Code of Conduct

At Cetinkaya, we believe it is not just our success that is important it is how we achieve that success. We believe in “doing the right thing even when nobody is watching”. We put business ethics, ethical decision making and ethical leadership at the heart of what we do. We make the right decisions, take responsibility and are accountable, so that we can become one of the, best performing and trusted legal organizations, positively impacting our clients, stakeholders and society. We are legal service professionals who understand that compliance goes beyond just rules and regulations.

Client Focus: We strive to offer the best legal and compliance services for the long-term benefit of our clients.

Transparency: Building trust within our organization, with our clients and with society by being honest and open about what we do and how we do it.

People: Our team culture values difference, fosters inclusion and promotes collaboration and diversity.

Integrity: We are duty bound by our strong moral principles to do the right thing for clients in all circumstances.

It is important for us to be aware of and to fully comply with applicable laws, regulations and our client’s policies. We always keep in mind that we are representing our clients in various legal venues in which our operations are subject to a wide variety of laws, regulations (including guidance issued by regulatory authorities), and industry codes. This Code of Conduct (“Code”) sets out our core standards for how we conduct business – every day, everywhere across a broad range of subject areas. Our code is intended to promote a compliance culture within Cetinkaya helping to guide us to make the right decisions when we encounter ethical dilemmas. The Code is not an exhaustive description of our expected behavior and is supported by additional policies and procedures. The Code and other policies and procedures cover many issues related to our work. However, they cannot address every possible situation we may face. Therefore, each of us must take personal responsibility to act with the highest sense of integrity, use of good judgment. Our Code is an evolving document and may be updated over time to reflect changing laws or expectations of stakeholders.

Cetinkaya is committed to conducting its business throughout the world in accordance with high ethical standards and applicable laws, regulations, industry codes, policies and procedures. Our policy is designed to ensure that all Cetinkaya personnel will act in the best interests of Cetinkaya and its clients, avoiding situations that present or create the appearance of actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest.

A globalized economy means globalized regulations. More organizations need to examine their third-party vendors, service providers and supply chain in order to assess the level of risk, inform their decisions and to ensure they comply with laws. Failure to adequately assess third-party and fourth-party risk exposes organizations to reputational risk, operational risk, cyber risk, government inquiry, monetary penalties and criminal liability. Third party actions are deemed to be the actions of the organization so: “We weren’t aware of that” is no longer a valid defense.

At Cetinkaya we provide third party risk management solutions to our clients and apply the same principles when interacting with third parties. Our vendors and strategic partners are subject to third party risk management and constant due diligence. We are aware that we are not only defending best legal interest of our clients but also their reputation.

At Cetinkaya we believe that every employee within our organization has the right and obligation to report their concerns without any reprisals. We operate in a transparent environment with an ethical decision-making process in every phase of our services. Our firm truly values the help of employees who identify and speak up about potential concerns. Speaking up is encouraged and employees who speak up are protected. Cetinkaya will not tolerate any form of retaliation against our employees for speaking up. Speaking up is essential for us to sustain our reputation, long-term success and proactive risk management process.