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

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm
Ayaza?a Mah. Seba Office Boulevard D
Blok No.23 Sar?yer
ISTANBUL
Turkey

Energy Tier 2

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm handles transactional and regulatory energy sector work, with its Ankara office benefiting from strong connections with governmental and regulatory bodies. The team advises Turkish energy providers, producers, and financial institutions on project financing, acquisitions, and commercial matters across a range of developments in natural gas, renewables, hydroelectric, oil, and petrochemicals. The firm also hosts a client working group on climate change and energy transition. Ayca Aranci and Gamze Cigdemtekin head up the practice, combining transactional capabilities with international law firm experience.

Practice head(s):

Ayça Arancı; Gamze Çiğdemtekin

Key clients

Egeres Enerji Dan. Müh. Hiz.

Bıçakçılar Çandarlı Elektrik

Age Enerji Group

Egeres Investment

Solar Group

Astroenergy Turkey

Sona

Age Elektrik Enerjisi

Pt Alpha Wind Energi

IT and telecoms Tier 2

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm advises technology-focused clients on corporate issues, including transactions, strategy, and governance, alongside advising a range of Turkish businesses on data protection, privacy, and regulatory compliance matters, as well as related litigation. The firm also has a notable focus on the emerging fintech and blockchain sectors, advising a number of payment platforms and providers on launch, operations, and transactions. The team is led by experienced corporate lawyers Ayca Aranci and Tuna Çakırca, alongside the disputes-focused Ahmet Münir Yaşar.

Practice head(s):

Ayça Arancı; Tuna Çakırca; Ahmet Münir Yaşar

Key clients

Mikro-Tasarim Elektronik

Unify

ODTÜ Teknokent Yönetim

Verifone Elektronik ve Danışmanlık

eBay Turkey

Further Network

Panaroma Bilişim Teknolojileri

Edenred Turkey

WPP Group Turkey (Agencies)

ODTÜ MEMS Researcher Centre

Just Food

ODTÜ Geliştirme Vakfı Okulları

Aimtech Elektronik

Barko-Med Elektronik

Brensan Enerji Savunma

KAREL Elektronik

TRLINSTRUMENTS

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm advises on transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and regulatory issues, focusing on the renewable energy, tech, retail, and e-commerce sectors. The firm also has relationships with international investment funds, including Franklin Templeton. Practice head Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer is an experienced practitioner with a strong record in cross-border work, and Tuna Çakırca is also noted for her transactional and corporate advisory expertise. The firm has also highlighted its innovative working groups relating to climate change legislation and female entrepreneurship.

Practice head(s):

Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer

Other key lawyers:

Tuna Çakırca 

Key clients

Aabar Investments PSJ

ADM Capital

Age Enerji Group

Aimtech Elektronik

Andar Elektromekanik

Ankara Development Agency

APPS Bilgi Teknolojileri

Arvato Turkey

Astroenergy Turkey

Banvit Bandırma Vitaminli

Barko-Med Elektronik

Bıçakçılar Çandarlı Elektrik Üretim

Brensan Enerji Savunma

Çağdaş Holding

CEECAT Capital

Danish Refugee Council

eBay Turkey

Edenred Turkey

Egeres Enerji

Egeres Investment

EnglishCentral Eğitim Teknolojileri

Franklin Templeton Investments

Further Network

Görener Family

Gözde Girişim Sermayesi

Just Food

KAREL Elektronik

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

The banking and capital finance group at Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm specialises in regulatory issues and legislative developments, debt and equity transactions, and syndicated lending. The team is led by Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer, an experienced corporate financing lawyer, alongside Tuna Çakırca, who also has experience across public and private finance transactions.

Practice head(s):

Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer; Tuna Çakırca

Key clients

Franklin Templeton Investments

CEECAT Capital

Verifone Elektronik ve Danışmanlık

Aabar Investments PSJ

Templeton Asset Management

Edenred Turkey

Gözde Girişim Sermayesi

Görener Family

Çağdaş Holding

Further Network

Intellectual property Tier 4

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm advises clients on trade marks, patents, and copyright issues, including day-to-day regulatory compliance, enforcement, and representation in IP litigation. The firm acts for a range of domestic and international clients within the IT and telecoms sectors, most notably eBay Turkey. The team is led by Ayca AranciTuna Çakırca and Ahmet Münir Yaşar.

