Mr Galip M. Selçuk > Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki
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Work Department

Corporate and M&A


Managing Partner, Head of Corporate and M&A Group


Galip has over 20 years of experience in representing Turkish and multinational corporations in high-profile cross-border transactions in the mining, energy, infrastructure, transportation, retail, insurance, technology, food and life sciences sectors. He also works heavily with private equity houses with respect to their M&A transactions on the ground. He has experience advising on both buy and sale sides in major cross-border transactions in the banking, telecommunications, energy, insurance and food sectors. His expertise includes corporate law, commercial law, intellectual property law and data privacy law. Galip is also a registered trademark and patent attorney.


Turkish; English


Ankara Bar Association, 1998-2000; Istanbul Bar Association, 2000-present


Ankara University, Faculty of Law, LLB, 1997

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)

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Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki advises a combination of domestic and international corporates, alongside banks and financial institutions, on corporate restructurings, many cross-border. It also advises on insolvency proceedings including litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, creditor and debtor issues, including credit swaps and possession financing, and distressed M&A. A notable additional area of expertise is insolvencies in the financial services sector. In line with the firm’s full-service offering, many practitioners are involved in the restructuring team, with expertise ranging from financial services to regulatory issues, to real estate. Key names include Galip M. SelcukBarlas BalcıoğluSelim KekiDoğan EymirlioğluSemih Sander, and Günhan Yalçın.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

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Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki is active in M&A and private equity deals across a wide range of sectors, including energy, telecoms, and technology. Clients include large-scale Turkish conglomerates, multinational businesses, and private equity funds. The team’s cross-border capabilities are bolstered by Selim Keki, a German-qualified lawyer who regularly works with German clients, and Doğan Eymirlioğlu, who is well-connected in the French market. Practice head Galip Selçuk is another highly experienced transactional counsel, advising on M&A transactions, private equity investments, and joint ventures in a number of industries. Müfit Arapoğlu handles financing and capital markets elements of transactions.

Turkey > Employment

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki advises a range of multinational clients on day-to-day employment considerations, including contracts, internal policies, and disciplinary matters, alongside complex issues such as executive compensation, restructurings, and mass terminations. The firm has a strong litigation offering which includes newly promoted partner Özge Akman ÖzmenlikanGalip M. Selcuk leads the team, and is a specialist in employment agreements, executive contracts, and cross-border employment considerations, particularly relating to transactions. Corporate partners Dr Selim Keki and Doğan Eymirlioğlu are also noted for their employment work, particularly relating to business restructurings and transactions, alongside issues such as severance agreements and incentives.

Turkey > Intellectual property

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki advises a diverse client base on intellectual property considerations, including negotiating contracts, policing and enforcing client trade marks, and registering and renewing trade marks, patents, and copyright before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. Clients are from the IT, telecoms, defence, advertising, and media sectors. Kağan DoraGalip Selcuk, and recently promoted partner Mahmut Karyağdı lead the team.

Turkey > Media and entertainment

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki handles a wide range of matters for media clients, encompassing corporate advice, regulatory support, disputes, and transactional work. The firm acts for TV production companies and channels, media conglomerates, and advertising agencies. Advertising forms a major part of the firm’s work, including advice on strategy, intellectual property and data considerations, and contentious issues. The team is led by intellectual property and IT specialist Kağan Dora, competition and regulatory-focused Şahin Ardıyok, and Galip Selçuk, who advises on corporate governance, transactions, and patents.

Turkey > Real estate and construction

With a client portfolio including major domestic and international real estate investors, corporates and high-net-worth individuals, Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki advises on property acquisitions and disposals, portfolio management issues and construction work, alongside handling real estate disputes. For major clients including Amazon and Dominos, the firm also has a strong track record in commercial leasing work. Barlas Balcıoğlu leads the team, advising constructors, developers and investors on transactional and operational matters. Galip M. Selcuk takes the lead on transactional work, particularly cross-border private equity deals, while Doğan Eymirlioğlu specialises in the leisure and hotels sectors, particularly the construction of hotels in Turkey, Africa and the Middle East.

Turkey > Compliance

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki has expertise in compliance matters across all key industries, with experts in IT and telecoms, competition, energy, trade, and administrative law. The firm can also benefits from multi-jurisdictional experience thanks in part to its partnership with Dentons. The team acts for major multinationals in the areas of retail, internet services, and food, advising on Turkish regulatory compliance, internal reviews, contentious issues and litigation. Corporate and white-collar crime-specialist Selim Keki leads the team alongside forensic IT and competition expert Şahin ArdıyokYasemin Saris focuses on the financial services sector, while Galip Selcuk advises on employment-related matters. Senior associate Armanç Canbeyli specialises in regulatory investigations.