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Areas of Practice

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL  DISPUTES; NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL  ARBITRATION
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
COMPANY AND COMMERCIAL LAW
INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
LABOR LAW
REAL ESTATE LAW
FINANCE AND BANKING LAW
EXECUTION AND BANKRUPTCY LAW
TAX LAW


NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL  DISPUTES; NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL  ARBITRATION
Postacioglu Law Office renders services to its clients as regards the settlement of disputes through courts or through arbitrators outside courts. Postacioglu Law Office, by virtue of the experience gained by the same in handling many lawsuits and disagreements in various fields, produces effective and rapid solutions for the fields such as Civil Law, Real Law, Code of Obligations, Maritime Law, International Commercial Law and Law of Contracts.

The Office has pursued numerous international arbitration suits and has continued to go from strength to strength therein and has also gained experience on arbitration for sports and arbitration arising from tender contracts and concession agreements. Furthermore, Postacioglu Law Office plays a great role also at the stage of the execution and enforcement of the arbitration awards.
Additionally, the Office's expertise in this area has been much more strengthened by the inclusion of Etem Postacioglu also in the Turkish Arbitrators List formulated by the ICC Turkish National Committee for the International Arbitration Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
The substantial practice area of Postacioglu Law Office is the mergers and acquisitions. Works are conducted together with our Clients at every stage of mergers and acquisitions which deal with the acquisition, sale and merger of companies in conjunction with the corporate strategy, financing and corporate management and accordingly which provide returns such as the provision of financing to a company developing in the relevant industry branch as well as know-how transfer and procurement of growth, and Postacioglu Law Office provides the necessary legal assistance to its clients in terms of anticipation and management of the risks and the merger and acquisition process is considered as a whole together with all its aspects and dimensions. The Office draws up due diligence reports in compliance with the specific requirements of the clients arising in each and every project and renders services in respect of the preparation, examination and negotiation of share purchase agreements (SPA) and shareholders’ agreements. Furthermore, Postacioglu Law Office renders intense and comprehensive services also in respect of the spin-off operations.

COMPANY AND COMMERCIAL LAW
The establishment of Turkish and foreign capital companies and accordingly the preparation of shareholders’ agreements in every field and the provision of legal consultancy services to such companies constitute one of the substantial practice areas of Postacioglu Law Office.

    a) Commercial Agreements
    Joint-Venture agreements are one of the efficient areas of practice of Postacioglu Law Office which is engaged in activities internationally. To date, the Office, working in combination with more than one legal system pursuant to its working system and philosophy, has prepared numerous Joint Venture agreements in different languages by and between many foreign companies of various nationalities and their partners in Turkey, all of which are engaged in various scope of businesses. In addition to the foregoing, the Office has extremely diligent works in terms of implementing commercial agreements such as share transfer, franchising, leasing, agency and distributorship agreements.

    b) Transportation Law
    By virtue of the extremely rapid development of domestic and international land, sea and air transportation, the transportation law has been added a new dimension with the international agreements and arrangements in the globalizing world where the boundaries gradually disappear. Postacioglu Law Office, with its experience and knowledge in these areas, has taken its place in such new dimension by means of representing very large and well-established transportation companies active both in Turkey and abroad.

    c) Maritime Commercial Law
    Postacioglu Law Office has comprehensive works in preparing agreements governed by Maritime Commercial Law which forms an important part of the national and international commercial law and in settling disputes arising from such agreements at national and international levels.

    d) Competition Law
    The recent developments in competition law, which is extremely important for commercial companies operating in a free market economy based upon competition and which is at all times kept up-to-date, are closely followed by Postacioglu Law Office within the framework of its activities in this area and Postacioglu Law Office provides the necessary legal assistance to its clients with respect to the notifications which take place particularly in merger and acquisition operations. The Office has served more than 50 notifications to the Competition Agency in many various fields such as food, retail, environment, spare part, cargo etc.

INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Postacioglu Law Office offers consultancy services in the fields of media and advertising law. The attorneys of Postacioglu represent various clients also including the biggest advertising companies of Turkey.

IPP İletişim Planlama Patent Servisleri Limited Şirketi, under the structure of Postacioglu Law Office, gives necessary support for all and any kind of rights attached to intellectual and artistic works and industrial products. The attorneys of IPP İletişim Planlama Patent Servisleri Limited Şirketi, who are specialized in Intellectual and Industry Property Rights, assist their clients regarding the intellectual and industrial property rights even in each small detail and work with the attorneys of Postacioglu Law Office when necessary.

LABOR LAW
Postacioglu Law Office works for your individual and corporate requirements regarding the reciprocal relations and rights and obligations of employees and employers and gives consultancy and legal services in various aspects related to Labor Law such as preparation and negotiation of contracts, termination of contracts, work accidents and occupational illnesses and the enforcement of liabilities and laws regarding health and safety at work. The Office works with experts and professionals specialized in this area so as to provide profound services to its clients in terms of labor law.

REAL ESTATE LAW
Postacioglu Law Office renders consultancy services to its clients at each and every stage of their real estate operations. The services in the real estate field cover all services with respect to the improvement of the real estate including compliance with the zoning legislation, attainment of the necessary authorizations and permits, development of the management plans and the preparation of the lease contracts. The Office has provided and still provides consultancy services as regards the establishment of the operation of the biggest leading hotel chains of the world with their owners in Turkey and the partial transfer of the management thereof.

FINANCE AND BANKING LAW
In this complicated field which protects its significance at all times, Postacioglu Law Office is very experienced in operations such as syndications, general credit facility agreements, card acceptor agreements, securitization, swaps and letters of credit.

In addition to the foregoing, the Office has comprehensive experience and works in respect of corporate restructuring, preparation of financing projects for the same, formation of groups of companies, international trust operations and public offerings of the companies.

EXECUTION AND BANKRUPTCY LAW
In commercial life, the declaration of bankruptcy or composition of debts for companies that have fallen into economic difficulties and the collection of receivables stemming from commercial transactions are among the most frequently encountered legal issues. Postacioglu Law Office, with its experienced attorneys in this area, is actively engaged in the fields of the realization of legal proceedings, recovery of receivables as a consequence of such legal proceedings and the provision of legal support to companies in economic difficulties.

TAX LAW
Tax Law constitutes one of the legal services rendered by Postacioglu Law Office. In the referred specific field of law, Postacioglu meets the tax needs of the clients by providing a practical, innovative and businesslike approach in line with the requirements of the clients. The Office grants supports on a national and international basis so as to minimize the tax obligations and to maximize the tax advantages of clients.

Within this frame, Postacioglu Law Office produces solutions to your needs regarding all and any kind of Income Tax, Corporate Tax, VAT and all other taxes and when necessary, the Office represents the clients in the administrative phase or in the courts for the settlement of the tax disputes. Furthermore, in order to satisfy the tax needs of the investments of the clients to be realized in or outside Turkey, the Office brings forward optimum tax models and offers personalized solutions to clients by taking full advantage of all legal possibilities and incentives including tax agreements, investments and taxes and benefiting from the expertise of its own attorneys and its international contacts gained during long years.
 

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