Practice head(s):

Ayça Arancı; Tuna Çakırca; Ahmet Münir Yaşar

Key clients

Mikro-Tasarim Elektronik

ODTÜ Teknokent Yönetim

Verifone Elektronik ve Danışmanlık

eBay Turkey

Panaroma Bilişim Teknolojileri

Edenred Turkey

ODTÜ MEMS Researcher Centre

Just Food

ODTÜ Geliştirme Vakfı Okullan

Aimtech Elektronik

Barko-Med Elektronik

Brensan Enerji Savunma

KAREL Elektronik

TRLINSTRUMENTS Proses ve Ekipman Teknolojileri G

Onlayer Bilişim Teknolojileri

Sebit Eğitim

Andar Elektromekanik Sistemler

Strata Restorasyon Proje İnşaat

Sparse Technology

The firm: Çiğdemtekin Çakırca Arancı (CCA) is a law firm based in Istanbul and Ankara, positioned to help companies with their legal needs. They hold an enviable track record in delivering quality legal services through their commitment to assist clients to reach their business goals. CCA’s clients range from subsidiaries of multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to local companies developing industry-leading technologies.

CCA is led by some of the leading lawyers in Turkey and supported by a dynamic team who are well placed to help clients succeed on all their business dealings in Turkey.

Areas of practice
Corporate and M&A: CCA’s corporate and M&A practice is aligned with the interests of the corporate entities they advise and is grounded in industry and sector knowledge and experience. They have developed a strong sector presence in retail, energy and natural resources and technology and have handled over 100 M&A transactions. They have a solid reputation for advising on and managing complex, local and cross jurisdictional transactions with a focus on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, privatisations, corporate restructurings, private equity and investment fund transactions, demergers, liquidation, corporate governance and compliance.

Capital markets: With strong capabilities and expertise in assisting clients to raise funds through equity and debt instruments, CCA lawyers advise on the full range of capital market transactions including mandatory tender offers, public equity and debt capital transactions, such as IPOs and follow-on offerings, rights offerings and listings in international markets. The team advises issuers and underwriters as well as selling shareholders, sponsors, arrangers, lead managers, originators, dealers, trustees and depositaries on a range of securities offerings, including equity, equity-linked and debt securities, structured and project financings.

IT and technology: CCA’s lawyers leverage their legal understanding of the market to develop sensible and ingenious solutions to business issues. CCA helps clients develop, protect and deploy innovative technologies in electronics, internet and e-commerce, software and other industries. Risk awareness is crucial when negotiating contracts, CCA’s experience in both transactional and contentious matters ensures well-informed, strategic and sound advice at every stage of a business life-cycle. The services include IT law consultancy, IT outsourcing and project consultancy, data protection, and law governing e-commerce and mobile payments areas.

Energy: CCA offers comprehensive sector knowledge and innovative solutions to challenges that often occur within the energy sector.  The lawyers have demonstrated in-depth understanding of the technical, geographical, commercial and geopolitical factors that shape the energy industry and offer across-the-board coverage for their client’s energy matters, including construction and projects, corporate, competition, regulatory, contractual, trading, litigation, dispute resolution and tax issues. They have notable experience in license applications and amendments, environmental impact assessment process, emission reduction purchase contracts, expropriation, and in the construction of power plants as well as matters relating to risks emerging from climate change.

Competition: CCA’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.

Media and advertising: CCA 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial Gamze Cigdemtekin
Corporate and commercial Tuna Cakirca
Mergers and acquisitions Gamze Cigdemtekin
Mergers and acquisitions Tuna Cakirca
Banking and Finance Gamze Cigdemtekin
Capital Markets Gamze Çiğdemtekin
Capital Markets Tuna Çakırca
Energy Gamze Cigdemtekin
Energy Ayça Arancı
Energy Tuna Cakirca
Technology, internet and e-commerce Tuna Çakırca
Technology, internet and e-commerce Ayça Arancı
Competition Gamze Cigdemtekin
Media and Entertainment Ayça Arancı
Intellectual Property Ayça Arancı
Photo Name Position Profile
 Tuna Çakırca  photo Tuna Çakırca Tuna Çakırca has extensive experience in M&A/corporate and capital markets work. Her…
 Gamze Çiğdemtekin  photo Gamze Çiğdemtekin Ms. Çiğdemtekin has a wide range of transactional expertise covering M&A,corporate, energy,…
Ms Ayca Aranci  photo Ms Ayca Aranci Ayça Aranci is a leading corporate and commercial lawyer who has particular…
Number of lawyers : 17
English
German
Turkish
Contacts : Gamze Çigdemtekin (Partner)
Contacts : Tuna Cakirca (Partner)
Other office : Ankara