Established in Istanbul in 1997, Gide celebrates its 20th anniversary in Turkey this year! Gide Turkey is one of the leading international law firms in Turkey offering comprehensive services in both business and finance law, combined with outstanding local expertise. It has some 20 lawyers and legal consultants, supervised by four partners: Bülent Özdirekcan, Esra Dündar Loiseau, Arpat Senocak and Ali Osman Ak.
Gide Turkey assists most particularly foreign investors (multinationals, public entities, banks, financial institutions, etc.) on their projects in Turkey, working on some of the largest investments in the country over these past few years. Our Istanbul team also regularly assists Turkish entrepreneurs and conglomerates in the scope of their investment projects outside Turkey, especially in jurisdictions where Gide has a strong presence, i.e. Europe, Africa and Iran.
To celebrate this anniversary, Gide organised a cocktail reception on the banks of the Bosphorus at the Sait Halim Paşa Mansion, on Thursday 21 September, in the presence of clients and representatives of the Turkish and international community. Prof. Dr Özgür Demirtas, Chair Professor of Finance at the Sabancı University, gave a keynote speech during the evening.
The opening of an office in Istanbul as early as 1997 is perfect testament to our firm’s pioneering spirit, which is still very much alive today. Twenty years ago, Jean Loyrette gave me the keys to, and the responsibility for, this office, and it is a particularly emotional occasion for me today to celebrate the long-lasting success of this office alongside our teams, whose work here is truly remarkable.
Gide's Senior Partner Baudouin de Moucheron