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Our Turkey Team

Our Turkey desk advises corporates, financial institutions, UHNW and HNW individuals and family offices from Turkey in connection with their trading and investment activities in the UK as well as in cross-border transactions.

Our corporate clients include institutions and multinational conglomerates as well as owner-managed family businesses, and our team covers diverse sectors including consumer goods, construction and property, food, leisure, paper and packaging, retail and TMT. We advise on a wide range of corporate, commercial real estate, construction, financing, litigation/arbitration and employment and immigration matters.

Our practice also covers the private investment activities of the ultimate owners of our corporate clients across a range of asset classes in the UK.

We have excellent relationships with law firms across Turkey and with the Turkish desks of UK and international private banks.

Our Experience

  • Advising Turkish packaging group on a £600m inward investment project, including the acquisition of a newspaper manufacturing plant and the conversion of the facility to containerboard production
  • Advising in connection with a shareholder dispute between the founders and institutional shareholders of a major Turkish conglomerate and with subsequent group restructuring
  • Acting for a Turkish family office in the acquisition of a £75m plus real estate investment portfolio
  • Acting for a prominent Turkish group in establishing a UK manufacturing joint venture with local partners and dealing with post-completion financing; acting in the subsequent acquisition of an independent UK manufacturer in the same sector, transaction values exceeding £50m
  • Advising on Islamic financing for a £50m property investment portfolio for Turkish family office
  • Acting in the acquisition and disposal of numerous prime London residential and commercial properties for Turkish UNHW and HNW investors
  • Acting for an UHNW Turkish investor on the re-organisation of a fintech group, negotiating a joint venture agreement with minority interests*; advising on subsequent demerger and an investment by listed UK financial services group
  • Advising in property development joint ventures for a Turkish owned group, involving the acquisition of UK development companies, and financing and profit share agreements with UK developers and financiers*
  • Advising UHNW Turkish individual on the sale of software business providing real time sports data to a multinational betting company*
  • Acting for household name Turkish white goods manufacturer on its acquisition of a UK HQ and distribution facilities*
  • Advising on acquisition of UK HQ buildings for Turkish trading groups and on the acquisition of City HQ for a Turkish government owned bank*

*Experience of the Turkish team prior to joining Fladgate

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