Active in the Turkish market for more than 20 years, Latham is regarded as having one of the most sophisticated practices among international law firms, with a proven ability to successfully close innovative and complex transactions.

Turkey Practice

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Providing Sophisticated Legal Counsel

Clients regularly turn to Latham & Watkins’ Turkey Practice for its high-end advice across the firm’s core areas: 

  • Capital Markets: An industry leader for more than 25 years, Latham offers unparalleled experience and expertise in high yield bond and equity capital markets work.  Most recently the Latham team handled the first-ever high yield bond, issued directly by a Turkish company, in the international capital markets.
  • International Arbitration: Latham lawyers are experienced in international arbitration and mediation, related judicial proceedings and in managing international and multi-jurisdictional litigation. The practice represents clients in a range of international commercial arbitrations and disputes involving joint ventures, post-acquisition liability under purchase and share agreements, insurance claims, licensing and intellectual property, engineering and construction contracts, long-term purchase agreements and political risk insurance.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity: As a global powerhouse in M&A, Latham lawyers advise international and Turkish clients in mergers, takeovers, privatizations, divestitures, joint ventures and spin-offs, generally cross-border in nature and across a multitude of industries.
  • Project Development and Finance: Latham’s pre-eminent project development and finance team represents sponsors and lenders on complex, cutting-edge transactions across a variety of sectors. The team garnered Infrastructure Journal’s 2011 “Deal of the Year – Infrastructure Acquisition” award and Project Finance magazine’s 2011 “European Transport Privatization Deal of the Year” award for the financing of the privatization of Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri (IDO), one of the world’s largest municipal sea ferry operators. The Latham team advised the lenders with respect to senior and junior term loans, a performance bond facility and the refinancing of bridge facilities.
Industry Prowess Across the Globe

When engaged in regulated industries or when otherwise specific industry knowledge is required, lawyers in Latham's Turkey Practice turn to colleagues who practice in one of the firm's several industry groups.

As Latham does not practice Turkish law, the firm is engaged routinely alongside some of the leading law firms in Turkey. The deep relationships that have been built over time enable Latham's lawyers to provide integrated international legal advice in a seamless manner.