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The firm

Aritürk & Partners Law Firm is an international law firm established in 1995 by, and under the leadership of, Atty. Adr. Zeki Aritürk. For more than 20 years, Aritürk & Partners has been offering consultancy services in the areas of public-private partnerships, international arbitration, litigation, real estate, mergers and acquisitions and also introduces comprehensive legal solutions in the areas of commercial law, criminal law, enforcement, energy law, administrative and tax law, and banking and finance. In addition to that, Aritürk & Partners is honoured to provide legal support to Turkey’s financial and administrative large-scale projects.

Aritürk & Partners renders legal services to international investors and major Turkish companies in every area of the law. It also offers complete and qualified legal services to the world’s most distinguished financial companies and institutions via its partnerships located in Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, Africa and the Middle East.

Since 2009, Aritürk & Partners has been operating in its headquarters located at Istanbul World Trade Center and has rapidly grown and is ranked among the most reputable law offices. Aritürk & Partners has over 300 staff members; all are experts in their areas and include attorneys, consultants, interns, course personnel, debt collector clerks, management staff and accountants. Over the years, the firm has continued to expand the scope and the frame of its services.

Aritürk & Partners provides its services through the following departments: international law; litigation and consultancy; and operations (including litigation and criminal law for institutions, enforcement and call centre).

Areas of practice

Aritürk & Partners aims to become a pioneer in the legal community that promptly offers legal services required by clients with the utmost quality and professionalism.

The firm maintains impeccable international legal ethics, remaining judicious, righteous and result-oriented. Client satisfaction is ensured, by being a remedial, pioneering, innovative, and prestigious law office. Aritürk & Partners provides permanent solutions to the disputes that clients could face and satisfies clients’ needs through a professional approach. In rendering legal services to its local and international clients, Aritürk & Partners utilises the most advanced infrastructure systems, and the latest technical equipment.

This helps Aritürk & Partners render a new point of view to the 21st century, by managing a successful synthesis of conventional and contemporary laws. The firm accurately, promptly and reliably informs clients of all legal procedures and uses technology effectively. Aritürk & Partners is committed to protecting clients’ confidential personal data by law and ensures the utmost client gratification.

Aritürk & Partners provides legal services with a view to its social responsibilities, and contributes to the society in which it is based.

  • Other offices
  • Adana
  • Ankara
  • Bursa
  • Diyarbakir
  • Izmir
  • Konya
  • Samsun
  • Komotini (Greece)
  • Melbourne (Australia)
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Arabic
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Turkish

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