“Sen aziz şehrim,
Uykusuz yaşadığımı bilmelisin.
Bütün işçilerin
Saçak altında uyuduğu bir saatte,
Ben mızıka çalarak geçiyorum sokaktan.”

“You, my holy city
You should know I live without sleep
At the hour
When all workers are sleeping under the eaves,
I pass through the street playing the harmonica.”

Rüştü Onur (1920 – 1942)

TURUNÇ advises domestic and multinational clients on all aspects of labor and employment laws.

Our practice has three main components: compliance, transactions and dispute resolution.

On the compliance side, we advise on the following issues, among others:

  • individual employment and collective labor agreements
  • contracting out of services
  • confidentiality agreements and restrictive covenants
  • employee invention assignment agreements
  • individual and group severance arrangements
  • executive remuneration, and related regulatory and disclosure obligations
  • data privacy

We also advise on all employment law aspects of corporate transactions, in particular mergers and acquisitions. Our advice includes, among other things the following:

  • due diligence
  • structuring
  • transfer of employees including automatic transfers
  • assessment of potential post-closing liability by acquiror including as they relate to severance payments
  • drafting and negotiation of transfer agreements
  • notifications to pertinent authorities
  • post-closing integration work

We also have a large employment dispute resolution practice, which includes, among other work, the following:

  • defending employers against claims by current and ex-employees
  • representing employers in mediation and all stages of litigation.
  • representing employers against employees and ex-employees who misappropriate trade secrets

TURUNÇ published the book Turkish Labor Law in 2010. Our employment lawyers have also authored or contributed to various other publications. Please see our Publications page.


New Publication: Lexology Panoramic – Automotive & Mobility 2024

16 Jul 2024
TURUNÇ authored the Turkish chapter of Lexology Panoramic’s Automotive & Mobility (2024) title. The contributing lawyers were Esin Çamlıbel, Beste Yıldızili Ergül, Naz Esen and Canberk Taze. 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 2023...

Noyan Turunç Named a Labour & Employment Law Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal

12 Jul 2024
We are pleased to announce that Founding Partner Noyan Turunç has been named a Labour & Employment Law Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal in its Labour, Employment & Benefits 2024 guide. This accolade follows Noyan Turunç’s recognitions in Who’s Who Legal: Franchising 2023 and Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2024 as a recommended...

TURUNÇ Advises Boğaziçi Ventures on its Follow-on Investment in Hiwell

10 Jul 2024
TURUNÇ has advised Boğaziçi Ventures on its follow-on investment in Hiwell, an online therapy platform. Eksim Ventures, Ünlü & Co and Kinesis Teknoloji Yatırımları also joined the round. Boğaziçi Ventures is a leading Turkish Capital Markets Board-regulated venture capital fund focused primarily on fintech, health tech, retail tech and gaming. The TURUNÇ team included Kerem...