Ongur & Partners International Law Firm

Full-Service Law Firm in Ankara, Turkey

Ongur & Partners International Law Firm

Bestekar Sokak
78/5-6 Kavaklidere

Ankara 06600

Phone+90 (312) 426-3994
Fax +90 (312) 426-3995

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Law Firm Overview

Ongur & Partners International Law Firm provides a full spectrum of legal services to international businesses, corporations, governments, and investors. The firm’s experienced team of lawyers has represented clients from all over Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as within Turkey itself, and has earned itself a reputation for professionalism, timeliness, and mastery of the complexities of international business law.

Ongur & Partners International Law Firm covers all aspects of government and commercial business and investment in Turkey, and all aspects of arbitration and litigation. The office in Ankara provides local services to all surrounding cities and employs consultants overseas to ensure that standards are current. Clients are treated to individualized attention, and the firm’s fluency in Turkish, English, Italian, and Russian guarantees that an interpreter is rarely needed for close communication.

The lawyers and staff at Ongur & Partners International Law Firm have prided themselves on their clients’ welfare and devoted their extensive resources to securing client investment. Their dedication to business in Turkey and to the country itself is brought daily to each new client and case.

Languages: English, Italian, Turkish, Russian

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Foreign Direct Investment Law & Consulting; Mining Law; Company Formations; Public Procurement Law; Defense Law; Labor Law; Law of Obligations; Debt Collection; International Contracts; Civil Aviation; Public Private Partnerships; Tax Structuring.

Areas of Law Description

ONGUR&PARTNERS International Law Office provides a spectrum of top quality legal services to international businesses, corporations, governments and investors. The firm’s experienced team of lawyers has represented clients from throughout the European Union; particularly in the United Kingdom and Italy, as well as United States and Turkey. It built a strong reputation for professionalism, rigor, and appreciation of complexities of international business law.

The firm is proud to provide legal services to a broad range of clients from all over the world, and to prominent industries in Turkey, while working as trusted legal advisors in Turkey for over 13 years. The firm garnered in depth experience from working with distinguished clients, by being part of unique projects and dealing with multinational complex legal issues; this provided the firm with the framework and opportunity to demonstrate its legal skills at the highest level.

ONGUR&PARTNERS International Law Office expertise covers all aspects of state, commerce, business and investment laws in Turkey, and all aspects of litigation and arbitration. The office in Ankara provides local services to surrounding cities, as well as Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, Alanya, and employs consultants overseas to provide service in excellent standards. Clients are served with diligence, and the firm’s fluency in Turkish, English and Italian guarantees that an interpreter is rarely needed for close communication. Lawyers and staff at ONGUR&PARTNERS International Law Firm dedicate themselves on their clients’ welfare, and devote extensive resources to secure client investment.

The firm is considered among the top trusted international legal service providers and law firms in Turkey by international legal authorities.

The firm's special focus on client expectation and its approach to design best legal strategy for successful and effective results make the firm distinct. The firm’s close client interaction, support and international network render its services unique.

ONGUR&PARTNERS' focus is to inform and protect its clients from legal and/or financial risks during their business or legal procedures in Turkey, by identifying the best legal strategy to succeed in arbitration and/or litigation procedures as soon as possible.

The firm's lawyers aim to:

Understand the needs of local and foreign clients,

Multi-dimensionally analyze and provide the best solutions to meet legal requirements and satisfy client needs,

Bring professionalism and timely execution for each steps of legal processing for clients.

ONGUR&PARTNERS’s vision is to provide clients with legal advice that helps them achieve their long-term objectives in Turkey and across the globe with the greatest efficiency. This vision is attained by a strategy of steady expansion, allowing the firm to retain a boutique character and to provide excellent standards of service.


Ayşem Diker Vanberg Ms. Ayşem Diker Vanberg
Agency and Distributorship, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Business and Industry, Business Formation, Business Law

Arzu ONGUR Mrs. Arzu ONGUR
Managing Partner
Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Aviation Law, Banking and Finance, Business and Industry, Civil Rights


Elif Bayraktar Ms. Elif Bayraktar
Legal Intern
Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Banking and Finance, Estate Planning, Family Law, Immigration

Dilara Gulum Ms. Dilara Naz Gulum
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Banking and Finance, Business Litigation

Ms. Aslı ONGUR
Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Contracts, Customs Law

Mr. Mahir Onat TOPAL
Aviation Law, Civil Rights, Immigration, International Law, Science and Technology


  • Turkish Consulate - Florence
  • Turkish Commercial Office - Rome
  • Italian Chamber of Commerce - Istanbul
  • International Chamber of Commerce - Paris, France

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 Acquiring Turkish Citizenship Through Investment

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 Residence Permits of Foreigners Acquiring Immovable Property in Turkey

Foreigners and International Protection Law numbered 6458 publishing in the Official Gazette dated 11/04/2013 and numbered 28615 have brought the issues regarding entering Turkey, residing in Turkey and leaving Turkey as well as protection applies to foreigners into conformity with the EU regulations. By the time this law entered into force, Law No.5683 Related to Residence and Travel of Foreigners in Turkey have been abolished.

