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ABCOO Law Firm

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Managing Partners: Cuneyt Can Oguzer, Hasan Caglayan, Arif Murat Aygun, Erdogan Aykut Oksak, Berk Batur
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 13
Languages: English, German, Turkish

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Having been established by highly experienced lawyers, each of whom is an expert in their respective fields, ABCOO provides high quality and solution based legal services to its local and international corporate clients. With its 30 years’ experience, ABCOO offers continuous and effective legal services to its clients in all the fields of law in cooperation with associated law firms, both local and global, and technical solution partners.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Corporate Law, Shareholder Disputes:
Legal actions and lawsuits regarding shareholder disputes, cancellation of general assembly meetings, liability of board members.
Exercise of legal remedies stipulated under Turkish New Commercial Code (‘TCC’) as to protection of minority shareholders.
Filing of lawsuits for purposes of removing minority shareholders due to unfair minority claims violating good faith rules and blocking the course of business (art.208 of TCC). Lawsuits for liquidation of incorporations (art.531 of TCC).

Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures:
Building creative and alternative merger and acquisition models in line with the mandatory regulations stipulated under the TCC. Legal structuring to establish practical, effective and highly enforceable share purchase and shareholder agreements.

Real Estate, Construction & Zoning:
Legal due diligence for proper real estate purchase and sales; drafting and negotiation of agreements regarding direct and indirect real estate acquisitions; legal consultancy for development, lease and operation of acquired real estate projects; acting for developers, funders, investors, owners, occupiers and contractors across a wide range of construction matters including hotels, shopping centers, infrastructure projects; legal assistance in relation to zoning plan adjustments and zoning implementation; representation of clients before public bodies; follow-up of civil and administrative lawsuits in consequence of disputes; resolution of disputes related to implementation of the Law no.6306 Regarding the Transformation of the Areas Under Catastrophe Risk.

Litigation & Arbitration:
Analysis of the dispute in terms of procedural and material law, determination and composition of claim-defense arguments applicable under various possibilities for proper follow-up and maintaining constructive results of litigation and arbitration procedures.

Labour:
Management of the affairs between the employer and the employee; implementation of valid protective measures accepted by the courts.

Banking & Finance:
Drafting, editing and review of loan, financial lease agreements etc. to be signed with banks and finance institutions; legal opinions and suggestions for protection of the parties.

Unfair Competition Claims:
Providing legal opinion and suggestions for current and possible unfair competition cases; enforcement of precautionary measures; follow-up of unfair competition claims pursuant to art.56 of TCC and criminal cases stipulated under art.61.

Public Tender:
Providing legal memorandums and opinions regarding consequences and impacts of the contracts signed with public bodies and institutions pursuant to Public Tender Law no.4734, Public Tender Contracts Law no.4735 and State Tender Law no.2886. Contests and lawsuits against public tenders.

Public Offering:
Preparation of offering circulars for foreign markets, conducting detailed legal due diligence, performing necessary amendments on the articles of association of the company, the shares of which will be subject to public offering for purposes of compliance with the capital markets legislation and submitting such to Capital Markets Board (‘Board’), preparation of all necessary documentation and providing legal assistance for the applications to be filed to the Board for approval of the offering circular and to Istanbul Stock Exchange for trading at the respective market.

Sports:
Legal assistance to various sports federations in preparing main regulations and other directives; resolution of disputes between federations, clubs and players; representation of clubs and players before relevant decision making bodies, disciplinary boards and arbitrators; drafting and review of club and player contracts for sponsoring, employment agreements between clubs and players.

Aviation:
Assisting clients in commercial aviation deals and providing legal advice on aircraft finance matters with know-how in this niche field of law, representing airlines, operators, financial institutions and other parties in their sales, purchases and financings of aircraft or aircraft engines/parts, and so forth.

Intellectual Property:
Applications to the Turkish Patent Institute for trademark, patent and industrial designs; follow-up of lawsuits and legal, criminal and administrative procedures for protection of IP rights. Providing legal services to start-ups in order for them to establish a legal corporation and protect their valuable ideas, helping start-ups to find angel investors to cooperate with.

Contract:
Drafting, editing and review of contracts in line with material law, enforceability and requests and special needs of clients.

Tax:
Tax planning during acquisition, operation and sale processes of real estate and other investments in Turkey; advising clients on taxes, charges and other obligations and their exemptions and exceptions, especially guidance for clients charges and stamp duties due under real estate acquisition, construction and lease contracts.

Administrative:
Filing lawsuits against administrative acts and transactions at first instance courts and State Council and follow-up administrative applications.

Enforcement & Bankruptcy:
Debt recollection, restructuring of debts, purchase and sale of assets via public auctions, follow-up and conclusion of bankruptcy and liquidation procedures.