Moroğlu Arseven receives Tier 1 rankings for compliance, employment, intellectual property, and media and entertainment in Legal 500’s 2022 EMEA Awards, and recognition in seven other practice areas. E. Benan Arseven (Commercial, Corporate and M&A), Işık Özdoğan, LL.M. (Intellectual Property), and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, LL.M. (Compliance and Commercial, Corporate and M&A) are recognized as “Leading Individuals”. İpek Ünlü Tık (Employment), and Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar, LL.M. (Intellectual Property) are named “Next Generation Partners” in their fields.

While all other partners attained “Recommended Lawyers” status for various areas, senior associates Ece Berkman (Intellectual Property), C. Hazal Baydar, LL.M.  (Commercial, Corporate and M&A), Fulya Kurar, LL.M. (Dispute Resolution), İlayda Güneş, LL.M. (Competition) and Büşra Bıçakcı (Media and Entertainment) received recognition as “Rising Stars”.

Firm’s rankings in a snap-shot are as follows:


Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3


Commercial, Corporate/M&A



Dispute Resolution


Intellectual Property

IT and Telecommunications

Real Estate and Construction


Media and Entertainment


Restructuring and Insolvency



This is the firm’s seventh consecutive Tier 1 ranking for Intellectual Property under the leadership of partner and inth-time “Leading Individual” Işık Özdoğan, LL.M., with support from “Recommended Lawyer” Gökçe İzgi, LL.M., “Next Generation Partner” Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar, LL.M., and “Rising Star” Ece Berkman. Client comments about the practice team include: “The IP team at Moroğlu are just great. We have already been working with them for more than ten years now and we will keep working with them. They are really involved and have a lot of knowledge.” and “The Moroğlu Arseven team is diverse, reactive and forward-thinking.”

This is the firm’s fifth consecutive Tier 1 ranking for Compliance under the leadership of partner and “Leading Individual” Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, LL.M., and “Recommended Lawyers” Dr. E. Seyfi Moroğlu, LL.M., E. Benan Arseven and Dr. Z. Ertunç Şirin, MA. received recommendations for their compliance work, as well. Burak Baydar and Burcu Güray are also noted as “Other Key Lawyers”. Client comments include: “Moroğlu Arseven is my go-to firm for compliance matters in Turkey. Burcu Ersin and her colleagues have extensive experience representing multinational companies across a range of sectors (including life sciences and technology) in internal investigations, compliance program development, data privacy and related compliance matters.”

The Legal 500 based the firm’s fourth consecutive Tier 1 ranking for Media and Entertainment. Clients praised Moroğlu Arseven as “Great team – knowledgable and quick to respond.” Partners E. Benan Arseven, Dr. E. Seyfi Moroğlu, LL.M., Işık Özdoğan, LL.M., Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, LL.M., and Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar, LL.M., and senior associates Ece Berkman and Burcu Güray received individual “Recommended Lawyer” awards for this practice, while the firm’s newcomer senior associate Büşra Bıçakcı is recognized as “Rising Star”.

Moroğlu Arseven’s Tier 1 ranking in Employment practice for the second consecutive year is a confirmation of the firm’s long-lasting experience and in-depth expertise in this field. The team lead by “Next Generation Partner” İpek Ünlü Tık “has a solid track record representing clients during all stages of their employment negotiations, disputes, disciplinary procedures and terminations, and is also experienced in social security-related matters.”, Legal 500 team commented. Partners E. Benan Arseven, Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, LL.M. and senior associate A. Kaan Başer, LL.M. are also recognized for this practice.

The firm maintained its Tier 2 rankings for Commercial, and Corporate/M&A under the leadership of founding and Legal 500 “Leading Individuals” E. Benan Arseven, Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, LL.M. and founding partner and “Recommended Lawyer” Dr. E. Seyfi Moroğlu, LL.M. who “has provided strong counsel and great support on areas of law.” Senior associate C. Hazal Baydar, LL.M. is named as “Rising Star” for the first time. Client praises her “Excellent communication and strong customer focus. Senior associate Nilüfer Hotan is also recognized in this field.

In awarding the firm Tier 2 status for Dispute Resolution work, Legal 500 emphasized that the practice team is “frequently sought out by major international companies, especially telecoms clients, which seek out the firm’s expertise in corporate and commercial disputes, tax litigation, IP disputes, and arbitration.” Partners Dr. E. Seyfi Moroğlu, LL.M., E. Benan Arseven, Dr. Z. Ertunç Şirin, MA, Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, LL.M. and Burak Baydar are all “Recommended Lawyers”, while senior associate Fulya Kurar, LL.M. has received “Rising Star” status for the first time.

Moroğlu Arseven’s “one-stop shop” IT and Telecommunications practice is ranked in Tier 2. Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, LL.M., Dr. E. Seyfi Moroğlu, LL.M., E. Benan Arseven, Işık Özdoğan, LL.M., and Burak Baydar are all “Recommended Lawyers.” Senior associate Burcu Güray is also “highly recommended” by the clients. Client comments include “Their strategic guidance covers all IT-related areas, including data protection and privacy in addition to regulatory compliance.” and “Burcu Tuzcu Ersin and Burcu Güray stand out for their knowledge, technical understanding and responsiveness.”

Legal 500 ranked the firm in Tier 2 for Restructuring and Insolvency for the second consecutive yea. Legal 500 describes the team “advising on all stages of financial distress, including contentious restructuring and insolvency, areas supported by the firm’s corporate, dispute resolution, employment and tax practices.” E. Benan Arseven, Dr. E. Seyfi Moroğlu, LL.M., Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, LL.M. and Burak Baydar are all recommended in this field.

Tier 3 rankings and practice area comments include:

  • Competition: Partners E. Seyfi Moroğlu, LL.M., E. Benan Arseven, and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin are recognized, and senior associate İlayda Güneş, LL.M. is named as “Rising Star”. Clients commented that İlayda adds antitrust and compliance expertise to a practice that covers the range of competition matters, including investigations, merger control filings and due diligence.”
  • Energy: “The team advises on regulatory issues, transactions including procurement and portfolio acquisitions, and operational matters.” E. Benan Arseven, Dr. E. Seyfi Moroğlu, LL.M., Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, C. Hazal Baydar, LL.M. and Sevi İslamageç are all recognized.
  • Real Estate and Construction: “The team is renowned for supporting construction and real estate clients throughout the complete life cycles of their commercial, residential and industrial developments, including handling corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, and spin-offs.” Partners E. Seyfi Moroğlu, LL.M. and E. Benan Arseven are recognized.

Legal 500’s rankings are based on feedback from 250,000 peers, firm deals, and confidential matters assessed independently by its researchers. Additional details are available on The Legal 500 website.