BANKING AND FINANCE

“Anladın ya, işim başımdan aşkın,
anladın ya, gülüm,
ben sana âşık olmakla meşgulüm…”

“You see, I’m head over heels at work,
you see, dear,
I’m busy falling in love with you.”

Nazım Hikmet (1902 – 1963)

TURUNÇ’s services regarding banking and finance matters are twofold. On the one hand, the Firm acts as Turkish legal counsel to banks and multinational financial institutions such as banks, lenders, finance facility agents, escrow agents, liquidity facility providers, security trustees, swap counterparties and guarantors with respect to their activities, transactions and interests in Turkey. On the other hand, the Firm advises industrial, commercial and trading companies on their relationships with banks and financial institutions in and outside of Turkey.

Our advice on banking legislation encompasses compliance, corporate governance, banking transactions, letters of credit, guarantee letters, assignment of receivables, collection proceedings as well as bankruptcy of banks and the status of their assets.

On the transactional side, we advise on a multitude of projects including domestic and cross-border credit facilities, project finance, export credit facilities, securitizations, option deals to acquire title to the non-securitized assets, real estate and facility financings, sale and repurchase transactions, sales of export-related receivables.

Our banking and finance team works closely with our M&A and funds practices, in particular with respect to structured finance, project finance and leveraged finance transactions. We design and implement innovative and complex financial structures to maximize liquidity and investment through tradable, tax-efficient funding vehicles.

We also have vast experience in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings with respect to banks, including, but not limited to, voidable transactions, look-back periods, donations and transactions without, or with insufficient, consideration, transactions during the debtor’s insolvency period, automatically terminated agreements upon adjudication of bankruptcy, and automatic stays. In addition to domestic insolvency issues, we also take part in insolvency transactions with international aspects by providing advice on the Turkish market, insolvency laws and processes, and on a wide range of contentious issues of Turkish litigation. For example, we have represented over twenty foreign banks in the bankruptcy proceedings of three bankrupt Turkish banks (Impexbank, Marmara Bank and TYT Bank).

We also have a significant fintech practice, supported by our funds, privacy and technology teams. Our fintech practice focuses on both compliance and transactions, in particular venture capital investments into fintech startups.

SELECT NEWS FROM BANKING AND FINANCE

Three TURUNÇ Lawyers among the Top Five Dealmakers in 2023

05 Feb 2024
According to data published by CEELMDirect, TURUNÇ partners Kerem Turunç, Esin Çamlıbel and Yasemin Erden were three of the five most prolific law firm partners in terms of reported Turkish deals in 2023. The three lawyers also made it to the top 15 in the entire Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. TURUNÇ was also...

TURUNÇ Advises Ascential on the Sale of WGSN to Apax Partners

05 Feb 2024
TURUNÇ has advised Ascential plc on the sale of its global consumer trends forecasting and product design business WGSN to funds advised by Apax Partners LLP for a total enterprise value of up to £700 million (subject to customary closing adjustments). Ascential a specialist information, data and analytics company listed on the London Stock Exchange...

TURUNÇ Advises Gelecek Etki Fonu on its Investment in OctaiPipe

01 Feb 2024
TURUNÇ has advised Gelecek Etki Fonu (Future Impact Fund) on its investment in OctaiPipe, a UK-based end-to-end Edge AI platform optimised for creating, deploying, and managing machine learning solutions for industrial IoT. SuperSeed, Forward Partners, D2, Atlas Ventures, Martlet Capital and Deeptech Labs also joined the round. Gelecek Etki Fonu is a Capital Markets Board-regulated venture capital fund managed...