Lawyers Asena Aytuğ Keser

Asena Aytuğ Keser

Asena Aytuğ Keser

Gün + Partners

Asena Aytuğ Keser has been with Gün + Partners since 2011 and is a managing associate. Her practice focuses on dispute management; business crime and anti-corruption; employment; insurance and reinsurance; administrative, tax and regulatory, and construction and real estate.

Asena advises and represents both national and international clients in various commercial and corporate disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals, including high-profile compensation cases, M&A and shareholders disputes, real estate and construction disputes and enforcement of foreign court judgments and arbitral awards. She has a specific focus on business crimes and she handles various disputes where the dispute contains the application of both civil and criminal law principles. Asena also represents many clients in regulated markets and her experience in dispute management also expands to administrative and tax law-related disputes.

She is also experienced in employment law. She provides consultancy and represents clients in relation to a wide range of employment law issues including preparation and negotiation of employment contracts, terminations, personnel management, reemployment and unjust competition actions.

Combining her experience in dispute management with insurance law, Asena focuses on the litigation aspect of the firm’s insurance & reinsurance practice. She represents and advises many clients in both local and London insurance markets, loss adjusters, international law firms and brokers for handling and management of disputes concerning various types of insurance carrying out settlement processes, assessment of claim amount and liability of respected parties as well as of policy coverage.

Practice Areas & Work Department

Dispute Management


Business Crimes and Anti-Corruption

Insurance and Reinsurance

Administrative, Tax and Regulatory

Construction and Real Estate




Kanunî Faiz Oranı, Gecikme Zammı ve Tecil Faizi Oranı Güncellendi

3095 Kanunî Faiz ve Temerrüt Faizine İlişkin Kanun’un (“3095 sayılı Kanun”) 1. maddesi uyarınca Türk Borçlar Kanunu ve Türk Ticaret Kanunu’na göre faiz ödenmesi gereken hallerde, miktarı sözleşme ile tespit edilmemişse bu ödeme yıllık %12 oranı üzerinden yapılır.


Update on Legal Interest, Late Payment Fee and Deferment Interest Rates

According to Article 1 of the Law No. 3095 on Legal Interest and Default Interest (“Law No. 3095”), interests to be paid as per Turkish Code of Obligations and Turkish Commercial Code, shall be made at an annual rate of 12%, unless a different contractual rate is agreed.


Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards: Türkiye - Part 3

Applying for interim measures under a foreign arbitral award before requesting recognition is controversial, and there are conflicting precedents. Recent precedents favour those applications.


Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards: Türkiye - Part 2

While domestic arbitral awards are directly enforceable under the CPL, arbitral awards within the scope of the IAL (where the seat is in Turkey and the matter has a foreign element) are enforced by obtaining a certificate of enforceability from the competent civil court of first instance.


Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards: Türkiye - Part 1

Article 14(A) of the International Arbitration Law (IAL) provides that an award must include: — the names, surnames, titles and addresses of the parties, their representatives and lawyers; — the legal grounds on which the award is based and, if there is a claim for compensation, the amount of compensation; — the place of arbitration and the date of the award;


Riddle of Applicable Application Fee in Enforcing Foreign Judgments

Under Turkish law, the rules governing the collection of trial fees are regulated by the Law of Fees No. 492 (Law no. 492) and the applicable fees are under Tariff 1 of the Law no. 492. Article 4 of Law no. 492 also explicitly refers to Tariff 1 in terms of the fees applicable in the actions for enforcement of foreign judgments stating that the applicable fee will be determined according to the value, type and nature of the verdict.


Turkish Court of Cassation’s Recent Approach to Public Policy in Enforcement and Setting-Aside of Foreign Arbitral Awards

In general terms, public policy is defined as a set of rules and principles ensuring a smooth conduct of public services, a state’s security and safety, and compliance of the relationship between individuals with the principles of peace and ethics[1]. Due to its conceptual nature and vulnerability to a turmoil of different interpretations, violation of public policy appears as one of the most prevalent counter arguments in enforcement and setting-aside proceedings of foreign arbitral awards. The legislation defines neither the concept of public policy nor the criteria on how it should apply.


Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2024 in Turkey - Part 2

Turkey is not a signatory to the Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters. However, Turkey has bilateral treaties with many countries for the reciprocal recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. The basic requirements for recognition of a foreign judgment in Turkey are that the foreign court must have respected the right of defense of the party against which enforcement is sought, the judgment must be final under the laws of the foreign country, and the judgment must not violate Turkish public policy.

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