“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.


TURUNÇ Advises Boğaziçi Ventures on its Investment in Cerebrum Tech

20 Oct 2023
TURUNÇ has advised Boğaziçi Ventures on its investment in Cerebrum Tech, a provider of digital transformation solutions, with a focus on artificial intelligence, finance, industry, e-commerce, and Web3. 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...

TURUNÇ Advises Arya on its Investment in Ingosa

10 Oct 2023
TURUNÇ has advised Arya Women Investment Platform on its investment in Ingosa, a platform to power customer experience and boost sales with intelligent virtual assistants and conversational display ads. Doğuş Yeni Girişimler, Aegean Ventures and angel investors from the Arya Angel Investment Network also joined the round. Arya Women Investment Platform is an investment group...

New Publication: Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Private M&A 2024

29 Sep 2023
TURUNÇ authored the Turkey chapter of Lexology Getting the Deal Through’s Private M&A (2024) title. The contributing lawyers were Noyan Turunç, Esin Çamlıbel and Kerem Turunç. The publication is a comparative guide of the regulation of mergers and acquisitions transactions relating to private companies in 24 jurisdictions. In addition to Turkey, the jurisdictions covered by the 2023...