KETENCİ LAW FIRM

ABOUT US
Ketenci Law Firmprovides professional legal solutions and consultancy services in various areas of law to clients with business activities within and outside of Turkey. Established in 1989 in Istanbul by Ms Deniz Ketenci, Ketenci Law Firm continues to expand its practice areas, geographic coverage, as well as its team of professionals to the benefit of our clients.

Ketenci Law Firm

was launched as a small firm originally specializing in Criminal Law and Media & Press Law. During the 90's the firm rapidly expanded the scope of its practice areas by employing legal experts specializing it Contract Law, Company Law, M&A, Banking & Finance Law, Energy Law, Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law, Privatization, Enforcement & Bankruptcy Law, Administrative & Tax Law, Dispute resolution, Arbitration & Mediation, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Insurance Law, Family Law and Labour Law.
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Ketenci Law Firm’s team, comprised of more than 30 experienced and industry focused lawyers and several foreign legal counsels, renders legal services to clients in Turkish, English, French, German, Italian, Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian. Ketenci Law Firm prides itself on having its client centered and target-oriented approach in its activity with the view to attaining the desired goals and maintaining the highest standards in delivering legal services to the clients.

Headquartered in Istanbul/Turkey and having its offices in Moscow/Russia, Minsk/Belarus, and Baku/Azerbaijan, Ketenci Law Firm plans to expand and establish its branches in Almaty/Kazakhstan, as well as in Malta and Switzerland in the near future.

Ketenci Law Firm is an official partner of the Istanbul Stock Exchange (Borsa Istanbul) and the only law firm in Turkey authorized to conduct business within the scope of Listing Istanbul Program in Belarus, Russia and Azerbaijan
AREAS OF ACTIVITY
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HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

Our team, comprised of experts in various fields, is up-to-date of the most recent developments in ECHR case law. We provide legal services on all aspects of law dealt within the scope of the European Convention on Human Rights and represent our clients before the transnational court as well as Turkish Constitutional Court.
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

We provide comprehensive legal services in respect of disputes regarding trademarks, designs, copyrights, patents and utility models of all industries. We advise clients on all sorts of agreements related to intellectual property rights, particularly license agreements. Our expertise extends to legal services in regard to parallel importation of goods of all industries – notably pharmaceuticals – within the scope of the law of the EU and the WTO. Furthermore, we come up with exceptional IP strategies that drive competitive advantage to the benefit of our clients.
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW

We provide legal services in relation to acts of unfair competition concerning domain names, e-commerce and disputes on intellectual property rights infringements and violations of personal rights on the web. Our team duly keeps track of technological innovations and advises our clients accordingly.
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MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Our experienced team advises well-known visual and print media organizations on all aspects of Turkish and International Law. We provide legal services in relation to disputes of unfair competition arising from formats and/or IP rights as well as violations of personal rights via media. Furthermore, we advise and represent clients before courts in respect of license agreements and a diverse range of contracts including but not limited to broadcast agreements, sponsorship and advertisement contracts, casting contracts, production contracts, manager contracts and press agentry.
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LABOR LAW

We provide legal services to individuals or corporate clients with the objective of establishing a well-functioning work environment in terms of law. We also represent our clients before courts with respect to all kinds of disputes arising from labor law. Our services in this field extend to preparation and negotiation of labor and service contracts, internal regulations, consultancy to Human Resources departments, employer’s representative services, actions for fixing of period of service, termination, resignation and reemployment lawsuits.
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ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME LAW

Having successfully completed financing of more than two hundred ships, our team advises and represents individual and corporate clients not only in relation to Admiralty Law but also on Maritime Law, and marine insurance. Examples include but are not limited to the below-stated services
- Negotiation and preparation of purchase/sale contracts and rental contracts
- Negotiation and preparation of affreightment contracts including but not limited to freight, bill of lading and charter-party contracts
- Marine insurance procedures and P&I
- Purchase and rental transactions regarding pleasure boats and merchant ships
- Construction, exportation and shipping finance
- Registry and/or cancellation of ships as well as transactions in regard to changing of the flag
- Customs transactions
- Situations of moorage and arrest of ships
- Compensation due to losses and damages to freightage
- Mortgage of ship
- Salvage by means of collision and general average
- Seamen and Maritime Labor Law
- Disputes arising from claims pertaining to ships and relevant lawsuits
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AVIATION LAW

