GKC Partners

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

Turkey
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What the team is known for GKC Partners enjoys a reputation as one of Turkey's strongest practices, offering a full-service model to both domestic and international clients. The firm's cross-border expertise extends over a range of different areas of law, including both transactional and contentious matters. Adding to its in-house capabilities, the firm operates in association with White & Case, giving clients access to the resources and knowledge of an international firm, coupled with local expertise.

At the international level, the firm stands out for the strength of its capital markets practice, advising on IPOs for a diverse clientele and providing support on matters of Turkish and English law. GKC also boasts one of the strongest financing teams in the jurisdiction, skilfully handling acquisition and project finance, as well as restructuring mandates for international and domestic banks. The firm's corporate practice is also largely international in scope; advisers routinely act on cross-border deals, often in conjunction with White & Case attorneys, particularly those involving the energy, manufacturing and technology sectors. Adding to its transactional capabilities, the firm also provides cross-border support to clients facing contentious proceedings in both litigation and international arbitration.

Strengths A client reports: "We worked with GKC on an IPO in Turkish and UK capital markets. They have extensive knowledge, especially in Turkish markets. The firm has international capabilities and is well connected to other offices globally."

A number of clients make reference to GKC's partnership with White & Case. One interviewee shares: "They have the ability to combine local and international experience. They know the peculiarities of the Turkish market and they are very co-operative,"while another adds: "Sometimes they involve White & Case partners, they have a competitive advantage in combining English and Turkish law." Another client reports: "GKC is the local affiliate of White & Case. We first started working with White & Case, and GKC was brought in for an acquisition. All people were excellent. They really were extremely valuable in order for us to understand local misunderstandings."