We are full service law firm and we assist our clients in numerous kinds of legal matters from corporate consultancy to legal due diligence, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts to large mergers & acquisitions, registration of trademarks to dispute resolution of complex litigations.

We are listed in various publications as Who’s Who Legal and we regularly contribute to international publications for their Turkey chapters such as Getting the Deal Through.

We know the importance of a direct communication and we provide our services in English, Italian and French.

Please continue to find out our expertise fields and our focus on investments and data protection.

Our core practice

We assisted our clients in dozens of investment procedures both in national and cross border transactions. We provide services in all phases from the term sheet negotiation to the due diligence, from shareholders / share purchase agreements the closing transactions.

Our team is well trained to handle the corporate legal requirements of a company. We swiftly organize board of directors and general assembly meetings in ordinary and extraordinary cases. We further have an extensive know-how on contractual matters and we are able to assist our clients for drafting and negotiating their contracts with other parties.  

We are one of the pioneers in data protection and compliance programs in Turkey. We assist our clients with their compliance to Turkish Data Protection Law and GDPR, providing IT assistance as well.

We are listed as one of the leading law firms in customs law having an expertise of over 40 years both in the ministry of customs and in private practice. We provide a state-of-the-art service for customs related fines and taxes as well as criminal procedures.

Employment regulations are among the most important matters in the daily business of companies. We provide up-to-date and accurate services in relation to this practice area.

We provide effective dispute resolution solutions including mediation, arbitration, litigation as well as domain name disputes before WIPO arbitration.

Turkey has a strong experience on protecting IPR as well as a long counterfeit history. We provided legal assistance to hundreds of clients in connection with the protection of their trademarks, patents, designs and literary works and we are also appointed IPR experts of public authorities.

We are firm believers of the developments in the IT sector and assist numerous clients working on this sector. Apart from our expertise in the legal context of IT projects, we have specific knowledge on the terms and works done by the clients, hence giving us the ability to talk the same language.

Following the EU practice, Turkey has adopted a strict regulatory system on the e-commerce and payment systems. We assisted dozens of companies to comply with these regulations and obtain payment system licenses.

Data Protection

Law numbered 6698 on Protection of Personal Data has entered into force after being published on the Official Gazette dated April 7th, 2016 and numbered 29677. The Law has been prepared under significant influence of European Union Data Protection Directive EU/95/46 EC, but also contains provisions in accord with European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has replaced the aforementioned EU Directive.

Due to being the first enacted Law on the protection of personal data, the Law has introduced many obligations and liabilities to any real person or legal entity that access, store, use or transfer personal data. Non-fulfilment of the obligations and liabilities stipulated in the Law may result in administrative fines up to TRY 1.000.000 and penal sanctions up to four years of imprisonment, therefore it is vital for companies to demonstrate rapid and complete compliance to the legislation.

We establish tailor made action plans regarding the legal and administrative needs of our clients that vary according to the fields of activity and business processes, and conducts the compliance process from start to finish.

Please feel free to contact us from kvkk@ilhanlibaser.com for your queries.

Startups & Investments

We provide services to early and late stage startups such as the type of company they should establish, the shareholder’s agreement of the company, stock option plans, preparation of board of directors and general assembly resolutions, drafting confidentiality agreements, protection of intellectual property rights and protection of personal data.

We work closely with investors and founders in their capital-raising process to form the most healthy structuring for their seed and angel financing rounds.

We pay special attention to legal structuring and compliance, so that in a venture financing process the startup can close the legal documentation and due diligence process in a timely and financially efficient manner.

Whether you are an entrepreneur who takes their first steps into the startup ecosystem or an experienced investor, we would like to know more about you and your project so please feel free to contact us from startup@ilhanlibaser.com for any questions you might have.