The legal issues which face private clients are diverse and complicated, often including international or contentious elements. These require close collaboration and a personal touch to appropriately tailor legal support, aiming to simultaneously promote and protect each client’s interests. Moroğlu Arseven maintains a strong focus on providing practical solutions, clear communication, as well as keeping clients informed and updated throughout the process. The firm supports clients with both contentious and non-contentious work, breaking down complex issues into clear steps.
Moroğlu Arseven’s assists individuals, families, trusts, beneficiaries, foundations, fiduciaries, charities and non-profits with a broad scope of legal issues. The firm’s support covers a full range and lifecycle of personal asset structuring, protection, management, succession planning and inheritance issues, along with all aspects of related disputes.
Our support also includes complex structuring advice and related dispute resolution for personal injury, tax, immigration, matrimonial, family businesses, employment, privacy and data protection, residential property, reputation and constitutional issues.
Private wealth and estate planning
Robust wealth and estate planning are critical to accumulating and protecting personal assets, as well as establishing certainty for inheritance structures to ensure our clients’ wishes are properly carried out. Moroğlu Arseven advises clients regarding structuring for their family businesses, residential property, cash assets, as well as diversified investment portfolios.
Moroğlu Arseven’s comprehensive financial and tax regulatory expertise enable the firm to proactively assist clients in this context, with a focus on ensuring tax efficiency and legal certainty for assets. The firm’s advice also includes pre-and-post-nuptial agreements to support estate planning and wealth protection.
Estate and probate issues are prone to disputes. As a result, the firm’s strong dispute resolution team often also supports beneficiaries to assert their rights or resist claims in this context.
Personal tax planning and controversies
Personal tax planning and controversies can be complicated, involving high values, cross-border structuring, complex structures and exemptions, highly technical issues, as well as severe consequences for non-compliance.
Moroğlu Arseven assists private clients with a full range of strategic personal tax planning, disclosures, as well as dealing with investigations, audits, and other controversies. The firm offers pragmatic and personalized advice, assisting clients to understand and mitigate their tax or reporting liabilities. Moroğlu Arseven as particular experience supporting clients in circumstances which involve multiple tax jurisdictions or assets classes, requiring detailed comparative analysis of tax structures between Turkey and other countries.
Personal injury and death
Where physical harm, psychiatric injury or accidental death occurs, the related legal issues can, unfortunately, be complex, emotionally-charged and involve high values for compensation or medical expenses. Moroğlu Arseven has strong experience assisting claimants, defendants, and insurers in this context. We offer end-to-end advice on a full range of sensitive legal issues related to wrongful or neglectful acts, latent medical problems, industrial diseases, workplace or construction accidents, as well as product liability issues. Our assistance includes managing lawsuits for multiple claimants, representing foreign claimants who were injured while on holiday in Turkey, along with coordinating medical experts and liaising with government entities.
The firm also has notable experience advising clients on related health and safety, safeguarding, disaster planning, and risk management issues.
Defamation and reputation management
Reputations which took decades to build can be undermined very quickly, particularly in Turkey where untrue or misleading allegations can rapidly also take on political and criminal consequences. Defamation and reputation issues can also carry severe consequences if not dealt with quickly, sensitively or proportionately.
Moroğlu Arseven regularly helps clients on an urgent basis, supporting them to navigate sensitive legal, political and practical problems in this context. The firm has a strong track record of de-escalating reputational problems, pragmatically supporting clients on both sides of allegations, as well as strategically dealing with reputation issues across a range of publication mediums.
Employee benefits and executive compensation
Moroğlu Arseven offers end-to-end support for all aspects of employment relationships, including executive compensation, disciplinary processes, terminations, and disputes. The firm supports individuals to understand, structure, protect and assert their rights in this context, often in contentious or cross-border circumstances.
The firm has significant experience in negotiating benefit and compensation packages for employees, including expatriate employees and C-suite members. Issues include social security and pensions, tax structuring, loyalty, and confidentiality requirements, stock option plans, as well as restructures, termination and severance aspects.
Charities, not-for-profit and philanthropy
Charities, not-for-profits, foundations and donors alike must all navigate a broad range of legal issues in order to achieve their philanthropic objectives. The sector receives special treatment from a taxation point of view and also raises some unique legal issues, such as engaging in fundraising activities or recruiting volunteers.
Moroğlu Arseven provides comprehensive support to private clients in the philanthropic context. Our support addresses entity and tax structuring, as well as includes ongoing operational, governance, administrative and regulatory compliance issues. We also support with all legal aspects of receiving charitable gifts, policy and ethics matters, fiduciary duties and liabilities for key staff, ongoing regulatory disclosures, licensing processes, revenue-generating activities, as well as general regulatory relations in Turkey.
From the donor perspective, we routines assist private clients to determine and establish the optimal gift, foundation, trust, grant, and scholarship structures, to ensure they achieve their philanthropic, financial, tax, or family goals.