Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Privatisations

Corporate and M&A constitutes the core practice area of our firm since its inception and throughout the years Güner Law Office has involved in a broad range of major national and cross-border transactions and has been advising a number of domestic and foreign investors both strategic and financial. Also, our firm has acted on Turkey's largest privatisations.

Güner Law Office provides its clients with all necessary legal services for an M&A transaction including legal due diligence of companies, drafting of transaction documents and negotiations.

Güner Law Office also advises its domestic and foreign clients on various day-to-day business issues and their corporate issues including legal mergers, spin-offs, internal corporate restructuring and corporate governance.

This firm consists of a mixture of Turkish and foreign lawyers who are all highly recommended for M&A, corporation and dispute resolution work. Clients say: "We have always received positive, timely and value-added service that we can count on at all times." (Chambers & Partners)

"Güner Law Office is reccomended for its work in international M&A [as well as energy, telecoms and competition]." (Chambers Global)

Real Estate

Güner Law Office provides foreign and domestic investors with quality and business focused advisory services in the field of real estate law in Turkey.

We provide a wide range of real estate services including sale, purchase and lease of real properties for commercial or residential purposes, assessment of compliance with the planning documentation, set-up of real estate investment companies and investments in large residential and hotel projects

"Clients enthused that the "responsive, constructive" team is "incredibly business-orientated and a joy to work with". It was also recommended for its ability to "see the big picture and consider all the alternatives".(Chambers Global)

Dispute Resolution (Arbitration & Litigation)

Güner Law Office has a highly experienced dispute resolution team, which provides rapid, flexible and effective legal services to its clients in all dispute stages.

Our dispute resolution team provides legal services in all forms and techniques of dispute resolution methods and represents the clients before the courts and other official and administrative authorities in their disputes.

Our office also represents our clients in mediation and settlement proceedings.

In addition to court proceedings, our team has also shown great success in arbitration practice and has been successfully representing our clients before the domestic and foreign arbitration tribunals.

This firm consists of a mixture of Turkish lawyers who are all highly recommended for M&A, corporation and dispute resolution work. Clients say "We have always received positive, timely and value-added service that we can count on at all times." (Chambers & Partners)

"[The firm] also offers expertise in arbitration work" (Chambers)

Competition

Our competition team advises and represents our clients in all matters of Competition Law including obtaining clearance for mergers and acquisitions, providing Competition Law advice in relation with various agreements and arrangements such as license, agency and franchise, filing of applications for exemptions. Our team also provides competition law training to various companies.

Our firm has successfully represented many high profile clients in competition lawsuits, preliminary inquiries and investigations.

"Clients say the firm "provides a positive, timely and value-added service that we can count on at all times: Sources praise the lawyers' proactive approach." (Chambers & Partners)

Güner Law Office has a good track record in domestic competition matters and has recently prepared several notification files to the Competition Board within the energy and chemicals sectors.

Employment

Güner Law Office has highly experienced lawyers in its employment team.

Our firm provides advisory services in relation with the preparation, negotiations and termination of any kind of employment agreements including the key employees’ employment agreements. Our firm also has a solid experience in the collective dismissal processes, termination of employment agreements via mutual agreement and the reorganization of the workplaces. Furthermore, our firm provides legal support to our clients in the preparation of internal employment regulations and guidelines.

Our team represents both companies and employees in all kinds of employment disputes.

"Clients say that the team "filled us with confidence and left a strong and positive impression". (Chambers & Partners)

Intellectual Property

As one of the leading firms in intellectual property, we offer our comprehensive expertise in all aspects of intellectual property including copyright, trademarks, designs and patents.

In addition to our advisory IP services, we also provide support our clients in the areas of civil, criminal and administrative IP litigation.

In connection with our expertise with Technology, Media and Telecommunication, we advise and represent high profile local and international clients on various issues including protection of various intellectual property rights of television programs, managing intellectual property right registration before Turkish administrative IP authorities, IP infringements, licensing agreement and transfer of IP rights.

Realizing the evolving nature of IP rights in today’s increasingly technological world, we combine our already existing expertise with each and every technological development and thrive at even the most complex issues our clients present us with.

