholders on the sale of the company's majority shares to Logo Yazılım, a large Turkish ERP software company.
16th May 2019
TURUNÇ represented Vinci Venture Capital on its investment into Octovan, a marketplace connecting home and small item movers with end-users. This was Vinci's first-ever investment since the fund's formation in March 2017.