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Are you looking to enter, establish or grow your business interests in the dynamic Turkish market? Our lawyers based in Istanbul can guide you through all legal issues surrounding your inbound and outbound investment strategy. Whether you are an enterprising start-up, mid-cap or major multinational, our multi-disciplinary specialists can provide the support you need to keep you ahead.

We have been active on behalf of our clients in Turkiye for more than two decades and opened our office in Istanbul in 2013. Through our international entity in Turkiye and Döne Yalçın and her team, we combine local and international advice to help you achieve the best business outcome. You benefit from practical advice from experienced, knowledgeable and business-savvy international and local advisers who understand the customs and drive of Turkish enterprise as well as international practice. By focusing on key sectors such as energy, construction and real estate, infrastructure, consumer products, technology, media and communications, lifesciences and automotive, our teams are able to understand your business and the industry-specific legal issues you face.

Whether you require assistance on mergers and disposals or banking, finance and capital market transactions, or whether you need guidance with specific practice areas such as tax, employment, competition and other regulatory issues, our lawyers can help. If you are involved in a dispute, we can support you through the various dispute resolution procedures or litigation.

Present in over 30 countries and with more than 3,000 lawyers, we can draw on experience outside of Turkiye for transactions in or involving Turkiye, or advise Turkish businesses on their outbound transactions and legal issues.

Please contact us if you are seeking experienced legal experts to help you successfully grow and expand your Turkish business interests.

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