Güvenç Ketenci - Managing Partner

Güvenç Ketenci
Managing Partner
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Güvenç Ketenci is the Managing Partner of the firm. He advises on corporate, commercial, real estate and energy law related matters. He has a wide expertise on cross-border transactions and dispute resolution. He represents top-tier corporations in relation to their Turkish law related matters.

Formerly, he worked as a visiting solicitor in the UK and gained experience on international law.

Güvenç Ketenci is also the Founder of European Lawyers, and currently stands as the Chairman of this organization. European Lawyers have more than 10,000 lawyers as members at present, and aims to gather lawyers and promotes the rule of law on a global scale. In 2013 he was listed as the leading commercial lawyer in Turkey by Global Law Experts publication.

He is a member of DEIK, British-Turkish Lawyers Association

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2004

Academic qualifications

LLB, Marmara University Law Faculty, (Istanbul, Turkey) (2003)

Latest Published work

Incorporation of Investment Companies or Funds in Turkey - Co-Author (2013)

A review of the New Turkish Commercial Code (2013)

Mergers and Acquisitions in Turkey (2012)

Oil & Gas Regulations in Turkey - Co-Author (2013)

Bahar Nalan Danış - Senior Associate

Bahar Nalan Danış
Senior Associate
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Bahar Nalan Danış is an Associate of Ketenci&Ketenci. She has over 10 years of experience advising leading international and Turkish clients operating in various sectors such as telecommunication, automotive, health, banking etc. mostly on the fields of commercial law, competition law, corporate law and M&As, including experience as in-house legal counsel at an international technology firm and also in an international finance institution.

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2004

Registered Mediator authorized by the Ministry of Justice

Member of AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers)

Member of Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) of London Court of International Arbitration

Academic qualifications

LLB, Yeditepe University, Faculty of Law, (Istanbul, Turkey) (2003)

Selim Serbes - Senior Associate

Selim Serbes
Senior Associate
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Selim Serbes is a very experienced corporate lawyer with a special focus on banking & finance, energy, real estate, tender and joint venture agreements. He advises on domestic and international legal transactions such as project finance deals in energy sector, shipping finance, M&A finance in real estate business and Islamic finance contracts & transactions. He also handles litigation matters both in administrative and civil courts in Turkey and has intense experience in commercial, administrative and tax suits. By virtue of his LL.M degree at University of Texas School of Law, he has a broad understanding in international commercial arbitration and American law. He previously worked as an associate at an internationally working law firm in Istanbul and also acted as an in-housel counsel of a prominent Bank.

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2007

Academic qualifications

LLM, University of Texas School of Law, (US Law; Global Energy and International Commercial Arbitration intensive) (Texas, USA) (2013)

LLM, Galatasaray University, Institute of Social Sciences, Law of Economics, (Istanbul, Turkey) (2008)

LLB, Marmara University, Faculty of Law, (Istanbul, Turkey) (2006)

Simge Ercan - Associate

Simge Ercan
Associate
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Simge Ercan is an Associate of Ketenci&Ketenci. Her practice mainly focuses on Litigation, Debt Collection, Real Estate, Labour and Civil Law. Assisting on; residence and work permits for the foreigners, business license for international companies, Import & Export custom procedures for international companies. Previously, she worked for one of the leading international law firms in Istanbul.

Professional qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2011

Academic qualifications

LLM, Marmara University Law Faculty, Private Law, (Istanbul, Turkey) (2013)

LLB, Yeditepe University Law Faculty, (Istanbul, Turkey) (2010)

Herdem Gültekin - Office Manager 

Herdem Gültekin
Office Manager
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Herdem Gültekin is the Istanbul Office Manager of the firm. She is graduated from Marmara University Department of French Language Teaching (2011). She speaks French and English.

Academic qualifications

Department of French Language Teaching, Marmara University (2011).






Ali Özdemir - Tax Advisor 

Ali Ozdemir
Tax Advisor
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Ali Ozdemir is the Tax Advisor of Ketenci&Ketenci Law Firm. His practice mainly focuses on local and international tax regulations, auditing, double taxation, transfer pricing and multi-national transactions. He also acts as a certified public accountant for many respected companies in Turkey.

