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Law Firm OverviewCindemir Law Office is a dynamic, independent Turkish law office operating in Istanbul since 2004, providing the highest quality of legal service to international organizations and businesses as well as individuals. Our business activities include, but are limited to European law (including European Union law), Turkish contract law, company law, commercial law and real estate law. We also specialize in tax law. We are specialists in Turkish litigation law and practice. We have expertise in Turkish criminal law and practice. Simply put, we are a full service law office.
Our expertise and experience is well known. We take a commercial approach in representing our client’s interest. We take the time to properly understanding our client's ultimate goal. We focus on making a valuable contribution our client's business; and we provide excellent value for money. Our lawyers work across practices and jurisdictions; bringing together their collective specialties to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients.
In our law office, each individual client benefits from the experience and the knowledge of our whole team.
We are flexible. We adapt our services to the needs of our clients. Using our wide network of associated and affiliated companies and consultancies, we offer ongoing services to our clients. We take pride in every client's individual success.
As law office policy, before we undertake any work on a client’s case, to provide you, our client, with a straightforward and honest way estimate of our legal fees; and thus make the our legal services much more client-friendly and predictable.
And, importantly, our law office provides its services in Turkish, English, French, Dutch, and Arabic.
We currently have a legal consultancy with an English Common Law practitioner with 35 experience in commercial litigation and criminal law and practice. Our consultant is admitted to practice in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.
Year this Office was Established: 2004
Languages: Turkish, English, Arabic, French, German, Dutch.
Areas of Law
- Administrative Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Asset Protection
- Banking & Finance
- Banking Law
- Business & Industry
- Business Formation
- Business Law
- Business Litigation
- Car Accident
- Child Custody & Visitation
- Child Support
- Civil Litigation
- Civil Rights
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Constitutional Law
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Law
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Law
- Corporate Litigation
- Credit & Mortgage
- Criminal Law
- Customs Law
- Debt Relief
- Debtor & Creditor
- Drug Crime
- Eminent Domain
- Employee Benefits
- Employees Rights
- Estate & Trust
- Estate Planning
- European Community Law
- Family Law
- Financial Litigation
- Government Contracts
- Homeowners Association
- Import & Export
- Industrial & Manufacturing
- Industrial Injuries
- International Investments
- International Law
- International Trade
- Investment Law
- Joint Ventures
- Land Use & Zoning
- Landlord & Tenant Law
- Local, Municipal & State Law
- Mass Tort
- Medical Insurance
- Medical Malpractice
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Money Laundering
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motor Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accident
- Naturalization & Citizenship
- Offshore Services
- Personal Injury
- Pre-nuptial Agreement
- Private Equity
- Privatization Law
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Property Law
- Property Management
- Railroad Accidents
- Real Estate
- Sexual Harassment
- Shareholders Rights
- Social Security
- Truck Accident
- Workers Compensation
- Wrongful Termination
Areas of Law Description
We provide legal assistance on the following areas of law:
- Debt Collection
With our global network we do not only follow up debt collections in Turkey. Our law office cooperates with its dedicated colleagues all around the world and particularly in Europe.
- Due Diligence
Our law office provides also Due diligence service with its attorneys and also financial experts.
- Energy Law and Investment
One of the main service that we provide in Turkey as a Law Firm is Energy law and related investment legal matters. Additionally, we follow the last developments in the renewable energy sector which is essential for the world future and its resources. We assist companies related to energy sector in order to establish their business and to facilitate their investment to the country.
- Escrow Agency / Escrow Agreement
The amounts in escrow are paid into separate escrow accounts especially opened for the transaction. In agreement with the parties and depending on term of the escrow agreement the amounts are deposited as daily callmoney or fixed term deposit. We provide our clients with individual escrow agreements especially adapted to the transaction in question. Only individual escrow agreements are able to properly provide for your needs.
- Real Estate & Conveyancing
Apart from the standard conveyance and application for loans for housing and development projects, our scope of work also extends to: Conversion, amalgamation, subdivision, partition land; Forfeiture of land by virtue of breach of condition of title; Joint venture & Development agreements; Foreclosure proceedings; Surrender and exchange of land with the State Government; Tenancy agreements; and Eviction & Distress (recovery of rental) proceedings.
- European Law & Rights Concerning Ankara Agreement
In the light of new decisions based on Ankara Agreement, Turkish citizens acquired privileges in the field of freedom of establishment and providing services in EU countries. Visa requirements and requirements for capital investment are essential obstacle for Turkish citizens. Accordingly, the firm assists its clients aiming to establish business or provide services in EU countries via coordination with law firms in EU countries.
