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Law Firm OverviewAkkas & Associates Law Firm has provided innovative, effective, and practical solutions for our clients for more than twenty years. In doing so, our attorneys have become trusted legal advisors to local, national and international businesses, corporations, and individuals. Our goals are to meet and exceed our clients' expectations.
Akkas & Associates Law Firm regularly represents clients in such areas as corporate law, company formation, criminal defense, family law and divorce, due diligence, litigation, intellectual property law, labor and employment law, real estate law, and bankruptcy & debt recovery. The firm's corporate clients include Fortune 500 companies, multi-national corporations, and a wide range of publicly traded corporations and closely held businesses.
Akkas & Associates Law Firm Attorneys' litigation practice is broad-based, major civil and commercial litigation in Turkish jurisdictions, and IP litigation. Our attorneys have substantial experience in appeals before Turkish Patent Institute. In addition, we have an active arbitration practice with lawyers experienced in Turkish and international disputes before the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce.
Year this Office was Established: 1992
Languages: Turkish and English.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Infringements; Cross-border Transactions; Portfolio Investments; Turkish Law; IP Litigation; Real Estate Acquisitions; Property Ownership; Legal Due Diligence; Partnerships; Unfair Labor Practice; Employment Agreements; Separation Agreements; Non-compete Agreements.
Areas of Law Description
Akkas & Associates represents clients in the following areas of practice:
- Business & Commercial Law
Akkas & Associates Law Firm’s Business and Commercial Law Group represents business clients including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and sole proprietorships with respect to all types and aspects of commercial transactions and business-related legal issues.
- Bankruptcy & Debt Recovery
The attorneys in Akkas & Associates Law Firm's Bankruptcy Law Group have a wide range of experience in Turkish insolvency proceedings in throughout Turkey. We have represented both domestic and foreign clients in numerous bankruptcy cases. Our attorneys have vigorously asserted creditor's claims in a wide range of cases.
- Labor & Employment
Akkas & Associates Law Firm's Labor and Employment Law Group represent employers in connection with virtually every aspect of the employment relationship. Akkas & Associates Law Firm attorneys regularly represent both public and private-sector employers, both unionized and union-free, in administrative proceedings, arbitration, and in litigation before Turkish courts.
- Corporate Law
At Akkas & Associates Law Firm, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to assist our clients with virtually any type of corporate transaction. Our experience spans the spectrum from emerging business agreements to IPOs and public company representation.
- Company Formation and Governance
Today, clients are faced with unprecedented challenges as new laws and regulations are changing the way the corporate world works. Akkas & Associates Law Firm has one of the preeminent corporate governance practices in Turkey, drawing upon the expertise of our corporate, securities, governance, litigation, and compensation specialists.
- Criminal Defense
Akkas & Associates’ Criminal Defense practice group vigorously defends companies and their executives and directors against charges of criminal misconduct and related civil claims. Utilizing a talent base composed of former high-ranking prosecutors and long-time defense practitioners, we have delivered successful results through the adversary process.
- Due Diligence
At Akkas & Associates Turkish Law Firm, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to assist our clients with virtually any type of corporate transaction. Conducting business transactions, engaging in property acquisitions and hiring new employees, should be carefully and thoroughly investigated before committing your business to any legal obligation.
- Family Law and Divorce
We understand your needs when it comes to family legal issues. We're dedicated to helping you make the right decisions, even during difficult and emotional circumstances. Our family law attorneys give you sound legal advice based upon the law, our experience, and the unique facts of your situation.
- Franchise and Distribution
Akkas & Associates’ lawyers are proven leaders in domestic and international franchising. We know how to balance the legitimate business objectives and economic expectations of all parties in franchise and distribution relationships. Franchisor and supplier relationships with their franchisees and distributors are regulated more intensely and in more complexes.
