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Arslan Law Firm

The firm: Arslan Law Firm is among the leading law firms in Turkey and specialises virtually in every area of business law. With its unsurpassed and experienced team, the law firm offers legal advisory services to a diverse national and international client base across a broad range of industries.

Arslan Law Firm has differentiated itself from other national law firms by the proven ability to render a full range of sophisticated international business transactions as well as legal advisory services in every area of commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution and arbitration, international trade remedies (ie dumping and safeguard measures), WTO’s dispute settlement proceedings, real estate and construction law, healthcare and pharmaceuticals law and intellectual property rights.

For client matters that require advocacy outside Turkey, Arslan Law Firm includes attorneys licensed to practise in the United States and various European countries.

Areas of practice: Arslan provides legal and professional consultancy services to both domestic and foreign companies, as well as public institutions and associations. The firm’s range of services is outlined below.

Corporate and M&A: Arslan provides legal advisory services on cross-border transactions across a wide range of industries. Recently, the firm provided buy-side advisory services to Mosburger GmbH, a leading Austrian packaging company, in its acquisition projects completed in Turkey. In addition, Arslan Law Firm has provided Hamburger Recycling GmbH, a subsidiary of Mosburger Gmbh, with legal assistance and advisory services with regard to the provisions of Turkish commercial and corporate law. Arslan Law Firm is also an advisor to local companies, such as Dedeman Group, in a variety of legal matters related to corporate and commercial law.

Last but not least, Arslan Law Firm has assisted a variety of well-known international companies with business incorporation services in Turkey.

Banking and finance: Arslan provides legal services to banks, Islamic financial institutions, and private funds regarding branch and agency establishments, syndication loans, leasing transactions, secured loan transactions, letters of credit, collection of receivables, bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, and regulatory legal requirements/compliance.

Restructuring and insolvency: Arslan has represented a variety of clients across a broad range of industries and markets in insolvency proceedings.

Dispute resolution: Arslan has a strong reputation for representing its clients in commercial disputes, administrative proceedings, labour and tax disputes, and claims for indemnity and debt. For instance, Arslan Law Firm currently provides a global energy company with legal advisory and representation services in international arbitration.

Construction and real estate: Arslan drafts, reviews and negotiates transactions for foreign and domestic clients involved in real estate transactions. Arslan Law Firm also represents clients before public authorities, municipalities and tax offices. Arslan Law Firm has so far advised many well-known construction companies.

Competition: Arslan provides general competition consultancy and has experience in clearance and notification applications before the Turkish Competition Board (TCB).

Project finance and PPP: Arslan has extensive experience in project finance transactions, and has been the advisor in various areas, including infrastructure, production, service, telecommunication, construction, and energy.

Intellectual property: Arslan provides guidance and advisory services for all aspects of IP law. The firm’s IP law practice (with patent and trade mark attorneys as well as IP trial lawyers) represents clients in all areas of intellectual property, ranging from the filing, registration and renewal of IP rights to the prosecution of infringement, counterfeiting, and unfair competition matters. Recently, Arslan Law Firm has acted as a legal counsel in the acquisition of the ‘Markafoni’ trade mark and its related IP rights by a local company.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Ramazan Arslan
Banking and finance Ramazan Arslan
Dispute resolution Ramazan Arslan
Dispute resolution Adil Giray Hancilar
Dispute resolution A. Seda Arslan
Competition Süleyman R Sever
Competition A. Seda Arslan
Competition Adil Giray Hancilar
Project finance/PPP Süleyman R Sever
Construction and engineering Süleyman R Sever
Intellectual property Süleyman R Sever
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Ramazan Arslan photo Mr Ramazan Arslan Head of International Arbitration Practice
 Seda Arslan  photo Seda Arslan Head of Real Estate and Construction Law Practice
 Salim Aydemir  photo Salim Aydemir Head of Competition and Antitrust Law Practice
 Adil G Hancilar  photo Adil G Hancilar Head of Dispute Resolution Practice
 Abdullah Ozsahin  photo Abdullah Ozsahin Head of Aviation Law Practice
 Suleyman R Sever  photo Suleyman R Sever Head of Corporate Law and M&A Practice
 Ilhan Yigit  photo Ilhan Yigit Head of Commercial Law Practice
Number of lawyers : 16
at this office : 12
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Other offices : Ankara

The firm: Arslan Law Firm is an Istanbul-based law firm with extensive experience in providing a full suite of legal services in business law, dispute resolution, and project advisory.  Over the past decade, we have built a reputation as a leading legal advisor of national and multinational corporations operating in Turkey and overseas.

We render legal advisory services to domestic and international companies targeting emerging markets, defending clients’ interests in highly complex litigation matters involving international components, and manage regulatory and compliance risks across a broad range of industries. Our team composed of associates and partners are specialized in diverse fields of law advising domestic and multinational corporations to optimize their investments and achieve their corporate objectives in Turkey. What sets us apart from our peers is that we prioritize business-oriented solutions tailored for clients’ needs, using our teams’ extensive experience in cross-border transactions.

