Güvenç Ketenci - Managing Partner

Güvenç Ketenci
Managing Partner
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Güvenç Ketenci is the Managing Partner of the firm. He advises on corporate, commercial, real estate and energy law related matters. He has a wide expertise on cross-border transactions and dispute resolution. He represents top-tier corporations in relation to their Turkish law related matters.

Formerly, he worked as a visiting solicitor in the UK and gained experience on international law.

Güvenç Ketenci is also the Founder of European Lawyers, and currently stands as the Chairman of this organization. European Lawyers have more than 10,000 lawyers as members at present, and aims to gather lawyers and promotes the rule of law on a global scale. In 2013 he was listed as the leading commercial lawyer in Turkey by Global Law Experts publication.

He is a member of DEIK, British-Turkish Lawyers Association

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2004

Academic qualifications

LLB, Marmara University Law Faculty, (Istanbul, Turkey) (2003)

Latest Published work

Incorporation of Investment Companies or Funds in Turkey - Co-Author (2013)

A review of the New Turkish Commercial Code (2013)

Mergers and Acquisitions in Turkey (2012)

Oil & Gas Regulations in Turkey - Co-Author (2013)

M.Erman Yurdakul - Senior Associate

M.Erman Yurdakul
Senior Associate
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M.Erman Yurdakul is the Senior Associate of Ketenci&Ketenci Law Firm. His practice mainly focuses on Corporate, M&A, Finance law, International Arbitration and Competition Law. Previously, he worked for one of the leading international law firms in Istanbul, and has also working experience abroad as a legal consultant on Turkish law.

He is also involved in significant finance projects; syndicated unsecured corporate lending, real estate finance, asset finance and leveraged finance transaction. 

His work includes acquisitions and disposals by both (listed) domestic and foreign companies, public takeover bids and private (auction) sales and acquisition processes. He regularly acts for well-known private equity houses and also advises management in private equity deals.

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2008

Academic qualifications

Advanced-LLM, European and International Business Law from the Leiden University Law School (Leiden- Netherlands) (2010) (cum laude)

LLB, Yeditepe University Law School (Istanbul, Turkey) (2007) (cum laude)

Latest Published work

Incorporation of Investment Companies or Funds in Turkey - Author (2013)

Mergers and Acquisitions in Turkey - Author (2013)

Company Formation in Turkey - Author (2012)

Exequatur & Recognition - Author (2013)

Real Estate Market in Turkey - Author (2013)

Apostille - Author (2012)

Joint Ventures in Turkey-Author (2013)

Principles of Fashion Law Practice-Author (2012)

New Turkish Commercial Code-Author (2012)

Aircraft Finance in Turkey-Author (2012)

Mustafa Kemal Balta - Senior Associate

Mustafa Kemal Balta
Senior Associate
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Mustafa Kemal Balta is a Senior Associate of Ketenci&Ketenci Law Firm. His practice mainly focuses on Corporate, M&A, Energy law, Finance Law. Previously, he worked for one of the leading international law firms in Istanbul, and has also extensive working experience abroad as a legal consultant on Turkish & German law.

He is also involved in significant energy projects; Combined Circle Power Plant (CCPP) development projects, solar & wind development projects, asset finance transactions.

His work includes mergers & acquisitions by both (listed) domestic and foreign companies, public takeover bids and private (auction) sales and acquisition processes. He regularly acts for well-known private equity houses and also advises management in private equity deals. He is fluent in English, German and French.

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2008

Academic qualifications

Equivalency Diploma from Istanbul University Law School (Istanbul, Turkey) (2007)

LLM, European and International Business Law from the Cergy-Pontoise University Law School (Paris- France) (2003)

LLB, Hannover University Law School (Hannover, Germany) (2002)

Erdem Topak - Associate

Erdem Topak
Associate
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Erdem Topak is an Associate of Ketenci&Ketenci. His practice mainly focuses on Litigation, Energy, Real Estate and Shipping Law. Previously, he worked for one of the first and leading international law firms on Maritime Law in Istanbul. He speaks English and Italian.

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2013

Academic qualifications

Professional Certificate on Maritime Law, Insitute of Maritime Trade (2013)

LLB, Istanbul Bilgi University Law Faculty, (Istanbul, Turkey) (2012)

Latest Published work

Corporate Immigration in Turkey (2013)

Solar Power Plants in Turkey (2013)

An Update on Turkish Shipping Law (2012)

Apostille - Co-Author (2013)

A Review on Insurance Regulations and Theft Protection Insurances in Turkey (2013)

Simge Ercan - Associate

Simge Ercan
Associate
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Simge Ercan is an Associate of Ketenci&Ketenci. Her practice mainly focuses on Litigation, Debt Collection, Real Estate, Labour and Civil Law. Assisting on; residence and work permits for the foreigners, business license for international companies, Import & Export custom procedures for international companies. Previously, she worked for one of the leading international law firms in Istanbul.

