PRACTICE AREAS & SERVICES

-Employment and Labour Law

We are highly specialized in advising our clients in all aspects of labour law from daily employment related matters to complex employment relations and we always make sure to respond to our clients’ needs swiftly. We are well experienced in providing comprehensive legal advice across a range of sectors. We can assist our clients in a diverse range of legal issues from managing sensitive terminations to corruption investigations.
Our services in this field include:

- Drafting all kinds of employment related documents including employment contracts, employee handbooks and policies, restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements;

- Advice on general rights and obligations of employees and employers under the Turkish laws;

- Transfer of employees and workplaces;

- Discrimination issues;

- Any employment issues arising from M&A transactions;

- Termination advise including high profile termination, disciplinary and grievance matters;

- Industrial relations and trade unions;

- Collective bargaining agreements;

- Bonus, benefits and incentive plans;

- Advice on corporate governance principles to the banks;

- Legal assistance regarding pensions;

- Advice on outsourcing of employees including sub-contracting and temporary employment agreements;

- Workplace health and safety;

- Collective dismissals and closure of workplace;

- Communication with the governmental authorities.

-Immigration Law

We have been heavily involved in a comprehensive range of immigration related matters. We are keen on assisting both corporate, private clients and major international companies and investors planning to live and work within Turkey.
Our services in this field include:

- Obtainment of residence and work permits;

- Written and verbal communications with governmental authorities;

- Advice on complex legal issues concerning expats;

- Obtainment of permits that fall within the legal exceptions stipulated under Turkish law.

-Data Protection, Security and Privacy Law

We advise on sector –specific data protection rights and obligations in many aspects under the Turkish laws. Our services include drafting data protection policies, retention schedules, data transfers and access, implementation of document retention policies, processing individual data, contractual obligations and etc.

We also provide services and advice:

- On the applicable laws which regulate the use and protection of business, bank and customer secrets;

- On data protection policies and procedures and processing of personal data of employees;

- On protection and monitoring of data related issues arising for employers.

-Intellectual Property Law

We have broad experience with regards to trademarks, copy rights, patents, industrial designs, domain names, inventions, confidential information, licensing and other related intangible assets related to intellectual property legislation in Turkey.

- Trademark, patent, industrial design, etc. research;

- Domain name research;

- IP license agreements;

- IP transfer agreements;

- Fashion and luxury brands law;

- Information technology;

- Objectives and infringements;

- Opposition filings.

-Corporate and M&A

Our M&A practice covers domestic and overseas M&A transactions. Our services also include the drafting and the negotiation of all documents related to an M&A and similar transactions. We are also highly experienced in a wide range of corporate matters such as establishment of all types of entities, corporate organizations and liquidations under Turkish laws.

-Commercial Law

We aim to provide legal assistance to our domestic and overseas clients operating in many sectors in relation to various types of commercial contracts including agency, consultancy, distribution, supply agreements.
Our services in this field include:

- Franchise and distribution agreements;

- Insurance and re-insurance;

- Insolvency and bankruptcy;

- Real estate related matters;

- Consumer law related matters;

- International private law;

- International commercial law including transportation and logistics.

-Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

We aim to offer full and comprehensive dispute resolution services including arbitration to our clients. In doing so, our main purpose is to ensure that our clients’ key benefits are protected.

- Judicial review;

- Recognition and enforcement procedures;

- Corporate and commercial law disputes;

- Execution and bankruptcy.

-Competition and Anti-Trust Law

We provide legal assistance on all aspects of competition and anti-trust law. Our competition and anti-trust law practice also covers anti-trust clearance for M&A deals and filings and negotiations with the Turkish Competition Authority.

- Competition investigations;

- Compliance with the relevant legislation;

- Merger control;

- Commercial arrangements.

-Banking and Finance

Our advice has a focus on developing innovative solutions for our clients and often incorporates complex financing techniques. We also provide consultancy services to financial institutions for legal matters arising from banking legislation, such as contract reviews, corporate governance principle, employment and IP related matters.

- General lending;

- Financial services;

- Project finance.

-Capital Markets Law

DAB law firms provides legal assistance regarding capital markets legislation including but not limited to investment banking, implementation of employee share plans and stock options.

-Regulatory and Compliance Law

Considering Turkey’s emerging position in world’s economy, we, DAB law firm, also provide legal assistance on regulatory framework for all industries.

Our services in this field include:

- Critical contracts concerning energy and mining law;

- Media, technology and telecommunications;

- Obtainment of necessary permits;

- Carry out regulatory filings.

-Tax

- Divorce and Family Law

We provide legal services regarding the Divorce and Family Law, including divorce lawsuits and uncontested divorce.