Ersin Nazali

Ersin Nazalı, who has worked as tax inspector for nine years under Revenue Administration, is expert and has a considerable knowledge in several tax areas especially tax inspections, tax litigation, transfer pricing and tax free re-structuring of companies.

He was born in Denizli in 1979. He has graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences and also Dicle University, Faculty of Law. He has master degree from Istanbul University in Fiscal Law (MSc) and also from King’s College London, School of Law in International Tax Law (L.L.M.). He is currently working on his PhD Thesis named, “Transfer Pricing from Tax Perspective” in İstanbul University, Fiscal Law Department.

After his graduation from university in 2001, he worked as tax assistant in Arthur Anderson and then as deputy inspector in Prime Ministry Board of Inspection. In 2004 he has been assigned as Deputy Tax Inspector upon his success in the entrance exam, in 2007 he has been assigned as Tax Inspector.

In academic year 2008-2009, he served as part time lecturer in Aydın University and he attended as both debater and instructor in several conferences and seminars organized by various institutes and organizations.

He has played role in legislation of tax laws as of March 2009 after having been assigned in Tax Council. He also played role in Consultancy Commission which is an organ of Tax Inspectors Board as member and reporter. He is one of the founders of “Tracking of Tax Disputes” Department within Tax Inspectors’ Board.

There are more than eighty articles published in several tax journals.

Ersin Nazalı who is married and father of one child, has a very good command of English.

Publications

  1. Liquidation, Merger, Acquisition, Spin-off and Conversion of Joint Stock and Limited Liable Companies in respect of Tax and New Turkish Commercial Code (3rd Eddition, 2013)
  2. Work Place/Permanent Establishment in respect of Tax Treaties and Turkish Tax Law
    (About to be published)
  3. Tax of Law (Selected Articles)
    (About to be published)
  4. Taxation of Securities within the Scope of European Union Harmonization
    (Unpublished, Proficiency Study-Tax Inspectors’ Board, Istanbul, 2007)
  5. Criminal and Tax Liability of Company Directors
    (Unpublished, Proficiency Study-Prime Ministry Inspectors Board, Ankara, 2003)

 

Arzu Ongur

Arzu ONGUR is the managing partner of ONGUR&PARTNERS International Law Firm. She is a well-recognized lawyer based in Turkey, with expertise in international law, arbitration and litigation. She has wide range of professional work experiences in Turkey and abroad, including Italy, Brussels and New York City. She represented many large-scale local and international clients and government authorities, as well as embassies, before national courts and international arbitrations. Some selected projects and cases where she acted as attorney are provided in the “Selected Cases” section. She has training and legal degrees from Turkey, and Italy. Arzu ONGUR’s focus is on ICC& ICSID Arbitration, Public Procurements and Projects, Energy Oil & Gas Law, Mining Law, Foreign Direct Investments, Privatizations, Litigations, International Contracts, Administrative Law, Defense Industry, Banking Law, Competitions, Defense Industry, Aviation, Transportations, Public Tenders and PPP. She has vast experience in multinational and complex legal disputes.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  English (fluent)  / Italian (fluent) / Turkish (native)

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

POST-GRADUATED STUDIES

PHD ON ADMINISTRATIVE LAW &COMPETITION LAW

2005 October-Ankara University Faculty of Law Department of Administrative Law GPA 90/100 Ankara /TURKEY

MASTER ON EUROPEAN UNION STUDIES AND LAW

2006 October- 2007 June European College of Parma, Advanced Diploma on European Studies and Law, (She granted Full Scholarship from Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.) GPA 24/30 Parma/ITALY

MASTER IN DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION AND CHANGE

2004 October-July 2005 Master in Development Innovation and Change Bologna University Alma mater, Faculty of Law. She completed this programme as Erasmus exchange student. GPA 23.3/30 Bologna/ITALY

LAW DEGREE

ANKARA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF LAW

1996-2000 Ankara University Faculty of Law, Bachelor Degree in Law

 

ONGUR&PARTNERS International Law Office:

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.

We are proud to provide legal services to a broad range of clients from all over the world, to prominent industries in Turkey as well as significant projects, while working as trusted legal advisors in Turkey for over 13 years. In depth experience we gathered from distinguished clients, being part of unique projects and dealing with multinational complex legal issues provided us with the framework and opportunity to demonstrate our 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 language fluency in Turkish, English, Italian and Russian guarantees that an interpreter is rarely needed for close communication. Lawyers and staff at Our firm is considered among the top trusted international legal service providers and law firms in Turkey by international legal networks and authorities. Our special focus on client expectation and our approach to design best legal strategy for successful and effective results separate us. The firm’s close client interaction, support and international network render its services solution-oriented.

Our 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 us to retain a boutique character and to provide excellent standards of service.

More information about our firm is available upon request. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any question and/or inquiries through contact@ongurpartners.com or to call us from +90 312 426 39 94

 

Güvenç Ketenci

Güvenç Ketenci is the Managing Partner of the firm. He advises on corporate, commercial, real estate and energy law related matters. He has a wide expertise on cross-border transactions and dispute resolution. He represents top-tier corporations in relation to their Turkish law related matters.