Our range of services cover mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, healthcare and life sciences transactions, finance law, capital markets law,  data protection and cybersecurity, litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property law, competition law, and real estate law.

Areas of practice
Corporate restructuring/M&As: Our team adeptly advises national and multinational clients on all aspects of the domestic and international roll-out of their business strategies, including restructurings, M&As, strategic transactions. Our M&A practice group delivers advisory services on a variety of transactions across a broad spectrum of industries. We design and implement structures covering every aspect of deals with commercial awareness to develop novel and constructive solutions while minimizing risks and guiding clients to desirable results.

Corporate governance: Our corporate governance team assists clients in incorporating joint-stock companies, limited liability companies, branch offices, and liaison offices. We also counsel companies on board structure, arranging board of directors meetings, holding ordinary and extraordinary general assembly meetings, and amending articles of association. Our corporate governance practice team has considerable experience in providing legal advice in shareholder disputes by implementing pragmatic strategies before such disputes induce a corporate crisis. Although we primarily focus on settling the disputes through sensible negotiations, our team is well-prepared to handle the dispute through action, as well. Our client base includes large corporates to mid-sized businesses, board of directors, and other stakeholders.

Healthcare and life sciences transactions: Our team has deep knowledge and extensive experience in securing funding, licensing and safeguarding intellectual property, establishing partnerships, bringing new products to market. We render advisory services to a variety of actors within the industry operating in different sectors including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, healthcare services, and healthcare technology. We understand how challenging and complex may be the industry-specific issues and thus navigate transactions from all perspectives.

Finance law: We provide legal assistance to banks and financial institutions to structure, negotiate and manage project financing transactions including real estate and infrastructure projects, asset financing. We also expanded our finance practice into the field of Shariah-compliant structuring techniques, particularly Murabaha, Mudaraba, Musharaka, Istisna’a to meet our clients’ requirements.

Capital markets: Our group of specialists within the capital markets team has a broad knowledge and significant experience in equity and debt instruments. We advise issuers, investors, and financial intermediaries in connection with complex capital market transactions including IPOs, debt offerings, private placement, and regulatory matters.

Data protection and cybersecurity: Our expertise includes, in particular, helping local and international clients throughout the entire value chain of technology-based legal issues relating to big data, GDPR compliance, privacy and data protection, copyright laws, cybersecurity.  Our team has completed many compliance projects with regard to GDPR and local regulations for clients from a variety of industries and has unparalleled experience in representing clients in investigations and litigation for data breach incidents. Our team is well-positioned to respond rapidly and effectively to challenges and crisis situations incurred as a result of data breach incidents.

Competition and antitrust: We represent clients before regulatory authorities, draft petitions for the notification of prohibited and anti-competitive market practices, including abuse of dominant position, unfair competition.

Arbitration: We have unique experience in tackling complex and multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution cases. We have conducted proceedings on behalf of our domestic and multinational clients under major dispute resolution and arbitration venues, including those of the ICC. We guide our clients through every stage of arbitration from crafting and employing case-specific strategies, engaging in negotiations to settle the dispute, dealing with concurrent court litigation to managing post-arbitration procedures including reviewing, enforcing, and executing arbitral awards in courts.

Litigation: We provide practical and effective legal support in litigation, advising our clients when to settle or when to take their case to trial. Our attorneys employ strategies fitting the unique circumstances of the case to obtain desirable outcomes at minimum cost and maximum efficiency.

International trade and customs: Our team has successfully handled trade remedy/antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD)/safeguard actions in Turkey and abroad. We have advised domestic and international corporations, producers and exporters, industry associations in Turkey and abroad on various aspects of trade and investment policy.

Intellectual and industrial property rights: We advise on all aspects related to the registration, protection, and enhancement of industrial and intellectual property rights, including trademarks and domain names, copyrights, designs, patents. We also assist clients with the protection of their trademarks through mutual agreements or administrative and judicial proceedings.

Legal advisory in regulated markets: We have considerable experience in addressing and enforcing industry-specific matters under national and international conventions. We advise corporate entities in regulated markets, including, but not limited to, banking and finance, aviation, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, real estate and construction, energy and natural resources,  infrastructure.

Department Name Email Telephone
International Arbitration Ramazan Arslan
Corporate and M&A Ramazan Arslan
Dispute Resolution Adil G Hancilar
Real Estate and Construction A Seda Arslan
Aviation Law Abdullah Ozsahin
Competition and Antitrust Law Salim Aydemir
Commercial Law and Strategic Transactions Dr. Ilhan Yigit
Intellectual Property Law Abdullah Ozsahin
Finance & Islamic Finance Ramazan Arslan
Healthcare & Lifesciences Abdullah Ozsahin
Data Protection & Cybersecurity A. Haydar Gul
Partners : 5
Lawyers : 10
Of-counsel legal advisors : 2
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Tel Number: : +90 212 279 84 54
Fax Number: : +90 212 270 66 67