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 The Procedure for Foreigners and Non-Resident Turkish Citizens to File a Lawsuit in Turkey

The procedure for a foreigner to bring an action in Turkey is not very different from the procedure a Turkish national would follow when bringing the same action before a Turkish court. However, there are two regulations constituting some differences regarding this matter.

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 Residence Permit in Turkey

The regulations formulating the rules on residence permit and the entry of foreigners into Turkey were dated back to mid-twentieth century. These regulations lacked the ability to meet the needs of the present conditions. A modern approach was necessary, also in terms of Europeanization of the customs procedures and management.

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 Inheritance Law in Turkey

The rising number of marriages between Turkish citizens and foreigners brings in issues related to marriages of this type. From a legal point of view, the two important issues as regards to this may be the distribution of matrimonial property and inheritance. Under this topic we will basically address the issue of inheritance in Turkey, in line with the growing number of demands of legal assistance from our office.

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 Legal Guide for Purchasing Real Estate in Turkey

Buying property is one of the best ways to make an investment in Turkey whether it is for your personal use or commercial activities, bearing in mind the liberal investment climate and economical development of the country. Whatever reason you may have in mind, you must know that Turkish law enables foreign real or legal persons to own full ownership of immovables in Turkey in accordance with some restrictions.

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 The New [2012] Arbitration Rules of International Chamber of Commerce [“ICC”]

Main purpose of this article is to explain the principle characteristics of the new ICC Arbitration Rules that will come into force on 1st of January 2012 and to analyze how they differ from the prior version. The author focuses to substantial amendments, major procedural innovations, new introduced mechanisms and de-regulated rules of existing ICC principles.

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 Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Turkey

Legality and application of foreign judgments in Turkey depends on completion of several procedures which are called enforcement and recognition in Turkish Law. The provisions about recognition and enforcement take place in Law numbered 5718 dated 22.11.2007. Recognition is regulated under Art. 58 of Law numbered 5718.

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 Privatizations in Turkey

The fundamental transformation in Turkish economy has been observed during the massive privatization process since 1994. The investment opportunities in Turkey are particularly attractive in the framework of country’s ongoing attractive privatization agenda. The involvement and participation of international investors is highly encouraged by the law in course of current privatization program.

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 New Turkish Commercial Code

It is a fact that, the Turkish Commercial Code (hereinafter referred to as TCC) numbered 6267 and dated 1957, has been implemented and in force more than 50 years. While most of the European Countries have made amendments to their commercial regulations in accordance with the recent developments, no major amendments were made to the TCC. On this ground, it became insufficient in terms of new market requirements and need of global market economies developments.

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 A General Overview on Natural Gas Market Law in Turkey

Recently, many local and international investors request to obtain more information as regards Turkish Natural Gas Market Law. The main aim of this article is to ensure a brief overview on Natural Gas Market Law in Turkey and accordingly to inform the readers concerning essentials of the legal structures such as the sources of natural gas market law, the type of natural gas market licenses, administrative procedures, administrative fines and sanctions and competition.

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 Business Establishment Models and Procedure for Foreign Investors in Turkey

The main aim of this article is to introduce business establishment models and procedure in Turkey to foreign direct investors who has intention of doing business in Turkey.

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 Oil Market Law in Turkey

“A general overview on Oil Market Law in Turkey” by Att. Arzu Ongur Ergan

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 Energy Disputes and International Arbitration - Turkey

The main purpose of this article is to inform readers about settlement of energy disputes that arise in Turkey by international arbitration method and in particular ICSID arbitration process.

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 Top 10 Legal Questions about Foreign Direct Investments in Turkey

The legal framework of the Foreign Direct Investments are regulated by the Law numbered 4875 and dated 17.06.2003. This law is structured as a legal guideline for investors, which consists of 7 Articles and regulates general rules and principles about FDI.

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