Formerly, he worked as a visiting solicitor in the UK and gained experience on international law.

Güvenç Ketenci is also the Founder of European Lawyers, and currently stands as the Chairman of this organization. European Lawyers have more than 10,000 lawyers as members at present, and aims to gather lawyers and promotes the rule of law on a global scale. In 2013 he was listed as the leading commercial lawyer in Turkey by Global Law Experts publication.

He is a member of DEIK, British-Turkish Lawyers Association

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2004

Academic qualifications

LLB, Marmara University Law Faculty, (Istanbul, Turkey) (2003)

Latest Published work

Incorporation of Investment Companies or Funds in Turkey – Co-Author (2013)

A review of the New Turkish Commercial Code (2013)

Mergers and Acquisitions in Turkey (2012)

Oil & Gas Regulations in Turkey – Co-Author (2013)

 

Okan Gündüz

Dr. Okan Gündüz is one of the two founding partners of Ünsal Gündüz Law Firm. Prior to establishing Ünsal Gündüz, for more than fifteen years Gündüz conducted his own legal practice and worked at a major Istanbul law firms, where he was heading the Dispute Resolution and Corporate Practice Groups.

Gündüz has a extensive knowledge and experience in complex commercial litigation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, corporate law, M&A, commercial law, real estate, employment law and competition law.

Expertise:

Ünsal Gündüz is truly capable of both transctional matters and dispute resolution. Our team is very experienced in litigation and out-of-court dispute resolution over complex commercial and administrative legal disputes. Ünsal Gündüz provides creative and strategic solutions, as well as timely and relentless protection of client rights and interests in any dispute resolution forums such as litigation, arbitration, mediation or government investigation.

Ünsal Gündüz provides pre-litigation services and advises clients on preventive measures and on how they can avoid any disputes, which are key to clients’ business efficiency and management of legal exposure. Ünsal Gündüz, to the extent possible, exhausts all routes available to avoid any high stake dispute and eventually advises the most appropriate course of action to ensure protection of rights and interests.

Our Litigation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution practice involves distribution/agency contracts related disputes, risk management, government investigations, mediation, negotiation, commercial disputes, product liability, employment disputes, administrative disputes with municipalities or government agencies, white collar criminal and regulatory defense, IP and media disputes, anti-trust, bankruptcy, restructuring, collection of receivables, insurance disputes, M&A disputes, shareholders & corporate disputes, professional liability cases and securities and derivatives disputes.

Ünsal Gündüz Attorneys at Law:

Ünsal Gündüz is established to prove that lawyers can understand your business, your priorities and necessities of your industry just as you do, in order to maximize your efficiency and benefits. Ünsal Gündüz protects and advances your interests with proactive and sincere commitment.

We offer a broad range of legal services by our distinguished team with exceptional sophistication and intelligence in each relevant field.

We are uniquely capable both in transactional and dispute resolution aspects of our practice areas.

Ünsal Gündüz comes with its innovative, positive and solution-oriented approach and skilfully navigates investors and entrepreneurs through complex legal, commercial corporate and regulatory procedures in the jurisdictions in which it is working.

We provide services to leading international and local private and listed companies, Financial institutions, joint ventures, venture capitals, private equities, investors, entrepreneurs as well as government institutions.

Yasin Beceni

Mr Yasin Beceni is the managing partner of BTS & Partners. He advises clients on a wide range of commercial transactions including outsourcing agreements and other procurement arrangements as well as advising generally on contentious, non-contentious and transactional information and communication technologies and intellectual property law issues including information security, investments, privacy, new products and services, digital media, payment services, e-commerce. He also has significant experience on information society issues at a national and European Union level and in advising on ICT market legal risk analysis, product and services deployment and development in Turkish market, engagement strategies with governmental, academic and non-governmental institutions. He advises clients in drafting and negotiating ICT infrastructure and services contracts, joint venture/company agreements as well as agreements relating to acquisition of significant stakes in telecom and IT companies. Mr. Yasin Beceni’s clients include multinational audit companies, technology services and outsourcing companies, NGO’s, holding companies, telecommunications companies, financial institutions, software and hardware suppliers and other information society service providers.

Mr. Yasin Beceni is the author of numerous papers on information society, intellectual property, regulatory risk assessment, innovation incentives and supports, privacy, e-government, cyber crimes, electronic signatures, information security, electronic commerce and e-contract, knowledge economy and trade practices issues and speaks regularly on e-business, IT outsourcing, information society, electronic and mobile signatures, information security and contracting issues. He also participates to the activities at a government, private, NGOs and academic levels such as conferences, trainings, conventions, seminars, councils, panels, legislation committees, workshops and strategy studies. Mr. Yasin Beceni is also part-time lecturer at Bilgi University, ICT Law Masters Program. He gives a lecture titled as “Information and Communications Technology Law Policies, Economic Affects and Practices_” to postgraduate level, LL.M. students of that Program.

BTS & Partners:

BTS & Partners was founded by Attn. Ruşen Türkekul in the 1950s under the name ‘Türkekul Law Office’. When Attn Erdem Türkekul joined the firm in the early 1990s, the focus of the practice was directed into intellectual property rights.

