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Gen Temizer Özer

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Partners: Baran Gen, Ebru Temizer, Edmund Emre Özer
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 10
Languages: English, French, German, Turkish


Firm Overview:
Gen Temizer Özer is an Istanbul based corporate law firm providing legal services relevant to all aspects of business in a wide variety of sectors. The firm’s founding partners have over 30 years of combined experience in top tier global law firms, more than any other independent Turkish law firm.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm covers M&A transactions of all sizes in Turkey as well as outbound investments by Turkish investors. The firm’s practice encompasses public and private corporate/ M&A transactions, joint ventures, spin offs, privatisations and corporate restructurings. The firm is listed in Legal 500 and IFLR as one of the leading law firms in Turkey for mergers and acquisitions.

Strategic M&A:
The firm’s lawyers have relevant experience in a wide range of strategic M&A transactions in various business sectors including health, media, technology, oil and gas, banking and real estate. Private Equity Transactions: The firm acted on various private equity transactions in the Turkish market, both for international and local private equity firms. These have ranged from the largest and most complex transactions in the market to small and mid-cap deals. The firm therefore has long standing experience and in depth expertise in all aspects of private equity transactions (acquisitions, joint ventures, merger processes, leveraged financing and exits) in the market across a variety of business sectors.

Privatisation:
The team members have represented foreign and domestic advisers, as well as financial advisers, in relation to privatisation tender processes in the energy, refinery, tobacco, telecommunications and other sectors, throughout the process from due diligence, review and negotiation of tender documentation, sale arrangements and closings.
Contact: Baran Gen
Tel: +902 122 603 405
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Emre Ozer
Tel: +902 122 603 407
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ebru Temizer
Tel: +902 122 603 407
Email: [email protected]

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
The firm advises its clients in the raising of equity and debt finance whether through bank or project financing, public capital markets or private placements. This remains a dynamic and fast moving area in terms of market and regulatory developments requiring the highest quality regulatory and sectorial knowledge. The team members of the firm have advised on securities issuances in innovative sectors such as high yield bond issuances. The firm acted for clients in the energy, oil and gas, infrastructure and renewable energy sectors. The firm also advised on a proposed carbon trading scheme to be implemented by Turkish banks. The firm is listed in IFLR1000 and Legal 500 as one of the leading law firms in Turkey for both banking and project finance.
Contact: Baran Gen
Tel: +902 122 603 405
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Emre Ozer
Tel: +902 122 603 407
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Projects:
The firm has advised various energy businesses in relation to their investments, project financing and construction projects in the context of the Turkish regulatory framework. The firm has also advised investors in relation to government sponsored privatisation projects in the energy sector. The firm’s representative matters have included the team members advising in relation to projects in renewable energy. This is an increasingly attractive area of investment for both Turkish and foreign investors in the context of government carbon reduction incentives in this field to encourage investment in renewables.
Contact: Ebru Temizer
Tel: +902 122 603 407
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
The firm provides regular corporate and regulatory advice to clients establishing and operating businesses in Turkey and to Turkish clients seeking to establish offshore structures for their investments. The firm’s regulatory advice covers various regulated sectors including financial sector regulations, capital markets regulations, and energy sector and other industry regulations.
The firm has advised several international corporations on the most appropriate Turkish corporate vehicles for their businesses or investments as well as providing regular ongoing corporate law and corporate governance advice to them. The firm has advised financial sector clients in relation to authorisations, renewals, clearances and regulatory issues in relation to their operations in Turkey, both for their day to day operations and in the context of M&A transactions. Employment & Intellectual Property: The firm has in depth expertise in intellectual property and employment law matters. The firm can assist in day to day issues in these areas as well manage projects for the delivery of key management or consultancy contracts or licensing contracts.

Antitrust & Competition:
The firm’s partner Baran Gen has particular expertise on competition and anti-trust matters. She has advised various investors on Competition Board filings for merger clearance approval for acquisitions and joint ventures. The firm further advises on anti-trust issues in relation to regular commercial agreements in particular on the application of block exemptions or individual exemption applications, and restructuring transactions to meet anti-trust compliance requirements. The firm’s team advised insurance sector clients in particular on these matters in relation to their entry into long term bancassurance agreements.

Anti-Bribery:
The firm also advises on local anti-bribery laws for both local and international clients and are familiar with the compliance requirements of international clients under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act.
Contact: Baran Gen
Tel: +902 122 603 405
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ebru Temizer
Tel: +902 122 603 406
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
The firm has extensive experience in handling litigation and arbitration matters in relation to various commercial contract disputes as well as acting on the enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards before Turkish courts. The firm has acted before the Turkish courts in very high profile administrative law cases against governmental entities in relation to major Turkish state related projects. The firm has also represented clients in major arbitration cases before various forums. Ebru Temizer is recommended as a leading disputes lawyer in various publications.
Contact: Ebru Temizer
Tel: +902 122 603 406
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
The firm has wide-ranging experience in real estate issues derived from their work for developers, construction companies, owners, private and institutional investors, real estate investment trusts and financing parties in the acquisition, development, construction, ownership, operation, leasing, financing, management and securing of all types of real estate assets including commercial real estate, hotels, marinas and ports and residential and mixed use projects. The firm has also undertaken extensive real estate due diligence covering issues such as ownership, leases, rights of easement, governmental permits (construction licenses, building use permits, etc.), zoning, environmental matters and other property rights and similar issues.
Contact: Ebru Temizer
Tel: +902 122 603 406
Email: [email protected]