Firm Profile > ARIKAN | PARTNERS ILC > Istanbul , Turkey

ARIKAN | PARTNERS ILC
YAPI KREDI PLAZA BLOCK C
6TH FLOOR NO:19 LEVENT
34330 ISTANBUL
Turkey

Real estate and construction Tier 1

ARIKAN | PARTNERS ILC advises on domestic and cross-border real estate transactions and construction projects such as industrial sites, public and private facilities, and commercial and retail buildings. Areas of expertise include contracts, leasing, financing and contentious matters. The team advised Eczacıbaşı on the $200m Galataport project and in another highlight assisted a client with a $2bn construction project. Other clients include NEF Group, Koray Group and Al Ghurair Investment. Managing partner Akin Volkan Arikan co-heads the team with Nazlı Arıkan and newly promoted partner Onur Ozalp. Associate Ecem Naz Boyacioglu is also recommended.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

ARIKAN | PARTNERS ILC handles M&A, contracts, compliance, due diligence and share purchase agreements. It also advises on day-to-day corporate and commercial matters. The team, headed by Akin Volkan Arikan, has a particular focus on the real estate and construction industry.

The firm

ARIKAN | PARTNERS ILC provides a broad range of legal services for its diverse client base. The firm’s structure is based on two core practice areas. The first is represented by the firm’s experienced international dispute resolution team and the second by the very capable international corporate team under which the firm consults and advises its clients on construction, energy, global finance, international trade, investment funds, M&A, private equity, project finance, capital markets and real estate.

ARIKAN | PARTNERS ILC’s attorneys are recognised for their committed and sophisticated representation of its clients. Its team of jurists, having played key roles in numerous multimillion-dollar transactions, are trained and experienced to take responsibility in challenging legal and business matters, as well as in most complicated dispute resolution cases. All senior team members of the firm, having worked for major international law firms and companies for years prior to joining ARIKAN | PARTNERS ILC, now serve the firm’s clients their significant experience in international business transactions.

As well as providing sophisticated legal services, ARIKAN | PARTNERS ILC understands and pays attention to the business needs of its clients. The combination of legal knowledge, responsiveness, good business ethics and consideration of its attorneys sets the firm apart from most local and international law firms operating in Turkey. The experienced lawyers of the team secure the rights of the firm’s clients in international business transactions by helping and representing them from the very beginning of the transaction until the closing. The firm has an excellent command of commercial contracts related to the preparation of joint venture agreements, shareholders’ agreements, articles of associations, funding related matters etc for its clientele. This helps the firm to effectively deliver on its clients’ strategic cross-border and local transactions.

ARIKAN | PARTNERS ILC plays an important role in the detailed structuring of its clients’ investments in and out of Turkey. The firm’s good anticipation of legal and corporate issues helps clients to be informed on the probable outcomes related to their transactions. In this regard, the firm is involved in the preparation, drafting, reviewing, negotiation and revision phases in commercial transactions in and out of Turkey.

Furthermore, the practice and experience of the firm’s international dispute resolution team encompasses the representation of its clients under various international arbitration rules, including but not limited to, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). The firm is also very efficient in the early and amicable settlement of international disputes related to the claims amounting to multimillion dollars in a cost and time efficient manner.

The sophisticated team of lawyers at the firm is also supported by a team of international and domestic senior counsels helping the firm to render full legal services to its clientele. ARIKAN | PARTNERS ILC’s attorneys are all educated in respected law schools in Turkey and abroad. The firm is committed to welcoming the best law graduates every year.

The firm is located in the reputed central business district of Istanbul at Yapi Kredi Plaza, Levent.

