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Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. With over 25 years’ experience in emerging Europe, we are the preferred M&A adviser to corporates and financial institutions, and have topped the regional deal tables by volume for a number of consecutive years. With domestic experts and English law practitioners on the ground in 15 offices across the region, we can mobilise international specialist teams quickly to manage your cross-border transactions.

The CMS Turkey team includes not only very experienced Turkish lawyers but also international transactional lawyers, including both UK and US qualified lawyers, who have worked extensively on Turkey-related deals for many years. Over the years, we have developed a deep understanding of how to structure and complete transactions in and relating to Turkey, with a particular focus on cross border and international transactions. 

We add value by thinking and acting beyond our traditional role to secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Whether a global multinational group or a dynamic domestic business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. 

Our cross-border teams include experts in sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, technology and media. This means we can save time and money by understanding your specific issues, providing advice within context and pinpointing the commercial issues and risks in your transaction.

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June 2020
CMS Cor­por­ate / M&A Glob­al Bro­chure
A glob­al lead­er in Cor­por­ate / M&A
12 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide for dir­ect­ors of com­pan­ies
21 July 2020
EU Gen­er­al Court is­sues rul­ing in CK Tele­coms (case T-399/16)
The Gen­er­al Court cla­ri­fies the leg­al test for non-co­ordin­ated ef­fects in oli­go­poly cases On 28 May 2020, in a land­mark judg­ment the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on an­nulled the European Com­mis­sion's...
08 May 2018
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
26 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing ini­ti­at­ive
16 July 2020
Do earn-out clauses help with M&A trans­ac­tions in­flu­enced by COV­ID-19?
In times of COV­ID-19, many trans­ac­tions are dif­fi­cult to ne­go­ti­ate, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to the pur­chase price. Can earn-out clauses be of any help? This is a ques­tion that needs to be answered...
01 November 2016
In­vestors eye op­por­tun­it­ies in Europe amid un­cer­tainty fol­low­ing Brexit...
20 April 2020
COV­ID 19 - Tur­key passes eco­nom­ic meas­ures to help busi­ness own­ers
Cor­rect as of 16:00, 16 April 2020. This art­icle is not be­ing main­tained. The Turk­ish gov­ern­ment is con­tinu­ously tak­ing meas­ures to min­im­ize the im­pacts of the coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) out­break on the eco­nomy...
30 March 2020
EU Com­mis­sion calls for closer scru­tiny of for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment
Non-EU in­vestors may be con­fron­ted with more ri­gid clear­ance pro­cesses when at­tempt­ing to ac­quire EU com­pan­ies as a res­ult of an un­pre­ced­en­ted call for ac­tion by the European Com­mis­sion. In a policy pa­per...
25 March 2020
COV­ID-19 meas­ures for Gen­er­al As­sem­blies
Cor­rect as of 9:30 AM, 25 March 2020. This art­icle is not be­ing main­tained. Ac­cord­ing to the Turk­ish Com­mer­cial Code ("TCC"), joint-stock com­pan­ies and lim­ited li­ab­il­ity com­pan­ies should con­duct or­din­ary...
24 March 2020
“Eco­nom­ic Sta­bil­ity Shield Pro­gramme” an­nounced to pro­tect eco­nomy from...
On 18 March 2020, the Meet­ing to Co­ordin­ate the Fight Against COV­ID-19 was held in Ank­ara and passed the Eco­nom­ic Sta­bil­ity Shield Pro­gramme (Eko­nomik İstikrar Kalkanı), a TRY 100 bil­lion (EUR 14.1...
16 March 2020
European in­sur­ance re­cov­ery and res­ol­u­tion frame­work now an in­ev­it­ab­il­ity
For a long time, the in­sur­ance in­dustry has suc­cess­fully ral­lied against at­tempts to in­tro­duce a re­cov­ery and res­ol­u­tion re­gime sim­il­ar to the Bank Re­cov­ery and Res­ol­u­tion Dir­ect­ive (BRRD). However, EIOPA’s...