International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for Yegin Çiftçi is held in high regard for its cross-border practice, which centres primarily on banking and M&A mandates. The firm's international strength is enhanced by its affiliation to London-headquartered Clifford Chance, which affords clients access to that firm's excellent international resources and global network. The team both operates in a local counsel capacity, providing Turkish law advice on the international stage, and also plays a co-ordinating role on multi-jurisdictional projects.

Banking and finance remains a standout area of success for the firm. Bolstered by its connections to Clifford Chance's pre-eminent financing practice, the team is routinely involved in highly significant matters involving Turkey, particularly those involving energy and infrastructure projects. Yegin Çiftçi's M&A practice is also largely international in scope; members of the team frequently advise on inbound investment into Turkey and boast a strong track record of acting for prominent multinational clients.

Strengths Multiple sources point to the firm's English law capabilities, as one client says: "The advantage is that they have English-qualified people in Istanbul. You can have access to their overall knowledge." Similarly, another client reports: "They have both English and Turkish-qualified team members, which gives the firm added value."

Another interviewee says: "The firm, as the Clifford Chance affiliate in Turkey, has advised on a large number of equity, debt and capital markets transactions. The team has provided excellent client service, understands the business and policy requirements of international development institutions and is adept at managing transactions. The work often includes multi-jurisdictional issues, and Yegin Çiftçi performs very highly on this aspect, including the ability to lead local counsel in other jurisdictions."