Moroğlu Arseven supports professional services clients with a full range of legal matters, including highly complex operational, commercial, transactional, regulatory and dispute-related issues. We assist clients to navigate intertwined regulatory and business pressures in these contexts, offering coordinated and detail-focused legal assistance. Our legal support enables major professional services clients to minimise risks and focus on their own core business in Turkey. Moroğlu Arseven maintains a strong focus on regulatory compliance and risk management at both domestic and global levels, often advising on issues which span multiple national borders, involve heavy consequences, or give rise to complex regulatory relations challenges.
The firm works closely with clients of all sizes and perspectives, assisting them to with a broad spectrum of issues in this context, ranging from establishing regulated entities through to planning and executing compliance strategies, or handling conflicts with their own clients.
The firm’s corporate team regularly acts as external general counsel for professional services clients in Turkey, seamlessly assisting in-house legal teams with their day-to-day issues.
Moroğlu Arseven regularly advises on processes and requirements for Turkey’s Public Oversight, Accounting and Auditing Standards Authority, which is responsible for determining auditing standards and ethics, authorising independent auditors and audit companies, as well as monitoring the sector. We strategically support and represent clients during all aspects of their interactions with this body, assisting clients to obtain a wide range of routine and exceptional approvals, exemptions or licenses. Our support includes dealing with day-to-day regulatory relations, as well as high-stakes regulatory investigations or enforcement proceedings.
The firm’s dispute resolution team provides full-scope and integrated support to professional services clients, meaning conflict specialists are involved from the early stages of emerging issues. We support clients with all aspects and perspectives on disputes, along with regulatory investigations. Support includes representing clients in a full spectrum of forums and related processes, including civil and administrative litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution methods, strategic negotiation and settlement processes, as well as injunctions and enforcement actions. For instance, representing clients involved in litigation risk assessments, professional disciplinary issues, or insurance coverage conflicts, along with defending compensation claims involving allegations of negligence, malpractice, defamation, or breaches to fiduciary duties.
Moroğlu Arseven’s strong intellectual property team helps professional services clients to proactively protect their intellectual property in Turkey. The firm supports with a full range of issues, including litigation, enforcement, counselling, prosecution and transactions. Intellectual property advice is tightly integrated with other practice areas, assisting clients to establish, protect and commercialise their intellectual property assets from the earliest possible stage. For instance, assisting with image and brand protection issues, often in cross-border contexts.
Moroğlu Arseven assists professional services clients with all types of major corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, spin-offs, divestitures and group restructures. The firm has significant expertise assisting during complex, inter-jurisdictional transactions, where strategic guidance is required to deal with the legal, commercial and operational factors simultaneously. These projects often involve high values, or complicated leveraging and equity structures. We work closely with companies, shareholders, investors and financiers on both buy and sell-side, assisting through all stages of these projects.
Moroğlu Arseven places a strong focus on ensuring we consider each client’s business objectives and the dynamics of the professional services industry, then reflect these factors into the transaction’s structure, risk allocation, or asset transfers.