Firm Profile > Moral & Partners > Istanbul, Turkey

Moral & Partners
Selenium Plaza, Hakk? Yeten Cad. No:10
C Floor:16 Fulya
?i?li
Turkey

Employment Tier 3

Moral & Partners handles general employment advice, compliance matters, and litigation and disputes work. The team acts for clients in the heavy industry, automotive, agriculture, logistics and textiles sectors. Efe Kinikoğlu and Sezai Moral lead the team with Özgür Güner, who is recommended for his ‘tactical knowledge’. New clients include Borusan Holding, a heavy industry manufacturing group.

Practice head(s):

Özgür Güner; Sezai Moral; Efe Kinikoğlu

Testimonials

‘Creative, enthusiastic, customer-oriented lawyers with good technical knowledge and excellent communication skills.’

‘We are impressed with the employment team’s commercial awareness and alternative solution production capability for complex employment law issues.’

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Moral & Partners' managing partner Vefa Reşat Moral has built up a first-rate reputation among Turkish family-owned businesses across various industries, and is a first point of contact for advice on family business M&A. In addition, under his leadership, the firm has grown its roster of large Turkish and international clients. The team, which is equally strong on the buy and sell side of transactions, also includes Serkan Pamukkale.

Practice head(s):

Vefa Reşat Moral

Testimonials

‘The team is always like a one great brain’.

‘They are very well connected and any of them can continue to work on a subject that another colleague had started before’.              

‘They are fluent in English and have a high experience in international law’.        

‘The team is very responsive and they have serious approach to legal work’.

‘Mr. Resat Moral has wide knowledge and experience; he provides accurate, precise and very clear legal advice’.                

‘They are always coming with very good solutions to our questions from different areas of expertise’.

‘All members of the MORAL & PARTNERS team are customer-oriented lawyers with good technical knowledge and excellent communication skills’.

‘Their advice is always clear, concise and provided with a quick turnaround’.

‘They work as if they were part of the company and they try to create solutions to reach the most efficient resolution’.

‘I would highly recommend them in commercial and corporate matters’.             

Key clients

Eczacibaşi

Japan Tobacco International

Borusan ENBW

Borusan Mannessmann

Borçelik

Syngenta Turkey

Stoller Turkey

Careem

Elektra Engineering

Vansan Water Technologies

Fokker Elmo (a subsidiary of GKN)

Arimpeks Aluminium

Ortopro Medical Devices

Gunak Construction

Meya Mining

Fersan

Volkan Firefighting Vehicles

Levent Kimya

Gözalan Group (Columbia Sportswear)

Asmira Group

Park Forbes

Erçetin Rose Oil

Dekim Pharmaceuticals

Elektral Engineering

Elektra Elektronik

Impeks

Develey

B&W Spig

Barçin Sports Wear (Nike)

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Moral & Partners, whose team is jointly led by Efe Kinikoğlu and Sezai Moral, has a varied practice covering tax disputes, customs litigation and shareholder disputes, among others. In addition to representing clients in arbitration and litigation, the group also assists with mediating disputes. Clients include companies from sectors such as logistics, textiles, automotive, real estate, energy, food, IT and retail.

Practice head(s):

Efe Kınıkoglu; Sezai Moral

Testimonials

‘Find the best solution for every type of dispute by providing pros and cons of each option’.

‘All members of the team are customer-oriented lawyers with good technical knowledge and excellent communication skills’.

‘Their advice is always clear, concise and provided with a quick turnaround’.

‘They try to create solutions to reach the most efficient resolution by either litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods’.

‘Efe Kınıkoglu and all other members of the team are extremely helpful, always ready to answer questions and explain things in detail’.

‘They are all prompt, knowledgeable and reliable attorneys with strong attention to detail’.       

‘They are easy to reach and response rates are very fast’.

