Salans joins forces with new firm in Turkey


19th January 2012

Salans joins forces with new firm in Turkey

  • Salans linking with local firm Balcioglu Selcuk Akman in Istanbul Partners have transferred from previous associated Istanbul office to create Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki (BASEAK)
  • New structure will broaden the practice areas in Turkey to include banking & finance and litigation
  • This will complement existing expertise including in M&A, real estate,private equity and PPP.

International law firm Salans has announced it is joining forces in Istanbul with local firm Balcioglu Selcuk Akman, and transferring two existing partners from its existing
associated Istanbul office, Selim Keki and Goksan Gurel, to create a local partnership which will be known as Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki (BASEAK).
BASEAK will have 5 partners and 29 associates in total. Salans has offered services in Turkey for over 8 years, previously in conjunction with
local partnership Ozel & Ozel. From 1st January 2012, Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki handles Turkish law requirements for clients. Clients will also continue to be able to
access Salans’ network of 22 offices worldwide for foreign and international law requirements.

Commenting on the changes in Turkey, Salans’ Global Managing Partner Dariusz Oleszczuk said: “As a leading developing markets firm we are very excited about
expanding our position and ability to offer a full spectrum of solution oriented advice to investors in Turkey and Turkish companies involved in international transactions. After 8
years in this jurisdiction we have a well-developed sense of the opportunity in Turkey, and BASEAK will increase our presence and provide a broader range of practice areas
for clients working in and out of Turkey.”

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