Mr Doğan Eymirlioğlu > Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki
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Work Department

Corporate and M&A




Doğan Eymirlioğlu is known in the market for his business-oriented approach and experience working on high profile domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), private equity deals, franchising and distribution matters and in energy, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing and hotels and leisure sectors.

Dogan has been heavily involved in foreign direct investment projects in the form of greenfield investments, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. With his strong experience particularly in corporate law, contracts law and public procurement, he represents foreign and local investors, including private equity funds on structural matters. He also has extensive experience in public contracts, privatizations and public-private partnerships. He has been involved in a number of major public tenders organized by Turkish authorities on projects ranging from healthcare PPPs, stadium constructions and major infrastructure projects to the sale of distressed groups seized by the government. He also acts as arbitrator or party counsel in domestic and international arbitrations in his areas of practice.

Recognised by the Client Choice as the exclusive winner of the 2019 Client Choice Awards for Arbitration & ADR in Turkey, he has particular capabilities in multi-disciplinary deals, and he receives clients’ appreciation for clear, commercial and feasible approach and advice.

Prior to joining Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akrdıyok Keki, he worked for leading international and local law firms in Istanbul.  He is a graduate of Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law (LLB, 2005 and LLM, 2009) and pursued his master’s studies on economics and finance in Boğaziçi University.  Doğan is a member of the Istanbul Bar and he is fluent in English and French.


Turkish; English; French


Istanbul Bar Association, 2007


University of Galatasaray Faculty of Law, LLM, 2009; Bogazici University, 2008, MA, Economics and Finance; University of Galatasaray Faculty of Law, LLB, 2005

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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 > Insurance

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki expanded its share of insurance-focused work with the arrival of senior associate Ece Eşkinat Çakırel from Gide Loyrette Nouel in 2019. This has seen the firm increase both its insurance sector client base and its expertise in insurance-related work. The team largely supports international corporate and investment clients with negotiation and renewal of insurance policies, most commonly D&O products. The team is overseen by Doğan Eymirlioğlu, who has extensive experience in the corporate and insurance sectors, acting for a number of global insurers. Semih Sander regularly acts on maritime insurance claims for P&I clubs and shipping companies.

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 > Restructuring and insolvency

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.