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Firm Profile


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  • Orjin Maslak
  • Eski Büyükdere Caddesi No:27 K:11
  • Maslak
  • Istanbul
  • Istanbul
  • Turkey
  • 34485

Firm profile submitted by Paksoy

Managing/Senior Partner: Serdar Paksoy
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 55+
Languages:English, French, German, Turkish

Paksoy is an independent full-service law firm in Istanbul, Turkey focused on helping clients in a wide range of legal areas, cross-border investments, international business transactions, investigations, compliance and disputes. Established in 1997, Paksoy stands today as one of the strongest local legal brands in Turkey focusing on numerous practice groups and sectors. Paksoy has lawyers and specialists from a background of varied sectors and industries, including international accounting and consultancy firms, industry regulators and private practice.

Practice Areas
Anti-Corruption & White Collar Crime
Anti-Dumping, Customs & Trade Disputes
Antitrust & Competition
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Compliance & Investigations
Corporate & Commercial
Data Protection
Energy & Natural Resources
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Infrastructure, PPP & Construction
Insurance & Private Pensions
Intellectual Property/Information Technology
Islamic Finance
Labour & Employment
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Project Finance
Real Estate
Restructuring & Insolvency
Tax & Fiscal Services
Telecommunications, Media & Technology

Main Areas of Practice

Antitrust & Competition:
Paksoy advises on antitrust clearance for mergers and acquisitions, represents clients in filings and negotiations with the Turkish Competition Authority and provides assistance in antitrust investigations and counselling with respect to commercial agreements, licencing, agency, franchise and distribution contracts.
Contacts: M Togan Turan, Partner; Derya Genc, Counsel

Banking & Finance:
Paksoy has considerable experience in banking and finance work advising international and domestic investment and commercial banks, ECAs, borrowers and sponsors in leveraged and acquisition finance, project finance, asset finance and structured finance on major infrastructure investments and other types of lending.
Contact: Sera Somay, Partner

Capital Markets:
Paksoy advises financial institutions, investment banks, underwriters, managers and issuers in domestic and international markets on equity, debt and equity-linked transactions, including initial and secondary public offerings, debt offerings, securities transactions and regulatory matters.
Contact: Omer Collak, Partner

Compliance & Investigations:
Paksoy advises clients on anti-bribery and corruption reviews and helps clients on investigations carried out by administrative authorities, regulators, tax authorities and customs administration as well as on compliance checks in connection with FCPA and UK Bribery Act.
Contact: Serdar Paksoy, Senior Partner

Corporate & Commercial:
Paksoy advises listed and privately held entities on general corporate and contracts law, IT, licensing, marketing and distribution/agency agreements and corporate governance issues.
Contacts: Elvan Aziz, Partner; M Togan Turan, Partner; Stéphanie Beghe Sonmez, Partner

Data Protection:
Paksoy advises clients on data protection matters in the context of the new legal regime by drafting privacy policies, revising standard contracts, assessing preparedness for the implementation of new legal constraints and bringing existing databases in compliance, and organising the legal transfer of data to third parties and abroad.
Contact: Stéphanie Beghe Sonmez, Partner

Energy & Natural Resources:
Paksoy advises leading global and domestic clients on major projects in Turkey in connection with the concession and licence-based energy and natural resources deals and is very active in electricity, oil and gas industries working on a wide range of issues, including the acquisition and disposal of energy assets, licencing, permitting and regulatory filing.
Contact: Zeynel Tunc, Partner

Infrastructure, PPP & Construction:
Paksoy has significant experience, covering all aspects of PPP investments such as project contracts, permits and authorisations, public or administrative law, litigation and regulatory framework. Paksoy advises contractors and owners in projects involving construction, operation and maintenance of complex structures, plants, infrastructure systems, shopping malls and mine operation sites.
Contact: Zeynel Tunc, Partner

Islamic Finance:
Paksoy advises conventional and Islamic financial institutions, investors, and corporate borrowers on all aspects of Islamic finance. The firm has been at the forefront of Islamic product development in Turkey working with all major market makers including the sovereign, Turkish Islamic banks, regional banks and global players.
Contact: Sera Somay, Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Paksoy provides advice to global clients on cross-border transactions and domestic investments in a wide range of sectors, represents investors from strategic to private equity houses in their investments and provides sell side advisory services. The firm works on a variety of investment structures including full acquisitions, minority investments, mergers, spin-offs, joint ventures, business transfers and asset deals.
Contacts: Elvan Aziz, Partner; M Togan Turan, Partner; Stéphanie Beghe Sonmez, Partner

Labour & Employment:
Paksoy provides clients with advice on all aspects of individual and collective labour law, including localisation and drafting employment agreements and bylaws, as well as termination related documentation and outsourcing agreements.
Contact: Elvan Aziz, Partner

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Paksoy acts for clients in litigation and arbitration work covering areas of contract, tort, fraud, shareholder disputes, mergers, procurement matters, product liability, employment, competition, bankruptcy and insolvency. The firm appears before civil and administrative courts, arbitration tribunals, tax tribunals and regulatory authorities.
Contact: Serdar Paksoy, Senior Partner

Project Finance:
Paksoy has extensive experience in project financing, gained through representing the lenders, sponsors, project companies, institutional investors, contractors and operators in various types of projects including power, oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, healthcare and shopping mall projects.
Contact: Zeynel Tunc, Partner

Real Estate:
Paksoy handles a wide variety of real property transactions including all aspects of real estate development projects including joint venture and revenue sharing systems, sale and purchase of property, long-term leasehold contracts, construction loans and leases of residential and commercial properties.
Contact: Elvan Aziz, Partner

Tax & Fiscal Services:
The firm provides clients with advice on all types of taxation events on corporate, income tax, VAT and stamp duty as well as transfer pricing, expatriate taxation and international tax structurings.
Contact: Sansal Erbacioglu, Counsel


  • Orjin Maslak,
  • Eski Büyükdere Caddesi No: 27 K:11,
  • Maslak,
  • Istanbul,
  • Turkey
  • 34398
  • Tel +90 212 366 4700
  • Fax +90 212 290 2355
  • Email : [email protected]
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