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Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership

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Senior Partner:Ümit Hergüner
Managing Partner: Kayra Üçer
Number of lawyers: 87
Languages:  English, French, German, Japanese, Turkish

 Firm Overview:
Since 1989, Hergüner Bilgen Özeke has been recrafting the Turkish law firm model along modern corporate standards, while maintaining the personal attention that its clients have come to expect. Its size and expertise make it one of the few truly fullservice independent Turkish law firms with a global reach, equally at home in the role of primary counsel in multinational transactions and local counsel to foreign and domestic clients. The firm’s expertise and institutional knowledge enable it to go beyond simple lawyering and develop creative business-oriented solutions to client needs. It accomplishes this by putting clients first and becoming intimately acquainted with all aspects of their business and legal needs. The firm’s reputation for innovation goes back almost three decades, having drafted many first-of-their-kind agreements in cross-border transactions that continue to be used as model agreements in the market today. The firm also assists clients expanding into other markets by supervising the work of local counsel in developing economies such as Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Albania, Cote d’Ivoire, and Nigeria.

Main Areas of Practice:

Securities & Capital Markets:

The capital markets team represents investors and financial institutions in some of the most innovative securities transactions in the Turkish market. The team was instrumental in the first mandatory tender offer in Turkey, and Turkey’s largest foreign corporate bond issuance.
Contact: Kayra Üçer, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: M. Mert Oğuzülgen, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Energy & the Extractive Industries:
The energy team has significant experience in mine financing, major cross-border oil and gas pipelines, and internationally funded generation facilities. The team is also a pioneer in the unlicensed renewable energy field.
Contact:Ümit Hergüner, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Deniz Tuncel, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Private Equity & Funds:
The private equity team represents investment companies and investment funds in as well as various foreign private equity funds investing in Turkish companies.
Contact: Kayra Üçer, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: M. Mert Oğuzülgen, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Technology Media & Telecommunications:
The TMT team is an innovator in data protection and FinTech, and they represent major foreign and domestic news outlets, telecom operators, government entities, and investors on every imaginable regulatory, licensing and transactional matter.
Contact: Ufuk Yalçın, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Kayra Üçer, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
The intellectual property team provides a full range of dispute and transactional IP law services, such as registration of patents, trademarks, utility models, industrial design, geographical signs, and domain names as well as copyright protection and the enforcement of IP rights.
Contact: Ufuk Yalçın, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Bige Yücel, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
The corporate and M&A team has been involved in the majority of significant deals in Turkey. The team values attention to detail, producing the most dependable due diligence reports and restructuring agreements, leading complex distressed asset purchases, and handling cases of bribery, fraudulent tender practices, insider trading, and tax fraud, as well as FCPA and UK Anti-Bribery investigations.
Contact:Ümit Hergüner, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Kayra Üçer, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Project Finance & Public Private Partnerships:
The project finance team effectively wrote the book on cross-border project finance, from Ottoman-era concessions agreements to modern PPPs, and drafting early IGA/HGAs that continue to serve as models for cross-border projects today. The team also advises on many BOT, BO, TOR, and innovative BLT infrastructure-related PPP projects.
Contact: Senem Denktaş, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Aslı Budak, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
The dispute resolution team supports its clients through difficult commercial arbitration, collections and execution, bankruptcy, debt restructuring, tax, inheritance, insurance, breach of contract, and torts cases including cross-border disputes and the enforcement of foreign awards, and they are experts at lawsuits involving state and municipal entities.
Contact: Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Tolga Danışman, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
The banking and finance team represents IFIs, export credit agencies, corporations, public institutions, banks, and bank consortiums in complex financial transactions. The team also handles acquisitions of financial institutions, cross-border Islamic finance issues such as Murabaha agreements and Sukuk offerings, and it advises on international compliance issues such as FATCA, Dodd-Frank, and international sanctions regimes.
Contact: Piraye Kuranel Başol, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Yeşim Api Şamli, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
The real estate team is expert in structuring and restructuring, commercial leases, zoning, licensing, permits, sale-leaseback transactions, and real estate finance. It advises the world’s leading international retailers, real estate funds, and developers in Turkey’s famous shopping and residential complexes, urban re-generation projects, ports, and tourism facilities.
Contact: Serkan Gül, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Nazım O. Kurt, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Competition & Antitrust:
The competition team stands out in the market for being led by a former Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) antitrust case manager, who can uniquely provide expert guidance in obtaining approvals and exemptions from the TCA, and effectively deal with unfavourable TCA decisions.
Contact: Kayra Üçer, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Süleyman Cengiz, Special Competition Advisor
Email: [email protected]

Shipping:
The shipping team handles a full range of complex aviation and shipping matters and maritime disputes. The team also has a well-established transactional practice that provides legal advice on port and transportation matters, as well complex aviation and shipping projects.
Contact: İsmet Bozoğlu, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Tolga Danışman, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
The employment team handles everything from C-suite termination to collective bargaining negotiations. The team also advises on employee transfers, employment contracts, termination and settlement proceedings, company restructuring, obtaining work permits, management audits, and adapting employee handbooks to Turkish law.
Contact: Bige Yücel, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ufuk Yalçın, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Contributions

Total 2 contributions

Corporate M&A 2019 Trends and Developments in Turkey

Ümit Hergüner, Zeynep Ahu Sazcı Uzun, Sabri Kaya

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Real Estate 2019 Law and Practice in Turkey

Serkan Gül, Enis Sinan Reyhan

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 5 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

The Omnibus Investment Act Takes on the Bankruptcy Law

Ufuk Yalçın, Hande Yayla

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Regret Filing: How to use voluntary disclosure of unpaid taxes to avoid penalties

Senem İşmen, Ayşegül Akbal, Mihail Püsküloğlu

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The Contingent Share Capital Increase System: Protecting investors through the use of convertible..

Piraye Kuranel Başol, Zahide Altunbaş Sancak

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