PRACTICE AREAS

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Our firm has an experienced team with remarkable background in merger & acquisition transactions and we provide legal service for due diligence works; pre-closing, closing and post closing transactions; share transfers; drafting shareholders agreements and share transfer agreements; establishing company structures; drafting general assembly and board resolutions; making applications for obtaining official approvals and permits.

CONTRACTS

Our firm has extensive experience in drafting all kind of agreements as may be required in various fields of commerce. We draft contracts with international or domestic nature including but not limited to (international) sales and purchasing; distribution; franchise; sole-seller; commission; introduction; transportation; lease; royalty; supply; construction and joint venture agreements.

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LAW

We submit full corporate consultancy services to our foreign and domestic clients including but not limited to the establishment of companies; establishment of liaison offices, branches,currency exchange offices; structuring and re-structuring of companies in accordance with the current laws and regulations; commercial structuring by drafting/redrafting agreements; corporate letters, internal correspondences; drafting of board resolutions and general assembly resolutions; drafting the signatory authorities circular; advising on the issuance of share certificates and temporary share certificates; establishing the legal ground for franchise, distributorship and licensing networks; re-structuring the companies for Initial Public Offer (“IPO“); application of Corporate Governance Principals to companies in IPO process and giving all kind of legal consultancy related to the management, structuring and commercial activities of the company.

ENERGY LAW

We give legal consultancy in respect of current energy laws and regulations and provide reports on regular basis regarding the amendments thereto. We also follow up the applications of our clients before the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Energy Market Regulatory Authority and other official authorities. We also provide legal services for drafting, contract negotiating of electricity, oil and gas purchasing, swap and sales agreements.

COMPETITION LAW

We assist our clients regarding the applications before the Turkish Competition Authority and/or Competition Board in respect of the merger and acquisition transactions, joint venture establishments and other transactions requiring competition permit or exemption. We give advice with respect to the competition law perspective of daily business transactions and abuse of dominant position and competition between the dealers.

MINING LAW

DKND is one of the leading firms in Turkey with extensive experience in mining law. Our lawyers also attend international and domestic mining seminars and follow up the market trends in mining on all over the world. We submit all kinds all consultancy and legal services regarding mining investments such as due diligence work on mining licenses; establishment of partnerships and joint ventures to operate in mining business; obtainment of research and operating licenses; transfer of licenses; establishment of pledges and similar encumbrances before mining registry; conducting all kind of license transactions; drafting ore purchasing and sales contracts; legal opinions for corporate guarantees against the advance payments for ore purchasing transactions.

CAPITAL MARKETS

We represent and consult our foreign and domestic clients on all capital markets issues in Turkey including full corporate legal assistance for pre-ipo and post-ipo processes; making necessary applications before Turkish Capital Markets Board and BIST and obtaining permits and approvals and establishment of local and foreign funds. Besides, we give services as regards the application of Corporate Governance Principles in line with Capital Markets Law and secondary legislation; drafting option agreements; transfer of non-public shares of public companies; merger and acquisition transactions of public companies; capital injection transactions and similar equity transactions.

PUBLIC TENDERS AND PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS

Our firm provides services on preparation of tender application documents for public tenders and public private partnership tenders, representation of clients before official authorities, attendance to negotiations, structuring consortiums, drafting partnership agreements between the consortium members, drafting agreements between consortium and the contractor(s) and sub-contractor(s), giving legal opinion(s) in accordance with the current laws and regulations, submission of legal services for the disputes arising between the private and public parties.

FOREIGN INVESTMENTS

We provide consultancy services to our foreign clients in respect to their (potential) investments in Turkey. Our legal consultancy services consist of due diligence work; advising on appropriate corporate structure; research on incentives; informing on tax advantages and burdens; conducting acts and transactions before the relevant authorities for obtaining permits and incentives and representation of our clients before such authorities; drafting the necessary agreements; establishment of companies, branches and liaison offices in the relevant investment area including free zones, industrial zones, technology development zones and similar investment areas; making residency permit and work permit applications and grating all other legal consultancy services as may be required by foreign investors.

ENFORCEMENT & BANKRUPTCY

Our team provides legal services on enforcement and bankruptcy laws which includes collection of receivables; debt recovery; funding and re-structuring strategies; securing assets; sales of assets; precautionary measurements before enforcement transactions; preparation of roadmaps and advising on precautionary enforcement measurements.

REAL ESTATE LAW

DKND gives legal services on sales and purchasing agreements of all kinds of real estates; real estate development projects; establishment of mortgages and other encumbrances, usufruct rights, surface rights; putting annotations; conduct of deed transactions; drafting usufruct rights agreements, long term lease agreements and other relevant contracts.

LABOR LAW

DKND follows up the labor and social security legislation and regularly reports the clients on essential changes. Within the scope of our services, we draft labor contracts; attend disciplinary meetings; advice on employment safety and security measurements; advice on the appointment of employment security experts and workplace doctors. Upon the request of our clients, we also give professional training to the employers and employees regarding the current labor laws and regulations.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION & LITIGATION

Our litigation team provides legal services to assist our foreign and domestic clients for the resolution of disputes by choosing the most efficient and effective dispute resolution solution including the settlement of disputes by amicable negotiations; arbitration; mediation and litigation.

FAMILY LAW AND LAW OF INHERITANCE

Our Firm renders legal services for representation of clients in divorce lawsuits, resolving conflicts regarding allowance and parental rights, dissolution of property regimes, lawsuits regarding correction of name and age, drafting of wills, obtaining succession decrees and resolving conflicts arising from succession, recognition and enforcement of divorce decrees issued in foreign jurisdictions and other disputes in context of family law and inheritance law.

MEDIATION

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method, faster and less expensive compared to the judicial system executed by courts, which is managed by an independent “mediator” who is an expert trained in accordance with the Law On Mediation in Legal Disputes No. 6325 and related regulations. Mrs. Nazlı DERVİŞOĞLU DOĞAN, one of the founding partners of DKND, is a mediator registered to the Mediation Registry held by the Mediation Department of the Ministry of Justice of Republic of Turkey. Mrs. Nazlı DERVİŞOĞLU DOĞAN, acting in her capacity as mediator, resolves disputes including but not limited to disputes arising from family law, labor law, commercial law, insurance law, contracts and all kind of disputes arising from civil law relations between parties, including conflicts which have foreign nature, and she convenes the conflicting parties and establishes active communication between them ensuring that they reach a common solution by applying systematic techniques and conducting negotiations and holding meetings with the said parties.

LAW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Our Firm offers consultancy services for realization of trademark and patent applications and protection of intellectual property rights both on contractual and ligation basis and pursues lawsuits in order to avoid infringements of intellectual property rights.