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Corporate/M&A — Turkey


Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Eren Kurşun
- 4 partners
- 26 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prominent, large-scale M&A team with extensive expertise advising international and Turkish investors on complex public and private mandates, including an outstanding reputation in sectors such as healthcare, education and financial services. Highly active with private equity funds seeking to acquire and dispose of investments in Turkey. Boasts particular capabilities on complex multi-jurisdictional mandates, benefiting from its association with global firm Baker McKenzie. Also assists prominent clients with the establishment of joint ventures in the country.

Strengths Sources are particularly impressed by the team's "high level of technical knowledge, legal understanding and responsiveness."

Interviewees are of the opinion that "the firm has a practical approach to complex legal issues and can come up with feasible solutions that are acceptable to both buyers and sellers."

Clients repeatedly refer to it as "the best law firm in Turkey."

Work highlights Advised Rheinmetall on a joint venture with BMC and Etika Strategi for the manufacture of armoured vehicles in Turkey.

Assisted BRF with its TRY1.14 billion acquisition of a majority equity stake in Banvit Bandırma Vitaminli Yem.

Significant Clients U.N. Ro-Ro, Hitachi, LafargeHolcim, Vestel Electronics, Eko Faktoring.

Notable practitioners

İsmail Esin is a key figure in Turkish corporate law. He is described as "charismatic and knowledgeable in negotiations," and one interviewee lauds him for "providing good strategies." He advises domestic and multinational corporations on a range of M&A matters in Turkey. He also assists with commercial disputes.

According to sources, head of department Eren Kurşun is "practical, solution-oriented and understands his clients' internal processes and can cater his legal advice accordingly." He is involved in numerous noteworthy transactions spanning a variety of sectors, including agrifoods, logistics and healthcare.

Clients praise the "bright, sophisticated" Duygu Turgut for going "above and beyond her duty." She has a growing profile and routinely acts on a range of high-profile joint venture and M&A matters.

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Paksoy - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Elvan Aziz and Togan Turan
- 5 partners
- 25 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Outstanding domestic practice with a leading position in the Turkish M&A market. Provides vast experience of public transactions and private equity investments in a variety of sectors, including financial services, food and beverages, and energy. Notably strong on the financing aspects of major transactions, including related bankruptcy proceedings. Additionally recognised for its multidisciplinary approach to mandates. Regularly works with major international firms on complex cross-border matters. ACCO Brands is among the firm's significant new client wins.

Strengths One client praises them as an "excellent law firm that provides timely and consistent responses based on ample experience."

One interviewee reports: "I appreciated their responsiveness and was impressed by their level of service."

Market observers appreciate the firm's "good know-how."

Work highlights Acted for CJ CGV on its EUR605 million acquisition of Mars Entertainment Group.

Assisted Migros with its TRY302 million 95.5% share purchase agreement with Tesco Kipa to acquire Tesco's Turkish operations.

Significant Clients One Equity Partners, Comdata, Coral Investment, GE Healthcare.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Serdar Paksoy is widely respected for having "established a high reputation within the Turkish business law world." He has a vast knowledge of Turkish transactions and continues to work on major cases. Interviewees praise his "confidence and flexibility."

According to one client, Elvan Aziz is a "very smart negotiator who is a pleasure to work with." She has experience working on a variety of corporate matters, including M&A transactions and restructuring. Sources also regard her as "very solution-oriented and knowledgeable."

Togan Turan advises on a wide range of transactional matters. One source lauds his "excellent service for M&A and corporate matters."

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Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (BASEAK) - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Galip Selçuk
- 4 partners
- 40 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for A growing force in the high-end Turkish M&A market, boasting experience of major transactions in sectors such as food, packaging, energy and automotive manufacturing. Notably involved in significant cross-border transactions involving multinational corporations and private equity funds investing in Turkey. Benefits from its collaboration with global giant Dentons. The team has further experience in transactions involving FMCG, energy, oil and gas and real estate.

Strengths One interviewee praises the team for its "fast responses and clear understanding of our business and needs, alongside clear and complete advice."

One source remarks: "We felt valued as a client."

Work highlights Assisted OMV with the EUR1.37 billion sale of its shares in Petrol Ofisi to Vitol.

Advised Bridgepoint on its acquisition of Peyman from the company's founders and Esas Holding.

Significant Clients Amway, Cargill, Lesaffre, Yemeksepeti, AccorHotels.

Notable practitioners

Galip Selçuk is well regarded by his clients, particularly because he is "always available and has a great capacity to listen and propose alternative solutions." He has significant experience in domestic and cross-border M&A matters. His recent highlights include advising Yıldız Holding on the TKY220 million sale of its affiliate Örgen Gıda and its Bizim Mutfak brands to Ajinomoto.

One client refers to Selim Keki as a "very sharp and efficient lawyer with a good sense of commercial awareness." He is active on a number of complex acquisitions and joint ventures. He advised the EBRD on Mahindra & Mahindra's investment in Hisarlar Makina.

