Paksoy, working together with Latham & Watkins, has advised Comdata, the Italian industrial partner for BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) held by the Carlyle Group, on its acquisition of Win Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S., a leading call center services provider in Turkey. Yazici Legal advised the seller, Ugur Turkmen, on the deal.
The Esin Attorney Partnership (EAP), a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, has advised ING Group’s Turkish subsidiary on a syndicated loan obtained for general trade finance purposes. Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (BASEAK), working alongside Dentons, advised the lenders.
Baker & McKenzie SCP (Paris) and Esin Attorney Partnership (Istanbul), a member firm Baker & McKenzie International, have advised Commerzbank and a syndicate of international banks on their extension of a multi-tranche term loan facility to the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB). YaziciLegal was the borrower’s counsel.
Clifford Chance and the Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership (YCAP) have provided English and Turkish law advice, respectively, to Odea Bank on a TL 1.0 billion capital increase subscribed to by the IFC, the IFC Financial Institutions Growth Fund ("FIG Fund"), a private equity fund managed by IFC Asset Management Company (AMC), and the EBRD. Odea Bank is a subsidiary of Lebanon's Bank Audi Group, which received English law advice by Dechert and Turkish law advice from the Bilgic Attorney Partnership.
On April 5th, 2016, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Plan and Guidance (“Guidance”) which aims to ensure greater accountability for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) violations and provide greater transparency for companies with regard to mitigation.
“The guys in the Central European group were a really collegial group and we really enjoyed what we did and truly felt we were making a difference, and we had good clients, and the results were really gratifying. So it was a very good, unique core group of people who were fully committed to Central and Eastern Europe at a historic time.” – Obie Moore
Turunc has represented Eigenmann & Veronelli S.p.A (E&V) in its acquisition of the shares held by its joint venture partners in E&V's Turkish affiliate, Eigenmann & Veronelli Kimyasal Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S. The sellers — Ipek Mustecaplioglu, Ismet Mustecaplioglu, and Reis Pazarlama ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi — were represented by Bumin & Varlik.
Women’s Day is behind us, but the subjects of gender equality and equal opportunity are of year-round concern. This, the first part of a special two-part CEE Legal Matters article on women in private practice in CEE, provides the numbers and percentages from leading law firms across CEE, as well as a more thorough snapshot of one representative market. Part II of the report, in the June issue, will pull back the curtain even more, providing feedback and perspectives from lawyers across the region.