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Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm
Ayazağa Mah. Seba Office Boulevard D
Blok No.23 Sarıyer
ISTANBUL
Turkey

Turkey > Energy Tier 2

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm provides ‘exceptional energy-focused corporate and commercial advice' to its client base of developers and investors. Its expertise encompasses regulatory law as well as corporate and financing elements and the renewable energy market is a particularly strong area for the firm. The ‘efficient and effectiveAyça Arancı and corporate and M&A partner Gamze Çiğdemtekin head the department. Associate Başak Güneş Kaplan supports the leadership on a range of matters.

Practice head(s):

Ayça Arancı; Gamze Çiğdemtekin

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘CCA is a professional high-end legal practice offering exceptional energy-focused corporate and commercial advice and project management. They are highly qualified to undertake all our legal matters in a friendly and professional manner. CCA has extensive international expertise in transactional matters. From my perspective, they have exceptional cross border capabilities and a remarkable knowledge of international energy laws.’

‘They have the capacity to work on complicated regulatory matters, which is quite hard to find. They have a very deep knowledge of energy law and regulation.’

‘As our main contact Ayça Arancı is an extension of the firm and understands our business objectives to help us develop in the energy sector. Ayça is efficient and effective in handling all of our dealings in relation to corporate and contractual matters and projects by considering the regulatory aspects. It’s an absolute pleasure to work with her as she is in sync with our business objectives and able to turn legal challenges into business opportunities. Her experience in the energy sector is very significant for us.’

‘Başak Güneş Kaplan has a very good knowledge of the law and she’s professional, friendly, responsive and always a pleasure to work with. The team is highly qualified to undertake all our legal matters in a friendly and professional manner. In my experience, they welcome all legal challenges and more often than not turn these into opportunities.’

Key clients

Egesim Group

Egeres Enerji

Age Enerji Group

Egeres Investment

Solar Group

Astroenergy Turkey

Sona

Odtü Günam

Matthias Ingo Giersemehl – Heinle Kochendörfer Wasserkraftanlagen Turbien Maschinenbau Merkezi Almanya Türkiye Ankara Subesi

Age Elektrik Enerjisi Toptan Satış

Pt Alpha Wind Energi

Kochendörfer Hydro Elektromekanik

Work highlights

  • Advised Egesim on its acquisition of Gümüşköy geothermal power plant with its joint venture partner Albioma, for €20m.
  • Advised PT Alpha Wind Energi on potential renewable energy projects to be developed in Indonesia for an investment of $100m, providing legal consultancy on joint project development and investment projects, and agreements with local governmental bodies.
  • Assisted AGE Enerji with all phases of project development, including EPC and financial agreements, for a natural gas power plant project with a 206MW capacity.

Turkey > IT and telecoms Tier 2

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm's strong roster of domestic clients in the technology and telecoms spaces instructs the team on a range of sector-specific matters. Areas of strength include advising on licensing and contracts for research and development projects, and assisting clients in the payment systems sector. Ayça Arancı has a focus on IP and co-leads the department with tech and telecoms regulatory expert Tuna Çakırca and corporate and M&A partner Gamze Çiğdemtekin.

Practice head(s):

Ayça Arancı; Tuna Çakırca; Gamze Çiğdemtekin

Key clients

Mikro-Tasarim Elektronik

Unify

ODTÜ Teknokent Yönetim

Verifone Elektronik ve Danışmanlık

eBay Turkey (Gitti Gdiyor Bilgi Teknolojileri)

Further Network

Panaroma Bilişim Teknolojileri

Edenred Turkey

ODTÜ MEMS Researcher Centre

ODTÜ Geliştirme Vakfı Okulları

Barko-Med Elektronik

Brensan Enerji Savunma

KAREL Elektronik

TRLIinstruments Proses ve Ekipman Teknolojileri Geliştirme Tasarım Üretim

Mikro Biyosistemler Elektronik

Sebit Eğitim Ve Bilgi Teknolojileri

TOBB ETÜ Teknoloji Transfer Ofisi (TTO)

İzmir Biyotıp ve Genom Merkezi (İBG)

TARLA-Turkish Accelerator and Radiation Laboratory in Ankara

ODTÜ GÜNAM – Centre for Solar Energy Research and Applications

Andar Elektromekanik Sistemler

Arvento Mobil Sistemler

BAMA Teknoloji Tıbbi Cihazlar Danışmanlık Sağlık Bilişim

Packupp Teknoloji Yazılım ve Lojistik

Onlayer Bilişim Teknolojileri

Doğu Karadeniz Özel Eğitim Hizmetleri (TED Trabzon Collage)

