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The Firm

Yavuz & Uyanik Law Firm was founded in 2005 by attorneys Murat Uyanik and Mehmet Selim Yavuz, who had both previously served in Pekin & Pekin Law Firm’s litigation department for many years. The firm renders legal services to highly reputable local and foreign clients in fields such as dispute resolution, labour law, insurance, criminal law etc and legal consultancy in Turkish, English and French.

Yavuz & Uyanik provides legal services to highly reputable clients including leading individuals and international law firms.

Yavuz & Uyanik is best known for: its broad attorney network including 124 different cities and districts which provides fast, efficient and client-friendly legal services to clients; and its expertise in complex legal disputes and consultancy matters both in national and international level.

The most important factor distinguishing this law firm from other firms in the market is the combination of strong experience with great mastery of foreign languages and international practice.

Yavuz & Uyanik has advanced communication skills to ensure the necessary co-ordination with international law firms/clients.

Areas of practice

Yavuz & Uyanik provides the following services to both its leading national and international clients;

Representation of clients in all company-related disputes such as annulment of general assembly, termination of company, dismissal of managers/directors, liability of managers/directors initiated by shareholders against each other/company.

Determination of cybercrimes arising from banking practice and other fraudulent acts conducted through banking and transfer of these to prosecution office, representation of clients in prosecutorial case files and any related penal lawsuits,

Representation of clients’ employees regarding their working and residence permit process.

Drafting collective and individual labour agreements and preparation of the necessary documentation with respect to the recruitment and dismissal of employees.

Represention of its clients in all employment law-related case files and arranges meetings with clients in order to determine the defence strategies for the case files.

Appeals of judgment against clients and follows cases before the regional courts of justice and the Court of Appeal.

Ensures the protection of clients’ rights in an effective manner through the technical objections raised by the legal expert-attorney team against the calculations of the courts made during employment law-related cases of debt.

Preparation of written documents, notably internal regulations and performance systems, of employer companies and provides legal guidance regarding the administration of the companies accordingly.

Preparation of the defences in a manner different from the classical method through an employment department composed of mediators and experts.

Management of the foreclosures arising from national and international loans.

Representation of clients in any disputes regarding share transfer/purchase transactions conducted in capital markets.

Representation of clients before government agencies including the Capital Markets Board, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, the Saving Deposit Insurance Fund, the Competition Authority regarding their banking, brokerage and portfolio management transactions.

Examination of claims mentioned by clients’ competitors in their advertisements and product packings in accordance with the advertisement legislation and if any incompliance is determined, making complaints before the authorities.

Drafting responses with respect to complaints made against clients before the Advertising Self-Regulatory Board and/or Board of Advertisement.

Obtaining trade marks and patents on behalf of clients supplying products to markets within the scope of intellectual and artistic works legislation, ensuring protection and in case of any breach, representing clients in initiated lawsuits.

Within the scope of determination of violations, with the aim of on-site supervision and determination, managing the process of raids along with police forces, recall and legal destruction.

Representation of clients with respect to crimes arising from intellectual property violations, filing criminal complaints and managing the whole process.

Representation of clients in disputes arising from defects occurring prior to/after the sales of vehicles.

Representation of clients in any disputes with their dealers, distributors, customers and any other third parties arising from commercial relations regarding any kind of debt and receivables and following up the execution proceedings.

Representation of clients conducting their activities in the real estate sector in disputes arising from sale, lease and brokerage transactions.

Representation of clients, including an international bank and an automotive manufacturer, in competition law disputes.

Representation of clients in lawsuits on bankruptcy protection, collection of debt through negotiations with the trustees appointed by courts.

Representation of clients operating in the insurance market, in the debt and recourse lawsuits arising from various policies and amicable settlements.


  • Other offices

  • Ankara

  • Number of lawyers: 40
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

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