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Esentepe Mah. Büyükdere Caddesi No:175 Ferko Signature (A Blok) Kat.16 34394 Şişli, İstanbul
Tel. +90 (212) 385 04 00 / Fax +90 (212) 325 35 87
E-mail: turkey [at] gide [dot] com

Present in Istanbul for 20 years, Gide is one of the rare international law firms in Turkey to be in a position to offer a global service in business and finance law, combined with perfect knowledge of the local market.

We regularly assist foreign investors (multinationals, public entities, banks, financial institutions, etc.) on their projects in Turkey, particularly in M&A, the setting up of joint ventures, restructurings, privatisations, project financings, and capital markets. Over these past few years, Gide has worked on some of the largest investment projects in Turkey. Gide has also acquired high-level experience in intellectual property, in particular in combating the proliferation of counterfeit goods.

When the specific characteristics of a case so require, for instance to handle cross-border operations and offer multi-jurisdictional services, Gide Turkey works alongside the firm’s other international offices, in particular those located in Central and Eastern Europe and North Africa. For financial matters, Gide Turkey works in close partnership with the London, New York and Paris offices to offer its clients the services of an integrated and international team.

Regarding aspects of Turkish law, Gide Istanbul acts alongside its local correspondent firm Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak. Gide in Turkey can thus rely on a team of lawyers recruited from among the best local experts, and who can handle all fields of Turkish business law (corporate, banking & finance, insurance, intellectual property, real estate & environment, competition & distribution, tax, customs, employment law and more). This team boasts perfect knowledge of the business environment, thereby facilitating relationships with the market’s various players and Turkish administrative bodies.

Recent representative references:

  • Advising Hitachi on the acquisition of shares in Mars Lojistik, a leading Turkish company acting in the air, maritime and road forwarding business
  • Assisting China Sunergy in setting up in Turkey, with a view to creating its largest photovoltaic cell production plant outside China
  • Assisting the International Finance Corporation (IFC), EBRD and İş Bankası A.Ş. in connection with a USD 267,631,428 loan extended to Asya Port to finance the construction, development and initial operation of a new container terminal in Turkey
  • Assisting Groupama in acquiring Turkish insurance companies Başak Sigorta and Başak Emeklilik, with a view to their privatisation
  • Assisting Yves Rocher in becoming a majority shareholder in cosmetics distribution channel Flormar and concluding terms with its Turkish partner
  • Assisting subscriber Oyak Menkul Değerler in listing on the Istanbul stock market around 15% of shares of a Turkish supermarket chain, and in its private international positioning in compliance with "regulation S"
  • Assisting several groups active in the luxury, clothing and automotive sectors in civil and criminal procedures filed against the manufacturers of counterfeit products

Noteworthy team advising on the full spectrum of IP, covering patents, trademarks and design law. Represents clients in opposition and infringement proceedings. Also highly active advising on anti-counterfeiting issues for consumer and luxury goods brands.

Chambers Europe 2022

The law firm offers notable experience in handling cross-border transactions for domestic and international clients. It assists with acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and takeovers. The team boasts extensive experience in advising on asset deals. The lawyers act for clients from a range of sectors, including insurance, entertainment and technology.

Chambers Europe 2022

Gide Loyrette Nouel has grown its client base both domestically and for foreign inbound transactions in Turkey, with particular strengths in intellectual property, competition and insurance matters. Bülent Özdirekcan and Arpat Şenocak, who are qualified in France and Switzerland, respectively, lead the cross-border practice and are partners of Gide’s affiliated local firm Özdirekcan Dündar Senocak Attorney Partnership. Further key contacts include employment law expert Ali Osman Ak and IP practice head Esra Dündar Loiseau.

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Leading French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel handles both cross-border and domestic work in Turkey, with foreign-qualified partners such as Bülent Özdirekcan and Arpat Şenocak handling mandates originating in France, Switzerland, and across Asia and Africa, while the firm's Turkish subsidiary Özdirekcan Dündar Senocak Attorney Partnership assists domestic clients with transactions, restructurings, intellectual property issues and disputes, particularly in the insurance sector. Key partners for domestic work include Ali Osman Ak, who advises on corporate and employment issues, and Esra Dündar Loiseau, an IP specialist.

Legal 500 EMEA 2021


Gide Loyrette Nouel Turquie
Esentepe Mah. Büyükdere Caddesi No:175
Ferko Signature (A Blok) Kat.16
34394 Şişli, İstanbul
Tel. +90 (212) 385 04 00
Fax +90 (212) 325 35 87
E-mail: turkey [at] gide [dot] com
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