Contact: Elif Ecer, Deputy General Manager
Suleyman Seba Cad. BJK Plaza No:48 B Blok Kat:7
GSI Meridian is one of the top legal consultancy firms in Turkey, offering a wide range of legal services to both local and international clients regarding domestic and cross border transactions. Our areas of legal practice include energy, competition, real estate, corporate and M&A, privatization, taxation, intellectual property, capital markets, banking and finance, employment and labor, and litigation and dispute resolution, with a special focus on the telecommunications, financial services, media and broadcasting, and energy and natural resources sectors.Most recently, we advised a multinational broadcasting company, one of the biggest energy players, an international real estate development company, and one of the biggest Turkish industrial companies. GSI Meridian has been involved in Turkey’s most prominent merger and acquisition deals including complex multi-jurisdictional deals, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, tender and exchange offers, reverse mergers and privatizations. All of the team members are bilingual and three of them are trilingual.In relation to financing an acquisition or reorganizing a company, our team of tax experts plans, structures, negotiates and implements numerous high-profile, tax sensitive Turkish and cross-border M&A transactions. Moreover, the team offers innovative solutions to a wide range of capital raising, compliance, and governance issues that can arise during M&A transactions.Our lawyers are very familiar with the requirements involved in wind, hydro, solar, geothermal, biomass and bio-fuel energy production and regularly assist with all the processes involved, from obtaining initial permissions until the commencement of energy production. GSI offers assistance with the applications and legal approvals necessary for energy production, such as licensing applications to the Energy Market Regulatory Authority, transfers of license, and transfers of shares of license holder companies. Our attorneys offer guidance on all aspects of energy production, including project finance for power plant construction, due diligence on potential acquisitions, tailored legal memoranda, EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contracts and information on potential investments and cross-border installations. We have also prepared several and due diligence reports on energy companies. The Firm is experienced in the freezing, tracing, and recovery of debts and assets, and offers highly efficient solutions to clients facing intellectual property theft. The Firm has an internationally experienced litigation and dispute resolution team; experience in cross-border fraud and insolvency proceedings; and extensive knowledge of the compliance field. The competition law department deals not only with issues arising around clients’ compliance with the law, but also represents clients before the Competition Authority.With the immense legal and international experience of its partners, GSI Meridian was founded with a clear vision to become the premier Turkish legal consultancy firm and excel as the most distinguished and reputable firm in the country, because we believe and maintain that we have the required knowledge, skills, experience and network to best adapt to the changing legal market in Turkey.