- Immigration Law
Given its complexity and frequent modifications, immigration law represents one of the biggest commercial and regulatory obstacles to the employment of key foreign personnel in Turkey. Our firm has the “client-centric” focus, depth and breadth of expertise in the immigration sub-specialties that businesses require.
- Insurance Law
Akkas & Associates’ Insurance Law attorneys represent clients in all facets of their dealings with insurance carriers. We have recovered hundreds of thousands of Turkish Liras for clients in pursuit of a variety of insurance claims.
- Intellectual Property Law
Akkas & Associates Law Firm has assembled an experienced group of attorneys to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights in Turkey, as well as maximize intellectual property through various business transactions. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to emerging companies to individuals.
- Design Patent Law
Our attorneys' expertise affords our clients the fullest range of design patent prosecution services and capability to render such advice: Preparation and filing of design patent applications; Comprehensive prosecution services in Turkish for utility and design patents; Coordination of patent prosecution in foreign countries and regions; Counseling on "shop rights".
- IP Litigation
Our team of IP attorneys and trial lawyers have litigated all types of intellectual property matters in Turkish IP courts and the Supreme Court. Clients confronted with disputes involving their patents, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, trade secrets, or copyrights can rely on our experienced litigators to aggressively defend their interests.
- Trademark Law
Akkas & Associates Law Firm handles trademarks for a wide range of companies, large, small, domestic and foreign in Turkey. We draw on our significant experience and blend it with a realistic understanding of the business environment so as to wisely, but practically, apply the law to meet clients' trademark needs to yield commercially viable solutions.
- Trademark Oppositions
An opposition is a proceeding in which one party is seeking to prevent registration of another party's trademark. If Turkish Patent Institute (TPI) approves that a trademark application meets the criteria of a trademark, the application will be published in the Official Trademark Bulletin, so that it will be made available to the public for review.
- Trademark Refusals
Turkish Patent Institute (TPI) reviews each trademark application, and if it concludes that the application has the characteristics needed to be a trademark i.e. if it distinguishes the goods or services of a given business from the goods or services of another business, does not look like a trademark already registered or for which a registration application is pending.
- Mergers & Acquisitions
We have extensive experience representing clients involved in all types of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances, with exceptional expertise in cross-border transactions. We have represented clients involved in merger and acquisition transactions from large to small and from simple to extremely complex.
- Litigation & Trial Practice
Akkas & Associates Law Firm’s Litigation section today carries on the traditions of over 20 years of courtroom practice, representing clients in a broad range of commercial and IP lawsuits. The firm's Litigation section is one of Turkey’s largest, with over 6 attorneys firm-wide. The firm's Litigation section includes attorneys with prior government experience.
- Real Estate Law
Akkas & Associates Law Firm's Real Estate Group aggressively represents individuals, family-owned businesses, and corporations in all aspects of real estate law, including buying, developing, leasing, financing and selling real estate in Turkey. Akkas & Associates Law Firm attorneys have represented buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and lenders.
- Real Estate Acquisitions
Year by year Turkey enjoys greater popularity among tourists and investors in real estate. The consequence is a strong interest of foreigners in purchasing real estate in Turkey. When purchasing property, foreigners have to observe some statutory provisions and restrictions.
- Real Estate Ownership
Principles of ownership of immovable objects are in general identified in the Property Law section of the Civil Code. Property law includes not only ownership, but also acquiring and transfer of ownership, leasing the property and factors limiting property rights.
- Tax Law
As the complexity of tax laws and business transactions continues to increase, Akkas & Associates attorneys advise clients how to effectively navigate this difficult terrain by developing creative, practical and cost-effective solutions to tax issues. Our tax lawyers use their in-depth knowledge and expertise to help our clients achieve their business goals and objectives in the most tax-efficient manner.
Mr. Selcuk Akkas
Partner in Charge
Accident, Alimony, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy
- Turkish Patent Institute
- American Bar Association
- Corporate Tax Alliance
- Istanbul Bar
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