We advise and represent our clients before the courts in respect of disputes arising from all aspects of Aviation Law. Examples include but are not limited to the below-stated services:
- Negotiation and preparation of purchase/sale contracts and rental contracts
- Negotiation and preparation of air transport contracts
- Financing of aircrafts
- All sort of registry transactions with regard to aircrafts including but not limited to hypothec transactions
- Exchanging correspondence with relevant state authorities in order to obtain flight permits
- Establishment of airline companies and relevant transactions
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CRIMINAL LAW

We have been dealing with cases related to criminal law as our main area of expertise since our foundation. With the experience of over a quarter-century, our attorneys represent our clients with caution in every stage of the proceedings, from the investigation until the end of the prosecution.

Having actively and effectively practiced on every field of criminal law, especially on financial and economic crimes, we are proud to make a distinguished name for Ketenci Law Firm with our appreciated approach to Clients and notion of work.
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FAMILY LAW

We have been providing legal services to our Clients in regard to issues arising from Family Law through our attorneys with more than twenty years of experience. We represent our Clients in proceedings related to, among others, contested divorce, division of matrimonial property, custody, personal access, alimony and adjustment of alimony cases.

Members of our team are experienced and have a vast knowledge on international child abduction matters. Our experienced attorneys have handled quiet a lot of cases to secure the prompt return of wrongfully removed children.

We also accompany our Clients in cases of uncontested divorces, and premarital and matrimonial property settlements.
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DEBT ENFORCEMENT AND BANKRUPTCY LAW

We represent companies as well as natural person clients in all forms of enforcement proceedings. We provide legal services and draft terms of payments related to, among others, negative declaratory and replevin actions, and annulment actions that arise out of enforcement proceedings against Clients. We prepare requests and filings for the purposes of collection of receivables such as seizure, pledge, proceedings related to foreclosure, compulsory sale, auction, termination of the tender.

Besides, we consult our client companies in regard to company debts in terms of finances and the business plans. Ketenci also represents client companies in cases related to suspension of bankruptcy and prepare recovery projects accordingly.
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ARBITRATION

Having both ABA registered attorneys and Bar of England and Wales registered barristers, Ketenci Law Firm arbitration team provides services concerning the disputes in the framework of FIDIC contracts, international purchase-sale agreements, mergers and acquisitions, investment disputes, international energy law to the clients. Our arbitration team has essential and extensive experience within national and international area.
Our firm has been successfully providing services on numerous institutional arbitration and ad hoc arbitration procedures including Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey at the national level, International Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Grain and Feed Trade Association and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes at the international level.
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ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Ketenci Law Firm provides services to the clients on as regards to the implementation of alternative dispute resolution methods including conciliation and mediation on the disputes arisen out of various areas of law with the experienced dispute resolution team.
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PROPERTY AND REAL ESTATE LAW

Ketenci Law Firm provides wide range of services in the areas of property and real estate law including real estate sale and lease, establishment and release of mortgage, possessions on rights in rem and preparation of construction contracts and projects.
Additionally, we have a team specialized on expropriation which gains importance with urban transformation, urgent expropriation, confiscating without expropriating, possessory actions and action of trespass.

We provide intensive legal consultancy for investment projects concerning extensive and complex real estate. Our Clients’ maximum advantage and return on investment is ensured by our team specialized in real estate valuation.
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LAW OF FOREIGNERS

Ketenci Law Firm accompanies its non-Turkish Clients in obtaining and extending residence and work permit and acquisition of real estate.

We also offer result-oriented and efficient solutions with respect to investment consultancy and company incorporation for foreigners.
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INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW

Ketenci Law Firm provides required legal support in all matters relating to international family law to the international clients. Our specialized team more specifically, offers services with respect to recognition and enforcement of court decisions ruled in foreign countries related to divorce, equitable distribution, custody and personal access, alimony and adaptation of alimony, settlement of child abduction cases.
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW

Ketenci Law Firm provides legal consultancy services on international commercial agreements, international sales, payment and delivery methods, leasing and factoring agreements, international financing techniques, and bank letters of guarantee. Our experienced team’s legal support to our international clients extends to settlement of disputes arisen out of international trade law.
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FOREIGN INVESTMENT

