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Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (BASEAK)

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Managing Partners: Barlas Balcıoğlu
Number of partners: 14
Number of lawyers: 80+
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Turkish

Firm Overview:
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (BASEAK) is an Istanbul-based full service firm. The firm has gained an outstanding reputation and valued clientele by tailoring effective legal solutions to a broad spectrum of clients of all sizes — individuals; entrepreneurs; small businesses and start-ups; governments and government agencies; mid-sized, larger private and public corporations, including international and global entities. Now clients benefit from a team of 80-plus lawyers and economists who are committed to offering creative business and legal solutions. BASEAK provides Turkish services to the global law firm Dentons and combines the global expertise and network with local understanding.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Arbitration
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Competition & Antitrust
Corporate
Employment & Labour
Energy
Environmental & Natural Resources
Franchising & Distribution
Insurance
Intellectual Property & Technology
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mining
Private Equity
Public Policy & Regulation
Real Estate
Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy
Securities & Corporate Finance
Trade, WTO, Customs

Banking & Finance:
3 partners; 20 fee earners
BASEAK banking and finance lawyers and professionals, led by Barlas Balcıoğlu, offer an expansive scope of insight, helping clients to structure and document transactions that help provide financing to practically every industry. Since BASEAK represents both finance providers and users, clients benefit from a counsel that understands the needs and wants of each party
Contact: Barlas Balcıoğlu (Head of Banking and Finance)
Tel: +90 212 329 30 00
Email: [email protected]

Competition & Antitrust:
1 partner; 20 fee earners
BASEAK provides legal advice on managing complex competition investigations, merger proceedings and litigation; the firm handles investigations by antitrust authorities, ensure merger clearance for acquisitions and joint ventures and help minimise risks of commercial arrangements facing legal challenge.
Contact: Şahin Ardıyok (Head of Competition and Antitrust)
Tel: +90 212 329 30 00
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
5 partners; 45 fee earners
From strategic planning through due diligence to post-closing integration, BASEAK’s corporate practice encompasses the full spectrum of corporate law. The firm established relationships with investment banks, accounting firms, regulators and lenders to help structure transactions on both the buy and sell side, from a takeover bid — hostile or friendly — to a merger, de-merger or consolidation. The firm advises Fortune 500 and middle-market companies, private equity investors, bidders and targets and financiers and independent board committees.
Contact: Galip M. Selçuk (Head of Corporate and M&A)
Tel: +90 212 329 30 00
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
1 partner; 5 fee earners
BASEAK lawyers advise a large number of Turkish and international clients issuers and underwriters, local and international companies in equity and debt capital market transactions including equity public offerings, debt instruments offerings, private placements and sales to qualified investors, voluntary mandatory tender offers, sukuk issuances and structured debt issuances. The firm’s experience and capabilities also include capital markets regulatory compliance, derivatives and structured products, distressed assets, public finances, residential mortgage purchase and sale, residential repo and finance and securitisations.
Contact: Müfit Arapoğlu (Head of Capital Markets)
Tel: +90 212 329 30 00
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
1 partner; 21 fee earners
BASEAK offers expertise in real estate leasing, project finance, acquisition and disposition, development, construction, or investment as well as assistance in real estate disputes. The firm also offers the full range of legal expertise and services in all business-related areas, including, inter alia: insolvency and debt restructuring, environmental and regulatory compliance, corporate structuring and cross-border matters.
Contact: Barlas Balcıoğlu (Head of Real Estate)
Tel: +90 212 329 30 00
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
3 partners; 29 fee earners
BASEAK’s dispute resolution lawyers employ the most appropriate tools and strategies for each stage of the process and each unique situation. Whether through timely use of innovative alternative dispute resolution techniques or skillful and persuasive advocacy in the courtroom, BASEAK lawyers maximise prospects for a successful outcome. The firm assesses and manages risks in relation to the legal costs of the dispute and seeks to minimise the likelihood of future litigation.
Contact:Özgür Akman (Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution)
Tel: +90 212 329 30 00
Email: [email protected]

Shipping/Maritime:
2 partners; 3 fee earners
BASEAK’s maritime law experts provide legal advice on disputes involving claims for lost, damaged, delayed or hazardous cargo, claims arising out of collisions, personal injury, contract disputes, pollution, claims against vessels, and maritime insurance claims. The firm provides transactional advice on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and vessel sales, financing and the full landscape of shipping, logistics, vessel charter, marine terminal, salvage matters. The team assists clients in purchase and sale of vessels, maritime insurance disputes related to collisions, pollution or personal injuries, ship finance and foreclosures, maritime bankruptcies, arrests of vessels and related maritime issues, maritime and logistics contracts, international trade and carriage of goods, collisions and other casualty losses, charter parties and environmental regulatory and government matters.
Contacts: Gülistan Baltacı Hatay and Semih Sander (Co-heads of Maritime)
Tel: +90 212 329 30 00
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 6 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

BASEAK and Dentons advised largest holding company in Turkey on its successful Eurobond issuance

Müfit Arapoğlu , Cenk Yılgör, Canberk Varış, Sena Mutlu, Erkin Tuzcular

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BASEAK Wins "Deal of the Year" Award

Selim Keki , Şahin Ardıyok , Tulu Harsa, Ayşegül Şifaver, Canberk Varış

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BASEAK welcomes Bora İkiler as Counsel

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