Firm Profile > Gen Temizer Ozer > Istanbul, Turkey

Gen Temizer Ozer

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Gen Temizer Ozer recently partnered with affiliate firm Kinstellar to serve as local law counsel to the latter's international clients in Turkey. Highlights for the firm, which is able to offer both English and Turkish law advice, included acting for certain lenders on providing finance to borrowers intending to pursue international arbitration claims. Areas of focus include acquisition finance, project finance (including energy-related finance) and M&A refinancing. The firm generates work from entities in sectors such as energy, natural resources, retail, consumer, transport, logistics and banking. Baran Gen jointly heads up the team with Edmund Emre Özer.

Practice head(s):


‘Gen & Temizer provide consistently first rate legal advice, always in a timely fashion’.

‘Emre Ozer can always be relied upon to provide succinct, clear and commercial advice’.              

‘It is a deal focused firm that is led from the front by the partners’.

‘The partners are hands on and responsive with a strong commitment to the transaction’.

‘Their approach is very international compared to other firms’.

‘Baran Gen has a first class knowledge of the banking sector; she puts the focus on the transaction to ensure that it is done efficiently and in the right way’.

‘Emre Ozer has an English law background, which is very useful for the cross-border financings we are doing; he has a calm and constructive style of working to bridge the issues’.

Key clients

Pera Capital



Aslanoba Capital

Centurion İlaç


Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Gen Temizer Ozer, which formalised an affiliation with Kinstellar in 2019, is highly regarded for cross-border M&A, venture capital investments and joint ventures, among other matters. The firm provides Turkish and English law advice to multinational companies, private equity funds and other investment companies, and financial institutions. Its client roster includes entities from sectors such as energy and natural resources, banking, telecoms, media and real estate. Baran Gen and Edmund Emre Özer jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):


‘They are true professionals with high ethical standards and well experienced to navigate through tough problems we face during our deals’.

‘Baran Gen is a fierce negotiator with great attendance to detail and good customer relations’.

‘Emre Ozer has great knowledge of both local and English law’.

‘Strong problem solving skills’.

‘Edmund Emre Özer is very responsive and attentive to every detail’.

‘Baran Gen is uniquely resourceful, very quick to share what she knows well and what she needs to research’. 

‘Baran always knows the context, and works in the most efficient way to solve any problems or obstacles we might experience in most of our processes’.

‘Ms Baran Gen is a very successful and talented lawyer with advanced negotiation skills’.

‘Ms. Baran Gen stands out as a trusted legal advisor; she perfectly understands clients’ needs and delivers high quality documents’.

Key clients

Sabancı Holding (top 3 conglomerates in Turkey)

Bertelsmann Group

Pera Capital



Aslanoba Capital


Karabacak Holding and Dişli Holding

Delta Star Group

Dispute resolution Tier 5

Gen Temizer Ozer assists clients with administrative lawsuits, tax litigation, commercial disputes, employee disputes and corporate matters (including post-M&A and joint venture disputes). The firm acts for clients in sectors such as e-commerce, tobacco, textiles, telecoms and logistics. Team head Ebru Temizer has 20 years of dispute resolution experience.

Practice head(s):


‘The firm is very responsive and understood what we wanted from the start’.

‘They make an extra effort to guarantee that we are pleased with the services they receive and are satisfied with the results in our problems’.

‘Ebru Temizer is highly professional and extremely client-centric’.

‘They are agile, experienced, well organised and proactive’.

‘Emre Ozer is an exceptional lawyer who is clear, thorough and very clever’. 

Key clients

British American Tobacco


Çolakoğlu Metalurji


Koza Altın



Aksoy Petrol

Erciyas Steel

Bemaco Steel Ltd

China Navigation

The firm

Gen Temizer Özer is an Istanbul based corporate law firm providing legal services relevant to all aspects of business in a wide variety of sectors, in particular focusing on mergers and acquisitions (both strategic and private equity investments), capital markets, project finance, commercial transactions, dispute resolution, energy, IT and telecommunications, real estate and construction transactions as well as general orporate and regulatory advice. The firm’s founding partners have over 30 years of combined experience in top tier global law firms, more than any other independent Turkish law firm.

