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Insurance Tier 2KN & PARTNERS specialises in insurance arbitration and litigation, advising insurers and a number of fleet sector companies on insurance claims relating to damage and road accidents. The team also advises a number of insurance and wealth funds on operational matters, including corporate issues. The practice is led by Mehmet Burak Küçükislamoğlu , İbrahim Can Narin and Meryem İpeklioğlu.
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Küçükislamoglu | Narin & Partners (“KN & Partners”) is a full service law firm located in Istanbul, Turkey.
As of 2019, the firm has taken over the flag from Nesil Law Group and as of 2020 the firm merged with the Studio Legale İstanbul, which one of the best Maritime/Insurance law offices in Turkey.
Services include corporate and commercial law, personal data protection and security, banking and finance, employment, social security law, regulatory compliance, white collar crimes, real estate and construction, accounting and audits, dispute resolution and arbitration, and more.
With its dynamic, expert and experienced team; KN & Partners serves local and international clients and has earned professional recognition for its legal work.
KN & Partners, which is based on the motto “all together, to the farthest“, continues with its guiding principles that include innovative ideas and passion, combined with productivity and service.
|Managing Partner||Mr. Mehmet Burak Küçükislamoğlufirstname.lastname@example.org||+90 (212) 852 84 36|
|Partner||Mr. İbrahim Can Narinemail@example.com||+90 (212) 852 84 36|
|Chief Marketing Officer||Ms. Gülseren Küçükislamoğlufirstname.lastname@example.org||+90 (212) 852 84 36|
|Finance and Adminstrative Processes Assistant||Mrs. Nurcan İnciemail@example.com||+90 (212) 852 84 36|
|Senior Associate||Ms. İlayda Ocakfirstname.lastname@example.org||+90 (212) 852 84 36|
|Marketing Intern||Ms. Seren Kocaoğluemail@example.com||+90 (212) 852 84 36|
|Ms Gizemnur Şahin||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Ms Sahil Altay||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|İpek Atlı||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Ms Betül Aynacı||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Doğukan Aytaç||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Ms Zeynep Eröztekin||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Sezin Ergüner||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Ms Müberra Elif Gürüf||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Ayben Kılıçarslan||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Mehmet Burak Küçükislamoğlu||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Çağrı Kaya||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Mr Fırat Can Keskin||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Ms Sena Keskin||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Necati Berk Koç||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Ms Tuğba Kukara||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Mr Nesimi Meydancı||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|İbrahim Can Narin||Partner||View Profile|
|İlayda Ocak||Senior Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Mert Can Sahin||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Ms Pınar Seyhun||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Yelda Uçar||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Beyza Varel||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
|Mr Fatih Murathan Yenitepe||Legal Counsel||View Profile|
Staff FiguresPartner : 3 Manager : 2 Corporate : 10 Litigation : 15
LanguagesEnglish Turkish German Italian French Farsi
MembershipsICC Istanbul Bar and Turkish Bar Association HG.org Leaders in Law
In today’s world; we encounter changing values and evolving societal views. In this sense, People perveice and bring the significance of individuality, self, personality, identity one step forward. People accept their pure-selves so get more confident, more self-respected. Thus, at the present time, rights of individuals and respect the differences which we have inherited or chosen to adopt; are top priorities. This view pushed everyone in the society and especially the companies and firms that recruit people and provide environments which several people from different backgrounds interact with each other. This became a responsibility which concerns everyone and especially the Law firms carries this responsibility even more because the values and principles which universal law enshrines put law firms in a position to accept all differences and treat each person equally and not to discriminate.
KN & Partners since day one; is aware of its moral issues and acts in accordance with them. The firms vision is rooted in a world view which value every human being for just being the persons who they are. Moreover, KN & Partners does not just respect those rights but believes that it is crucial to encourage differences. KN & Partners believes that race, gender, age or any other difference between people are not genuine. The firm, has chosen the path of the combination of all the colors of rainbow. It puts freedom of life and freedom of ideas always at the top.
Through this sense; KN & Partners pursues the firms aims both internally and externally. The firm and especially the Partners are dedicated to help people who are in need of support and tries to give them a voice. In this regard, KN & Partners support many Non-Governmental Organisations and Charities. The firm also tries to ease these organisations ways by resolving their disputes and legally representing them.
