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Ayca Aranci

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Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm

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Co-Managing Partner

Position

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.

Career

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.

Languages

English and Turkish

Member

Member of the Ankara Bar Association.

Education

Ankara University School of Law, LLB, 1996.


Turkey

Energy

Within: Energy

Çigdemtekin Dora Cakirca Aranci Law Firm’s energy practice handles corporate and regulatory matters, licensing, M&A and financing. Highlights included assisting Biçakcılar Çandarlı Elektrik Üretim with the acquisition and development of its wind power project. In other work, the team advises Egeres Enerji on all aspects of its investments into solar, wind and geothermal power projects. The key figures are Ayça Arancı, Gamze Çiğdemtekin and Tuna Çakırca.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Çigdemtekin Dora Cakirca Aranci Law Firm is recommended for its ‘strong expertise in the area of IT, data privacy and contracts’ and handles data protection matters, regulatory compliance and the legal aspects of online payment and distribution systems, including the Initial Coin Offerings of cryptocurrencies. Kağan Dora is noted for his ‘knowledge and business acumen’ and Ayça Arancı has ‘good evaluative skills’; Tuna Çakırca is another key figure. The firm’s multinational client base includes Fujitsu, Unify, Gitti Gidiyor and VeriFone.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Çigdemtekin Dora Cakirca Aranci Law Firm advises companies from the IT, media and advertising sectors on licensing, infringement, regulatory compliance, brand protection and contentious matters. Clients include Verifone Turkey, GittiGidiyor and the Advertising Agencies Association. Kağan Dora and Ayça Arancı head the team.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Çigdemtekin Dora Cakirca Aranci Law Firm’s expertise spans the areas of regulatory compliance in advertising, licensing and the day-to-day business of media companies. Co-heads Kağan Dora and Ayça Arancı assist the Media Agencies of WPP Group Turkey with corporate and commercial matters. The client base also includes Advertising Agencies Association and Rafineri Advertising Services.

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