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We represent Fortune500 companies, international conglomerates, management teams and investors, handling all aspects of complex corporate and commercial transactions including:

  • Corporate governance
  • Business agreements and commercial contracts
  • Business structures
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Debt capital markets
  • E-commerce
  • Equity capital markets
  • Foreign direct investment
  • IPOs and public offerings
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Takeovers and tender offers
  • Venture capital​

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Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Ümit Hergüner and Kayra Üçer
- 10 partners
- 34 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Full-service domestic giant providing international and local clients with complete transactional support, including due diligence, negotiating and drafting contractual documents and closings. Has a proven track record in strategic multi-jurisdictional M&A, reorganisations and joint ventures in the TMT, retail and financial services sectors. The firm offers particular knowledge of the regulatory aspects of transactions, including licence transfer and Competition Board clearance.

Strengths One client notes that the firm's "perfectionist approach, coupled with realistic analysis, led to positive results."

Sources are keen to highlight the firm's "high-quality work, advice and documents."

Work highlights Advised Tesco on its exit from the Turkish market achieved through the TRY302 million sale of the majority of its shares to Migros.

Assisted beIN Media with its USD1.2 billion acquisition of Digitürk.

Significant Clients South Stream Transport, NH Foods, LeasePlan, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sealed Air.

Notable practitioners

Ümit Hergüner is the firm's managing partner and a prominent figure in the Turkish M&A market. He has noteworthy experience of a wide range of corporate transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures and demergers. He assisted Fairfax Financial with its acquisition of a stake in Turins Sigorta. Clients say that he "provides excellent advice with efficiency."

Kayra Üçer is active in assisting international clients with their Turkish investments, as well as advising on local aspects of cross-border mandates. One client says he makes them feel "extremely confident when being consulted by him." His work has included advising Hewlett-Packard Teknoloji Çözümleri on a corporate reorganisation.

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The corporate and M&A team has been involved in the majority of significant deals in Turkey. The team values attention to detail, producing the most dependable due diligence reports and restructuring agreements, leading complex distressed asset purchases, and handling cases of bribery, fraudulent tender practices, insider trading, and tax fraud, as well as FCPA and UK Anti-Bribery investigations.

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Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys at Law - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Umut Kolcuoğlu and Serhan Koçaklı
- 2 partners
- 24 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Widely admired Turkish firm with a significant portfolio of corporate clients. Boasts an enviable presence among Turkish and foreign private equity funds and strategic investors, which it advises on high-end mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, including related regulatory compliance issues. Regularly handles transactions in the maritime, energy, manufacturing and financial services sectors. Pera Capital Partners is a new client win for the firm.

Strengths One client highlights the firm's "hands-on approach" and willingness to "go the extra mile to give the best service."

Another interviewee notes that the firm "understands complex problems well and has a commercial mindset" as well as "providing valuable advice in a timely manner."

Work highlights Advised Assystem on its USD15.88 million acquisition of a majority stake in Envy.

Acted for Kalenobel and its shareholders on the EUR90 million sale of 90% of the company's shareholding to Mondi.

Significant Clients AeroVironment, İş Private Equity, Talanx, Dover Corporation, VHV Group.

Notable practitioners

Clients are full of praise for Umut Kolcuoğlu, with one calling him a "problem solver and a great negotiator." Another interviewee says he "gives the client the feeling of being valued." He has extensive experience of advising both domestic and international investors on Turkish M&A matters. His experience also spans equity capital markets and finance.

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Bener Law Office - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Erim Bener, Gözde Esen Sakar and Onur Kordel
- 3 partners
- 25 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acts for a range of multinational and Turkish clients on day-to-day corporate retainer issues. Noted experience advising on mid-market strategic investments, particularly in the energy, technology and real estate sectors. Also assists with corporate restructuring related to new legislation and regulatory changes.

Strengths One client notes the firm's ability to "provide reliable legal opinion and prepare high-quality documentation."

Interviewees also praise the team's communication skills, noting: "The responsiveness is always very good."

Work highlights Advised Polen Gıda on the sale of 55% of its share capital to Martin Braun.

Assisted Polisan with the USD113.5 million sale of a 50% stake in the company to Kansai Paint.

Significant Clients Landmark, IBM, International Paper, Fluidmaster, Tiger Global.

Notable practitioners

Onur Kordel is reputed for his experience in advising on M&A transactions in the food and beverage, energy and financial services sectors. One source notes that he is "very responsive to his clients' needs and is always available when required."

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Gen Temizer Özer - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Baran Gen and Edmund Emre Özer
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Internationally experienced team with notable cross-border M&A capabilities. Assists private equity firms and other investors with acquisitions and sales in Turkey, as well as advising domestic and foreign companies on strategic investments. Particular prowess in sectors such as energy, retail, transport and banking. eBay is a new client win for the team.

Strengths One client says that the firm "goes the extra mile to get better results and is not afraid to take on tough jobs."

Another client states that the lawyers are "logical, analytical and easily accessible," adding that they "provide maximum efficiency and effectiveness."

Work highlights Acted for Med Energy on its sale of its 50% stake in Delta Rubis to Rubis Terminal.

Assisted Infinity Invest with the acquisition of the Turkish franchisee of GNC.

Significant Clients Yaşar Holding, Bertelsmann, Üstünberk Holding, GED Capital, Earlybird.

Notable practitioners

One client comments that Baran Gen is "not only logical and analytical, but also displays a great deal of creativity in her problem solving." A number of clients also note her proficiency in negotiations. She has particular recent experience in M&A transactions concerning the retail, manufacturing and energy sectors.

