Full-Service International Law Firm in London

Ketenci & Ketenci

Ketenci & Ketenci
9 Mallow Street, EC1Y 8RQ
London EC1Y 8RQ
United Kingdom

Phone+90 (216) 455-8098

Website www.ketencilaw.com
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Other Offices: Athens  Milan  Istanbul  

Law Firm Overview

Ketenci & Ketenci is a team of international lawyers, with a top-tier global reputation in both advisory and contentious matters. We are a leading full-service Turkish law firm offering an international approach. We combine dynamism with essential experience on international legal practice.

Ketenci&Ketenci combines outstanding practical legal experience with our renowned business acumen. Our core practice areas are corporate, company, real estate, energy, commercial, finance and aviation law along with a traditional dispute resolution advice. We are mainly based in Istanbul, at the financial capital of Turkey, although we provide advice and legal services to our respected international corporate and private clients all over Turkey, in most of the major European towns as well as on several commercial centres of the rest of the World through our associated firms and affiliations.

Ketenci & Ketenci is fully committed to our clients’ satisfaction; be it on the corporate or individual level. We act as a full service Turkish Business law firm and provide advice on several law areas. We also offer a significant advice on investment in Turkey.

We are mainly based in Istanbul, the financial capital of Turkey, and have affiliate and associate offices in Turkey & Europe and throughout the World. In case of urgency, we are able to act promptly throughout Turkey as we work closely with expert Turkish lawyers based in major towns; Ankara, Izmir, Bodrum, Bursa, Eskisehir, Adana, Kayseri and Mersin. Also, thanks to our international reach, we are able to provide legal services all around Europe, US and the Far East.

We are able to advise in several languages: Turkish, English, Italian and French. Note that, in case a need arises for a Turkish speaking lawyer in your home country, you may also get in touch with us. The firm is highly recommended by several lawyer directories worldwide. We have been awarded as the 'Corporate Law Firm of the year in Turkey for the year 2011'' by UK Lawyer Monthly Magazine.

Year this Office was Established: 2011

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Administrative Litigation; Company Law; Corporate Law, M&A, Due Diligence; Debt Collection; EU Law; Infringements; Design Rights; Traffic Accidents; Professional Indemnity; Transport Liability; Strict Liability.

Areas of Law Description

Our practice areas include:

- Arbitration

Multi-national commercial disputes usually involve several parties, and the cost of litigation can easily escalate out of proportion to the value of the dispute. Arbitration has therefore become a popular and very convenient alternative. We assist our clients with providing a significant expertise on: Negotiation; Conciliation; Representing client at International arbitral bodies; Preparing and presenting the case before arbitrator; Domestic and international arbitration; Enforcement of arbitral awards in Turkey; Enforcement of arbitral awards abroad; Acting as independent arbitrators when requested.

- Aviation Law

In addition to specialist expertise, aviation law demands a delicate approach. We primarily focus on transactional work for aviation clients. Our practice also includes aviation litigation. We advise our clients on: Sale, finance and leasing of aircrafts; Air accidents; Commercial disputes and contracts; Claims arising in relation to international conventions; Claims covered by Turkish jurisdiction; Luggage and delay claims; and, Insurance related issues.

- Commercial Law

We are well-known for taking a business-orientated approach when advising our clients in commercial matters. Although much of our business is contentious, at the same time we advise on a wide range of non-contentious matters. Also, our international reach provides solutions to our clients’ business needs in several jurisdictions. Our advice is comprehensive, including a range of services; Commercial and administrative litigation; Drafting and reviewing contracts; The negotiation of commercial contracts relating to the production; Sale and distribution of services and products, including agency and franchising agreements; The adaptation of contracts governed by laws other than Turkish law and practice; General corporate advice; Franchising and distribution; Consumer law; and, Litigation arising in connection with the performance of such contracts.

- Company Law

We provide advice to foreign investors to develop strategies for operating in Turkey under the most suitable corporate structure. We also assist on every stage of company formation in Turkey. Our assistance includes: Legal and strategic advice on investment in Turkey; Company Formation; Drafting the Articles of Association (Incorporation) and granting assistance throughout the process; Drafting all other documents required for the incorporation; Arranging Public Notary procedures and certified translations (if required); Offering a Virtual Office for your company (if required); Setting up a bank account; and, Recommending a certified accountant.

