Çelen Law Firm

Pharmaceuticals, Employment, Commercial & Company Law Firm in Istanbul, Turkey

Çelen Law Firm

Bagdat Cad. No: 158/14 Feneryolu

Istanbul 34724

Phone+90 (216) 355 7 123
Fax +90 (216) 363 7 587

Website www.celen.av.tr
E-mail  Contact Ms. Gökçe Çelen

Law Firm Overview

Çelen Law Firm, located in Istanbul Turkey, takes pride to provide legal services with an uncompromising commitment to quality since its establishment in 2003.

Our areas of practice include commercial and company law, contract law, employment and labor law, construction law, international trade law, healthcare law, tax litigation, international arbitration and litigation as well as general corporate matters encompassing all areas of law which are of interest to local and foreign businesses.

We are committed to providing legal advice that is insightful and valuable to our clients. This has enabled us to achieve substantial accomplishments including the recent successful representation of a client in international arbitration in a notably high stake claim.

Our clients range from multinational companies generally based in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Germany to prominent Turkish companies expanding their businesses overseas.

Year this Office was Established: 2003

Languages: Turkish, French, German, English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Pre-contentious Negotiations; Company Law; Commercial & Trade Agreements; Partnership Formations; Breach of Contract; Working Environment Measures; Patient Rights; Pharmaceutical Legislation; Pharmaceutical Research and Development; Clinical Trials; Promotion and Distribution of Pharmaceuticals; Out-Licensing; Employment Contracts; Use of Vacation Rights and Other Absences; Transfer, Posting and Expatriation of Staff; Executive Compensation; Employment Disputes; Winding Up and Liquidations; Territorial Restrictions; Debt Collection Proceedings; Medical Devices Legislation; Food Law.

Areas of Law Description

Çelen Law Firm is a full-service law firm that provides legal services to the business world with an emphasis on the following practice areas:

- Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

Çelen Law Firm has special expertise in pharmaceutical and healthcare law through building long-standing business partnerships with clients in the industry. This extensive multi-faceted experience has enabled the firm to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the legislation and industry practice which has undergone significant change in the past decade. The firm continually advises clients on various aspects of pharmaceutical and healthcare law including the pharmaceutical legislation, patient rights, privacy, pharmaceutical research and development, clinical trials, promotion and distribution of pharmaceuticals, out-licensing, FCPA and UK Bribery Act, pricing and data protection in Turkey. The firm currently represents several members of the EFPIA chapter, AIFD in Turkey.

- Employment

Employment law is one of the core practice areas and Çelen Law Firm acts as legal counsel for employers from a vast array of sectors. In particular, the firm continually advises clients in: drafting of employment contracts and statements of employment particulars, staff manuals and policies, employee benefits, working environment measures, outsourcing of staff, transfer, posting and expatriation of staff, termination of employment, executive compensation, employee benefits, conducting of investigations and settlement of employment disputes through negotiation and before the labour courts. The firm is also recommended by the British Consulate and Embassy.

- Dispute Resolution

Çelen Law Firm offers clients assistance, representation and advice at all stages of the arbitration process. Services include pre-contentious negotiations, conduct of arbitral proceedings, advocacy at trial, and challenge and enforcement of arbitral awards. The firm successfully represents clients in high-stake claims, settled victoriously, pursuant to the rules of arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. The firm also represents clients before the Turkish courts in all matters related to business law, including in particular, commercial disputes, employment disputes, tax, bankruptcy and debt collection proceedings.

- Competition and Antitrust

Çelen Law Firm offers extensive regulatory and practical business experience regarding vertical and horizontal relationships with suppliers, customers and competitors. The firm advises on pricing issues, exclusive dealing arrangements, licensing, joint ventures, territorial restrictions, suggested resale prices, minimum advertised pricing programmes, volume and functional price discounts, rebates and promotional allowances, requirement contracts and exclusive distributorships.

- Corporate and Commercial

Çelen Law Firm is very active in and offers advice on all aspects of corporate and commercial law. The firm is regularly called upon to give advice on matters such as company formations, commercial and trade agreements, partnership formations and establishment of joint ventures, winding up and liquidations, employment law, and mergers and acquisitions. It also counsels businesses in connection with their ongoing contractual relationships with domestic and international customers, suppliers, and distributors. Services include, drafting and review of contracts, drafting of legal memoranda and legal opinions in various aspects of Turkish legislation and legal practice and application of company law procedures and litigation. Recent experiences in this practice area include advising the worldwide leader in pasta in its activities in Turkey, legal structuring of international activities of a Turkish electrical installation equipment industry market leader, legal structuring of leading Danish retailer and advising several US-based Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies in Turkey.


Gökçe Çelen Gökçe Çelen
Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Health Care and Social, International Arbitration, Pharmaceutical Law

N. Berkhan Çelen N. Berkhan Çelen
Employment, International Trade, Tax, International Arbitration


Duygu Beyazo Duygu Beyazo
Commercial Law, Competition Law, Contracts, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law

Erdal Çelen Erdal Çelen
Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Contracts, Corporate Law, Employment

Pelin Turan Pelin Turan
Commercial Law, Contracts, Employment, Food and Beverages Law, Insurance

Özlem Tuzcuoğlu Özlem Tuzcuoğlu
Commercial Law, Contracts, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law


  • Marmara University Faculty of Law Alumni Association
  • Robert College Alumni Association
  • Koç School Alumni Association
  • Istanbul University Faculty of Law Alumni Association

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