Edmund Emre Özer is an English-qualified lawyer who assists with acquisitions and joint ventures across a variety of sectors, including IT. According to clients, he is particularly skilful in drafting contracts and also has a "calm, unflustered style with the ability to handle complex and difficult transactions." He has further expertise in venture capital concerns.

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GKC Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Emre Özşar
- 3 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong choice for M&A in Turkey, often acting for private equity funds and multinational parent companies making investments in Turkey. Utilises its association with global firm White & Case on large-scale cross-border mandates. Advises leading clients from sectors including financial services, media, energy and technology. Also acts for clients from the food and beverage, FMCG, life sciences and oil and gas sectors.

Strengths One client praises the firm for its ability to "bridge the cultural differences that can arise" on cross-border transactions.

Work highlights Represented Qatar Investment Authority in its acquisition of 79.5% of shares of Banvit Bandırma Vitaminli Yem.

Advised Fintur Technologies on the sale of DP Acquisitions to beIN Media.

Significant Clients BBVA, GAMA Holding, IFC, Dexter Axle, TABA Gıda.

Notable practitioners

Department head Emre Özşar is a key contact for this practice area.

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Moroğlu Arseven - Corporate/M&A Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Seyfi Moroğlu, Benan Arseven and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin
- 3 partners
- 28 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acts for domestic and international clients on the buy and sell sides of a variety of transactions, providing a full-service covering initial due diligence and negotiations, competition filings, closing and post-transaction support. Offers an extensive corporate advisory service to clients in sectors such as retail, technology, energy and life sciences. Enjoys an excellent reputation for venture capital advisory work.

Strengths One client says they are "spot-on with their analysis, support and recommendations on ways to proceed quickly."

Interviewees are in agreement that "the standard of the team is very high."

Work highlights Advised GS Yuasa on its acquisition of local battery manufacturer İnci Akü through a 50:50 joint venture with the company's existing shareholders.

Assisted Monopoli Sigorta with a complicated sell-side share transaction involving a Dutch SPV.

Significant Clients Samsung, BAT, Yusen Lojistics, ACT Venture Capital, Belenco.

Notable practitioners

According to one client, Seyfi Moroğlu is a "very high-quality performer who analyses all risks well and provides good suggestions." He focuses on cross-border joint ventures and acquisitions. He has additional expertise in regulatory compliance and life sciences contracts.

Burcu Tuzcu Ersin has a broad corporate practice that spans M&A, corporate restructuring, venture capital and foreign investment. She covers a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, energy and financial services. Clients appreciate that she is "open-minded, quick to react and pleasant to deal with."

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Moroğlu Arseven’s corporate and M&A practice provides integrated legal guidance and strategic input in highly complex, inter-jurisdictional business matters and transactions.

Clients include local, foreign and multi-national organizations, from small start-up ventures to Fortune 500 companies. The practice advises on every aspect of clients’ corporate requirements, as well as end-to-end representation during transactions.

The firm strives to have an in-depth understanding of each client’s business goals and industry sector. Advice is then tailored to these sector-specific legislative and regulatory obligations, with lawyers working to meet, support and pre-empt clients’ specific needs.

The firm is known for offering practical and grounded advice, even in complex circumstances, aiming to ensure clients meet legislative and regulatory obligations without unnecessary cost and effort.

The firm’s full-service expertise and integrated approach is essential to providing effective corporate and transactional advice. Wider expertise allows the firm to look beyond the immediate transaction or daily legal question, to provide experience-based advice about future consequences and implications. The firm proactively advises on red-flag issues to allow clients to make strategic decisions which support them to achieve commercial goals.

Moroğlu Arseven is an established thought leader across a range of legal topics, including all aspects of corporate and M&A.


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Pekin & Bayar Law Firm - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Şefika Pekin and Selin Bayar
- 5 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Local firm with an established M&A practice, notably active on transactions in regulated sectors such as energy and pharmaceuticals. Primarily acts for international clients on inbound investment into Turkey. Unifree Duty Free and BizCevahir are among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths One client says the firm has a "young and dynamic team that is able to adapt to our business needs."

Other sources praise the firm's "high-quality and commercial advice."

Work highlights Represented Esas Holding and 19 individual shareholders in their total sale of Peyman to European DFNS Services.

Significant Clients Chemo Group, Migros, Sarten, Yokogawa, Ethemba Capital.

Notable practitioners

Selin Bayar is a respected figure in the Turkish M&A market. According to clients, she is "very knowledgeable about local law and also has a commercial mind." Her expertise covers privatisations and private equity transactions.

According to clients, Ferhat Pekin is "pragmatic and focused on getting things done, while always looking out for the interests of his clients." He has experience working on a variety of corporate and M&A matters, including those concerning regulated sectors.

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Pekin & Pekin - Corporate/M&A Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Yegân Liaje
- 3 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Local firm boasting a comprehensive transactional offering covering both strategic and private equity investments. Advises predominantly international clients from key regulated and unregulated industries such as energy, infrastructure, transport and technology. Areas of expertise include cross-border M&A, joint venture agreements, corporate restructuring and transactional exit strategies. Also active in M&A transactions involving the financial services sector.

Strengths One client comments that "their responsiveness and high degree of professionalism is remarkable."

Work highlights Advised AKİŞ GYO on their merger with Saf GYO, two companies active in the real estate investment sector.

