Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Outstanding domestic practice with a leading position in the Turkish M&A market. Handles M&A, disposals and joint ventures in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare and TMT. Also active in the energy, finance and transportation industries. Regularly works with major international firms on complex cross-border matters. Also well versed in handling mandates for public sector clients.

Strengths One client praises the team for its dedication, adding that it has "broad experience in the field and high flexibility combined with a reasonable cost structure."

Sources laud the lawyers for their level of preparation. One impressed client remarks: "I feel I can rely on them to get things right. It's good to have that confidence in your counsel; it takes a big burden off you."

Work highlights Assisted Sberbank with its USD3.2 billion sale of shares in DenizBank to Emirates NDB.

Notable practitioners

Elvan Aziz
assists both local and international clients with all stages of M&A transactions and also advises on corporate governance matters. Sources describe her as "experienced, dedicated and flexible," and also highlight her "responsiveness and good communication skills."

Serdar Paksoy
is noted for his extensive expertise in handling M&A transactions. Interviewees appreciate that "whenever things get a bit edgy, he is always there to come up with solutions."

Clients appreciate that
Togan Turan
"concentrates on real issues, finds solutions to get the deal done and is really supportive." He advises on M&A transactions and joint ventures, working with clients in a variety of sectors, including energy and consumer goods.