KN & Partners is committed to spread diversity and representation across the world, opening up people’s understanding of diversity and experiences. The firm is aware of the fact that the best way to start the change and expand the visions from the smallest. KN & Partners sees this as its priority; to protect diversity at every stage starting with the recruitment process. The firm, supports diverse characteristics of its employees thus offers equal opportunities to all candidates in the recruitment processes and evaluates applications without bias. KN & Partners, tries to create every opportunity for the employees in order to maintain the comfortable work place without any kind of discrimination: gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality, and disability etc. In this direction, its promotion policy offers all employees to get promotion on equality basis.
KN & Partners team has a wide range of age. The team, mostly consists of people who are young since KN & Partners believes in the strength and capacity of young minds, young generations, new ideas and innovative approaches. Through this the firm, encourages the teenagers and young-adults to take the very first step to their legal careers. The firm also, successfully grasps the importance of gender equality and aims to support women for them to become more active in the work field. The firm does not just adopts this vision but also acts in line with its commitment to gender equality. KN & Partners, is proud to state that more than half of its employees are females. The firm not only leans on the importance of gender equality, but also places a high significance on respecting the sexual orientations. KN & Partners is aware of the undisputable right to live in accordance with sexual orientations and knows it is a core pillar of a liberal and democratic society and also a core human right which needs to be accepted and protected without any exception.
It is noteworthy to remind the motto of KN & Partners: “All together to the farthest”. The firm, is proud of the inclusive nature of the phrase “all together” because it symbolizes the core vision of KN & Partners which is to accept everyone with their differences.
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Between the ages: 18-55
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KN & Partners is among the top law firms in Turkey which operates internationally as well as in the domestic market. The firm has been pursuing an agenda which prioritizes becoming a law firm that is able to provide its clients a best quality legal service in international level. The vision involves a deep understanding of the nature of international legal issues from the Contracts to the Execution Processes.
KN & Partners, carries out its mission with the sense that its clients’ deserve the best legal service in every corner of the world. The firm has been assisting its clients in almost every types of legal areas consisting not just companies but also individuals. Having set goals so as to protect its clients by putting the highest degree of effort and proficiency; the firm sees it as a top priority to help its clients in the international area. Since in todays world; a lot of companies and individuals get involve in commercial consumer relationships with firms located both in Turkey and overseas so often, the firm accumulated a significant expertise in dealing with international issues.
KN & Partners has formed a significant amount of relationships by collaborating with reputable top tier local law firms in a very diverse range of countries. Through this, KN & Partners successfully assist the clients on an international basis. The firm’s service includes the M&A processes, transactions and Joint Ventures across the globe. KN & Partners is well positioned to help its clients gain access into new Markets as well as advising them on emerging industries.
Apart from assisting Turkish clients doing business overseas; KN & Partners has a high ability and a significant experience in legal representation of international company branches of Turkey. Since Turkey has a great integration to international markets, the foreign investors get more attracted to the Turkish market so the number of foreign investments, increase day by day. As it is same with anywhere else in the world, working together with a local law firm that knows the domestic market and regulations well is so crucial for investing and operating safely in Turkey.
KN & Partners has a high confidence and a proving success in its abilities to tackle even the most complicated legal issues. The firm, has been giving legal service to international companies operating in Turkey and it has showed a significant success in doing so.
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Legal Developments7th December 2020
Within the scope of the Regulation on the Trade of Second Hand Motor Vehicles, Article 2/1;
Obligations Introduced by the Law No. 5651 Law on Amendment the Law About Regulation of Publications7th December 2020 The Law No. 5651 on the Amendment of the Law on the Regulation of Publications Made on the Internet and Fight Against Crimes Committed Through These Publications ("Internet Law") was published in the Official Gazette No. 31202 on 31/7/2020. With the amendments that have occurred, large-scale regulations have been made and sanctions have been imposed, which are closely concern to content providers, hosting providers, access providers and social network providers, aiming to minimize illegal content on the internet. As explained in Article 2 of the Internet Law, natural or legal persons who produce, modify, provide and provide users with access to the internet environment are within the scope of herein law. Therefore, the changes, obligations and sanctions introduced concerns all internet users and all persons working in this sector.
7th December 2020 As is known, vast majority of corporations in Turkey are family corporations. As stated by Güler Sabancı, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sabancı Holding, in newspaper Hürriyet dated 04.10.2017, “95 percent of businesses in Turkey comprise of family corporations. Average lifetime of family corporations in Turkey is 25 years. Only 30 percent of these family corporations can survive to the second generation and only 12 percent can survive to the third generation. The rate of corporations passing to the fourth generation is limited to 3 percent. Number of currently active businesses which have been founded before the pre-Republican period is only 69”.
