ISEN & KAHVECI ATTORNEYS AT LAW > İstanbul, Turkey > Firm Profile

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Isen & Kahveci is a full-service law firm in Istanbul that provides expert legal advice to individuals, businesses, and organizations in various practice areas. The firm’s goal is to offer tailored legal services that meet each client’s unique needs and objectives, and it prides itself on providing creative solutions to complex legal problems.

At Isen & Kahveci, we appreciate that the legal landscape is constantly evolving, and we make it our mission to stay ahead of the curve. Our attorneys keep a close eye on new developments and changes in laws and regulations, ensuring that our clients are always up-to-date and well-informed. We do our best to provide practical and effective legal solutions that help our clients grow their businesses and achieve their goals. With our deep knowledge and extensive experience, we are equipped to handle even the most complex legal challenges and provide our clients with the support they need to succeed.

Main practice areas
Employment law: Isen & Kahveci attorneys have extensive experience advising Turkish and international companies on various employment law matters, including compliance with local and international employment regulations, executive compensation, employee benefits, and collective bargaining negotiations. Isen & Kahveci has a proven track record of handling serial employment cases, as well as a deep understanding of the complexities of cross-border employment law. The firm’s attorneys are well-versed in advising clients on compliance with local employment laws and regulations.

Energy and natural resources: İsen&Kahveci provides legal services related to the energy sector, including production, distribution, and financing matters in the fields of electricity, petroleum, natural gas, LPG, and renewable energy. The firm also offers assistance with licensing applications and procedures with the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK).

Corporate law: Isen & Kahveci Attorneys at Law provides legal advice and support to both listed and privately held entities on corporate and commercial matters. Our corporate law practice covers general corporate and contracts law, IT, licensing, marketing and distribution/agency agreements, and corporate governance issues.

Enforcement and bankruptcy:
Isen & Kahveci provides legal services to clients with respect to the bankruptcy process in addition to execution process of any kind of debt. Services in this field of law include debt recollection, restructuring of debts, purchase and sale of assets via public auctions, follow-up and conclusion of bankruptcy and liquidation.

International transaction, litigation, and dispute resolution: Isen & Kahveci has experience in pursuing all types of litigation and arbitration both nationally and internationally, including commercial contracts, disputes arising from foreign arbitration awards and judgments, and other disputes that can be resolved through litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution.

Data privacy: Isen & Kahveci Attorneys at Law provides comprehensive legal support to clients on matters related to data protection and privacy, including compliance with both the Turkish Data Protection Law (KVKK) and the EU’s GDPR. The firm’s attorneys are experienced in drafting privacy policies, revising contracts, assessing preparedness for new legal constraints, and bringing existing databases into compliance with both KVKK and GDPR.

Information technology law: Isen&Kahveci provides specific legal services in IT law, including licensing, e-commerce, cyber security, and intellectual property rights management.  We also advise clients on compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines, such as the Personal Data Protection Law, the Electronic Communications Law, and the Law on Regulation of Electronic Commerce.

At Isen & Kahveci, we acknowledge the importance of building strong relationships with our clients and providing them with exceptional legal services. We make great efforts to be a trusted partner to our clients, working closely with them to understand their unique needs and provide tailored solutions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Oğuz İsen
Halil Bahadır Kahveci
Photo Name Position Profile
Halil Bahadır Kahveci photo Mr Halil Bahadır Kahveci Founding Partner
Hüseyin Kılıç photo Mr Hüseyin Kılıç Lawyer
Aslınur Yamak photo Ms Aslınur Yamak Lawyer
Oğuz İsen photo Mr Oğuz İsen Founding Partner

At our law firm located in the heart of Istanbul, we take great pride in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We strongly believe that diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords but essential principles that contribute to the success and growth of our firm.

Our legal team plays a crucial role in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the wider organization, including accounts and collectors department. We see ourselves as ethical ambassadors, leading by example and inspiring other departments to embrace diversity.

