We represent our clients before all courts and arbitration tribunals in complex disputes of any kind. Our team has special experience on disputes arising from mergers & acquisitions, shareholder disputes, commercial disputes, real estate and investment disputes and subsequent compensatory and punitive proceedings, inheritance and custody related disputes, employment-related disputes, white-collar crimes, execution proceedings and insolvency litigations, disputes arising from breach of intellectual property rights, lease related disputes as well as disputes arising out of Turkish law-governed contracts of all types involving a foreign party and in mediation and conciliation meetings. The enforcement and recognition of foreign court decisions and arbitral awards falls within the scope of our expertise as well. In this respect, we provide result oriented and strategic consultancy, driven by our multi-sectoral experience in dispute resolution.
We act for debtors and creditors, whether individual or corporation, in both insolvency and enforcement proceedings and providing complex legal services in the field of restructuring. Our team has significant experience on execution proceedings for collection of receivables of local and foreign clients, conducting attachment transactions over the assets of debtors, and removal of the existing attachments on client’s assets. Our main principle is to ensure our clients to collect their receivables in a timely and efficient fashion. We also guide financially distressed clients in restructuring outside of insolvency proceedings as well as through the whole concordatum and insolvency litigation procedure; and we represent them at administrative, civil and insolvency courts and in out of court negotiations.
Our team of experts advise our clients in various areas of Administrative Law, especially on zoning, public procurement, urban transformation, expropriation, and healthcare law. In this context, we provide legal consultation to our clients in handling their strategic relationship with public institutions and managing the entire process before the public institutions.
We provide legal assistance to our clients in sale and purchase of real estates, establishment of mortgages and other rights in rem, development of residential and commercial real estate projects, as well as lease agreements, construction agreements, financial leasing contracts, any disputes arising from those contracts. We have also an extensive expertise on construction process and management of shopping malls and any disputes arising from the same. We further advise our clients with regard to the EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) process, any other permits and licenses required for construction, and environment-related matters.
We advise clients in internal and external investigations, fraud and corruption cases. Our team has the required expertise in conducting due diligence in this field and managing internal investigations through interviewing employees and witnesses, and reviewing emails and other exchanges. Our team also gives trainings to companies on Turkish bribery and anti-corruption rules and prepares internal guidelines and policies to address various related issues, including business travel and expenses, hospitality and gifts, and charitable donations and contributions.
We provide litigative and consultative legal advice on all aspects of employment relations. Our broad range of dispute resolution services include employment and benefits related litigation, corporate and governmental investigations, executive compensation, non-compete compensation, union matters, reductions in force and plant & facility closings. Our advisory team, working closely with our litigation team, assists clients in drafting employment contracts, personnel handbooks and policies, internal corporate investigations, drafting and negotiating settlement agreements, and termination of individual and collective agreements.
Our Mergers & Acquisitions practice covers all aspects of share and asset purchases, mergers and demergers, restructuring, joint ventures and other strategic alliances. We assist national and multi-national companies on domestic and cross-border transactions in diverse roles, whether counsel to the sell-side or buy-side, minority or majority/controlling shareholder, JV partner and private equity investor. Our team has the required expertise to represent clients at every stage of an M&A process, covering pre-transaction restructuring, confidentiality agreements, due diligence, closing and post-completion integration, in a wide range of regulated and non-regulated industries, including technology, telecommunication, energy, food and beverages, retail, and automotive.
We develop personalized estate planning solutions that fit our clients’ wealth, asset mix, family situation, and succession goals. Our purpose in the estate planning stage is to observe the interests of all parties involved to avoid any post-mortem dispute, and in the complex probate disputes is to help clients to achieve optimum results through negotiation, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. Our practice further covers drafting of family constitution and advising in implementation of the same to help growing families to establish effective governance models to preserve peace among the family members and contribute to the success of the family business.
We provide local and multinational companies a wide range of services from choosing the appropriate company type, incorporation of the company in any form, establishment of branch and liaison offices of foreign corporations, to advising on board and general assembly meetings, carrying out the articles of association amendments including share capital increases and decreases, and assisting in liquidation process.
We further advise clients in drafting, reviewing and negotiating all types of commercial agreements, including employment and management, lease, agency, distributorship and franchise, licensing, off-take, service, and customer contracts.
We assist enterprises that are in the establishment phase, newly established, or growing with respect to day-to-day legal transactions, protection and registration of intellectual property rights, expected investments, and their relations with investors. We further support individuals in starting business overseas, including incorporation of companies in the relevant jurisdiction, through coordination of and cooperation with local counsel. Our team also provide services to venture capital funds and angel investors all the way through their investments, starting from fund formation to drafting and negotiating investment documents.
We provide services to our clients in initial and secondary public offerings, issuance of (convertible) bonds and other debt instruments, as well as establishment and management of investment funds. We further support clients establish an effective corporate governance structure, comply with disclosure obligations, and stay flexible to changing rules.
We advise across the full spectrum of legal banking and finance matters, acting for parties ranging from multinational lenders to growth corporations. Clients depend on us for legal support on day-to-day banking and finance issues for issuers, underwriters, borrowers, and lenders, as well as for our participation in complex, cross-border banking and finance transactions that involve some of the world’s most prominent financial institutions and corporations such as European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [EBRD] and International Finance Corporation [IFC].
Our lawyers also are experienced in full range of debt and equity transactions in the capital markets, including bond issuances, derivatives, covered, convertible, exchangeable bonds issuance, in addition to acquisition finance and corporate lending, TFP programs, secondary trading market products, syndicated loans, ISDA and CSA as well as project finance.