Our team specialized in foreign direct investment legislation provides legal support in all areas of investment such as incorporation of company, branch, liaison office, representation office, know-how, execution of license agreements, dealership and distributorship agreement, implementation of built-operate-transfer model for numerous investor wishing to carry out business in Turkey.
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CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW

Ketenci Law Firm provides legal opinion and consultancy services relating to all kinds of company business and transactions along with private matters for commercial law within the scope of the New Turkish Commercial Code and relevant legislation.
Our experienced team offers consultancy services in ordinary company transactions including increase and decrease of capital, appointment of manager and determination of authorities, board of directors and general assembly meetings, address and commercial title changes, amendment to articles of association with the purpose of completion of required company formalities. We also provide legal support on preparation, amendment, analysis, negotiation and finalization of all types of commercial agreements to the domestic and international clients carrying out business in different sectors.

Our team also offers legal services relating to giving opinion and fulfilment of legal transactions on liquidation, bankruptcy, technical bankruptcy at the stage of dissolution of companies.
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MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Ketenci Law Firm provides legal consultancy services for all stages of mergers and acquisitions process and transactions to the domestic and international clients carrying out business in various sectors.

Our team offers legal support to the buyer, seller, target company and project sponsor in mergers and acquisitions with regard to due diligence, merger agreements, joint venture agreements, consortium agreements, share transfer agreements, share pledge agreements, vote agreements, preparation, amendment, analysis and negotiation of dominance and shareholding agreements, obtaining all permission and licenses required within the process. Ketenci Law Firm also provides services in relation to the preparation of internal corporate governance rules and internal directives for compliance of company’s implementation with the applicable legislation following the post-transaction stage.

Our firm offers legal consultancy services on spin-off and conversion transactions concerning company structuring for preparation phase, application phase and implementation phase. Additionally, with respect to the competition law, we provide services on notification of vertical and horizontal agreements, license agreements, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, application to the Competition Board for negative clearance and exemption transactions, monopolizations and restrictive trade implementations.
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ENERGY LAW

Ketenci Law Firm provides legal consultancy services with regard to process and transactions within the scope of projects carried out in Turkey or cross-border projects managed by domestic and international clients in electricity, petroleum, natural gas, renewable energy and mining sectors.

Our team offers legal opinion and support on obtaining, renewing, transferring and amending licenses and permissions required for carrying out business in energy market, purchase-sale, sale and commitment agreements, restructuring projects, dealership agreements, license transfers and transactions specific to mining sector.
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ADMINISTRATIVE AND TAX LAW

Ketenci Law Firm’s experienced team provides consultancy services within the areas of customs, administrative and tax law. Our team represents its clients in all types of disputes in the areas of administration, tax and customs.
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PRIVATIZATION

Ketenci Law Firm provides legal consultancy services on analysis and preparation of the agreements and relevant documentation, conducting negotiations, due diligence for the organization to be privatized, restructuring at the pre-agreement and post-agreement phase, implementations arising from competition law along with the all kinds of legal matters encountered at the stage of privatization. Our firm offers legal support on project finance and implementations, public private partnership and relevant dispute resolutions.
OUR TEAM
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    DENİZ KETENCİ
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    SELÇUK ERDOĞAN
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    MUHAMMET TOKGÖZ
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    ÇİĞDEM ÇOKGEZER
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    ARZU KILIÇ KÖROĞLU
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    TUĞÇE UĞURLU
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    BESTE DEMİR
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    KLODIAN MURRJA
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    ÖZGE TOKGÖZ
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    EMRAH PAMUK
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    HANNA STAKHEYEVA
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    TUĞBA TAŞÇI
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    MELİS ŞENKAL
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    İSMAİL BARAN CAN YILDIRIM
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    DEMET KOYLAN
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    DZMİTRY BAROUKA
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    JULIA KRIVOROT
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    ANTONİNA VOLSKAYA
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    ÇAĞDAŞ ÖZALTINKOL
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    MELİH ASIM GÜLER
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    ESİN RODOPLU
    OFİS DİREKTÖRÜ
CAREER
CONTACT
Tekfen Tower Eski Büyükdere Cad. No:209 4. Levent 34330 Istanbul-TR
Phone: +90 212 233 11 66
E-Mail: info@ketenci.av.tr