Significant Clients HSBC, Amazon, Gap, Dell, Groupe ADP.

Notable practitioners

Department head Yegan Liâje is a key contact for this practice area.

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Turunç - Corporate/M&A Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Noyan Turunç and Kerem Turunç
- 3 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Domestic firm with offices in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. Boasts long-standing relationships with prominent international clients, advising on many ongoing corporate support issues. Also assists local and foreign investors with sell-side and buy-side M&A mandates, particularly in the IT and pharmaceutical sectors. Regularly represents private equity clients in fund formation matters and investments. Has a growing client list which includes Janssen Pharmaceutica, Renoir Consulting and Balfour Beatty.

Strengths One interviewee opines: "Turunç is a very user-friendly and highly competent firm ideally suited to working for international investors in Turkey."

Clients feel that "their main strength is their institutional experience and knowledge."

Work highlights Advised Taxim Capital on two separate acquisitions.

Assisted SC Johnson with sales agreements with purchasers, distribution agreements and regulatory issues.

Significant Clients Camper Shoes, Charlesbank Capital Partners, Devexperts, ELBA, MSC Shipping.

Notable practitioners

Kerem Turunç draws praise from international clients for his "amazing ability to convey local intelligence." His practice includes both public and private M&A deals, where he routinely represents both buyers and sellers.

Founding partner Noyan Turunç has vast experience advising domestic and global corporate and financial institutions, covering a broad variety of industries. One client highlights his "vast legal and business knowledge" and mentions that he is "always available for value-adding advice."

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Verdi Law Office - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded Turkish transactional practice with high-end experience of the financial sector. Involved in negotiating and drafting documentation for cross-border transactions on behalf of both local sellers and international investors. Possesses recent experience of M&A transactions in the entertainment sector.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Can Verdi has a wide-ranging practice that encompasses domestic and international M&A, as well as finance. He is well respected by his peers and receives praise from clients for his track record.

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Akol Özok Namlı Avukatlık Bürosu - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Meltem Akol
- 1 partner
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Expanding team that enters the rankings thanks to its strong work and market recognition. Advises a diverse array of domestic and international clients on cross-border transactions and domestic investments. Represents clients in M&A, minority investments, spin-offs, joint ventures and asset deals. Possesses experience of transactions concerning the food and beverage, transport and energy sectors.

Strengths One client appreciates that "the partner was continually involved and gave great advice."

Interviewees confirm that "they have a good team."

Work highlights Advised Dr. Oetker subsidiary Martin Braun on its EUR36.1 million acquisition of a majority stake in Polen Gıda.

Assisted ÜNLÜ & Co with the sale of an 85% stake in Korozo Ambalaj.

Significant Clients Actera Group, Darby Private Equity, Tanto Capital, Terminal Yapı, Raiffeisen.

Notable practitioners

Clients comment that Meltem Akol "remains very calm in negotiations and uses her authority well." She is highly respected for her experience in assisting with cross-border M&A, private equity transactions and joint ventures. She receives further praise for her drafting ability and "profound knowledge."

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Erdem & Erdem - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Ercument Erdem and Özgür Kocabaşoğlu
- 5 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Expanding local firm which advises on both the sell and buy sides of M&A transactions. Regularly assists domestic and international clients with the Turkish law aspects of inbound and outbound acquisitions, joint ventures and takeovers. Particularly active on outbound mandates in the real estate, energy and natural resources sectors. The firm has added Ege Profil and BMC to its client roster.

Strengths One client praises the firm's "strong academic background, which they employ when handling complex transactions," as well as its "sound and practical business understanding based on experience."

Interviewees are quick to laud the "proactive and responsive team that is very quick to understand the industry and is capable of giving strategic advice concerning complex M&A projects."

Work highlights The firm assisted Rönesans Holding with selling shares to IFC, with an investment amount of USD215 million.

Assisted Yıldırım Holding with the USD125 million acquisition of CCX Colombia's Latin American mining assets.

Significant Clients Yılport Holding, Paşabahçe, Allport Cargo, Akfen Holding, Eti Krom.

Notable practitioners

Ercument Erdem is praised by clients for his expertise: "His presence in the negotiations gave the desired leverage to our team and his transactional experience contributed to the smooth flow of negotiations." He has noteworthy experience in cross-border M&A, privatisation and private equity transactions.

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Erdem & Erdem offers company law services to domestic and international clients operating in a wide range of markets. This process includes all phases of a company’s lifecycle from the preparation of the articles of association and incorporation to termination and liquidation. Within this context, significant structural changes such as capital increases, share transfers within the company, mergers and acquisitions, conversion of type, public offerings and re-structuring are carried out. We also follow up on the requisite day-to-day practices of companies, such as convening general assemblies and the preparation of board of directors’ resolutions.

Further, Erdem & Erdem offers services for setting up local and international consortia or joint ventures. They excel at defining the legal structure and mitigating the risk between the partners in the alliance. The Firm eliminates potential problems with creative solutions.

Merger and acquisition transactions between companies constitute one of the core practice areas of Erdem & Erdem. The Firm represents its clients in each stage commencing from the sending of the letter of intent between the parties to the completion of closing transactions.

The Firm handles a wide range of M&A transactions and represent clients in diverse roles on any given project (transferee and transferor companies; local and international companies, institutions and establishments financing the transactions).