Akdaş Döküm

Spark TR

Yüksel Kompozit Teknolojileri

EBİ Elektronik Bilgisayar İnşaat Ve Turizm Yatirim

Moonlight Aydınlatma

EnglishCentral Eğitim Teknolojileri

Mass Makina Sanayi İnşaat

Albinasoft Yazilim Bilişim Teknoloji

Ekstrametal Döküm İzabe Ve Makina Sanayi İthalat İhracat

Ankara Sanayi Odası 1.Organize Sanayi Bölgesi Müdürlüğü (ASO 1 OSB)

Ankara Sanayi Odası 2.Organize Sanayi Bölgesi Müdürlüğü (ASO 2 OSB)

Eptim Elektrik İnşaat

Emge Elektro Mekanik Gereçler Endüstrisi

Doğuş Kozmetik Gida İnşaat Turizm

Organize Tavukçuluk ve Yem

Work highlights

  • Advising Sebit on its sales, services, agreements, the physical and digital content of its products, offline and online content, and campaigns.
  • Advising TOBB ETÜ Teknoloji Transfer Ofisi (TTO) on contracts, technology transfer procedures and day-to-day legal issues.
  • Advising VeriFone on licensing, IT litigation, third-party supplier contracts and regulatory matters.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm's team has ‘significant knowledge of commercial and corporate matters’. The team headed by Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer has good cross-border capabilities, and covers a wide range of sectors including retail, energy and natural resources, technology, and e-commerce. Tuna Çakırca, associate Başak Güneş and Ayca Aranci are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Trusted long term business partner’

‘Always available, on-time, trustable and professional’

‘The team has a very significant knowledge of commercial and corporate matters and provide very satisfying legal opinions for our requirements. The most important point we’d like to mention that we can always have a direct connection with the lawyers and get their well contended legal opinions in a short time.’

‘We find CCA as one of the leading law firms in Turkey and probably the strongest law firm with an office in Ankara. We are extremely satisfied with their energy, corporate, commercial, regulatory and transactional service and we haven’t noticed any legal support which we couldn’t get effectively.’

‘Besides their very well knowledge of the law, they have a very deep knowledge of the commercial and corporate matters. Therefore, they have the ability to advise us by considering our internal process, commercial relationships with the other parties.’

‘Ayça Arancı is efficient and effective in handling all our dealings in relation to corporate and contractual matters and projects by considering the regulatory matters. It’s an absolute pleasure to work with her as she is in sync with a business objective and able to turn legal challenges into business opportunities.’

‘We also work with Başak Güneş who is very professional and her knowledge of law and commercial-corporate matters is very well. All members of the team are very friendly, responsive and a pleasure to work with. They are highly qualified to undertake all our legal matters in a friendly and professional manner. In my experience, they welcome all legal challenges and more often turn these into opportunities.’

Key clients

Aabar Investments PSJ

Age Enerji Group

Andar Elektromekanik Sistemler Sanayi Ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi

Ankara Development Agency

Banvit Bandırma Vitaminli Yem Sanayi A.Ş.

Barko-Med Elektronik Ticaret A.Ş.

BAMA Teknoloji Tıbbi Cİhazlar Danışmanlık Sağlık Bilişim San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti.

Brensan Enerji Savunma San ve Tic. A.Ş.

CEECAT Capital Limited

Cevher Jant A.Ş.

Danish Refugee Council

eBay Turkey (Gitti Gdiyor Bilgi Teknolojileri San. ve Tic. A.Ş. – eBay’s Turkish subsidiary)

Edenred Turkey

Egeres Enerji Dan. Müh. Hiz. A.Ş.

Egeres Investment Pte. Ltd. (located in Singapore)

EGESIM Group

EnglishCentral Eğitim Teknolojileri Limited Şirketi (“English Central”)

EGESIM GmbH

Franklin Templeton Investments

Further Network

Görener Family

Gözde Girişim Sermayesi A.Ş., a subsidiary of Turkish conglomerate Yıldız Holding A.Ş.

IBG – Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Centre

Just Food Ltd. Şti.

KAREL Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Kochendörfer Hydro Elektromekanik Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Koçman Family

Matthias Ingo Giersemehl -Heinle Kochendörfer Wasserkraftanlagen Turbinen Maschinenbau, Turkey

Mikro Tasarım Elekt San ve Tic A.Ş.

Mikro-Sense

ODTÜ Geliştirme Vakfı Okulları A.Ş.

ODTÜ MEMS Researcher Centre

ODTÜ Teknokent Yönetim A.Ş. (Middle East Technical University Technopolis)

Packupp Teknoloji Yazılım ve Lojistik San. A.Ş.

