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Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on acquisition finance, asset-based lending, asset finance, bank formation, bilateral and syndicated lending, debt capital markets, financial institutions regulation, project finance, trade finance and consumer finance. The team advised Tiryaki Agro on its $65m long-term loan facility extended by a syndicate led by Dutch development bank FMO, jointly with other lenders European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Proparco. Other clients include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Mizuho Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. Barlas Balcıoğlu and Müfit Arapoğlu, who is 'very responsive, client-oriented and has vast expertise in capital markets matters', head the team. Günhan Yalçın and Tamsyn Mileham are also recommended.
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki is well versed in the full range of commercial, corporate and M&A matters including IPOs, joint ventures, private equity, privatisations, risk management, takeovers and tender offers and venture capital. Recent highlights include advising KKR & Co. on the Turkish law aspects of its €6.8bn acquisition of Unilever’s spreads business. Other clients include Pera Capital Partners, Cargill and Coca-Cola. Galip Selçuk heads the team; Selim Keki, Doğan Eymirlioğlu and the 'very diligent' Müfit Arapoğlu are also recommended. Selahattin Kaya was promoted to counsel.
Energy Tier 1
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki handles regulatory compliance and investigations, renewables, PPP and infrastructure projects, disputes, financing, transactions, joint ventures, contracts and agreements. The team recently advised Yapı ve Kredi Bankası on its $44.5m loan to finance solar power projects. Other clients include ACWA Power, Statkraft Energy and OMV. Barlas Balcıoğlu heads the team with support from Şahin Ardıyok. Counsel Ceren Su is also recommended.
Transport Tier 1
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on the full range of transport law including regulatory, transactions, procurement, freight and logistics, aviation law, competition and antitrust, and dispute resolution. The team has particular experience in the maritime sector and continues to advise Mersin International Port on supply agreements, transactions, permits, disputes and labour law. Other clients include Denizbank, Lufthansa Airplus Servicekarten, The Swedish Club and Deutsche Bank. Semih Sander and Gülistan Baltacı head the team.
Competition Tier 2
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki provides advice on pre-merger and post-merger market analysis, quantitative analysis on unilateral conduct, competition compliance programmes and also represents clients in TCA investigations. Turkven Private Equity received advice on the competition law aspects of the acquisition of shares of Zirve Yazılım Bilgi Teknolojileri. Other clients include BASF, Cargill and Coca-Cola. The ‘dedicated’ team is headed by Şahin Ardıyok and provides ‘regular updates and precise guidance with a hands-on approach’. Counsel Bora Ikiler joined from Moroglu Arseven; associate Dilara Yesilyaprak is also recommended.
Dispute resolution Tier 2
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki adeptly handles international arbitration, debt recovery, litigation in trial and appellate courts, and also mediation and pre-litigation negotiation processes. The team continues to advise Pizza Restaurantları on all contentious matters including employment, lease, compliance, administrative law, debt collection and enforcement. Other clients include Johnson & Johnson and Mynet. Özgür Akman heads the team; Gülistan Baltacı and Semih Sander are also recommended.
Project finance/projects Tier 2
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on multi-jurisdictional syndicated loans for infrastructure projects, real estate acquisitions, corporate finance and energy projects. Acquisition finance, asset-based lending, asset finance, real estate finance and project finance all form part of the team's workload. It advised IFC, KFW and the government of Kyrgyzstan on the development of a dialysis healthcare PPP facility in the country. Other clients include Aareal Bank, EBRD, Standard Chartered Bank and Türkiye İş Bankası. Barlas Balcıoğlu heads the team. Doğan Eymirlioğlu is also recommended.
Real estate and construction Tier 2
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises clients on leasing, project finance, transactions, construction and development, and contentious matters. Other areas of expertise include zoning and planning, environmental issues, joint ventures, PPPs and residential developments. Barlas Balcıoğlu and Doğan Eymirlioğlu are the key names to note.
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki handles a broad range of restructuring and insolvency matters including credit risk management, creditor and equity committee representation, cross-border restructurings and debtor representation. Other areas of expertise include insolvency, litigation, arbitration, mediation, reorganisations and safeguard proceedings. Dispute resolution specialist Özgür Akman heads the sizeable team. Galip Selçuk advises management and stakeholders on distressed M&A and corporate restructurings. Banking expert Barlas Balcıoğlu, Doğan Eymirlioğlu and Semih Sander are also recommended.