- Litigation & ADR
The firm strongly believes in the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution namely Arbitration and Mediation as an alternative to litigation. However should our clients request that the matter be placed before the court, then our lawyers having vast experience in general litigation matters as well as in specific areas such as banking, corporate, insolvency, securities, employment, construction, insurance and arbitration.
This also extends to:
• land disputes
• sale of goods
• motor vehicle accidents claims
• winding up and breach of duty by directors
• construction & building contracts
• medical negligence
- Administrative Law
The firm has always been at the forefront of issues which are of public concern to the community. The act, omission & neglect by any Public Authority is analyzed against the prejudice and detriment to the community. The firm objective is to engage public authority into a discussion and to make decisions which will serve to benefit the community
- Banking & Finance
We act for all the domestic financial institutions. Our job scope includes drafting and advising financial institutions in relation to loan structures and security, enforcement of security documentation which include foreclosure proceedings and loan recovery.
The scope of work also extends to:
• Hire purchase and recovery
• Security / collateral documentation
• Legal charges and related documents
• Loan Agreement cum Assignment and related documents
• Master indemnity agreements
• Bridging loan agreements
- Corporate & Commercial
We offers a wide range of corporate and commercial law services with banking and finance, company incorporation, privatization, accounting, joint ventures, insurance, investment and real estate. We can assist companies to establish operations in Turkey in association with local partners.
- Criminal Law
The firm handles a broad spectrum of cases which are classified as criminal in nature. This extends to offences under:-
• The Penal Code
• Road Transport Act
• Prevention of Corruption Act
• Companies Act Firearms Act
• Dangerous Drugs (DDA) Act
• Employee Provident Fund (EPF) Act and Social Security (SOCSO) Act
• Security Industries Act
• Local Government Act and subsidiary legislation
- Employment Law
Employment law has become increasingly complex in view of numerous status which protect the rights and interest of workers / employees. In view of such complexities, we are focused in practical outcomes which benefit both the Employer and the Employee.
We offer practical solutions by providing "hands on" advice in respect of disputes which arise in the work place.
The scope of work extends to:-
• Reorganizations and retrenchment of work force to ensure companies operate profitably and efficiently.
• Drafting of Contracts of Employment and HR Policies to ensure that they are in compliance with local legislation.
• Preparation of Performa letters to assist in management of indiscipline and misconduct which is consistent with the legal requirements for fairness and just cause.
• Assisting with setting up of a domestic inquiry panel to investigate any allegations of misconduct.
• Drafting of necessary documentation for the performance improvement process within organizations.
• Industrial Court/Labor Court Representation
- Estates & Trusts
Our experience in trusts includes setting up corporate trust structures and private trusts. We are also experienced in handling disputes relating to trusts and probate/wills. We provide advise to individuals, trustees, executors, charities, corporate clients and others in the area of trust, estates and charities. We also handle cases dealing with will contested wills, disputes concerning trusts and the administration of trusts and estates.
Our scope of work also extends to:-
• Preparation of Wills
• Establishment of Trusts
• Extraction of Grant of Probate / Letters of Administration
- Family Law
The firm is extremely sensitive to issues relating to family and matrimonial disputes. It is the firm's practice that litigation is seen as a last resort. The firm endeavors to bring parties to settlement table.
The scope of work also extends to:-
• Deed of family settlements
• Divorce, Nullity
• Custody & Maintenance
- Insurance Law
The firm acts for numerous insurance companies and the nature of work is predominantly motor vehicle accident (MVA) claims, recovery of premiums and performance bond recovery.
Our scope of work also extends to:-
• General insurance namely Fire, Theft, Property Damage
• Professional Indemnity & Medical Negligence
• Recovery of payment to a Third party
• Public Liability
The firm strongly believes equipping its client with knowledge of the legal implications for the day to day management of their organizations. We are focused on providing in house training to our clients, so that they better manage their organization so as to avoid any pitfalls which may result in their organization being subjected to litigation. The scope of our training extends to:-
• Labor & Employment including being a service provider for organization who choose to out-source this aspect of their organization
• Commercial compliance
- Istanbul Bar Association
Mr. Gokhan Cindemir
Civil Rights, Divorce, Environmental and Natural Resources, Family Law, International Law
Dr. Hakan Cindemir
Administrative Law, Business and Industry, Criminal Law, Divorce, Estate and Trust
Mrs. Lina Islam
Adoption, Alimony, Business and Industry, Business Law, Business Litigation
Agency and Distributorship, Business and Industry, Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law
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