Firm Profile > Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm > Istanbul, Turkey

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm

Energy Tier 2

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm handles M&A, privatisations, project development, financing, commodities trading, licensing and litigation. It is adept at dealing with matters involving regulatory and governmental authorities. The team continues to act for Kayen Kayı in relation to all energy-related investments for its $115m portfolio. Other clients include Age Enerji Group, Egeres Enerji and Bıçakcılar Elektrik. Ayca Aranci and Gamze Çiğdemtekin head the team with support from Tuna Çakırca.

Media and entertainment Tier 2

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm handles advertising, media buying and planning, content production, inventory licensing contracts, search engine marketing, search engine optimisation services, and corporate and commercial matters. Clients include GroupM Turkey and Xaxis. Former practice co-head Kağan Dora left for Balcioglu Selçuk Akman Keki. Ayça Arancı is the name to note.

IT and telecoms Tier 3

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm advises on data protection, compliance, regulatory, governance and e-commerce matters. Verifone counts among the team's clients. Former practice co-head Kağan Dora left for Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki. Ayça Arancı and Tuna Çakırca now jointly head the team.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm provides transactional and regulatory advice and has a particular focus on the payment services industry. Recent highlights include representing Franklin Templeton Investments on the $11.8m acquisition of a minority share in Gözde Girişim. Verifone Elektronik ve Danışmanlık and Panaroma Bilişim are also clients. Tuna Çakırca and Gamze Çiğdemtekin, who displays 'highly valued experience and pragmatism', head the team. Kağan Dora left for Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm handles acquisitions, joint ventures, privatisations, restructurings, demergers and liquidations. Other areas of expertise include drafting and negotiating transaction documents, regulatory advice and due diligence. A recent highlight was advising Franklin Templeton Investments on its $12m acquisition of a minority share in Gözde Girişim. Gamze Çiğdemtekin heads the team with support from Tuna Çakırca. Kağan Dora left for Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki.

Intellectual property Tier 4

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm advises on a range of IP matters including trade marks, patents, IP litigation and copyrights. Clients include GroupM, eBay, 3M and Mobilus. Ayca Aranci heads the team. Former practice co-head Kağan Dora departed for Balcioglu Selçuk Akman Keki.

The firm

Çigdemtekin Dora Aranci (CDA) is a full-service law firm established by Gamze Çigdemtekin, Kagan Dora, Ayça Aranci and Tuna Çakirca. The partners combine their expertise under one roof to offer specialised services in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, competition, privatisation and government tenders, energy and project development, internet, e-commerce and technology, intellectual property, media and advertising, dispute resolution and administrative law.

Areas of practice

Corporate and M&A: CDA’s corporate and M&A team offers extensive expertise with a focus on private equity and sector-specific corporate and M&A matters. It is fully equipped to act on the full spectrum of M&A transactions (both on the buyer and seller side), and handles all stages of a transaction, from initial structuring, due diligence, drafting and negotiating transaction documents, and obtaining regulatory consents, to assisting with closing and post-closing matters.

Energy: the firm’s energy practice delivers legal services with knowledge of local regulatory law, as well as international business law and transactions. The lawyers are competent in addressing and efficiently solving the complex problems faced by energy industry participants. CDA represents clients active in the energy sector in M&A, privatisation, project development, financing, commodities trading, licensing and technology transfer, and litigation matters. It is able to handle the complicated nature of a wide range of energy projects, such as hydroelectric plants, solar parks, trading, and production and storage of natural gas.

Technology, internet and e-commerce: the firm’s partners are active players in the evolution of the sector and have been serving leading technology clients for over 15 years. CDA helps clients develop, protect and deploy innovative technologies in electronics, internet and e-commerce, software and other industries. It provides strategic business, legal and governmental advice at every stage of a company’s business life – from creation and protection of ideas, to development of strong businesses and establishment of market leadership.

Media and advertising: CDA is one of the leading law firms providing legal assistance to the media and entertainment sector. The firm has a strong sector-specific client portfolio, including major media and entertainment companies. The consistent high quality of work produced has aided the practice to grow firmly into one of the leading Turkish law firms in the field of media and entertainment.

Administrative law: the team advises public and private sector clients on contentious and non-contentious matters, such as annulment of administrative proceedings, fines and sanctions, including banning of the companies from participation in government tenders and challenging public procurement agency decisions.

Dispute resolution: the dispute resolution practice comprises a strong team of expert lawyers in litigation, arbitration and compliance. The team offers dispute resolution assistance to clients in matters relating to administrative law, commercial law, employment, intellectual property, tax and white-collar crime.

Competition: CDA’s proficient competition practice assists companies to draw up a successful business strategy by overcoming the restraints of trade, from collusive agreements among competitors and monopolistic abuse of a dominant position, to restrictive supplier or customer arrangements, joint ventures, corporate mergers and acquisitions and vertical agreements.

Capital markets: CDA has far-reaching expertise in representing selling shareholders and underwriters for public offerings of Turkish companies. The team also offers legal services to publicly traded companies for their corporate and M&A work and provides them with capital markets regulatory advice.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial Gamze Cigdemtekin
Corporate and commercial Kagan Dora
Corporate and commercial Tuna Cakirca
Mergers and acquisitions Gamze Cigdemtekin
Mergers and acquisitions Tuna Cakirca
Joint ventures Gamze Cigdemtekin
Joint ventures Tuna Cakirca
Private equity Gamze Cigdemtekin
Private equity Tuna Cakirca
Competition Gamze Cigdemtekin
Energy Gamze Cigdemtekin
Energy Kagan Dora
Energy Tuna Cakirca
Real estate Gamze Cigdemtekin
Real estate Kagan Dora
Real estate Tuna Cakirca
Technology, internet and e-commerce Kagan Dora
Media and entertainment Kagan Dora
Restructuring and insolvency Kagan Dora
Litigation Gamze Cigdemtekin
Litigation Kagan Dora
Administrative law Gamze Cigdemtekin
Administrative law Kagan Dora
Capital markets Tuna Cakirca
Photo Name Position Profile
 Tuna Çakırca  photo Tuna Çakırca
Ms Ayca Aranci  photo Ms Ayca Aranci
Number of lawyers : 17
Contacts : Gamze Çigdemtekin (co-managing partner)
Contacts : Ka?an Dora (co-managing partner)
Contacts : Tuna Cakirca (partner)
Other office : Ankara