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retaıl sectorRETAIL SECTOR
Y|K Law Office founding partners Ahu Uslu Yilmaz and Basar Kaya have already undertaken senior legal management positions in holdings in leading position of retail sector in Turkey during their past professional life and have acquired deep experience regarding this sector. In the framework of these experiences, Y|K Law Office possess high level of knowledge, experience, expertise and management skills in the fields of preparing legal documents and agreements in any legal matter and negotiation process especially lease agreements in the scope of store investments of companies operating in the retail sector, preparation of legal opinions within the scope of the legal legislation concerning the retail sector, domestic-foreign franchise and dealership contracts, labor law and consumer process and disputes special to retail sector, supply chain process, media, communications and sponsorship processes, take precautions and legal actions to imitations and counterfeits, patent-trademark-design registration process, logistics and storage processes, high sums of automation investments, purchasing product quality and reliability processes, distant sales process and offering legal opinions on all kinds of topics, performing legal risk analyses.
corporate and commercıal lawCORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW
Y|K Law Office offers comprehensive legal advisory services to clients to meet their requirements possible to arise in structuring their investments and to resolve the legal issues they may encounter in processes. The main activities in this area include foundation of companies, their branches and liaison offices, preparation of other documentations in accordance with shareholding agreements and corporate governance, exit strategies and stock option plans. Y|K Legal Office realizes obtaining various administrative permissions, permits and licenses within corporate law services. Y|K Law Office establishes overseas affiliates and subsidiaries of clients domiciled in Turkey particularly in the United Kingdom and France, including Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Iraq and Egypt. Y|K Law Office provides legal consultancy and coordination services starting with formation of corporate structure of these companies, drafting decisions of general assembly and board of management, hiring employees, drafting goods and services purchase agreements through law offices established cooperation in abroad.
contract lawCONTRACT LAW
Y|K Law Office’s one of leading subject of expertise is law of contracts. It has an important experience and expertise in drafting any kind of contracts to be signed between client companies and both private organizations and public institutions, negotiating and examining agreements, submitting legal opinions till the stage of signing the contracts, completing closing-sign off process, submitting a detailed legal report to the client regarding existing risks, representing clients by participating in all contract negotiation processes. This expertise contains creation, discussion and examination of any kind of agreements including but not limited to contracts for the purchase of all kinds of goods and services, rental contracts, transfer of shares, partnership, guarantee, construction, leasing, software, licenses, franchises, dealings, distribution, supply, sales, investment, procurement, Build-Operate-Transfer contracts and other general corporate law and obligations law contracts.
mergers and acquısıtıonsMERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Y|K Law Office’s one of leading subject of expertise is law of contracts. It has an important experience and expertise in drafting any kind of contracts to be signed between client companies and both private organizations and public institutions, negotiating and examining agreements, submitting legal opinions till the stage of signing the contracts, completing closing-sign off process, submitting a detailed legal report to the client regarding existing risks, representing clients by participating in all contract negotiation processes. This expertise contains creation, discussion and examination of any kind of agreements including but not limited to contracts for the purchase of all kinds of goods and services, rental contracts, transfer of shares, partnership, guarantee, construction, leasing, software, licenses, franchises, dealings, distribution, supply, sales, investment, procurement, Build-Operate-Transfer contracts and other general corporate law and obligations law contracts.
ıntellectual propertyINTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Y|K Law Office provides legal consultancy services on creation, protection, acquisition and transfer of intellectual property rights to clients with its authorised trademark and patent attorney professionals. Y|K Law Office provides legal services on preparation, fullfilment and follow-up trademark, patent and design applications; and services on drafting copyright license and technology transfer agreements to clients. Besides, Y|K Law Office represents clients in issues of violation the intellectual property rights that are subject to lawsuits and enforcement of decisions related to this issue. Experiences of Y|K Law Office involves infringements of trade secrets and lawsuits of domain names, imitations and unfair competitions.
foreıgn ınvestmentsFOREIGN INVESTMENTS
Y|K Law Office provides legal consultancy services to foreign clients regarding their investments in Turkey other relevant issues including but not limited to foundation of joint ventures, companies, subsidiaries, liaison offices, corporate governance, change of management, shareholders’ rights, responsibilities, acquisitions and incentives, applications for permits, intellectual property, labor law and general trading law. Y|K Law Office has obtained a wide experience over the years in topics of mergers, acquisitions, asset and business transfers, and establishing joint venture between foreign investors and domestic companies. Y|K Law Office, within the scope of its foreign investment experience in addition to those listed above, provides support to creating an optimum legal infrastructure for Turkish clients in their investments abroad.
prıvatızatıonPRIVATIZATION
Y|K Law Office provides legal consultancy services to clients during any stage of the privatization process. Y|K Law Office has represented many foreign investors, leading Turkish holdings and consortiums in their investments in Turkish public enterprises from the beginning of privatization program in Turkey including major telecommunications, finance, cement, oil, steel, vehicle inspection, airport management and tobacco industries, for IPOs, dedicated sales, block sales of shares, active asset sales and other transactions and operations.