Key clients

Borusan Holding

Borusan Manheim

Borusan Mannesmann

Borusan İş Makinaları Kiralama

Borçelik

Japan Tobacco International

DHL Logistics

Eczacıbaşı

Syngenta Turkey

Stoller Turkey

Fersan

B&W Spig

Careem

Vansan Water Technologies

Arcangeli Giovanni & Figlio S.A.S. (A reputable global planting company)

Gözalan Group

Erçetin Rose Oil

Dekim Pharmaceuticals

Park Forbes

Barçin Sports

Elektra Engineering

Elektral Elektronik

Impeks

Develey

Volkan Firefighting Vehicles

Dekim Pharmaceuticals

Ortopro Medical Devices

Gunak Construction

Meya Mining

Levent Kimya

Diper Kimya

Mobotix

Elsaja

Bahlaq Trading Est

Annovi Reverberi North America

Asmira Group

Moral & Partners

Being one of  the esteemed and independent full service law firms of Turkey Moral & Partners enjoys providing legal services to its international and national clients with its  dynamic and experienced team. Moral & Partners has two main offices in Istanbul and Izmir. 

 

A Short History

Moral & Partners was founded in 1968 by Hudai Moral and in 1980 Sezai Moral joined the firm to diversify the legal practice areas offered. Vefa Resat Moral, having had a career with Turkey’s top tier law firms, joined the Firm in 2006 bringing a new generation touch to the Firm. Partners Aslı Pamukkale and Serkan Pamukkale joined Moral & Partners as Partners having more than 20 years taste in Turkish leading firms in 2013 and a transition phase to a new era had started for Moral & Partners. In 2015 Efe Kınıkoğlu joined the Firm with an esteemed background in Turkey’s largest law firms and leading companies.

Industry Expertise:

Moral & Partners has a broad range of national and international clients in various sectors, including but not limited to:

  • Automotive,
  • Agriculture,
  • Aerospace and defense,
  • Associations,
  • Art,
  • Construction and real estate,
  • FMCG,
  • Financial institutions,
  • Food and entertainment,
  • Energy and natural resources,
  • Heavy industry,
  • Logistics,
  • Luxury,
  • Pharmaceuticals and health,
  • Tobacco,
  • Technology.

Client Profile:

  • National and international companies including companies operating in free zones and industrial zones,
  • Conglomerates,
  • International law firms,
  • Financial institutions,
  • Institutional investors.

Areas of Practice:

Banking and Finance, Compliance, Corporate, Capital Markets, Customs Law, Cyber Security Law, Data Protection, Energy Law, Informatics Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Contracts and Commercial Transactions, Labour and Social Security Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Clients, Real Estate and Construction Law.

M&A Team:

Moral is listed among the top ten Turkish law firms in Merger Market’s legal advisory league tables. The firm’s M&A practice covers mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, spin-offs, private equity investments, venture capital investments, strategic alliances, compliance and corporate governance and post-M&A disputes. The firm has expertise in acting for both the seller side and buyer side on M&A transactions in industries such as information technology, telecoms, real estate and construction, automotive, automotive sub-industry, sports and entertainment, retail, tourism, food, energy, medical and media.

Corporate Law Team:

Moral & Partners’ corporate law team advises international and national clients, and possesses a strong legal view harmonized by a business-oriented approach, bringing practical and tailor-made solutions to general corporate issues.  GCs of Moral & Partners’ corporate retainer clients enjoy the firm’s valuable knowledge of the Turkish legal market, the highest quality of responsiveness, industry-specific experience and international reporting standards.

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Team:

Moral and Partners’ litigation and dispute resolution team is one of the well regarded teams in Turkey providing services to highly reputable conglomerates  and companies.  Moral & Partners’ team is proud of its protective legal assistance on managing potential disputes via its risk management and mitigation system. GCs of conglomerates and well regarded national and international companies are delighted with Moral & Partners’ tailor made services and live reporting system and happy to see decreasing numbers in their litigation files. The team provides expert knowledge and experience in corporate and post-M&A related, institutional investor related; commercial, consumer protection, intellectual property, real estate, employment and tax related disputes.

Compliance Team:

Moral & Partners compliance team provides business oriented alerts and advice with a great foresight regarding regulatory developments to prevent the hampering effect of legal regulations on commercial operations.

The main services provided by the firm’s compliance department are; industry specific legal compliance, compliance to e-commerce and data protection laws and regulations, and management of corporate governance procedures.

