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The firm

Firat – Izgi Attorney Partnership, founded by Elvan Sevi Firat and Mehmet Feridun Izgi in 2013, is a full-service law firm based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Focusing on four main industries consisting of life sciences, energy, direct selling and insurance industries along with nine practice areas consisting of competition and regulatory, investigations and compliance, corporate and M&A, employment and labor litigation, dispute resolution, intellectual property, data protection and privacy, environment and climate change, real estate and construction practices, Firat-Izgi provides legal counselling and litigation services by offering carefully designed and practical legal solutions to even most complex matters. The firm is committed to strengthening its clients’ commercial and ethical capabilities by blending legal expertise with a strong understanding of sector dynamics and commercial derivatives. Responsiveness and a proactive approach are among its strengths. The target of the firm is to be successful as a team by being a strong contributor to its clients’ commercial success with high integrity. The firm’s intention is to establish long-term relations with its clients and grow with them.

Firat-Izgi has doubled in size every year since its establishment. The firm currently has two partners, two managing associates, twelve associates, four trainee associates and contracted lawyers throughout Turkey.

Areas of practice

Firat - Izgi’s industry-oriented expertise is focused on life-sciences, direct-selling and energy industries. The firm provides legal counselling and all kinds of litigation services to its clients.

Firat-Izgi has deep roots in the life sciences industry, taking its source from the firm’s partner Sevi Firat’s experience of nearly two decades in the sector, leveraging its collective experience to assist innovators at every stage – from start-ups to mature companies – within the rapidly-changing legal and commercial environment of the life sciences industry. As a team with a background and industry experience in life sciences, Firat-Izgi assists clients with regard to policy issues, clinical development and trials, approval to sales and marketing, pricing, post-marketing claims of product liability, compliance, anti-trust, commercial transactions (including but not limited to manufacturing, outsourcing, and product distribution, clinical trials, licensing agreements and transactions), patent preparation and prosecution, trademark and copyright registration and related litigation. The firm also represents clients before public bodies where necessary.

The team has a strong energy and infrastructure practice spearheaded by the firm’s partner M. Feridun Izgi who has a long-term industry experience from in-house work within a leading Turkish energy company. Firat-Izgi provides its local and multinational clients with rapid and independent legal advice to enable them to adopt successful commercial strategies in this ever-changing and fast-moving Turkish energy industry which has its own unique challenges. The firm’s energy and infrastructure practice include legal counselling and representation services in regulatory and legislative matters, litigation, and transactional work relevant to energy and infrastructure industries.

Firat-Izgi also advises its multinational clients on direct selling and multi-level marketing law in Turkey. The firm advises its clients on their day to day business activities in relation to various matters including but not limited to permission procedures, distribution contracts, promotion activities, custom controls and product liability. Its experience in the regulatory area also covers government relations. Firat-Izgi advises on compliance matters in every stage, for full compliance with applicable marketing laws. The firm’s direct selling practice includes but are not limited to, assisting in entering the market, designing/drafting contracts (distributor, consumer), review of commission schemes, advising on tax aspects, advising on warranty requirements, advising on data processing and review of marketing brochures.

Representing one of the leading insurance companies in Turkey, Firat-Izgi has added another regulated sector to its field of activities and expanded its experience in regulated sectors with the insurance industry.  Team in this field has made a significant progress in making the insurance industry Firat-Izgi's fourth sectoral expertise in addition to the energy, life sciences and direct selling industries, by providing valuable services thanks to their expertise.

  • Number of lawyers: 20
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Member
  • IBA (International Bar Association)

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