Mergers and Acquisitions


Akinci Law Office has a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions. Acquisitions, sales and merges of businesses are part of the core activities carried out by our law firm.

Acting for buyers, sellers, target organisations and other parties, such as financial institutions, we provide assistance at all stages of business transactions and business restructuring.

Akinci’s good reputation in Turkey means that we can effectively assist our clients in obtaining the necessary regulatory permits and clearances promptly.

Our team will work to ensure timely filing and liaison with the Turkish competition authorities, with the aim of obtaining a favorable decision from each of the regulators in a timely manner.

For example, Akinci has recently obtained several regulatory approvals, including from the Competition Board, the Capital Markets Board and the Energy Market Regulatory Authority.

Our assistance also includes negotiation, due diligence, drafting of agreements and other legal documentation, and organising signings, closings and other post-closing procedures. Consequently, we aim to avoid possible conflicts between the parties which may arise during the transaction.

Over the years Akinci has assisted Turkish and foreign companies with mergers and acquisitions issues related to large construction and other projects in Turkey.

For example, we have assisted the leading GSM operator in Turkey, a large electricity supplier and several other well-known foreign companies. We were also involved in a shipyard contract project of substantial value, as well as various projects involving municipal state bodies. All of these involved significant mergers and acquisitions issues.

Akinci was selected as “International/Cross Border Law Firm of the Year in Turkey, 2010″ and “Communications Law Firm of the Year in Turkey, 2010″ by the Corporate International Magazine.