- Corporate / M&A

Ketenci & Ketenci is one of Turkey's prominent law firms in Merger and Acquisition transactions. The firm's core practice is advising and representing clients in transactions, in particular national and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and takeovers and our clients include both local and foreign entities. Ketenci & Ketenci's M&A teams advise on national and cross-border transactions, including private M&A, public tender offers, transactions for listed companies, private equity and venture capital transactions, auction sales, privatizations, strategic alliances and joint ventures. General corporate work includes structuring and introducing corporate compliance programs.

- Debt Collection

We proactively assist and act on behalf of our clients within the whole elements of debt collection and debt recovery procedure in Turkey. Our advice usually covers these stages: Pre-trial proceedings: including sending official notifications/demand letters to the debtor and fulfilling all the necessary formalities before the eventual trial is commenced; Representation during trial. In situation where the debtor does not willingly return the debt, we are able to provide representation during trial; Post-trial proceedings. This includes any possible steps necessary to the enforcement of favorable decision issued by the Turkish Courts related to the actual recuperation of the debt.

- Employment / Labor Law

It is crucially important for all employers to understand and comply with labor law. The same applies to employees as well. Our advice on employment law includes: Accidents at work; Employment contracts; Employment litigation; Mobbing; and, Wrongful and unfair dismissal.

- Energy Law

We provide advice to energy producers, energy traders and grid companies on various issues concerning Energy Law in Turkey: Authorization and incorporation of carriers, traders and external agents necessary formalities before the eventual trial is commenced; Construction, development and operation of gas and electricity power stations; Third-party access to networks, supply and trading contracts; Financing of new power stations; Acquisition and sale of energy-related assets; Advice on regulatory issues; Multi-utility legal matters; Assistance for the purchase of goods and services for the energy sector; Assistance in connection with arbitration processes; Litigation.

- Immigration Law

We counsel corporations, start-up businesses and entrepreneurial individuals regarding Turkish and global immigration. Our services includes: Advising on obtaining residency & working permits in Turkey; Recruitment advice; Assisting on UK Immigration; and, US Immigration advice.

- Insurance Law

We assist our clients on claims arising from insurance contracts and also advise on subrogated and non-subrogated claims. Our advice on insurance practice also includes: Insurance claims arising of commercial law; Aviation insurance; Transportal insurance; Shipping insurance; and, Personal injury claims.

- Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law

We understand our client’s compelling needs on IP and IT law issues, and offer practical advice and efficient service tailored to the needs of the client, whether large or small. Our global reach, though a very extensive network of contacts, is of great value to the businesses of our clients. Our advice on Intellectual Property and Information Technology law includes: Advising on trademark licensing; Copyright; Breach of licensed Litigation infringements; Collection of damages; Publishing contracts; Patent & design rights; Submitting applications in Turkey and foreign jurisdictions; Ownership rights in software or other technology products; Data protection; Software license and distribution agreements; E-commerce law; and, General terms of use and general terms of sale for websites.

- Litigation / Dispute Resolution

Litigation demands a very specific set of skills and a special approach. We offer our clients a wealth of experience and expertise in both international and local disputes. We counsel clients about disputes, seeking the most effective way to resolve them, taking legal action for them where necessary but also considering mediation when possible. In this respect, we represent our clients: On a wide range of civil, commercial and administrative disputes and proceedings; Before all Turkish Courts including the Turkish Supreme Court; Before European Court of Human Rights; and, In debt recovery procedures.

- Real Estate / Property Law

Purchasing and selling property abroad may be both exciting and terrifying. Relying on our guidance will make this experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We also have significant expertise in construction law, and advise individuals as well as major construction companies in relation to their real-estate projects. Our service is effective in minimizing the risk and addressing our clients’ ongoing and emerging requirements, including: Due diligence on the property itself and the real estate agency; Providing proactive solutions regarding mortgages and loans; Dealing with contracts; Concluding the purchase; Representing client before Deed Office; Representing client before Notary; Completing all and necessary registrations.

- Shipping / Maritime Law

Shipping law predominantly involves a set of complex and highly technical laws and regulations, and cases frequently cover multiple jurisdictions. Careful consideration of where and how to claim is extremely important, and time is always critical. Ship finance is in itself a whole area of special expertise. We fully understand our clients’ special needs in these areas and assist them with a proactive approach. We offer a comprehensive advice and unique level of service on: Ship arrestment and release procedure; Sale and purchase of ships; Ship leasing and financing; Closing procedure; Ship registration; Contracts for the construction, conversion and repair of ships; Drafting and negotiating shipping related contracts; Cargo Claims; Liability insurers; Salvage and collision; Carriage of goods; Passengers claims; General average; and, Marine insurance.


Dr. Peter Groves
Intellectual Property



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