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Gedik & Eraksoy Avukatlık Ortaklığı - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong, internationally focused team which provides advice on the Turkish aspects of high-end cross-border mandates, working alongside associated firm Allen & Overy. Notably active for market-leading clients from the finance and projects sectors, whom it advises on private and public sector transactions, restructurings and the establishment of new entities in Turkey. Also provides day-to-day corporate advice.

Notable practitioners

Hakkı Gedik advises clients on a range of corporate and transactional matters. Market observers agree that "he is a very good lawyer." He has further expertise in financing issues.

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Güner Law Office - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Ece Guner and Ömer Erdoğan
- 2 partners
- 19 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Domestic firm focused on advising international players from the technology, media and telecoms sectors on acquisitions and joint venture agreements. Assists clients with M&A transactions in Turkey as well as advising on the local aspects of multi-jurisdictional mandates. Has further experience of acting for clients in the mining sector. Also handles post-transactional disputes arising from joint ventures and M&A deals.

Strengths Clients are particularly happy with the firm for being "highly reliable, responsive and diligent."

Interviewees praise the firm for its "business-friendly and solution-oriented approach."

Work highlights Advised A+E Networks on its joint venture with a Turkish media company.

Assisted Webhelp with the transfer of 21% of the share capital of Callpex and Bin Çağrı, in addition to day-to-day corporate issues.

Significant Clients RPM International, Hutchinson, Nicoll, Konecranes, MAPEI.

Notable practitioners

Clients praise Ece Güner for being "tough when she has to be and soft when she needs to be." She has noteworthy transactional and M&A experience. She acts for clients from a variety of sectors including natural resources, manufacturing and IT.

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Yegin Çiftçi Attorney Partnership - Corporate/M&A Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Itır Sevim-Çiftçi
- 1 partner
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Internationally focused team that acts alongside associated firm Clifford Chance to advise foreign investors and conglomerates on M&A and joint ventures in the Turkish market. Notably acts for clients on the Turkish aspects of complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, with particular recent success in advising financial institutions. Also acts for clients in the energy and telecoms sectors. Mastercard and Statoil are among the new client wins for the firm.

Strengths One client is impressed by the firm's "excellent client service and understanding of the needs of the business and policy developments."

Another interviewee praises the team's delivery, saying: "They quickly and carefully respond to any questions that arise."

Work highlights Represented SOCAR in its bid for OMV's entire stake in Petrol Ofisi in Turkey.

Acted for IFC on its EUR30 million investment in Martur.

Significant Clients EBRD, Ajinomoto, STFA Group, Grohe, Mitsubishi, Gilde Buy Out Partners.

Notable practitioners

Itır Sevim-Çiftçi is praised by clients for being "approachable, responsive and pragmatic." She has experience advising international investors on cross-border transactions, including privatisations. She has noted expertise in the consumer goods, retail, energy and infrastructure industries.

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Bezen & Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Local firm acting for major strategic investors in the energy sector. Offers extensive experience advising on the Turkish aspects of large international transactions and restructurings. Has experience of major transactions involving infrastructure assets.

Notable practitioners

Serdar Bezen is a key contact for this practice area.

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Çakmak Avukatlık Ortaklığı - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 5

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Mesut Çakmak and Naz Bandik Hatipoğlu
- 4 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Ankara-based firm advising international and domestic clients on a range of cross-border M&A matters. Notably active for clients in infrastructure, energy, mining and other regulated industries. Increasingly acts on M&A transactions in the agricultural and automotive sectors. Assists with corporate restructuring, sales, acquisitions and general corporate advisory matters.

Strengths One client notes: "The main strengths of the firm are its broad experience of corporate matters and transaction management skills."

Other interviewees add: "The lawyers are intelligent, knowledgeable, efficient and very responsive to our needs."

Work highlights Represented Bunge in connection with its acquisition of olive oil company Ana Gıda.

Assisted AGCO International with its day-to-day corporate matters in Turkey and the formation of new subsidiaries.

Significant Clients Gates, UNI-MAR Enerji Yatırımları, Western Union, Sikorsky Aircraft, Fina Enerji Holding.

Notable practitioners

Mesut Çakmak and Naz Bandik Hatipoğlu are key contacts for this practice area.

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CCAO (Çetinkaya Avukatlık Ortaklığı) - Corporate/M&A Department

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第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Halide Çetinkaya Yılmaz and Onur Taktak
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly active with clients from sectors as broad as financial services, retail and real estate. Experience of a number of high-profile cross-border transactions, particularly mandates involving Kinstellar's CEE-wide office network. The team has been active of late in share transactions. Lukoil is a notable new client win for the firm.

Strengths Clients are impressed by the firm's quality in negotiations.

Work highlights Advised Eleuthera SPC on the review of a pledge agreement and share purchase and shareholder agreements relating to the subscription of Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and the EBRD to TAB Gıda.

Assisted Arkema with the Turkish law aspects of its EUR485 million global acquisition of Den Braven from Egeria.

Significant Clients Beck & Pollitzer, Mehmet Ali Aydınlar.

Notable practitioners

Halide Çetinkaya Yılmaz and Onur Taktak are key contacts for this practice area.

