Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker McKenzie, provides clients with outstanding foreign and Turkish law advice. We have a total of nearly 150 staff, including over 100 lawyers, serving some of the largest Turkish and multinational corporations.
Our clients benefit from on-the-ground assistance that reflects a deep understanding of the country's legal, regulatory and commercial practices, while also having access to the full-service, international and foreign law advice of the world's leading global law firm. Our office is recommended both locally and internationally for our high level of client service. We have advised the world's leading multinational companies on M&A, dispute resolution, competition law, energy, mining and infrastructure projects, data privacy, employment, banking and finance, compliance, intellectual property, tax and other legal issues in Türkiye. We are ranked highly by various independent organizations such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 guides for our services in our two main areas of transactional and advisory practices.
As Esin Attorney Partnership, our collaborative culture and our embrace of innovation in client work have allowed us to thrive in these challenging times while boosting our profitability. From exploring alternative forms of legal service delivery through the both Transaction Support Group and Advisory Support Group to rolling out new technologies to boost the quality and efficiency of our work, innovation is key enabler of our success.
Main Areas of Practice
Banking & Finance
Our Banking & Finance practice comprises of ten experienced lawyers. We have the experience and insight to help you navigate through new complexities in today’s financial markets. We advise on all aspects of cross-border and domestic financing across a broad range of industries from IT to manufacturing and everything in between. Having acted for both lenders and borrowers, we draw on our insights to develop creative and effective strategies for negotiation, compliance and risk management. Our team represents commercial banks, investment banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds and corporate borrowers. In the project finance world, we advise sponsors, developers, lenders, financial institutions, investment funds, governments and governmental agencies.
Our approach is to provide input not just on the technical terms of banking documents, but also on strategy and other structuring issues. With our specialized transactional capabilities and industry expertise, we will deliver fully integrated legal services regardless of your transaction’s location, scope or complexity.
· Financial restructuring
· Restructuring and insolvency
· Acquisition finance
· Project finance
· Securitization and structured finance
· Islamic banking and finance
· Loans and credit facilities
· Trade finance
· Real estate finance
· Asset and aircraft finance
· Derivatives and structured financial products
· Regulatory advice
Our Dispute Resolution Practice Group comprises two teams. Our arbitration team is recognized for their work on commercial disputes and particularly disputes arising from M&A transactions and EMI projects, while the litigation team is experienced in advising clients on employment, intellectual property, real estate, and investment disputes. To provide legal services, we collaborate with clients to identify and implement the most appropriate solutions for their business, either by pursuing or defending litigation, arbitration or by other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
Our regional and industry experience enables us to provide practical advice to our clients.
· Administrative and public law
· Antitrust and competition
· Consumer protection
· Customs and international trade
· Banking and finance
· Bankruptcy and insolvency
· Environmental matters
· Intellectual property
· Real estate and construction
· Compliance and data protection
· Shareholder disputes
· Criminal matters
We provide a wide range of services in the healthcare industry, from drafting and negotiating toll manufacturing to managing licensing, distribution, supply and license transfer agreements. We guide clients in navigating Turkish pharmaceutical and healthcare regulations, and advise our clients in their day-to-day business.
Our team is experienced in advising multinational pharmaceutical and medical devices clients on transactions, regulatory and compliance issues specific to the healthcare industry. We deliver a full range of services to help clients address competition, commercial, employment, intellectual property and compliance issues.
We frequently advise on matters concerning
· Marketing authorization transfers, co-marketing and clinical trials agreements
· Product liability
· Tender issues with regard to pharmaceutical products
· Pre-license sale of pharmaceutical products
· Interactions with healthcare professionals with regard to medical devices and pharmaceuticals
· Tri-partite clinical trials agreements
· Pre-license marketing and promotional activities for pharmaceutical products
· Turkish pharmaceutical regulations, including marketing authorization, pricing and promotion regulations
· Intellectual property protections, such as patents, data protection and data exclusivity, for pharmaceutical products
Information Technology & Communications
Our Information Technology and Communications practice group draws upon industry knowledge to provide assistance to our clients that are developing game-changing technologies and innovative business models.
Sourcing IT/C products and services is a necessity for nearly every industry, and our team of professionals offer a wide range of cutting-edge and practical legal solutions to help our clients become sector vanguards.
We provide a full scope of services, including advice on well-established legal practices such as telecommunications, broadcasting, new media, e-commerce, shared services, payment services, data protection and privacy, as well as on legal matters arising from new technological developments with an as of yet unestablished legal practice.
We understand the intricacies of taxation, including tax planning, transfer pricing and other indirect tax matters like litigation and dispute resolution. We have capabilities and resources to design, implement and defend international tax planning structures.
We deliver inbound and outbound tax services to local and multinational clients in Turkey. We are capable of advising on transfer pricing, tax dispute resolution, and wealth management.
Our tax practice includes
· Tax planning and structuring
· Commercial transactions
· Transfer pricing
· VAT / indirect taxation
· Tax dispute resolution
· Employee benefits
· Insurance tax
· Wealth management