Panaroma Bilişim Teknolojileri

Pt Alpha Wind Energi

Solar Group

Sona A.Ş. (affiliate of Egeres)

Sebit Eğitim ve Bilgi Teknolojileri Anonim Şirketi

Sparse Technology Bilişim Yazılım Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Strata Restorasyon Proje İnşaat Ltd. Şti.

TARLA- Turkish Accelerator and Radiation Laboratory in Ankara

Templeton Asset Management

TOBB ETÜ Teknoloji Transfer Ofisi

TRLINSTRUMENTS Proses ve Ekipman Teknolojileri Geliştirme Tasarım Üretim San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti.

Turkcell Enerji Çözümleri ve Elektrik Satış Tic. A.Ş.

Onlayer Bilişim Teknolojileri A.Ş.

Verifone Elektronik ve Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti. (Verifone Turkey)

Wood & Company

Work highlights

  • Advised CEECAT Capital on its sale of shares in STFA Holding, the Turkish conglomerate, for $31m to the shareholders of STFA upon exercise of its put option.
  • Advised Egesim on its acquisition of Gümüşköy geothermal power plant with its JV partner Albioma for €20m.
  • Represent E-Bay Turkey and provide legal advice on a regular basis in connection with its commercial agreements and products, as well as new products and service lines.

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm has a notable track record representing a considerable number of local and multinational clients in corporate finance transactions, while also having been involved in significant IPO projects in recent times. Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer and Tuna Çakırca are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer; Tuna Çakırca Engür

Key clients

EGESIM Group

Cevher Jant A.Ş.

Franklin Templeton Investments

CEECAT Capital Limited

Verifone Elektronik ve Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti. (Verifone Turkey)

Aabar Investments PSJ

Templeton Asset Management

Edenred Turkey

Görener Family

Further Network

Work highlights

  • Advised Cevher on obtaining financing of €21m for a new production plant; the financing was extended by LLBW Bank of Germany as a Hermes backed loan.
  • Advising Verifone on a day-to-day basis on all its legal matters including payment services regulations, loan agreements, letter of guarantees and surety contracts.
  • Advising Panaroma on loan agreements, surety contracts and matters related to payment services regulations.

Turkey > Intellectual property Tier 4

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm‘s IP department is adept at advising its varied roster of clients on a range of day-to-day compliance and enforcement issues, as well as handling IP litigation. Managing partner Ayca Aranci co-leads the team with Tuna Çakırca, who has a strong reputation in the payments sector.

Practice head(s):

Ayça Arancı; Tuna Çakırca

Other key lawyers:

Başak Güneş

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

Barko-Med Elektronik

Brensan Enerji Savunma

Karel Elektronik

TRLInstruments Proses ve Ekipman Teknolojileri Geliştirme Tasarım Üretim

Onlayer Bilişim Teknolojileri

Sebit Eğitim ve Bilgi Teknolojileri

Andar Elektromekanik Sistemler

TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) Ekonomi ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi (“TOBB ETÜ”)

İzmir Biyotıp ve Genom Merkezi

Bama Teknoloji Tıbbi Cİhazlar Danışmanlık Sağlık Bilişim

Tarla-Turkish Accelerator and Radiation Laboratory in Ankara

Odtü Günam – Centre for Solar Energy Research and Applications

Packupp Teknoloji Yazılım ve Lojistik

Work highlights

  • Assisting Gitti Gidiyor with various IP-related matters, including media planning, software developments, service and cooperation agreements, and trade mark and domain name disputes.
  • Advising Sebit Eğitim ve Bilgi Teknolojileri Anonim Şirketi on a day-to-day basis in connection with brand protection, IP litigation, transfer of IP rights and infringement of IP rights.
  • Acting for Verifone in a lawsuit regarding one of its patents.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Ayca Aranci photoMs Ayca AranciAyça Aranci is a leading corporate and commercial lawyer who has particular…
Tuna Çakırca photo Tuna ÇakırcaTuna Çakırca has extensive experience in M&A/corporate and capital markets work. Her…
Gamze Çiğdemtekin photoMrs Gamze ÇiğdemtekinMs. Çiğdemtekin has a wide range of transactional expertise covering M&A,corporate, energy,…
Number of lawyers : 17
English
German
Turkish
Contacts : Gamze Çigdemtekin (Partner)
Contacts : Tuna Cakirca (Partner)
Other office : Ankara

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm is a recommended firm in the Green Guide EMEA 2022. Learn more about this recognition.