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Cerrahoğlu Law Firm - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Seçil Abalı, Sezin Dundar and Özge Esin Soley
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-respected domestic firm which acts for clients from a range of industries such as media, food, tourism, energy, insurance and banking. Areas of expertise include M&A and sale transactions, and the firm has long-standing experience in cross-border mandates. Duracell is a new client win for the firm.

Work highlights Advised Omco International on its acquisition of 50% of shares in Omco İstanbul Kalıp from Anadolu Cam.

Assisted Baxter with the sale of assets of its renal treatment business. The operation involved the liquidation of various companies.

Significant Clients Ferrero, Nike, Almana Group, Coca-Cola, ING.

Notable practitioners

Seçil Abalı is a key contact for this practice area.

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Çiğdemtekin Dora Çakırca Arancı Law Firm (CDCA) - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Gamze Çiğdemtekin
- 4 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recently established firm with an expanding presence in the market. Routinely acts for notable international and Turkish clients on strategic M&A transactions, joint ventures, private equity investments and corporate restructuring matters. Client roster includes leading players from sectors such as food retail, energy and telecoms. Advises on regulatory concerns with the help of the firm's Ankara office.

Strengths Sources are happy that "the partners put a lot of effort into each project," describing them as "very responsive, quick, dedicated and experienced."

One client notes that the team offers a "devoted service with an excellent work ethic."

Work highlights Assisted Banvit with its sale to BRF. The transaction was valued at TRY1 billion.

Advised Uber on a range of corporate governance and regulatory matters in Turkey.

Significant Clients SOCAR, Fujitsu, WPP, Veolia, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.

Notable practitioners

Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer regularly acts for international and domestic clients on M&A and private equity transactions. Clients describe her as "smart, business-savvy and experienced." She also advises on energy projects and competition law.

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Çukur & Yılmaz Law Office - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises local and international clients on the Turkish elements of their transactions, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. Also provides clients with ongoing corporate governance support, assisting key names from the marketing and energy sectors. Has a proven track record in mandates involving the transfer of licensed and unlicensed renewable energy projects. Particularly active in M&A in the manufacturing and technology sectors.

Notable practitioners

Devrim Çukur is a key contact.

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Gokce Attorney Partnership - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 5

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Görkem Gökçe
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Represents clients in small to mid-sized transactions, with particular expertise in the technology sector. Active on mandates involving private equity investment, and also assists both start-ups and established companies with strategic sales and acquisitions. Also active in corporate restructuring and liquidations.

Strengths One source appreciates that the team is "very responsive and very good at understanding our commercial expectations."

Clients note that the firm is "solution-oriented and very quick at problem-solving."

Work highlights Advised BCUBE on the liquidation of BCUBE Turkey.

Assisted Royal Bandits with the establishment of an e-sport company.

Significant Clients Biopipe, Evreka, Cepte Tamir, KOBE, BoraJet.

Notable practitioners

Clients say Görkem Gökçe "has great business acumen and is a real problem solver. He is a pleasure to work with." He has significant experience of working on international M&A and joint ventures, in addition to private equity and venture capital transactions in Turkey.

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Gün + Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Pelin Baysal and Mehmet Gün
- 2 partners
- 25 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised practice that leverages its IP strength to frequently act for multinational corporations and Turkish clients on a variety of transactions, especially in regulated industries. Assists with all stages of sales and acquisitions, including due diligence, contract negotiation and closing. Also offers general corporate governance and regulatory support to companies from a range of sectors, such as financial services, energy and life sciences. The firm has added a number of clients from the entertainment, automotive and life sciences spaces to its client roster.

Strengths Sources praise the team's "good command of Turkish company law and solution-oriented approach."

One client notes that the team "is very responsive and adds value by being proactive in dealing with issues that arise."

Work highlights Assisted Turner Broadcasting System Europe's three subsidiaries with their restructuring processes.

Acted for a global pharmaceutical company on a localisation project and toll manufacturing agreement in Turkey.

Notable practitioners

According to interviewees, the "very responsive" Pelin Baysal has a "pleasant personality" and offers "to-the-point advice." She advises on a range of corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on M&A transactions. She regularly acts for major multinationals.

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We provide sector specific strategic and structural advice in cross-border corporate transactions including mergers, spin-offs, private equity or venture capital investments, leveraged buyouts, asset, business and equity transfers and listed company takeovers. We handle the complete project management of all types of transactions including merger clearance and post-completion assistance, such as mandatory tender offers, compliance, corporate secretarial, HR reorganizations and master contract formations.

We are experienced in negotiating and drafting corporate, transaction and M&A documents, devising exit strategies, control mechanisms and minority protection rights, particularly in regulated sectors. We provide regulatory specific advice at all steps of transactions.

We provide commercially minded legal advice to our corporate clients across a diverse variety of industries in their day-to-day business matters and assist in the negotiation and drafting of contracts including distributor, co-marketing, co-promotion, sale and purchase, license, supply, franchise transportation and management agreements.

We are well familiar with several sectors including life sciences especially in pharmaceuticals and medical devices, insurance, technology/media/telecom, energy, real estate and construction, while we are also familiar with other sectors such as food and beverages and automotive.

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Ozbek Attorney Partnership - Corporate/M&A Department

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第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Selin Özbek Cittone and Selen İbrahimoğlu Güreş
- 4 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established team that assists international and domestic clients with M&A transactions. Particularly active in the TMT and retail sectors, and regularly represents investors with interests in Turkey, including private equity companies, venture capital funds and multinational corporations. Also provides start-ups with transactional and general commercial advice.

