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Yasemin Erden Returns to Private Practice as Turunc Partner

Yasemin Erden Returns to Private Practice as Turunc Partner

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Former Ata Holding Legal Counsel Yasemin Erden has returned to private practice as a Partner at Turunc.

Erden had been with her company since 2014. Prior to that, she worked as a Senior Associate for Guner Law Office and as a Turkey Legal Counsel for Ashmore Private Equity. Earlier still, she worked for Pekin & Bayar, first as an Associate between 2002 and 2004 and then as a Senior Associate between 2004 and 2007.

Turunc describes her as "an M&A expert with many years of experience in cross-border and domestic transactions involving multination companies, Turkish conglomerates, and Turkish and international investment funds."

Originally reported by CEE In-House Matters.

Turunc at a Glance

TURUNÇ is a true full-service law firm, providing transactional and preventive advice, as well as dispute resolution services to clients through offices in each of the three largest cities in Turkey, and a representative office in Washington, DC. Since the firm was founded in 1990, it has built and maintained its practice on a core set of ideas and values:

Excellence – We provide the highest quality of service in each of our practice areas and take pride in the work we do. Our work is highly sophisticated, and requires extensive experience and attention. To deliver to our clients the representation they need, we hire the best talent available and provide them with constant training. The result is a team of technically outstanding lawyers who also understand business matters and bring commercial solutions to our clients’ needs and problems.. 

Strong relationships with clients – We strive to build long-lasting relationships with all of our clients. We work hard to understand their businesses and the industries in which they operate. Our primary goal with every client is to gain their trust and build a long-term relationship with them. We try become an integral part of every client’s business—a team member they can turn to when in need..

Teamwork and collegiality – We work hard but we refuse to lose our perspective on life. 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 and offices.. 

Social responsibility – We are proud to be members of the legal profession and understand the role we can play towards achieving positive social change. To that end, we encourage our lawyers to do pro bono work and we treat our pro bono matters with the same attention as we do any other matter. 

Areas of practice

TURUNÇ’s practice encompasses all areas of corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, funds, technology, capital markets, banking, finance, competition, intellectual property, employment law and dispute resolution across the full range of industries.

On corporate transactions, in addition to the transactional advice it provides, the firm also handles all specialized areas, such as competition, intellectual property and labor law in-house, making transactions seamless and efficient. TURUNÇ also provides full ongoing legal advice post-closing in all areas.

TURUNÇ’s corporate strength is matched by its deep experience in dispute resolution. Its team litigates several hundred cases each year in various industries across a wide range of areas. These include competition, corporate and commercial, finance, insolvency, insurance, intellectual property, real estate, administrative and tax litigation, and tort and product liability defense.