Cetinkaya is a full-service law firm based in Istanbul servicing local and international clients. Our lawyers have extensive expertise in advising on dispute resolution, business crime, technology, data protection and intellectual property. Cetinkaya prides itself on helping clients navigate their way through a constantly changing and challenging legal and regulatory landscape. With a seamless multidisciplinary approach positioned at the intersection of industry knowledge and legal expertise, we provide our clients legal solutions that are tailored to their needs in Turkey.
Cetinkaya provides guidance within the full spectrum of legal matters in the fields of corporate, finance, and business law. Our lawyers advise national and multinational corporations, financial sponsors, and regulated investment companies on all corporate issues. We help clients that span a broad range of stakeholders to succeed in today’s intense regulatory environment, to balance competing interests and to meet their long-term business goals.
We offer best in class and tailor made solutions from building up an effective compliance program to project based approach including but not limited to: risk assessment, monitoring, audits, investigations, effective training and communications methods development, implementation, and adherence to standardized operational compliance policies, procedures, safeguards and to local and global compliance rules and policies.
We are the lawyers that are called on in a crisis situation in Turkey. From new Covid 19 to corporate criminal incidents, and from data breaches to market crushes, we assist our clients not only on solving the immediate crisis but working for the establishment of long-term constructive structures. Our clients trust our judgment, skills, relationship and experience to provide an integrated approach minimize the harm of any crisis.
We are the go-to law firm in Turkey for litigation and dispute resolution. Unlike many law firms, litigation and dispute resolution is not an ancillary work for us; in fact, it is at the core of our practice. Our lawyers are highly regarded for their assertive and result oriented approach who are involved in many precedent setting largest claims in Turkey. From commercial arbitration to investment arbitration, from commercial litigation to construction disputes, we are the litigation set with high degree experience in the nuances of different types of dispute resolution methods and forums. We are known for our hands on approach, attention to detail and advocacy skills. Our lawyers have participated in litigations in a range of jurisdictions and are also called on to foreign proceedings as Turkish law experts.
We are at the cutting edge of business crime practice in Turkey and our expertise is recognized by leading directories. From internal investigations to criminal trials, we have a reputation for providing sound strategic advice and for the high-level advocacy we provide before prosecution offices and criminal courts representing both companies and individuals. Cetinkaya also advises clients about lessons learned, mitigation actions, speak-up culture, internal controls and root cause analysis for proactive management and aftermath of white collar crimes within the organization.
We understand the value of intellectual property assets and offer recognized high-quality legal services in both advisory and litigation matters relating to intellectual property. With experience in patents, trademarks and copyright, we provide support in all three of the major areas of intellectual property with particular expertise in the areas of media and entertainment, technology and pharmaceuticals.
We are a legal powerhouse for these industries. We advise and represent players who have direct or indirect operations or interests including media agencies, advertising companies, leading newsmakers and entertainment moguls. From licensing issues, to copyrights, from production issues to news reporting and image and motion rights as well as privacy and data protection, we are highly specialized in all types issues, contracts and disputes that are common in those industries.
While traditionally viewed as the combination of a number of other legal fields, at Çetinkaya we regard the field of Technology as a separate practice area. Combining our expertise in areas such as intellectual property and data protection and our experience in industries such as online gaming and telecommunications, our firm is in the perfect position to provide advice and guidance to both established companies and start-ups that have positioned themselves in the increasingly broad scope of tech-companies.
We have considerable sectorial knowledge in construction, we provide advisory and contentious services to local and international players in Turkey and abroad. We work with them from the beginning of their contract to the point of delivery. Understanding the multi-faceted structure and continuous and power balance we help our clients in construction industry to avoid disputes by way a various mechansims including DRBs, DABs and mediations but in cases where nothing else will do, we litigate with dogged determination. We are acting for our construction clients before arbitral institutions under a range of rules, mediations, adjudications and foreign courts. We are particularly strong in relation to designer and architects’ rights and their transfer and related disputes in Turkey and abroad.
We are one of the few law firms in Turkey developed expertise in Public International Law. We advise and represent States, international organizations and State-owned entities as well as several of the world’s leading multinational corporations and financial institutions in public international law matters. From the law of treaties to international responsibility and from state and diplomatic immunities to international investment law and international human rights law, we provide specialist service to our clients. We regularly advise and represent our clients in connection with cases before International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and European Courts of Human Rights.