Serap Zuvin Law Offices

Aviation, Commercial, and Business Law Firm in Istanbul, Turkey

Serap Zuvin Law Offices

Nispetiye Cad. Peker Sok. Peker
Apt. No:3 Door No:4 34330 1 Levent Beskitas

Istanbul 34398

Phone+90 (212) 280-7433
Fax +90 (212) 278-1911

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Law Firm Overview

Serap Zuvin Law Offices (“SLZO”) is an international law firm located in Istanbul-Turkey. The firm’s practices include aviation, mergers and acquisitions, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, commercial contracts, corporate law, labor law, intellectual property, competition law, tourism, finance and investments, company formation and corporate governance, and real estate.

The firm offers litigation, international arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution, approaching issues from both legal and business perspectives. SLZO provides services globally and has been involved in numerous international practices for more than 16 years. The team members are conversant with English and most of them speak at least a third language (French, German, etc.)

Founding Partner/Attorney at Law Serap Zuvin has more than 30 years of experience in the legal profession. SLZO prides itself on maintaining a fresh and friendly approach with clients while striving to provide expert and efficient professional advice designed to deliver optimized solutions to meet clients’ needs.

Languages: Turkish, English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Cross Border M&S; Divestitures; Structured Finance; Islamic Finance; Industrial Facilities; Industrial Designs; Travel Agency Agreements; Establishment of Wholly-owned Subsidiaries; Liaison Offices or Branches.

Areas of Law Description

Serap Zuvin Law Offices specializes in the following areas, among others:

- Aviation

Serap Zuvin Law Office has extensive expertise in a broad range of aircraft sale and purchase transactions, aircraft lease transactions, complex financing methods and tax and regulatory matters relating to these transactions. SZLO continues to act on behalf of leading financial institutions/banks, aircraft and aviation equipment manufacturers, corporations, business owners, and entrepreneurs currently operating in their respective sectors.

- Mergers and Acquisitions

SZLO represents clients in all phases of mergers and acquisition transactions. SZLO offers the full spectrum of legal advice encompassing all aspects of the relevant law. As such, the firm is able to respond to the evolving needs of clients as the transaction and the process necessitates. SZLO team members are involved in several industry-specific organizations where they are able to combine detailed business knowledge with their legal expertise. Such industries include telecommunication, finance beverages, tobacco, petroleum, automotive, energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and transportation. Our team of attorneys advises purchasers, sellers, financial advisors, special committees, financing sources and other interested parties. SZLO's experience in mergers and acquisitions includes public and private mergers, share and asset purchases, restructurings, strategic investments, joint ventures and demergers.

- Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Law

The SZLO team advises leading local and international pharmaceutical groups, and since its establishment, SZLO has represented one of Turkey's most reputable holding companies as outside legal counsel. SZLO's team is known for its outstanding industry knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector. Our team represents numerous health care companies in merger, acquisition, divestiture, and affiliation transactions and provides legal services on drafting and negotiation of various contracts including, but not limited to, joint venture agreements, distribution and supply agreements, license agreements, and trademark agreements.

- Commercial Contracts

SZLO's team has expertise providing legal advice to both suppliers and customers in multiple sectors on a broad range of commercial contract types, including management, technical assistance, license (trade mark and/or know how), distribution, supply, manufacturing, maintenance and support contracts.

- Corporate Law

SZLO's practice includes a large number of legal services concerned with how a business organizes and conducts itself financially. SZLO advises its clients during all phases of a business transaction including but not limited to establishing a company, representing clients in transactions and ongoing capitalization efforts, and serving as legal counsel in ongoing internal corporate matters.

- Labor Law

SZLO lawyers have exceptional experience representing employers from various sectors in all aspects of labor law. The team members guide the employer companies to be in compliance with evolving Turkish employment laws and help their clients make affirmative action plans and draft employment contracts. SZLO's main target is to provide its clients with sector-specific solutions and SZLO's team works side by side with the human resources managers of its clients to this end. SZLO endeavors to educate its clients on labor law issues through seminars at client facilities. The SZLO team's skills and expertise on structuring complex transactions such as collective lay-offs make it standout in this area.

- Dispute Resolution

In every part of the world, litigation is a costly process in terms of both time and money. Because SZLO approaches litigation from both legal and business perspectives, SZLO endeavors to promote an amicable settlement on behalf of its clients. If no such amicable settlement is reached, SZLO can represent its clients before trial and/or appellate courts concerning any type of dispute, controversy or claim in which they are involved.


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