One of the standout features of our firm is the friendly nature and approachability of all staff members, creating a collegial atmosphere where everyone feels valued and respected. We have worked diligently to create an inclusive culture that celebrates individual differences, ensuring that all team members can freely exchange ideas and engage in discussions without any limitations or barriers related to religion, gender, beliefs, social identity, and more.

Gender equality is a core value that we deeply cherish. We prioritize creating a balanced and inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of their gender, has equal opportunities for growth and success. Sustainability is another key aspect of our firm’s values, as we recognize the importance of protecting the environment and contributing to a more sustainable future.

The positive learning environment we have cultivated is open, relaxed, and inclusive. Our team members find it easy to feel comfortable being themselves in the workplace, fostering a sense of authenticity and allowing individuals to bring their whole selves to work. This not only enhances productivity but also promotes a sense of belonging and well-being.

The benefits of our diverse and inclusive culture extend beyond the workplace. We value the social connections and genuine relationships that are built among colleagues both inside and outside of work. These connections not only contribute to a vibrant social life but also enhance collaboration and teamwork within the firm.

In summary, our law firm stands as a testament to the power of diversity and inclusion.  Our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture has created a positive and enriching environment where all team members can thrive, learn, and contribute their unique perspectives and experiences.

Oguz İsen, Partner & Lawyer

During an interview with Isen Kahveci Attorneys at Law, a law firm based in Istanbul, Partner Oguz İsen explains how the firm is adapting to the changing legal landscape and meeting the evolving needs of its clients.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Isen & Kahveci Attorneys at Law from your competitors?

We differentiate ourselves through our focus on internal relationships and innovative use of technology. Our positive and supportive environment keeps lawyers motivated to provide the best service to clients, leading to better outcomes. By leveraging the latest legal tech, we provide high-quality services at a lower cost, making legal representation more accessible. We prioritize our people and leverage technology to deliver exceptional value to clients.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

In the coming year, I anticipate a surge in demand for legal services in technology, competition, data protection, employment, and Intellectual Property Law. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shift in work patterns, requiring legal guidance on issues such as workplace safety and remote work policies.

The increasing value of intellectual property assets and the rapid pace of technological advancements are creating new legal challenges in areas such as data privacy, cybersecurity, and intellectual property. As a result, there is a growing need for legal expertise in these areas. While traditional legal areas remain relevant, the legal profession must adapt and evolve to meet new challenges posed by the ever-changing world.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

At Isen Kahveci Attorneys at Law, we prioritized providing personalized legal solutions to meet our clients’ unique needs. We’ve invested in the latest legal technology to streamline our work processes and provide faster, more accurate legal services. By adopting a client-centric approach, we’re able to provide a higher level of service and value to our clients. Our goal is to help our clients achieve their objectives and navigate the legal landscape with confidence.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

As a modern law firm, my team and I understand the importance of technology in enhancing client interactions and delivering high-quality services. Despite being located in one of the busiest neighborhoods in Istanbul, we have adapted to the changing business environment by leveraging video conferencing tools to communicate with clients quickly and efficiently.

We recognize the significance of technology in today’s world and continually seek to integrate new apps and websites into our daily operations to streamline our work processes and improve service delivery to our clients. By staying at the forefront of legal technology, we are able to offer our clients fast, efficient, and effective legal solutions, regardless of their location.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

At Isen Kahveci Attorneys at Law, we are currently representing a client facing a lawsuit from former employees of a different company owned by our client in another country. We have successfully established that the two companies are separate legal entities operating under different laws and jurisdictions, proving that our client is not responsible for the workers’ claims. Although there are multiple case numbers involved in this serial litigation, we are confident that we will achieve the best outcome from all of them.

Our ability to establish clear legal boundaries between the two companies provides our client with peace of mind and the confidence to expand their operations across various jurisdictions.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Yes, we believe that stability is crucial for our clients, especially in long-term relationships. That’s why, at Isen Kahveci Attorneys at Law, we strive to develop a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses, including their operations, employees, and working style. We know that building strong relationships takes time, but it is essential for us to maintain these close connections over the years. As our firm continues to grow, we remain committed to cherish our relationships with our clients from the very beginning.

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