Academic Qualifications

BA, Istanbul University (Istanbul, Turkey) (2000) (cum laude)

Latest Published work

Cash Pooling in Turkey (2012)

Mehmet Ketenci - Senior Consultant

Mehmet Ketenci
Senior Consultant
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Mehmet Ketenci is the Senior Consultant of Ketenci&Ketenci Law Firm. He has been acting as a legal consultant for companies, legal entities and individuals for more than 30 years. Mr. Ketenci advises on a wide range of areas including civil, commercial, employment, wills and family law, and has a wide expertise on dispute resolution.

Personal Qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Eskişehir, 1974

Academic Qualifications

LLB, Istanbul University (Turkey), 1973

Peter Groves  - Partner

Peter Groves
Partner
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Dr. Peter Groves is one of the Partners of Ketenci&Ketenci Law Firm, located in London, United Kingdom. Peter has a wide experience on IP, commercial and corporate law. His practice mainly focuses on IP and IT Law and EU Competition Law.

Personal Qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, England&Wales (1980)

Academic Qualifications

PhD, Law and Competition in the Motor Industry, City of London Polytechnic (1991)

MA, Business Law, City of London Polytechnic (1982)

LLB,  University of Warwick (1977)

Latest Published work

A Dictionary of Intellectual Property Law (2011)

Complete Guide to the Block Exemption (2006)

Intellectual Property Law (2006)

Motor Trade Law (2001)

Global Automotive Legislation (1999)

Socrates Vrysopoulos  - Partner

Socrates Vrysopoulos
Partner
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Socrates Vrysopoulos is Collaborator of the firm based in Athens. of Ketenci&Ketenci Law Firm located in Athens, Greece. His practice mainly focuses on shipping law, banking law, sports law & company law.

Academic Qualifications

LLM, Criminal Justice, University of Kent (England), 2001

LLB, University of Bedfordshire (England), 2000



H. Mine Gür - Partner

H. Mine Gür
Partner
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H. Mine Gür is a consultant of Ketenci&Ketenci Law Firm, and she is the representative of the firm in New York. Her practice mainly focuses on corporate and immigration law, international commercial transactions, trademark and copyright disputes and contracts.

Personal Qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, NY, 2006

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2002

Academic Qualifications

LLM, Boston University (US), 2005

LLB, Marmara University (Turkey), 2000





Salih Tuygun - Consultant

Salih Tuygun
Consultant
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Salih Tuygun stands as a consultant of the firm. His practice mainly focuses on arbitration, international arbitration, international commercial transactions, corporate law and international agreements. He is a highly experienced arbitration counsel.

He attended Yeditepe University Social Sciences Institude Postgraduate Program of International Trade Law and Arbitration (He is specialized in ICC, UNCITRAL, AAA, FIDIC, ICSID Arbitration). He still attending Ph. D. Programme. At the same time a lecturer at Istanbul University.

Personal Qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2001

Latest Published Work

Book

Execution of the ICSID Arbitral Awards (Turkish) (Güncel Hukuk Yayınları – 2007) 

Istanbul Conference: Dispute Resolution of International Commercial Arbitration (Turkish)(Editorial Board Member – Beta Publishing House – 2008)

Articles

The Role of “Substantive Law” in International Commercial Arbitration

According to 4686 numbered Code of International Arbitration: “Choose and Recusation of Arbitrator, Arbitrator’s Responsibilities, Powers and Cessation of Arbitrator”

“Bill of Lading” in Maritime Law

“Abuse Of Dominant Position” in Competition Law

“Extent of Protection” in Marine Hull Insurance

“Discharge Performance” in Electronic Contracts

Seyran Uz - Consultant

Seyran Uz
Consultant
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Seyran Uz is mainly based in London and acts as a consultant of  Ketenci&Ketenci. His practice mainly focuses on corporate law, international commercial transactions, real estate and international agreements; more specifically Licence agreement and Distribution agreement

Previously, he worked in the field of banking and finance law, telecommunication and commercial law in Istanbul, before he extended his experience internationally. Since 2010 he has been advising international law firms in the UK as a legal consultant for Turkish law. He has wide experience in Turkish legislation and its international commercial applications.

Personal Qualifications

Admitted to the Bar, Istanbul, 2001

Academic Qualifications

LLM, International Trade Law - University of Sussex (UK), 2010

LLB, Istanbul University Law School (Istanbul), 1999