Temizer Özer aims to provide the highest quality legal advice on transactional, commercial and egulatory matters. In addition to cutting edge Turkish law know-how, Edmund Emre Özer brings to the firm nglish law capabilities with a focus on cross border investments and transactions.

Temizer Özer is recognized as a leading law firm in Turkey. We are one of the few firms in Turkey to have been listed in IFLR1000 as a leading law firm in all three core practice areas of banking, project finance and Mergers & Acquisitions. We are also listed in Chambers and Partners and Legal500 as a leading firm. Each of our partners have been recognized as leading corporate lawyers in Turkey by the independent peer reviewed US publication, Best Lawyers. The firm has built up its reputation for excellence through a close partner led approach for all instructions and transactions to maintain consistently high standards across the board.

Areas of practice

Mergers & Acquisitions: The firm covers M&A transactions of all sizes in Turkey as well as outbound investments by Turkish investors. The firm’s practice encompasses public and private corporate/ M&A transactions, joint ventures, spin offs, privatisations and corporate restructurings.

Strategic M&A: The firm’s lawyers have huge experience in a wide range of strategic M&A transactions in various business sectors including retail, health, automotive, media, technology, oil and gas, banking and real estate.

Private Equity Transactions:The firm acted on various private equity transactions in the Turkish market, both for international and local private equity firms. These have ranged from the largest and most complex transactions in the market to small and mid-cap deals.

Privatisation: The team members have represented foreign and domestic advisers, as well as financial advisers, in relation to privatisation tender processes in the energy, refinery, tobacco, telecommunications and other sectors, throughout the process.

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: The firm advises its clients in the raising of equity and debt finance whether through bank or project financing, public capital markets or private placements. This remains a dynamic and fast moving area in terms of market and regulatory developments requiring the highest quality regulatory and sectorial knowledge.

Energy & Projects: The firm has advised various energy businesses in relation to their investments, project financing and construction projects in the context of the Turkish regulatory framework. We also have a focus in relation to projects in renewable energy.

General Corporate & Regulatory Advice

Corporate & Commercial: The firm provides regular corporate and regulatory advice to clients establishing and operating businesses in Turkey and to Turkish clients seeking to establish offshore structures for their investments.

Employment & Intellectual Property: The firm has in depth expertise in intellectual property and employment law matters. The firm can assist in day to day issues in these areas as well manage projects for the delivery of key management or consultancy contracts or licensing contracts.

Antitrust & Competition: The firm’s partner Baran Gen has expertise on competition and anti-trust matters.

Anti-Bribery: The firm also advises on local anti-bribery laws for both local and international clients and are familiar with the compliance requirements of international clients.

Litigation: The firm has extensive experience in handling litigation and arbitration matters in relation to various commercial contract disputes as well as acting on the enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards before Turkish courts. Ebru Temizer is recommended as a leading disputes lawyer.

Real Estate: The firm has wide-ranging experience in real estate issues derived from their work for developers, construction companies, owners, private and institutional investors, real estate investment trusts and financing parties in the acquisition, development, construction, management and securing of all types of real estate assets.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Baran Gen
Corporate/M&A Emre Edmund Ozer
Banking and Finance Baran Gen
Banking and Finance Emre Edmund Ozer
Capital Markets Baran Gen
Dispute Resolution Ebru Temizer
Competition Baran Gen
Competition Dila Topuz
Commercial Contracts Ebru Temizer
Commercial Contracts Emre Edmund Ozer
Employment Ebru Temizer
Energy Ebru Temizer
Energy Baran Gen
IT and Telecommunications Ebru Temizer
IT and Telecommunications Baran Gen
Intellectual Property Ebru Temizer
Media and Entertainment Baran Gen
Media and Entertainment Ebru Temizer
Project Finance/Projects Emre Edmund Ozer
Project Finance/Projects Baran Gen
Real Estate and Construction Baran Gen
Restructuring and Insolvency Baran Gen
Private Equity and Venture Capital Baran Gen
Private Equity and Venture Capital Emre Edmund Ozer