ıt / communıcatıonsIT / COMMUNICATIONS
Y|K Law Office has acquired experience in technology and software licensing procedures, copyrights, patent and trademark applications, internet law, regulatory compliance, non-disclosure and security in nowadays’ rapidly changing information and communication technologies arena. As an example of this our legal team has represented leading ISP’s of Turkey in various procedures covering licensing and technology agreements. Besides, Y|K Law Office has also represented significant software development and technology service companies in Turkey, has provided legal consultancy services from compliance issues up to preparing and discussing agreements signing with customers and significant software providers.
energy lawENERGY LAW
Y|K Law Office has had an important experience in energy sector in consequence of having participation in many operations including but not limited to the transfer of Turkish public institutions to foreign investors and concerned consortiums, participation in tenders, conducting legal investigations, contract negotiations and relevant legislations and compliance services.
capıtal markets lawCAPITAL MARKETS LAW
Y|K legal team has represented leading foreign and domestic investment banks, guarantors and issuers during financial operations for debt instruments and stock markets. Besides, Y|K Law Office has also provided legal consultancy services on Turkish capital markets regulations, regular reporting, description, corporate governance practices and other compliance issues to leading Turkish and international investment companies and many Turkish stock market listed companies.
competıtıon lawCOMPETITION LAW
Y|K Law Office’s works have covered opinions regarding prevention of infringements of competition, applications for approvals and exemptions, and consultancy services in all aspects of antitrust and competition law issues including responding investigations of the Competition Board and follow up related lawsuits. Y|K Law Office represents its clients in all branches of competition law including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, horizontal and vertical restraints, predatory pricing practices, monopolization, abuse of dominant position, state aids, intellectual property issues, legislation governing certain sectors, public procurement and consumer protection issues. Besides, Y|K Law Office has also provided legal consultancy services to its clients about effects of distribution, marketing and sales contracts, drafting license agreements or commercial transactions they realize on monopoly formation.
labor lawLABOR LAW
Y|K Law Office possesses very important information and has experiences in drafting labor contracts based on the working styles defined in the Labor Law, which are in line with the dynamics of retail and other sectors, particularly the retail sector, providing multidimensional legal opinions regarding labor law disputes both for Employer’s and Worker’s side based on principles that are dominating collective and individual labor law, by providing multidimensional legal risk analysis for informing the clients and establishing the right termination process in accordance with the law before termination of labor contracts, preparing legal documents and provide legal options for clients’ company from signing until the end of labor contract, evaluating possibilities that may arise in labor law disputes and representing clients before courts and offering legal solutions based on principles prevailing in labor law. Y|K Law Office has accomplished successful results in terms of representing the client by attending during inspections and audits to be done by public organizations, objecting and appealing any fines and administrative sanctions as the result of inspections at both such public organizations and at judicial authorities. Besides, Y|K Law Office has a wide experience proper executing labor contracts for expatriate employees and executives of business employed by multinational corporations for certain particular areas of expertise in accordance with the law and follow up work permit processes at the ministry.
settlement of dısputesSETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
Y|K Law Office has experience with regard representing clients in various commercial, administrative and personal disputes. The area of experience extends from litigation to arbitration, mediation and settlement of disputes through alternative ways, enforcement of court orders and arbitral decisions and collection of receivables especially in retail and banking sectors, capital markets and financial transactions.
structurıng receıvablesSTRUCTURING RECEIVABLES
Y|K Law Office provides effectively in issues including submitting legal opinions about structuring trade receivables before being passed to judicial authorities, performing legal risk analysis, drafting written protocols and similar reconciliation texts by securing receivables, participating in negotiation process of the parties and undertaking mediation and arbitration functions according to guidance by clients’ requests.
customs and foreıgn trade regulatıonsCUSTOMS AND FOREIGN TRADE REGULATIONS
Y|K Law Office provides effectively in issues including submitting legal opinions about structuring trade receivables before being passed to judicial authorities, performing legal risk analysis, drafting written protocols and similar reconciliation texts by securing receivables, participating in negotiation process of the parties and undertaking mediation and arbitration functions according to guidance by clients’ requests.
bankıng and fınance lawBANKING AND FINANCE LAW
Y|K Law Office has experience in a wide range and comprehensive financial operations including project finance, asset-backed securitization, trade and company finance, tax-based structural financing, loans arisen out of syndicated loan agreements. Y|K Law Office has provided legal consultancy services to various banks and financial institutions operating in Turkey in any kind of banking issues including legislation and legal regulations, daily operational transactions and subjects of compliance. Y|K Law Office has provided legal consultancy services to leading Turkish finance service institutions in terms of transactions in insurance, financial leasing, factoring and financial operations in real estate investment sectors.
law traınıngLAW TRAINING
Y|K Law Office organizes law education programs to companies within the scope of legal regulations, legal compliance studies, problems for practice areas and suggestions for solution concerning relevant departments of the company according to the practice activities of the clients.
volunteer legal servıcesVOLUNTEER LEGAL SERVICES
Y|K Law Office offers volunteer legal consultancy services to several non-governmental organizations including Mor Çatı Women Sheltering Foundation and represents persons who is in financial difficulty, before courts without requesting any fee of attorney.
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