7th December 2020 In many parts of the world, women and girls are disadvantaged with limited economic assets, education and job opportunities, and it is a fact that once the crisis is over they will find themselves behind the old normal healthy world. Many women work in the informal sector and do not have access to job protection, social security or insurance structures. In the epidemic, we can say that among family members, women take more responsibility than men. In addition, with the implementation of quarantine and restrictions, violence and oppression against women have increased.
4th December 2020
İcra ve İflâs Kanunu’nun 100. maddesi uyarınca alacağı, haczi koyduran alacaklının alacağından önce doğmuş olan alacaklı, bu durumu kanunun öngördüğü belirli vasıtalarla ispat ederek, hacze ayni derecede katılabilir. Bu taşınmazın satışı için yapılacak ön işlemlerde herhangi bir hak kaybı olmaması ve satış yapıldıktan sonra sıra cetveli oluşturularak satış bedelinin ödenmesi açısından 100. madde bilgilerine başvurulması oldukça önemlidir.
4th December 2020
4th December 2020
As it is known, some amendments have been made in the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition with the law, which was published in the Official Gazette No. 31165 on 24.06.20. In this context, it is necessary to examine the important subjects that are regulated. Because, although the market's freedom is indispensable, it is clear that some amendments may cause serious issues for companies in practice. In this regard, the main issues that need to be addressed and that will be clarified are the changes about the companies in the market rather than the changes about process and internal order of the Competition Board.
20th November 2020
Mevcut BİRLEŞME BÖLÜNME TEBLİĞİ (II-23.2) amacı, 1.ve 2.maddelerinde düzenlendiği üzere, taraflardan en az birinin halka açık ortaklık oldıığu birleşme ve bölünme işlemlerinde uygulanacak usul ve esasları belirlemektir. Bu çerçevede Tebliğ, halka açık anonim ortaklıkların sermaye şirketleri ile, (devralan olmak kaydıyla) şahıs şirketleriyle ve kooperatiflerle birleşme işlemlerini; ayrıca halka açık anonim ortaklıkların taraf olduğu bölünme işlemlerini kapsamaktadır.
22nd June 2020 Under current Turkish customs regulation, cargoes destined to and discharged in Turkish ports are subject to cargo manifest declaration as per the Circular no. 2012/2 (“Circular”) published by the General Directorate of Customs on 24.01.2012 and subsequent amendments.
15th June 2020 Mr. KUCUKİSLAMOGLU graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Law in 2010. In 2011, he obtained his Advocacy License from Istanbul Bar Association and established his own office named Nesil Law Group. Between 2011 and 2014, Mr. Burak worked with the biggest banks of Turkey, such as Ak Bank, Turkish Economy Bank, on commercial loans & cases and bankruptcy law. During this period, he worked as responsible attorney on more than three-thousand credit and bankruptcy files. During the same years, he handled on approximately one-thousand commercial lawsuits and non-performing loans of the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund and the asset management company which belongs to the TMSF. After working on a total of the amount 100 million Turkish lira worth of commercial lawsuits and non-performing loans until 2015, he focused his expertise on Insurance Law, M&A and arbitration. The incredible rising momentum started as of 2015. He started to provide consultancy services to almost 80% of the Fleet and Automotive sector, especially in matters such as Insurance Law, commercial contracts and arbitration. When we come to 2017, Mr. Burak started to work with the biggest Fleet Leasing, Automotive and International Logistic Companies, such as Intercombi-Netlog Logistic, Enterprise, Hedef Fleet, Bor Holding, Magdeburger Insurance and much more. During this period, he managed and solved the local arbitration processes of the compensation disputes, which were worth nearly 50,000 cases and 35 million Turkish Liras, with a team of approximately 20 people and made his name well-known in the legal market and commercial sector. In early 2019, he started to work more international projects in the fields of commercial law, such as joint venture. He started to work with Albayraklar Holding, one of the leading companies in Turkey's defense industry. He advised to the client on the energy law and investment projects & joint ventures which were a total amount of $ 500 million. He was also ranked the most valuable commercial contracts attorney of 2019 by Leaders in Law, U.K. At the end of the 2019, under the umbrella of KND Attorney Partnership, he started to work with one of the Turkey's biggest venture capital company, on their international M&A deals. So far, he advised to this venture capital company on two different projects in South Africa and Thailand. Currently, these M&A deals continue with his international partner offices under his management. He is serving full law services to his clients as Global Managing Partner of KND Attorney Partnership with his 35-person team in the office location where the tallest tower in Turkey. ( www.kucukislamoglu.av.tr ) What do you do differently from other Turkish firms? In fact, our most radical innovation is having a research team. This team compiles all local and legislative developments 7 days 24 hours and shares them with our clients on a daily basis. Thus, our clients have the opportunity to pre-examine the