“Kim o, deme boşuna…
Benim, ben.
Öyle bir ben ki gelen kapına;
Baştan başa sen.”

“Don’t ask who it is needlessly…
It’s I, it’s me.
Such a me who comes to your door;
You, in its entirety.”

Özdemir Asaf (1923 – 1981)

TURUNÇ is a frontrunner in Turkey in providing legal services to the automotive industry. We provide an integrated service to clients across the industry, from manufacturing through to distribution, retail, exportation/importation and customs matters, and aftermarket services. Our work includes advising on M&A transactions, joint ventures, financings, outsourcing agreements, competition law, taxation, employment issues, intellectual property, and dispute resolution. We pool the extensive knowledge and experience of our corporate and specialist lawyers as well as our litigators for the benefit of our clients in the automotive industry and provide them with cutting-edge legal advice that is truly full-service. We consider the legal issues our clients face with a deep understanding of the commercial context that we have gathered over almost two decades of experience in the industry to provide sensible and workable solutions.

We have been involved in many high profile domestic and cross-border M&A and joint venture deals in the sector. Our industry experience coupled with our extensive M&A experience allows us to provide the most efficient execution of M&A and joint venture deals in the automotive sector. Furthermore, our banking and finance, competition, employment and intellectual property practices allow us to provide the full range of services in a cost-effective manner in M&A and joint venture transactions, and to deliver ongoing post-closing advice. For example, our competition lawyers are highly experienced in getting Competition Board clearances for M&A transactions as well as advising on and drafting dealer and service agreements, and structuring dealer networks.

We believe that our dispute resolution practice in the sector is unparalleled. We have litigated thousands of consumer claims, product liability suits and intellectual property cases relating to the automotive industry. We also have broad experience throughout Turkey in combating counterfeit goods, including raid actions, and dispute resolution with infringing parties.

We have represented over the years many multinational and domestic clients operating in the automotive sector, including, among others, Android Industries, Fiat, General Motors, İnci Holding, Itochu, Nissan and Valeo.

We regularly author the Turkish chapter of Lexology: Getting the Deal Through’s Automotive title.


TURUNÇ Advises Kâmil Koç on its Strategic Alliance with Ses Turizm and Gülen Turizm

23 Jan 2023
TURUNÇ has advised Kâmil Koç on its strategic alliance with Ses Turizm and Gülen Turizm. Kâmil Koç is one of the largest intercity bus operators in Turkey and a subsidiary of FlixBus, a Germany-based multinational intercity bus operator, which also owns, among other brands, Greyhound Lines, the largest intercity bus service in North America. FlixBus...

New Publication: Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Automotive 2022

16 Aug 2022
TURUNÇ authored the Turkey chapter of Lexology Getting the Deal Through’s Automotive (2022) title. The contributing lawyers were Esin Çamlıbel, Beste Yıldızili Ergül and Naz Esen. The publication is a comparative guide of the legislation relating to the regulation of the automotive industry in 19 jurisdictions. In addition to Turkey, the jurisdictions covered by the 2022 edition...

TURUNÇ Advises Ege Kimya on its Collaboration with Amber Energy

26 May 2022
TURUNÇ has advised Ege Kimya, on its collaboration with France-based Amber Energy to design, build, and operate a CAM precursor pilot plant. Ege Kimya is an intermediate chemicals supplier to various sectors, and a leader in its sector in Turkey. Amber Energy is a leading supplier of advanced process technologies in the fields of battery materials...