By the beginning of the millienium, when Attn Yasin Beceni joined the team, Türkekul Law Office had become a well-established legal practice specialising in intellectual property rights (IPR), entertainment, media, performing arts and cinema industries.

Attn Yasin Beceni spearheaded the firm’s expansion into information and communication technologies (ICT). The firm reinforced its team with the addition of Attn Tuğrul Sevim in the mid-2000s, and continued to focus its practice on technology.

In 2010, the firm went through a period of transformation. Erdem Türkekul left the firm and continued his private practice under the name of Türkekul Law Office. Yasin Beceni and Tuğrul Sevim began rendering their services under the name of Beceni Türkekul Sevim Attorney Partnership (BTS & Partners).

BTS & Partners continues to cooperate with Erdem Türkekul as a cooperative partnership, in which Mr Türkekul’s expertise and experience in the field of IPR guides BTS & Partners’ practice in this field.

Having expanded its capacity with the addition of a further 12 attorneys, the highly academic and specialised staff has led BTS & Partners to become one of the market leading legal boutique services in the Turkish ICT sector.

 

Omer Hızıroglu

Mr. Ömer Hızıroğlu is the lead IP counsel to BTS & Partners. He advises the firm’s clients on a wide range of commercial transactions including contentious, non-contentious intellectual property law issues with a particular focus on international license agreements, complex collaboration agreements technology transfer matters, portfolio management and intellectual asset maximization strategies. He leads the firms IP prosecution team. He also has significant experience on structuring venture capital and private equity infrastructure. He advises several universities on technology transfer mechanisms, early stage technology management. He is closely involved with and advises Turkey’s leading technology start ups. Ömer Hızıroğlu is an active member of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) where he is a vice-president and a member of the Board of Directors.

Ömer Hızıroğlu is the author of numerous papers on intellectual property, licensing university technology transfer. He is a regular speaker on national and international conferences, training events and workshops on intellectual property law and licensing. Ömer Hızıroğlu is an adjunct faculty member at Yeditepe University Faculty of law and teaches Intellectual Property and Licensing courses.

BTS & Partners:

BTS & Partners was founded by Attn. Ruşen Türkekul in the 1950s under the name ‘Türkekul Law Office’. When Attn Erdem Türkekul joined the firm in the early 1990s, the focus of the practice was directed into intellectual property rights.

By the beginning of the millienium, when Attn Yasin Beceni joined the team, Türkekul Law Office had become a well-established legal practice specialising in intellectual property rights (IPR), entertainment, media, performing arts and cinema industries.

Attn Yasin Beceni spearheaded the firm’s expansion into information and communication technologies (ICT). The firm reinforced its team with the addition of Attn Tuğrul Sevim in the mid-2000s, and continued to focus its practice on technology.

In 2010, the firm went through a period of transformation. Erdem Türkekul left the firm and continued his private practice under the name of Türkekul Law Office. Yasin Beceni and Tuğrul Sevim began rendering their services under the name of Beceni Türkekul Sevim Attorney Partnership (BTS & Partners).

BTS & Partners continues to cooperate with Erdem Türkekul as a cooperative partnership, in which Mr Türkekul’s expertise and experience in the field of IPR guides BTS & Partners’ practice in this field.

Having expanded its capacity with the addition of a further 12 attorneys, the highly academic and specialised staff has led BTS & Partners to become one of the market leading legal boutique services in the Turkish ICT sector.

Tugrul Sevim

Having graduated from the Faculty of Law of Ankara University in 1996, Turgay Kuleli was awarded a Master’s degree in Business Administration at Isik University, in addition to a Master’s degree in Economics Law at Bilgi University. He took a set of training and tests conducted by foreign and local establishments such as the New York Institute of Finance, the Swiss Finance Institute, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners UK, the Capital Markets Board of Turkey and the Istanbul Securities Exchange, and was awarded licences and certificates.

Turgay Kuleli began his professional career in 1995 in the finance sector as a financial analyst and portfolio manager, followed by engagement in Arz Investment Securities Company, Oyak Asset Management Company, İş Investment Securities Company, İş Asset Management Company; and has been carrying on with his professional career at Kuleli Attorneys at Law, as the founder, consultant and attorney at law since 2005.

He has expertise in international wealth and tax planning, cross-border transactions, international trust law, international and Turkish capital markets law, corporate law, commercial law, and law of contracts. His portfolio of clients covers foreigners who invest in Turkey, as well as Turkish entrepreneurs who conduct business in foreign countries. He has a good number of articles published in local and foreign media organs.

Kuleli Attorneys at Law:

Kuleli Attorneys offer all kinds of legal services, mainly focused on tax and administrative law, commercial law, contractual law, labor law, foreign capital law, competition law, banking law and capital markets law.

In addition to these mentioned above: International tax planning and tax-efficient structure analyses, legal documentation, representative offices, branches and company foundations, formation of joint ventures, shareholder agreements, share transfers, service contracts, credit and lease contracts, due diligence processes, and corporate board meeting preparations are executed.