Sat, Feb
47 New Articles

White & Case and Verdi Advise on BBVA Acquisition of Additional Stake in Garanti Bank from Dogus Group

White & Case and Verdi Advise on BBVA Acquisition of Additional Stake in Garanti Bank from Dogus Group


White & Case has advised Spanish bank BBVA on its acquisition of a 9.95% stake in Garanti Bank from Dogus Group for approximately EUR 859 million. The Verdi law firm advised Dogus Group on the deal, which will give BBVA a 49.85% stake in Garanti. 

BBVA first acquired a 24.9% stake in Garanti from GE and Dogus Group for USD 5.8 billion in 2010 in what was the world’s second largest M&A transaction in the banking sector at the time and the largest private M&A transaction in Turkey to date.  Subsequently, in 2015, BBVA acquired an additional 14.89% stake from Dogus Group for approximately EUR 1.9 million. White & Case advised on the previous share acquisitions.

The White & Case team advising on this most recent transaction was led by Partner Asli Basgoz and Local Partner Ceylan Kara and included Partner Guniz Gokce, Tax Counsel Hakan Eraslan, and Competition Advisor Sezin Elcin Cengiz, all in Istanbul). Also advising on the deal were Partners Guy Potel (London), Stuart Willey (London), and Andreas Wieland (Frankfurt), Local Partner Lucy Xu (Shanghai), and Associates Sarah Shennib (London) and Yi Ying (Washington DC).

The BBVA legal team members working on the transaction were Eduardo Arbizu Lostao, Maria Jesus Arribas de Paz, Jacobo de Nicolas y de Benito, and Elena Chavarri Padilla.

The Verdi team consisted of Partner Can Verdi and Associate Lara Turker Unsal.

Turkey Knowledge Partner

Founded in 1990, TURUNÇ is a leading, full-service Turkish law firm providing cutting-edge legal advice and representation to a global clientele. We provide the highest quality of legal service in each of our practice areas and we take pride in the work we do. Since our founding, we have always maintained a friendly, open and inclusive firm culture in which individuality and independent thinking are highly prized. Our lawyers work in collaborative, collegial teams across our practice areas.

All News about, and Legal Analysis by, TURUNÇ can be found here.

Firm's website: www.turunc.av.tr


Our Latest Issue