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2011

Academic qualifications

LLM, Marmara University Law Faculty, Private Law, (Istanbul, Turkey) (2013)

LLB, Yeditepe University Law Faculty, (Istanbul, Turkey) (2010)

Herdem Gültekin - Office Manager 

Herdem Gültekin
Office Manager
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Herdem Gültekin is the Istanbul Office Manager of the firm. She is graduated from Marmara University Department of French Language Teaching (2011). She speaks French and English.

Academic qualifications

Department of French Language Teaching, Marmara University (2011).






Ayşem Cemre Orel - Associate 

Ayşem Cemre Orel
Associate
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Ayşem Cemre Orel is an Associate of Ketenci&Ketenci. She formerly has participated to various programmes in different universities such as Foreign Summer Program at Loyola University School of Law, Comparative Legal Systems - Private International Law / Core Issues in International European Corporate Law at University of Vienna Law School and Cambridge Law Studio Girton College Legal English for Law Students. She speaks English and German.

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar as Legal Intern, Istanbul, 2013

Academic qualifications

LLB, Yeditepe University Law Faculty, (Istanbul, Turkey) (2013)

Latest Published work

Corporate Immigration in Turkey - Co-Author (2013)

Oil & Gas Regulations in Turkey (2013)

Ali Özdemir - Tax Advisor 

Ali Ozdemir
Tax Advisor
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Ali Ozdemir is the Tax Advisor of Ketenci&Ketenci Law Firm. His practice mainly focuses on local and international tax regulations, auditing, double taxation, transfer pricing and multi-national transactions. He also acts as a certified public accountant for many respected companies in Turkey.

Academic Qualifications

BA, Istanbul University (Istanbul, Turkey) (2000) (cum laude)

Latest Published work

Cash Pooling in Turkey (2012)

Mehmet Ketenci - Senior Consultant

Mehmet Ketenci
Senior Consultant
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Mehmet Ketenci is the Senior Consultant of Ketenci&Ketenci Law Firm. He has been acting as a legal consultant for companies, legal entities and individuals for more than 30 years. Mr. Ketenci advises on a wide range of areas including civil, commercial, employment, wills and family law, and has a wide expertise on dispute resolution.

Personal Qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Eskişehir, 1974

Academic Qualifications

LLB, Istanbul University (Turkey), 1973

Monica Giudice  - Partner

Monica Giudice
Partner
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Monica Giudice recently relocated in Milan after working several years for globally renowned firms such as Allen&Overy and DLA Piper at their offices in Milan, London and Dubai. Ms. Giudice has a wide expertise on Corporate, Banking and Finance law, Securities, M&A, JVs, Due Diligence and privatizations.

Personal Qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Milan, 2004

Academic Qualifications

LLM, Joint Degree from Verona University and Geneva University (2002).

LLB, Catania University Law School (2001)

Peter Groves  - Partner

Peter Groves
Partner
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Dr. Peter Groves is one of the Partners of Ketenci&Ketenci Law Firm, located in London, United Kingdom. Peter has a wide experience on IP, commercial and corporate law. His practice mainly focuses on IP and IT Law and EU Competition Law.

Personal Qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, England&Wales (1980)

Academic Qualifications

PhD, Law and Competition in the Motor Industry, City of London Polytechnic (1991)

MA, Business Law, City of London Polytechnic (1982)

LLB,  University of Warwick (1977)

Latest Published work

A Dictionary of Intellectual Property Law (2011)

Complete Guide to the Block Exemption (2006)

Intellectual Property Law (2006)

Motor Trade Law (2001)

Global Automotive Legislation (1999)

Socrates Vrysopoulos  - Partner

Socrates Vrysopoulos
Partner
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Socrates Vrysopoulos is Collaborator of the firm based in Athens. of Ketenci&Ketenci Law Firm located in Athens, Greece. His practice mainly focuses on shipping law, banking law, sports law & company law.

Academic Qualifications

LLM, Criminal Justice, University of Kent (England), 2001

LLB, University of Bedfordshire (England), 2000



H. Mine Gür - Partner

H. Mine Gür
Partner
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H. Mine Gür is a consultant of Ketenci&Ketenci Law Firm, and she is the representative of the firm in New York. Her practice mainly focuses on corporate and immigration law, international commercial transactions, trademark and copyright disputes and contracts.

Personal Qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, NY, 2006

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2002

Academic Qualifications

LLM, Boston University (US), 2005

LLB, Marmara University (Turkey), 2000