Employment Tier 3
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on general employment matters, employment-related ADR, disciplinary procedures, discrimination, contracts, HR matters, internal investigations occupational health and safety, investigations and litigation. Clients include Arkema France and F.H. Bertling Logistics. Galip Selçuk heads the team with support from Doğan Eymirlioğlu, Selim Keki and Özgür Akman.
IT and telecoms Tier 3
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki handles data protection, e-commerce, e-payment, internet law, mobile communications, broadcasting, licensing and regulatory matters. Clients include BN Telekom and Silknet. Galip Selçuk, Özgür Akman and Şahin Ardıyok head the team. Kağan Dora joined from Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm.
Intellectual property Tier 4
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on IP protection, e-commerce, advertising, data privacy, data protection, copyright, licensing, registration, regulatory compliance, infringement and litigation. Clients include inventors, artists, entrepreneurs and businesses. Galip Selçuk and Özgür Akman head the team.
Balcioglu Selçuk Akman Keki > Firm Profile
Balcioglu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (BASEAK) is an Istanbul-based full-service law firm. Drawing on broad experience gained at Turkish and global law firms, BASEAK’s lawyers are well equipped to provide creative and diligent transaction counselling and litigation services.
BASEAK has gained an outstanding reputation and valued clientele by tailoring effective legal solutions to a broad spectrum of clients of all sizes – individuals; entrepreneurs; small businesses and start-ups; governments and government agencies; and mid-sized and larger private and public corporations, including international and global entities.
Now clients benefit from a team of 80-plus lawyers and economists who are committed to offering creative business and legal solutions. BASEAK provides Turkish law services to the global law firm Dentons and combines the global expertise and network with local understanding.
Dentons is the world’s first polycentric global law firm. A leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner, the firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world’s largest law firm, Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries.
Areas of practice
BASEAK’s practice focuses on a wide range of areas, including real estate, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, project finance, capital markets, competition and antitrust, labour, litigation and arbitration, regulatory and public law, and intellectual property and telecommunications. It represents and advises a diverse client portfolio of Turkish and multinational clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in the banking and finance, corporate, real estate, hospitality and leisure, retail, automotive, energy, PPP and infrastructure, maritime, information technology, life sciences, luxury fashion and beauty, and media sectors. It provides law services in Turkish, English, French, German and Italian.
|Corporate and commercial||Galip M. Selçuk|
|Corporate and commercial||Dr Selim Keki|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Galip M Selçuk|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Dr Selim Keki|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Doğan Eymirlioğlu|
|Bank finance||Barlas Balcıoğlu|
|Bank finance||Günhan Yalçın|
|Project finance||Barlas Balcıoğlu|
|Project finance||Günhan Yalçın|
|Energy, infrastructure and PPP||Barlas Balcıoğlu|
|Energy, infrastructure and PPP||Dr Selim Keki|
|Energy, infrastructure and PPP||Şahin Ardıyok|
|Real estate||Barlas Balcıoğlu|
|Capital markets||Müfit Arapoğlu|
|Labour||Galip M Selçuk|
|Litigation and arbitration||Özgür Akman|
|Regulatory and public law||Şahin Ardıyok|
|Intellectual property||Kağan Dora|
|Oil and gas||Özgür Akman|
|Oil and gas||Selim Keki|
|Maritime and admiralty||Gülistan Baltacı|
|Off shore shipping business||Gülistan Baltacı|
|Maritime and admiralty||Semih Sander|
|Insolvency and restructuring||Özgür Akman|
|Media and entertainment||Galip M. Selçuk|
|Life sciences||Galip M. Selçuk|
|Life sciences||Dr Selim Keki|
|Life sciences||Doğan Eymirlioğlu|
|Luxury, fashion and beauty||Barlas Balcıoğlu|
|Luxury, fashion and beauty||Dr Selim Keki|
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|Müfit Arapoğlu||View Profile|
|Mr Şahin Ardıyok||View Profile|
|Mr Barlas Balcıoğlu||View Profile|
|Gülistan Baltacı||View Profile|
|Kağan Dora||View Profile|
|Mr Doğan Eymirlioğlu||View Profile|
|Dr Selim Keki||View Profile|
|Semih Sander||View Profile|
|Mr Galip M. Selçuk||View Profile|
|Mr Günhan Yalçın||View Profile|