Today marks the 238th anniversary of the American Declaration of Independence, and Americans will be celebrating with fireworks, barbecues, picnics, and beer. The famous "Baseball, Hot-dogs, and Apple Pie" recitation resonates today most of all.
Yuksel Karkin Kucuk has announced the promotion of two lawyers to partnership. Ibrahim Yamakoglu, an Intellectual Property and Technology lawyer, and Onur Yalcin, a Dispute Resolution specialist, have both become Partners at DLA Piper's Turkish affiliate.
DLA Piper Turkey and YukselKarkinKucuk (YKK), the firm's Turkish arm, completed the financing for the USD 4 billion Third Bosphorus Bridge Project on May 21, 2014, acting for the sponsors, the Turkish IC Holding and the Italian Astaldi Group.
Mayer Brown has advised Standard Chartered Bank and BNP Paribas on a five-year USD 3 billion loan facility to Canadian-based First Quantum Minerals, which has seven operating mines and five development projects around the world.
Baker & McKenzie's Tokyo and Istanbul offices have advised Japan-based Marubeni Corporation on the acquisition of a 49% stake in Temsa Is Makinalari Imalat Pazarlama ve Satis, a Turkish distributor of Komatsu construction equipment, from TEMSA GLOBAL Sanayi ve Ticaret.
Esin Attorney Partnership -- the Turkish member firm of Baker & McKenzie International -- and Baker & McKenzie's Frankfurt office have advised ING on a covered term loan facility to Izmir's Metropolitan Municipality.
Baker & McKenzie, working primarily through the Esin Attorney Partnership, its Turkish member firm, has advised the Carlyle Group on an investment exit that will likely rank as one of Turkey's largest this year.
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