"Excellent in the financial services sector," and also offers expertise in M&A, privatisations, arbitration, antitrust, and IP work. (Chambers & Partners)

Güner Law Office’s highly rated IP practice is especially active in the media and technology sectors.

Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT)

With the giants of the sector as our clients, we continue our leading position as a first-class technology, media and telecom law firm and regularly advise the world’s largest technology, media and telecommunication companies on regulatory, contentious and transactional matters.

Our expertise covers various aspects of TMT sector including data protection with respect to both Turkish law and European Union legislation, telecommunication and internet law, broadcasting legislation, satellite services, electronic communication services and anti-piracy legislation.

We are successfully representing our clients in various local administrative and regulatory authorities such as Radio and Television Supreme Council, Information Technologies and Communication Authority.

As the experts of TMT sector in Turkey, we not only continue to grow our knowledge of TMT sector with keeping up with the recent legislative changes but also keep shaping the rapidly developing Turkish TMT sector with ongoing dialogs with relevant Turkish authorities.

"Ece Güner's reputation for telecoms work is formidable."(The European Legal 500)

"One of the clear market leaders for media law."(The European Legal 500)

"[Areas of strength include the media sectors]" (Chambers Global)

Capital Markets

With our fully qualified and experienced team we provide our clients full range of services in all aspects of capital market transactions. As Turkish capital markets keep constantly developing, we also constantly keep adapting ourselves to changing regulations and volatility of the market and successfully represent and advise our clients even for the most complex issues. To adapt ourselves to the inherently changing nature of the market, we thrive in finding innovative and complex financing solutions and provide our service to investors’ needs in such challenging financial environment.

We have advised our clients in many areas including capital market implications of acquisition of major companies, review various brokerage agreements, derivative transactions, mandatory tender offerings of various global and local companies.

"Güner has seen a significant increase in banking and capital markets work in recent years" (The European Legal 500)

Banking Finance

In the significantly complicated financial market of today, our team provides innovative solutions even at the most difficult problems. As counsel to both lenders and borrowers, we are providing services that respond to unique needs of each and every client.

We have been representing many of the most prominent domestic and international banks, financial institutions and institutional lenders in ground-breaking Turkish as well as cross border projects. With a highly experienced banking-finance team we offer our clients an extensive scope of services including

  • • acquisition finance,
  • • syndicated loans,
  • • asset finance, ,
  • • Islamic finance,
  • • project finance,
  • • trade finance,
  • • real estate finance,
  • • and commodities transactions.

In the significantly complicated financial market of today, our team provides innovative solutions even at the most difficult problems. As counsel to both lenders and borrowers, we are providing services that respond to unique needs of each and every client. We have been representing many of the most prominent domestic and international banks, financial institutions and institutional lenders in ground-breaking Turkish as well as cross border projects. With a highly experienced banking-finance team we offer our clients an extensive scope of services including

"Güner has seen a significant increase in banking and capital markets work in recent years." (The European Legal 500)

"Excellent in the financial services sector" (Chambers & Partners)

"Areas of strength include the financial services sector" (Chambers Global)

Project Finance and Energy

Combining our long and extensive experience in structuring, documenting and negotiating international and national project financings with a significant depth of resource and breadth of knowledge, we offer an expansive range of services in project finance and energy.

We have successfully advised and represented our clients in the highly competitive project finance sectors including

  • • oil and gas, ,
  • • electricity,
  • • infrastructure,
  • • mining,
  • • telecom,
  • • public private partnerships,
  • • transport,
  • • water.

"The "extremely intelligent" Ece Guner has pushed her practice to the very forefront of the project finance sphere in a remarkably short time. Already older and better established firms acknowledge the firm to be a "big player" in projects, especially in the energy sector." (Chambers Global)

"Güner draws on the firm's pre-eminent international name for energy and projects work, acting for an enviable client base of blue-chip names." (The European Legal 500)

"A well established practice with experience of major projects, including BOT projeccts in the water and energy secors." (European Counsel 3000)

"The lawyers at Güner Law Office are hugely experienced in major project financings, particularly in the energy and natural resources sector.. Overall, the practice ‘provides a great service’ to lenders and borrowers. Ece Güner is highly recommended."(The European Legal 500)