Compliance department is specifically assertive in sector specific regulations such as technology, pharmaceuticals and health, agriculture, automotive, tobacco, energy and natural resources, free zones.

Labour and Social Security Team:

Moral & Partners Labour and Social Security Law  team takes pleasure in providing  preventive advise to its employment clients. Team’s hands on approach and alerting system on potential disputes regarding employment cases are highly appreciated by GCs. Moral & Partners’ services in labour and social security law cover: preventive day to day labor law advise, white-collar crimes, disputes related to compensation and contractual rights; social security;  disputes relating to employment periods; work contracts and documents; reviewing HR policy of companies; and work and residence permits.

IT Team:

Moral & Partners’ IT department provides  services including but not limited to data protection, international data transfers, cyber security, IT due diligence check in M&As,  e-commerce, regulatory and customized compliance . Legal expertise and specialization in the IT industry are blended in Moral & Partners’ IT team with experience boosted through completed projects.

Real Estate and Construction Team:

Real estate and construction law team provides expert legal advice to national and international investors. Moral & Partners enjoys advising multi-function construction projects and shopping mall projects all over Turkey, and is pleased to work with the leading commercial real estate developers. The team is also  experienced in real estate disputes.

Energy Team:

Moral & Partners’ energy law practice covers the following areas: corporate matters; regulatory and compliance; renewable energy investments, mergers and acquisitions; infrastructure projects; project finance, project developments; and dispute resolutions. The firm enjoys providing services to leading Turkish and international energy companies and conglomerates.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and Commercial Reşat Moral resatmoral@moral.av.tr +90 212 232 35 95
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Efe Kınıkoğlu efekinikoglu@moral.av.tr +90 212 232 35 95
Banking and Finance Serkan Pamukkale serkanpamukkale@moral.av.tr +90 212 232 35 95
Compliance Aslı Pamukkale aslipamukkale@moral.av.tr +90 232 441 03 17
Compliance Reşat Moral resatmoral@moral.av.tr +90 212 232 35 95
IT Law and Data Protection Efe Kınıkoğlu efekinikoglu@moral.av.tr +90 212 232 35 95
Energy Law Reşat Moral resatmoral@moral.av.tr +90212 232 35 95
Labour and Social Security Law Özgür Güner ozgurguner@moral.av.tr +90 232 441 03 17
Photo Name Position Profile
 Göktürk Şahin  photo Göktürk Şahin Senior Associate
 Ece Özünlü  photo Ece Özünlü Associate
 Berkay Ünel  photo Berkay Ünel Associate
 Korhan Bakır  photo Korhan Bakır Senior Associate
 Mert Bayrak  photo Mert Bayrak Associate
 Bilge Binay Kanat  photo Bilge Binay Kanat Senior Associate
 Duygu Bozkurt  photo Duygu Bozkurt Associate
 Bahar Esentürk  photo Bahar Esentürk Associate
 Eylül Bengisu Gümüş  photo Eylül Bengisu Gümüş Associate
 Özgür Güner  photo Özgür Güner Managing Associate
 Aybike Gürcan  photo Aybike Gürcan Associate
Mr Efe Kınıkoglu  photo Mr Efe Kınıkoglu Partner.
 Karaca Kacar  photo Karaca Kacar Senior Associate
 Deniz Kalkan Kocaer  photo Deniz Kalkan Kocaer Associate
 Dilara Kaymaz  photo Dilara Kaymaz Associate
 Aslı Kinsiz  photo Aslı Kinsiz Associate
 Melis Menku  photo Melis Menku Associate
 Nihal Bengisu Mete  photo Nihal Bengisu Mete Associate
Mr Kadir Sezai Moral  photo Mr Kadir Sezai Moral Founder Partner.
Mr Vefa Resat Moral  photo Mr Vefa Resat Moral Managing Partner.
Mr Mehmet Hüdai Moral  photo Mr Mehmet Hüdai Moral Founder Partner.
 Asu Motur  photo Asu Motur Associate
 Aslı Pamukkale  photo Aslı Pamukkale Partner
Mr Serkan Pamukkale  photo Mr Serkan Pamukkale Partner. 
 Uğursan Yiğit Parmaksız  photo Uğursan Yiğit Parmaksız Senior Associate
 Hande Solak  photo Hande Solak Associate
Mrs Selin Su  photo Mrs Selin Su Associate.
Number of Partners : : 6
Number of Fee Earners: : 44
English
Turkish
German
IBA (International Bar Association)
World Link for Law
Legal Netlink Alliance

COMPANY/FIRM: Client Choice Awards

TESTIMONIAL: Resat makes the clients feel that they are in safe hands; he provides appropriate advice


COMPANY/FIRM: Chambers and Partners

TESTIMONIAL: Resat is on top of all critical issues and has a very constructive, problem-solving style that helps us close deals in a timely manner.


