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ORJIN MASLAK, ESKI BUYUKDERE CADDESI NO:27, K:11, MASLAK, 34398 ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Tel:
Work +90 212 366 4700
Fax:
Fax +90 212 290 2355
Email:
Web:
www.paksoy.av.tr

Stéphanie Beghe Sonmez

Tel:
Work +90 212 366 4763
Email:
Web:
www.paksoy.av.tr
Paksoy

Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial, Data Protection Compliance, Insurance and Private Pensions, Intellectual Property and Information Technology

Position

Stéphanie Beghe Sönmez is the partner, regularly advises on foreign law aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures, and corporate restructuring for a variety of large foreign and Turkish industrial players and financial investors. She has developed key experience advising investors in diverse sectors in Turkey, including banking and financial services, insurance and private pensions, technology, industry and energy. Stéphanie also has significant expertise in intellectual property and information technology matters, upon which she advises clients in the context of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets, licensing, distribution and regulatory compliance.

Career

Before joining Paksoy in 2010, Stéphanie was a partner at the Istanbul office of a London-based international law firm. Prior to relocating to Turkey in 2006, she practiced for eight years with the Paris office of a major US-based international law firm.

Languages

English, French, Turkish

Member

International Bar Association, Paris Bar Association, New York Bar Association

Education

University of Paris II-Panthéon Assas, French Intellectual Property, Post-graduate degree
New York University,Trade Regulation, LL.M.
University of Paris X-Nanterre, French and Anglo-American Business Law, Master’s degrees


Turkey

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Paksoy handles minority investments, spin-offs, joint ventures and asset deals on the M&A side. It also deals with outsourcing, licensing, distribution, franchise agreements and corporate governance on the commercial side. It assisted Unilever with the €6.8bn sale of its spreads business to KKR & Co. and advised Sberbank of Russia on a share purchase agreement for the $3.2bn sale of Denizbank. Other clients include Linpac, Cisco Systems and The Dow Chemical Company. Elvan Aziz, Stéphanie Beghe Sonmez and Togan Turan head the team. Nihan Bacanak, Selen Terzi Özsoylu and Selin Barlın Aral were promoted to counsel.

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  • SQUEEZE-OUT RIGHT IN PUBLIC COMPANIES -- TURKEY

    Squeeze-out and sell-out rights in Turkish public companies are regulated by the Communiqué on Squeeze-Out and Sell-Out Rights (the " Communiqué ") published in the Official Gazette dated 2 January 2014 effective as of 1 July 2014. The Communiqué was issued by the Capital Markets Board of Turkey (the " CMB ") in accordance with the Capital Markets Law and regulates the right to squeeze-out minority shareholders by the controlling shareholder and the minority shareholders' rights to exit the public company by selling their shares to the majority shareholder.
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