Ms Ayca Aranci > Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm
Ayazağa Mah. Seba Office Boulevard D
Blok No.23 Sarıyer
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Co-Managing Partner


Ayça Aranci is a leading corporate and commercial lawyer who has particular expertise in energy, regulatory corporate and commercial law. She also provides transactional advice to her clients in various sectors with a particular focus on energy, renewables, environmental law and permitting. She is based in Ankara and therefore is highly experienced in dealing with various governmental agencies and regulatory bodies including Energy Markets Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Energy, Privatization Authority, Ministry of Environment.


Ms. Aranci, has worked first as a trainee, then as an associate in Güngör Yener Law Office. During her law apprenticeship, she recieved a scholarship by the British Council and Ankara Bar association and studied EU Law in Nottingham and London. Between 2000-2005 she worked as the responsible contract executive in the Contracts Department of ASELSAN A.Ş., a leading Turkish Defense Company. During this period she worked in many defense projects regarding Electronic Warfare and Intelligence Systems, Radar Systems, Communication Systems, Command and Control Systems, Defense Systems, Radar Systems etc. She also took place in M&A of MİKES A.Ş., a defense company, which became an affiliate of ASELSAN A.Ş., and also worked as the Reporter of Board of Directors of MİKES A.Ş. She worked as an assistant in an EU financed project “Mediation Lectures for Turkish Lawyers” given by Toolkit Company and ADR Center.


English and Turkish


Member of the Ankara Bar Association.


Ankara University School of Law, LLB, 1996.

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Energy

(Leading individuals)

Ayca Aranci Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm

Turkey > IT and telecoms

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.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.