COMPANY/FIRM: Client Choice Awards

TESTIMONIAL: Efe is a good solution provider; he has a consistent record for delivering results


Moral & Partners is an independent law firm which keeps pace with the global evolution. The firm enjoys advising its international clients on cross border work in various areas of law via its wide range of international legal network accumulated over the years combined with a wealth of expertise.

Client Profile

The firm satisfies clients expectations by offering transparent, flexible and client friendly pricing mechanism being accessible during global working hours.

Moral & Partners has a broad scope of international client portfolio operating in various industries such as automotive, agriculture, aerospace and defence, energy, health and pharmaceuticals, heavy industry real estate, retail, technology, textiles, trading platforms, tobacco, tourism.

Moral & Partners’ client profile includes;

· International law firms advising their clients in compliance issues,

· Multinational companies carrying business operations in Turkey,

· Companies located in Turkey and wishing to enlarge their businesses overseas,

· Corporate finance institutions.

The Team

Moral & Partners provides a partner-oriented approach with an energetic team carrying multidisciplinary backgrounds. Moral & Partners’ team is accessible 24/7 and highly talented in international reporting on cross border work.

Work Experience

Cross border M&A, regulatory compliance and compliance Q&A’s, general corporate work, employment issues, international litigation and dispute resolution, energy related work, cyber security attacks and IT law are some of the international work footprints of Moral & Partners.

Moral & Partners International Network

Moral & Partners possesses an esteemed global network with a proven work experience. Moral & Partners is an active member of International Bar Association, Legal Netlink Alliance and World Link For Law.


Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity

Corporate Social Responsibility

Moral & Partners is proud of giving back to community while working hard to contribute a sustainable environment, business society and profession.

Supporting Entrepreneurs: Moral & Partners supports entrepreneurs via legal and business trainings by making collaborations with well-respected investment platforms, universities, NGOs and incubation centers.

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs: Moral & Partners proudly supports Arya Women, leading women entrepreneurship platforms, while providing probono trainings on the way of increasing female involvement to business world.

Supporting Art Awareness in Turkey: Moral & Partners supports Contemporary Istanbul since 2017, the leading international art fair, as the exclusive legal service sponsor.

Sustainable Family Businesses: Moral & Partners believe sustainable family business will be the heart of Turkish business environment, as 95% of the companies are family businesses, therefore Moral & Partners provides pro bono trainings on awareness of sustainability via corporate governance to family owned companies.

Environment: Moral & Partners collaborates with Aegean Forest Foundation by planting Moral & Partners 50th Year Grove to provide a healthy and sustainable environment for our next generations.

Law Students Professional Development Program: Moral & Partners gives back to legal community providing practical workshops and ateliers lectured by Partners and Seniors on niche areas of law (i.e. Arbitration, M&A, Banking Finance, Contract Management) namely “the Role of Lawyer” designed for law school students in all over Turkey in cooperation with reputable universities in order to contribute professional developments of law students.

Caring Street Animals: Moral & Partners loves animals and believe that it is the responsibility of every single human to help and protect them. The firm supports Patili Bahce, an organization founded by animal lovers that provides the feeding, sheltering and protection of the street animals.

Diversity

Moral & Partners, as a law firm raised with 70% female members, has launched an internal Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards in 2016. Diversity is one of the most important issues under ethical standards.

The firm ‘s policies focus to embrace diversity and equality in both human resources and supply chains. Moral & Partners tries to enlarge its team with attorneys and administrative staff from various cultures, pays attention to diversity while promoting partners and associates and selecting suppliers.