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    Thanks to our invaluable clients, our practice continues to expand.

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients for their significant contributions to our Firm's success. With their invaluable confidence, our Firm has had many landmarks in its history:

    After its establishment in 1966, our Firm's first international assignment was in 1970s when the Firm provided legal assistance to three major Turkish contractors for their projects in Libya and Saudi Arabia.

    Also in the 1970s, our Firm assisted one of the local banks in Turkey for its transformation from a local bank to a national bank. With this unique experience, our Firm started working in the banking sector and developed its know-how in this field.

    In 1980s, with the increasing foreign capital investments in Turkey, our Firm started providing legal assistance to foreign clients, who had plans to invest in Turkey, by getting them required permits and enabling them to benefit from the available incentives.

    In 1990s, our Firm had the opportunity to diversify and expand its practice areas to include domestic and international arbitration. The growth in our Firm's arbitration practice led us to establish a separate department for this practice, which also receives international recognition.

    In early 2000s, our Firm provided legal assistance to one of the biggest multinational telecommunication companies in relation to the collection of its receivables of few billion US Dollars from a well-known Turkish group. The success of our firm in the telecommunications sector has continued with the privatization of Türk Telekom, which was distinguished as the most successful privatization in the Central and Eastern European Region.

    Also in 2000s, our Firm has taken part in the biggest privatizations in the country; in particular, Erdemir, Tüpraş and Türk Telekom.

    In 2005, our Firm established its Tax Department to give our clients tax and fiscal consultancy services.

    Now, in the 21st century, our practice continues to expand to include Labor Law, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Tax, Protection of Personal Data, Product Liability, Litigation, Domestic and International Arbitration, Banking and Finance, Anti-Corruption and Compliance and Corporate Governance.


    • Turkish Arbitration Talks serisinin ilk etkinliği 6 Aralık 2018’de Londra’da gerçekleşti

      The first “Turkish Arbitration Talks”, organized by our firm together with Kolcuoğlu-Demirkan-Koçaklı, Boden, GKC Partners, Göksu Aydın, Moroğlu Arseven, Kabine and Yüksel Legal took place in London on 6 December 2018. The event attracted significant attention of many friends and colleagues from leading foreign law firms.

    • Ms Müjdem Aksoy Çevik is lecturing at Kadir Has and Özyeğin Universities

      Müjdem Aksoy Çevik is teaching "Legal Writing and Translation" at the Faculty of Law of Kadir Has University and "Comparative Legal Systems" and "Legal Writing and Translation" at the Faculty of Law of Özyeğin University.

    • Ms Defne Zeynep Sırakaya spoke at ASA Below 40 & Young ISTAC joint seminar in Geneva on 26 October 2018

      Defne Zeynep Sırakaya participated as a speaker to the seminar jointly organized by ASA Below 40 & Young ISTAC on 26 October 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. The topic of the seminar was “Do’s and Don’ts when agreeing to arbitrate: Swiss and Turkish Perspectives.

    • Ms. Eda Cerrahoğlu Balssen spoke at the Kluwer Arbitration 5. Annual International Arbitration Summit in Istanbul on 27 September 2018

      Our Firm was among the sponsors of the Kluwer Arbitration 5th Annual International Arbitration Summit that took place in Intercontinental Hotel in İstanbul on 27 September 2018. Eda Cerrahoğlu Balssen participated as a speaker with her presentation on Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

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    We work with a diverse client base ranging from individuals to some of the largest public institutions and private corporations...



    Cerrahoglu Law Firm is recognized for the calibre of our lawyers, level of service, and unflagging commitment to client success.