April 13, 2018
The Legal 500 ranks Moroğlu Arseven in Tier 1 for both Intellectual Property and Compliance in its 2018 awards. Overall, Moroğlu Arseven received awards in nine practice categories for 2018. Partners Işık Özdoğan and Orçun Çetinkaya are each individually listed as “Leading Individuals” respectively for Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution, among eight of the firm’s members who are individually recommended for their work across a diverse range of practice areas.
In 2018, The Legal 500 ranks Moroğlu Arseven in:
– Tier 1 for Intellectual Property and Compliance.
– Tier 2 for Dispute Resolution, Energy, IT and Telecommunications, as well as Media and Entertainment.
– Tier 3 for Corporate, Commercial and M&A.
– Tier 4 for Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets, as well as Competition.
The Legal 500 awarded a Tier 1 ranking to Moroglu Arseven’s Intellectual Property practice again in 2018, for the third year in a row. Practice lead, Işık Özdoğan, is individually acknowledged as a “Leading Individual”, for the fifth year in a row. Clients commented on the firm’s ability to “provide practical insight and astute legal guidance in a holistic manner”, standing out in Turkey for its “creative approach in handling significant and complex matters”. Clients describe Işık Özdoğan as “highly effective and responsive”, while partners Gökce İzgi and Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar are also recommended. Senior Associate, Ece Berkman, is described as a “standout figure”, receiving individual recognition as a “Next Generation Lawyer”.
The Legal 500 ranked Turkish firms regarding Compliance work for the first time in 2018, recognizing Moroğlu Arseven in Tier 1. Researchers noted the firm’s abilities in “contentious and non-contentious compliance-related work, including data protection, internal investigations and dawn raid simulations.” They also recognized the team’s regulatory expertise across employment, corporate and competition law. Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, Orçun Çetinkaya, Benan Arseven and Seyfi Moroğlu are all recommended in this practice.
The Legal 500 recognized Moroglu Arseven’s “sizable” Dispute Resolution practice in Tier 2 in 2018, also acknowledging Orçun Çetinkaya as a “Leading Individual”. Researchers noted the team as “particularly experienced in handling large consumer dispute portfolios and cross-border shareholder disputes.” Seyfi Moroğlu and Benan Arseven are also recommended as key figures in this practice.
The Legal 500 recognized Moroğlu Arseven’s IT and Telecommunications practice in Tier 2 in 2018, with a client praising the team’s “knowledge of technology, licensing and IP law”. The researchers noted Moroğlu Arseven’s abilities with data protection, compliance matters, IP issues, transactions and disputes. A client described practice lead, Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, as an “outstanding practitioner”, while Işık Özdoğan is also recommended in this practice.
The Legal 500 recognizes Moroğlu Arseven’s “solution-oriented” Media and Entertainment practice in Tier 2 in 2018. A client praised the firm’s “swift and solid” advice on a range of media and entertainment-related matters, including disputes, broadcasting and production rights, agreements and reputation protection. The researchers also noted the firm’s work to assist international news agencies with pre-publication reviews of content about Turkey. Benan Arseven, Orçun Çetinkaya and Işık Özdoğan are all recommended in this practice.
The Legal 500 recognizes Moroğlu Arseven’s Energy practice in Tier 2 in 2018. Researchers particularly comment on the firm’s advice during contentious and non-contentious energy matters, including litigation, transactions, construction contracts, project finance and refinancing. Benan Arseven, Burcu Tuzcu Ersin and Seyfi Moroğlu are all recommended in this practice.
The Legal 500 recognizes Moroğlu Arseven’s “sizeable” Corporate, Commercial and M&A practice area in Tier 3 in 2018. A client praised the team’s “knowledge of the law, drafting skills and attention to detail”. The researchers commented on the firm’s capacity to serve clients on day-to-day corporate matters, share transfers, due diligence, contracts, as well as contentious work. Seyfi Moroğlu, Benan Arseven and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin are all recommended in this practice.
Moroğlu Arseven’s Banking, Finance and Capital Markets practice receives recognition in Tier 4, with The Legal 500 commenting on the firm’s work with lending transactions, refinancing, investment-related matters and regulatory work. Seyfi Moroğlu and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin are recommended in this practice.
The firm’s Competition practice is ranked in Tier 4, with researchers commenting on the firm’s work conducting dawn raid simulations, noting the team as “particularly active in the preventive area”. The researchers also commented on Moroğlu Arseven’s ability to advise on competition compliance and merger control filings.
The Legal 500 ranks law firms and lawyers annually in 82 jurisdictions worldwide. Complete information about Moroğlu Arseven’s rankings can be viewed on The Legal 500’s website.