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Altug Guzeldere

Managing Partner Guzeldere & Balkan Law Firm

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Jurisdictions
  • Turkey

Exclusive IR Member for:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Address
Inonu Cad. No:19/11 Dilaram Apt.
Istanbul Gumussuyu, Taksim, Istanbul Turkey

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Biography

Before establishing his own law firm in 2000, Mr. Guzeldere has worked in some of the major firms of the field in Turkey, including Pekin & Pekin Law Firm, Herguner Bilgen & Ozeke Law Firm and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Guzeldere has advised a number of local and foreign corporations and banks (such as Citibank, former Turk Sakura Bank) regarding various aspects of Turkish Law. He has drafted and concluded numerous contracts, as well as consummating privatization deals including the block sale of NETAS Northern Electronic Telekomunikasyon A.S.).

Among these are Hydro-electrical Power Plant Establishment (including Entek Elektrik Uretimi Otoproduktor Grubu A.S.), cross border electrical energy sale and purchase agreements, merger aspects of BP-Mobil merger, project financing (including Izmit Bay Bridge Crossing Project), acquisitions (including but not limited to the recent sale of certain shares of Cimentas to Cementir) and a number of joint venture projects. Having participated in the legal advisory of the incorporation of the television channels “atv” and “MTV Turkey”, Mr. Guzeldere gained significant intellectual property, media and advertisement law experience as part of his duties at Pekin & Pekin between 1992 and 1996.

He has incorporated subsidiaries, branches and liaison offices with foreign investors, drafted and reviewed various contracts including but not limited to bank loan agreements, construction agreements, joint-venture agreements and relevant financing agreements.

Experienced in M&A transactions, contracts law, foreign investment law, media and intellectual property law, Mr. Guzeldere has also participated at a number of commercial litigation cases handled by the Guzeldere Law Firm.

In addition to his advanced English, Mr. Guzeldere is also a basic speaker of Japanese.

Education:

  • Golden Gate University, School of Law, LL.M., Masters of Law in International Legal Studies, San Francisco, USA (1997)
  • Istanbul University, School of Law, LL.B., Istanbul, Turkey (1991)
  • Member of Istanbul Bar Association, former president of the Istanbul University - Law School Alumni Association, member of Junior Chamber International, Bogazici Branch

Firm description

Guzeldere & Balkan Law Firm is an Istanbul based law firm offering a wide range of legal services to domestic and international clients since May 2000. It is a full-service law firm which covers all major practices including Corporate and Contract Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Foreign Direct Investments, Competition Law, Intellectual and Industrial Property, Labor Law, Litigation and Debt Collection. 

Our well-equipped team of lawyers has impressive credentials from leading Turkish and international institutions, deep experience across the spectrum of Turkish corporate and commercial law, and a client portfolio comprising leading Turkish and multinational corporations. Thus, Guzeldere & Balkan offers expertise in the automotive, media & entertainment, fast moving consumer goods, cosmetics, energy and natural resources, telecommunications, and technology sectors, among others.