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Eldem Attorneys at Law

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Gümüşsuyu
  • İnönü Caddesi
  • Gümüşsu Palas Apt, No: 18/6
  • Istanbul
  • Istanbul
  • Turkey
  • 34437, Taksim

Firm profile submitted by Eldem Attorneys at Law

Managing Partner: Mr Haluk Eldem
Senior Partners: Mrs Ebru Eldem Gökdere, Mr Süleyman Bektaş, Mr Suat Tatar, Mr İbrahim Eldem, Mrs Eylem Polat
Number of partners: 6
Number of Lawyers: 12 (including panners)
Languages: English, Turkish

Eldem Attorneys at Law (Eldem) is a full-service Istanbul law firm in Turkey founded in 1971 by Haluk Eldem. The firm’s client portfolio grew and diversified significantly over a period of 45 years since its inception. The law firm has extensive experience in providing legal services to major international and local clientele and is especially experienced in real estate law, intellectual property, commercial law, company law, capital markets Board regulations and complex M&A transactions. Eldem is specialised in food and beverages, construction, hospitality and medical devices sectors and experienced in preparing all types of contracts. The law firm represents leading companies in their sectors with an annual turnover of over USD 1 billion. Its lawyers represent a wide range of local and international clients, including firms quoted on the FTSE 100 and NYSE and has long-standing relationships with law firms in Switzerland, England, Hungary, Italy, Bulgaria, Iran, Ireland, the USA, Lebanon and Cyprus that enables the firm to offer legal services in cross border transactions.

Practice Areas:
■ Real Estate
■ M&A
■ Project Finance
■ Intellectual Property
■ Labour Law
■ Corporate Law
■ Commercial Law
■ Litigation
■ Capital Markets Law

Main Areas of Practice

Real Estate:
6 partners, 12 lawyers (including partners)
Eldem Law Firm’s real estate practice ranges from specific property and related transactions to the property issues that arise in commercial transactions. The law firm advised on many of the largest and innovative Turkish commercial property transactions. The firm’s real estate work includes real estate finance, advising owners, lenders, borrowers, equity investors, lead managers and others on all aspects of financing, secured lending and securitisation. 

Major Legal Works For Real Estate Projects:

Office Construction Projects:

The law firm generally assists in the purchase of the site from its owners, drafts the construction agreements with the contractors. Eldem prepares a flat-for-land basis construction agreement with the land-owner company and negotiates the loan agreement for the financing of the project with major Turkish banks, and also establishes the mortgage on the land as security.

Establishing Special Purpose Companies:
The law firm establishes special purpose companies for the real estate owners for different needs of a project. The shares of these special purpose companies can be sold to another investor for the clients’ financial needs.

Multipurpose Commercial Property:
Eldem prepares and negotiates on behalf of its clients, flat-for land basis construction agreements.
Key Clients: Tahincioğlu Group, Sayman Chemicals, Mondi AG/Mondi Tire Kutsan, Gençoğlu Family, Mondelez International Inc/Kent Gıda, Amcor Flexibles Contacts: Ebru Eldem Gökdere, İbrahim Eldem
Tel: +90 212 292 2950
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

6 partners, 12 lawyers (including partners)
Eldem attorneys combines commercial know-how and negotiating skills in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and complex business transactions. The law firm is involved in all phases of M&A transactions from due diligence to preparing shareholders and acquisition of share agreements till post signing phase. Eldem lawyers are experienced in acquisitions and dispositions in a wide range of industries, including those that are highly regulated. A key component of the firm’s company M&A practice is its broad understanding of the corporate governance aspects of transactions. M&A lawyers advise boards of directors in M&A deals regarding public and press announcements.

Intellectual Property:
1 partner, 1 lawyer
Eldem Law Firm demonstrated its expertise in the IP area by defending its clients in infringement of IP rights. On the trade mark front, the law firm acted for its clients in disputes regarding the licensing of the client’s trademark. The team of specialist IP lawyers currently manage IP cases on behalf of international corporations and have also advised clients from Europe and Asia.
Key Clients: Y.P.Lee Mock & Partners, Brandstock, Mondelez International Inc, Wilson Gunn.
Contact: Eylem Polat
Tel: +90 212 292 2950
Email: [email protected]