Strengths Clients note the firm's personalised service, saying that they are "comfortable knowing that the firm as a whole gives undivided attention to each client."

Interviewees appreciate that team members "respond instantly to all the questions we ask."

Work highlights Advised Axel Springer on the exercise of a put option of Commerz-Film by Doğan Holding.

Assisted Saide with the termination of its joint venture with New Look Retailers.

Significant Clients Ferrero, TLS Group, Affinion Group, Linde, Erste Group Bank.

Notable practitioners

Selin Özbek Cittone and Selen İbrahimoğlu Güreş are key contacts for this practice area.

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Taboğlu Attorneys at Law - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 5

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-established transactional practice which advises clients on public and private M&A transactions, including sales, acquisitions and joint ventures between Turkish companies and foreign investors. Also provides a broad corporate support and governance service. Possesses particular knowledge of major transactions in the manufacturing and logistics sectors.

Notable practitioners

Esin Taboğlu is well respected by peers, who see him as "one of the M&A gurus in Turkey." He has extensive experience of advising clients on domestic and cross-border public and private M&A transactions.

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YazıcıLegal Law Office - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 5

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- 4 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Provides a full range of transactional services, including due diligence, agreement negotiations and post-closing matters. Also assists clients with ongoing commercial and corporate governance advice, including establishing operations in Turkey. Acts for clients from sectors such as financial services, TMT and real estate. Win Bilgi İletişim Hizmetleri is one of the firm's newest clients in this practice area.

Strengths One client notes: "We have been able to get solutions to our legal problems on a day-to-day basis without any delay."

Interviewees also appreciate that "they have very good associates."

Work highlights Assisted Goldman Sachs with its acquisition of a minority stake in TFI TAB Gıda Yatırımları.

Advised Boyner Group on the TRY173.1 million private sale of shares in Boyner Perakende ve Tekstil Yatırımları to Myhoola.

Significant Clients Akfen Holding, LG, NET Holding, Yapı Kredi, Odeabank.

Notable practitioners

Hakan Yazıcı is a key contact for this practice.

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Eminent Practitioner

Pekin & Bayar Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Selin Bayar is a respected figure in the Turkish M&A market. According to clients, she is "very knowledgeable about local law and also has a commercial mind." Her expertise covers privatisations and private equity transactions.

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Eminent Practitioner

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ümit Hergüner is the firm's managing partner and a prominent figure in the Turkish M&A market. He has noteworthy experience of a wide range of corporate transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures and demergers. He assisted Fairfax Financial with its acquisition of a stake in Turins Sigorta. Clients say that he "provides excellent advice with efficiency."

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Eminent Practitioner

Paksoy

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Serdar Paksoy is widely respected for having "established a high reputation within the Turkish business law world." He has a vast knowledge of Turkish transactions and continues to work on major cases. Interviewees praise his "confidence and flexibility."

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Akol Özok Namlı Avukatlık Bürosu

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients comment that Meltem Akol"remains very calm in negotiations and uses her authority well." She is highly respected for her experience in assisting with cross-border M&A, private equity transactions and joint ventures. She receives further praise for her drafting ability and "profound knowledge."

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Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

From the Chambers Europe guide

İsmail Esin is a key figure in Turkish corporate law. He is described as "charismatic and knowledgeable in negotiations," and one interviewee lauds him for "providing good strategies." He advises domestic and multinational corporations on a range of M&A matters in Turkey. He also assists with commercial disputes.

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Band 1

Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients are full of praise for Umut Kolcuoğlu, with one calling him a "problem solver and a great negotiator." Another interviewee says he "gives the client the feeling of being valued." He has extensive experience of advising both domestic and international investors on Turkish M&A matters. His experience also spans equity capital markets and finance.

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Paksoy

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to one client, Elvan Aziz is a "very smart negotiator who is a pleasure to work with." She has experience working on a variety of corporate matters, including M&A transactions and restructuring. Sources also regard her as "very solution-oriented and knowledgeable."

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Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (BASEAK)

From the Chambers Europe guide

Galip Selçuk is well regarded by his clients, particularly because he is "always available and has a great capacity to listen and propose alternative solutions." He has significant experience in domestic and cross-border M&A matters. His recent highlights include advising Yıldız Holding on the TKY220 million sale of its affiliate Örgen Gıda and its Bizim Mutfak brands to Ajinomoto.

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Itır Sevim-Çiftçi

Yegin Çiftçi Attorney Partnership

From the Chambers Europe guide

Itır Sevim-Çiftçi is praised by clients for being "approachable, responsive and pragmatic." She has experience advising international investors on cross-border transactions, including privatisations. She has noted expertise in the consumer goods, retail, energy and infrastructure industries.

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Taboğlu Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Esin Taboğlu is well respected by peers, who see him as "one of the M&A gurus in Turkey." He has extensive experience of advising clients on domestic and cross-border public and private M&A transactions.

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Band 2

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership

From the Chambers Europe guide

Kayra Üçer is active in assisting international clients with their Turkish investments, as well as advising on local aspects of cross-border mandates. One client says he makes them feel "extremely confident when being consulted by him." His work has included advising Hewlett-Packard Teknoloji Çözümleri on a corporate reorganisation.

