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Küçükkaya & Sagli Law Firm

The firm

Kucukkaya & Sagli Attorney Partnership (KS Avukatlik Ortakligi) is an attorney partnership providing both corporate and tax law practices. K&S Avukatlik Ortakligi is in an alliance with EY Turkey, which makes it possible to form multidisciplinary teams whenever needed.

Due to its strategic alliance with EY Turkey, KS Avukatlik Ortakligi forms part of the international EY Law network which brings together more than 1,700 lawyers advising in 75 jurisdictions across the globe. The EY Law network allows the firm to offer legal solutions on a truly integrated, international basis.

The tax practice, being a core practice of the firm, is led by Mehmet Küçükkaya and the corporate department is jointly led by Mehmet Küçükkaya and Ahmet Sa?li, both having more than 18 years of experience in tax litigation, tax advisory services and corporate law.

Areas of practice

Tax: KS Avukatlik Ortakligi’s tax practice consists of 20 lawyers specialized in and dealing solely with tax advisory and controversy work. All of the lawyers in the department have masters in tax law. This results in the firm’s employment policy of being very attentive in employing lawyers with special expertise and interest in tax law.

The practice extensively provides tax advisory and tax controversy services to a full range of national and international companies that have a leading role in local and global markets, including numerous multinational companies, financial institutions and banks rating agencies; especially in the real estate, banking, automotive and pharmaceutical industries.

KS Avukatlik Ortakligi is experienced in representing and advising clients on finding clear and applicable solutions to specific needs of a given transaction. The majority of the firm’s work comprises very complex issues that require concentrated, multidisciplinary attention. As a result of the firm’s focus on tax practice, and taking into account the level of expertise, capacity, experience and the quality of service it offers, KS Avukatlik Ortakligi’s tax department plays a leading role in Turkey in terms of tax law practice.

KS Avukatlik Ortakligi works with clients to address all aspects of their tax controversy and related risk management matters. While the tax department regularly deals with one-off tax issues, it primarily focuses on assisting companies that have recognised the need for a more comprehensive and strategic approach to tax controversy. This involves the formation of strategies such as planning, financial statement tax accruals, compliance and controversy. The decisions made in one area will almost invariably impact other areas and require harmonious consideration.

The firm’s approach to client needs includes providing perfunctoriness advice at the time a business transaction is being considered, preparing for and managing single or joint simultaneous country tax examinations, assisting with appeals or alternative dispute resolution options, and managing post-examination tax filings.

KS Avukatlik Ortakligi’s tax controversy services help provide clients with the resources and tools which serve clients in handling tax controversy or possibly avoiding it by apprising them of ways of reducing tax controversy exposure and having an in-depth knowledge of issues that taxing authorities will likely target.

Corporate: the corporate practice is led by Mehmet Küçükkaya and Ahmet Sagli. The corporate practice has 20 lawyers particularly specialized in corporate, commercial, employment and transaction law and protection of personal data, covering all foreign investment aspects.

KS Avukatlik Ortakligi provides legal and transactional advisory services in the area of corporate law, including corporate secretarial services such as drafting of minutes relating to corporate meetings, drafting of documents related to decisions taken in executive organs, general assemblies and similar meetings composed of partners, sending notices for annual and other meetings, realization of capital increases and decreases, liquidations, share transfers, asset transfers, spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions, establishment of joint ventures and due diligence.

KS Avukatlik Ortakligi provides legal assistance to foreign investors regarding the options for the types of establishments (presences) in Turkey and provides the best possible option in light of their business plans. Apart from corporate law matters as mentioned above, the firm also provides legal services in other areas such as banking, finance and capital markets, protection of personal data, competition, intellectual property, employment, healthcare, life sciences and real estate. KS Avukatlik Ortakligi especially leads the protection of personal data sector and provides legal and IT consultancy services to numerous companies in different sectors.

Department Name Email Telephone
Tax advisory Mehmet Küçükkaya
Tax litigation Mehmet Küçükkaya
Company restructuring Mehmet Küçükkaya
Company restructuring Ahmet Sagli
Corporate and commercial Mehmet Küçükkaya
Corporate and commercial Ahmet Sagli
Transactions (structuring, documentation) Ahmet Sagli
Protection of personal data Ahmet Sagli
Employment Mehmet Küçükkaya
Employment Ahmet Sagli
Litigation and arbitration Mehmet Küçükkaya
Litigation and arbitration Ahmet Sagli
Number of lawyers : 40
Contacts : Mehmet Küçükkaya (mehmet.kucukkaya@tr.ey.com)
Contacts : Ahmet Sagli (ahmet.sagli@tr.ey.com)