legal consultancies they may wish to receive. I see that this is a unique opportunity for our clients who want to develop not only the legal developments concerning the sector international but also the preventive compliance policies much more. It is very significant that the client is aware of such instant developments especially in the fields of personal data protection, competition, labour and social security. Thanks to our research team, the client can activate us on what they need. Clients who know their own commercial developments, can predict their potential legal needs in future by means of this system. As a result, we are observing that the legal alerts which sent from our research team to the clients, may come back to us as a new request from the client. What advice would you give to the next generation of partners ready to rise in the ranks? This question is very valuable to me. In the first years when I started my profession, I read the resumes of the partners of the big law firms before going to bed every night. I had prepared a to-do list for myself. I spread what I had to do on this list for a long time. And I ticked the list for everything I did. It is going to be very classic, but I think the two most correct definitions are being hardworking and believing in yourself. I can say that being listed in Legal500 and ranked is a dream that continues for me and will continue in the future. Right now I just opened the door, there are new things I have to do to reach to the top. My advice to the next generation of partners is to create a to-do list that they can always update for their careers. Foreign language, human relations, legal knowledge and experience, management skills and thousands of things. But first of all, believe in yourself and stand up to work. How has your role/involvement in client-facing work changed since becoming managing partner? Truth be told, no matter how many partners you have, your client always wants to see you. They are actually right. Because they want to trust you as an interlocutor at every stage. As a managing partner, every department in the office is up to me, all decisions come to me at the approval stage. You are always present in major merger and acquisition projects and also in the smallest administrative processes within the office. However, your most important responsibility is always to satisfy the client face to face. As a managing partner, wherever the client is, you have to be there. This place can sometimes be only a bench in a park, or an international M&A negotiation either. What does diversity and inclusion mean to you? And, is D&I difficult in Turkey? As KND, we always give importance to diversity. First and foremost, I am an individual who is a fan of diversity myself, a citizen who pays attention to this and supports diversity in all areas of life. Our country respects diversity more than ever, but of course this is not enough. We need to include more diversity and spread freely in all areas of life. As KND, we are always with women, children and people with disabilities, including LGBTI+ rights. We create employment opportunities for them. We also defend their rights when necessary. We combine our social responsibilities with diversity. We are currently trying to find solutions to their problems as hand in hand with the purple roof women's shelter foundation and the foundation for children with leukemia. Social responsibility is an essential value for KND and diversity is a unique opportunity for a company to see its way and produce solutions. This opportunity should be seen as an advantage and not taken into a disadvantage. It is our greatest desire to support any organization that will serve this purpose. For all these reasons, we as the KND family are here to be with you! As always, our motto is ALL TOGETHER, TO THE FARTHEST… What do you do differently from other Turkish firms? Firstly, I should state that we are one of the newest generation of global law firms in Turkey. You might ask why this is important. Law firms that provide consultancy for many commercial and huge amount projects like us need the highest level of energy. You have to be enthusiastic and energetic in order to constantly research, to attend numerous negotiations, to keep up with the culture of foreigners, to examine every details of your clients' millions of dollar projects. As KND, we are just at the beginning of the competition and frankly, I can say that our energy is our biggest difference. What is your firm’s approach to competition? How do local firms compete with those with an international law firm affiliation? As KND, we know what we can do in the legal market. At the moment, I respect the partners of law firms that are older than me. However, the system has changed. The fabricated legal service is no longer in demand. Giving specific service to the project and working with boutique but quality teams came to the fore. Our steps in this direction, will be self-assured. It is very significant for us that everyone we work with at the same level our energy. Nowadays, we are serving our clients in 29 countries. And all the people who we worked until today had a wonderful energy. Thus, we did many projects with them all around the world. In Turkey, there are many local law firms in big cities. However, their biggest disadvantage is not having a global viewpoint. If they want to compete to the big international law firms, they must change their perspective while there is bet time for them.