Areas of practice

Corporate and commercial law, construction, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, project finance, banking and finance, capital markets, private equity, dispute resolution and international arbitration, competition/antitrust and energy.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial Akin Volkan Arikan
Construction/projects Nazli Kumbaraci Arikan
Construction/projects Onur Ozalp
Real estate Nazli Kumbaraci Arikan
Mergers and acquisitions Akin Volkan Arikan
Mergers and acquisitions Bora Mahmutoglu
Project finance Bora Mahmutoglu
Project finance Onur Ozalp
Training and compliance Akin Volkan Arikan
Banking and finance and capital markets Akin Volkan Arikan
Private equity Bora Mahmutoglu
Private equity Ecem Naz Boyacioglu
International arbitration Nazli Kumbaraci Arikan
International arbitration Ecem Naz Boyacioglu
Competition/antitrust Akin Volkan Arikan
Competition/antitrust Bora Mahmutoglu
Energy Akin Volkan Arikan
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr AKIN VOLKAN ARIKAN  photo Mr AKIN VOLKAN ARIKAN
Ms NAZLI ARIKAN  photo Ms NAZLI ARIKAN
Ms ECEM NAZ BOYACIOGLU  photo Ms ECEM NAZ BOYACIOGLU
Ms SETENAY CATALKAYA  photo Ms SETENAY CATALKAYA
Ms BUSRA CENGIZ  photo Ms BUSRA CENGIZ
Mr BORA MAHMUTOGLU  photo Mr BORA MAHMUTOGLU
Ms GOKCE MUTLU  photo Ms GOKCE MUTLU
Mr ONUR OZALP  photo Mr ONUR OZALP
Ms GIZEM OZKOSEOGLU  photo Ms GIZEM OZKOSEOGLU
Ms SENEM SARAC  photo Ms SENEM SARAC
Ms ALYA YAMAKOGLU  photo Ms ALYA YAMAKOGLU
Ms ISIL YILMAZ  photo Ms ISIL YILMAZ
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Contact : Akin Volkan Arikan (varikan@arikanpartners.com)

ARIKAN | PARTNERS is committed to create a working atmosphere whereby different cultures around the world meet together. The firm’s associates and partners are either members of diversified bar associations in different jurisdictions or have been educated in different countries pursuant to diversified cults of law. This vision also helps the firm while serving its clients in a more efficient manner by concentrating their joint efforts on as to how the firm can add value with a preventive philosophy in order for its clients to avoid legal disputes before they appear. In other words, the firm’s prioritized target is to help the clients through the firm’s legal advisory services not to have legal troubles, instead of waiting to resolve such problems afterwards.

Furthermore, ARIKAN | PARTNERS not only supports the diversity within its team, but also supports its associates to attend international law programs and similar courses abroad in order to strengthen the firm’s diversity. The firm welcomes international lawyers and international law faculty students from different cultures each year.

Finally it is also noteworthy to state that ARIKAN | PARTNERS commits itself to provide numerous charity foundations with pro bono legal services with the aim of contributing a humble support to the society and non-profit organizations.


CLIENT: Mr. SULEYMAN YERCIL, Chairman

COMPANY/FIRM: KORAY GROUP OF COMPANIES

TESTIMONIAL: I cannot more highly recommend ARIKAN | PARTNERS Law Firm because they have an excellent team of lawyers with impressive experience in complex cross-border projects. We feel lucky to be working with them. The firm’s different departments helped us with their specialized expertise particularly in corporate transactions, construction projects and international arbitration cases.


CLIENT: Mr. GALIP ASAL, Chairman

COMPANY/FIRM: ASAL HOLDING INC. (HOLIDAY INN ANKARA)

TESTIMONIAL: I work closely with the firm’s partners Mr. Akin Volkan Arikan and Mr. Bora Mahmutoglu. They are top level solution providers. It has been almost 10 years that we work together and their level of quality always remained to be at the highest scale. We could not have found more responsive, competent and brilliant lawyers for our business.


CLIENT: Major Shareholder, Chairman

COMPANY/FIRM: Turkey’s Biggest Real Estate Development Company

TESTIMONIAL: Working with ARIKAN | PARTNERS made us privileged and distinguished from other big players in the market because the firm’s partners all have an unmatched competence not only in law practice but also in business orientation. They act like more than a law firm and as a business solution provider for our organization.


CLIENT: CEO  

COMPANY/FIRM: Contractor Company in Istanbul 3rd Bosphorus Bridge Project

TESTIMONIAL: The Arikan team is so much responsive which enormously feeds our business transactions. Their specific and technical knowledge on construction field along with their relevant experience have always been very helpful to us. The appropriate advices they provide us with and the to-the-point business and legal perspectives they share with us are also noteworthy.  Ms. Nazli Arikan’s promptness, anticipation and depth in legal knowledge of construction and contract law are particularly significant. She is, as per our experience, is one of the leading lawyers in real estate and construction industry in Turkey.


CLIENT: Mr. YUSUF TURAN, Majority Shareholder

COMPANY/FIRM: TURAN PLASTICS, Turkey’s One of the Leading Plastics Company 

TESTIMONIAL: They showed their difference from day one and kept up with the good work over the years we worked together. Their efficiency in contract management and transaction structuring led us to success. Mr. Mahmutoglu played a key role in the representation of our company in critical contracts.