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Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer

Çiğdemtekin Dora Çakırca Arancı Law Firm (CDCA)

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer regularly acts for international and domestic clients on M&A and private equity transactions. Clients describe her as "smart, business-savvy and experienced." She also advises on energy projects and competition law.

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Begüm Durukan Özaydın

Durukan+Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Begüm Durukan Özaydın recently founded Durukan+Partners. She has considerable experience of advising clients on a variety of joint ventures and M&A deals. Clients say she is a "real expert who follows legal developments and gives to-the-point answers."

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Gedik & Eraksoy Avukatlık Ortaklığı

From the Chambers Europe guide

Hakkı Gedik advises clients on a range of corporate and transactional matters. Market observers agree that "he is a very good lawyer." He has further expertise in financing issues.

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Band 3

Gen Temizer Özer

From the Chambers Europe guide

One client comments that Baran Gen is "not only logical and analytical, but also displays a great deal of creativity in her problem solving."A number of clients also note her proficiency in negotiations. She has particular recent experience in M&A transactions concerning the retail, manufacturing and energy sectors.

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Gokce Attorney Partnership

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients say Görkem Gökçe"has great business acumen and is a real problem solver. He is a pleasure to work with." He has significant experience of working on international M&A and joint ventures, in addition to private equity and venture capital transactions in Turkey.

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Güner Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients praise Ece Güner for being "tough when she has to be and soft when she needs to be." She has noteworthy transactional and M&A experience. She acts for clients from a variety of sectors including natural resources, manufacturing and IT.

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Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (BASEAK)

From the Chambers Europe guide

One client refers to Selim Keki as a "very sharp and efficient lawyer with a good sense of commercial awareness." He is active on a number of complex acquisitions and joint ventures. He advised the EBRD on Mahindra & Mahindra's investment in Hisarlar Makina.

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Bener Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Onur Kordel is reputed for his experience in advising on M&A transactions in the food and beverage, energy and financial services sectors. One source notes that he is "very responsive to his clients' needs and is always available when required."

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Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to sources, head of department Eren Kurşun is "practical, solution-oriented and understands his clients' internal processes and can cater his legal advice accordingly." He is involved in numerous noteworthy transactions spanning a variety of sectors, including agrifoods, logistics and healthcare.

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Edmund Emre Özer

Gen Temizer Özer

From the Chambers Europe guide

Edmund Emre Özer is an English-qualified lawyer who assists with acquisitions and joint ventures across a variety of sectors, including IT. According to clients, he is particularly skilful in drafting contracts and also has a "calm, unflustered style with the ability to handle complex and difficult transactions." He has further expertise in venture capital concerns.

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Band 3

Pekin & Bayar Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to clients, Ferhat Pekin is "pragmatic and focused on getting things done, while always looking out for the interests of his clients." He has experience working on a variety of corporate and M&A matters, including those concerning regulated sectors.

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Turunç

From the Chambers Europe guide

Kerem Turunç draws praise from international clients for his "amazing ability to convey local intelligence." His practice includes both public and private M&A deals, where he routinely represents both buyers and sellers.

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Band 3

Verdi Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Can Verdi has a wide-ranging practice that encompasses domestic and international M&A, as well as finance. He is well respected by his peers and receives praise from clients for his track record.

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Gün + Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to interviewees, the "very responsive"Pelin Baysal has a "pleasant personality" and offers "to-the-point advice." She advises on a range of corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on M&A transactions. She regularly acts for major multinationals.

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Erdem & Erdem

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ercument Erdem is praised by clients for his expertise: "His presence in the negotiations gave the desired leverage to our team and his transactional experience contributed to the smooth flow of negotiations." He has noteworthy experience in cross-border M&A, privatisation and private equity transactions.

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Band 4

MORAL & PARTNERS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Joining the rankings this year, Vefa Resat Moral of MORAL & PARTNERS has experience advising clients on buy and sell-side M&A transactions and general corporate matters. Clients are pleased with his "dedicated approach" and "technical knowledge that makes us feel safe."

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Band 4

Moroğlu Arseven

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to one client, Seyfi Moroğlu is a "very high-quality performer who analyses all risks well and provides good suggestions." He focuses on cross-border joint ventures and acquisitions. He has additional expertise in regulatory compliance and life sciences contracts.

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Band 4

Paksoy

From the Chambers Europe guide

Togan Turan advises on a wide range of transactional matters. One source lauds his "excellent service for M&A and corporate matters."

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Band 4

Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients praise the "bright, sophisticated"Duygu Turgut for going "above and beyond her duty." She has a growing profile and routinely acts on a range of high-profile joint venture and M&A matters.

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Band 4

Turunç

From the Chambers Europe guide

Founding partner Noyan Turunç has vast experience advising domestic and global corporate and financial institutions, covering a broad variety of industries. One client highlights his "vast legal and business knowledge" and mentions that he is "always available for value-adding advice."

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Band 4

Burcu Tuzcu Ersin

Moroğlu Arseven

From the Chambers Europe guide

Burcu Tuzcu Ersin has a broad corporate practice that spans M&A, corporate restructuring, venture capital and foreign investment. She covers a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, energy and financial services. Clients appreciate that she is "open-minded, quick to react and pleasant to deal with."

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