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Seray Özsoy

Partner / Counsel
+90 212 217 12 55 seray.ozsoy@kilinclaw.com.tr

Education

Marmara University, Faculty of Law, LLB

Bar Admissions

Istanbul

Languages

Turkish, English

Seray Özsoy is a Partner/Counsel at Kılınç Law & Consulting and heads the firm’s Corporate Department.

Seray specialises in corporate, litigation and project finance law and also has experience across corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, finance law, capital markets law and competition law. Her clients operate in a range of sectors including trade, energy, construction, real estate, finance and capital markets.

She advises clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions, as well as on domestic and international agreements and transactions regarding the share purchase and transfer of foreign and Turkish companies through uniting and building joint ventures. She also has experience in preparing and negotiating the shareholders and joint venture agreements, and due-diligence processes through preparing and submitting legal reports. She advises clients with respect to the negotiation and drafting of contracts including lease, distributorship, sale and purchase, license, supply, franchise and management agreements.

Experience

  • Advising on issues arising from unfair competition through imitation of trademarks, trade names and similar rights.
  • Advising companies on business-related issues.
  • Representing corporations and its officers, directors, and controlling shareholders with respect to the formation, governance, and day-to-day legal issues of such entities.
  • Instructed by a range of clients with respect to mergers and acquisition of companies, and delivering expert legal advice throughout the entire process, from strategy to implementation.
  • Assisting companies and other entities to raise investment through the financial markets.
  • Advising on contract drafts, litigation in respect of matters related to contracts and licenses across a spectrum of areas including business, real estate, intellectual property (including copyright, trademark, patents, trade secrets), corporations, small to medium and large businesses, entertainment, licensing and distribution.
  • Participating in the application and permission processes before the relevant governmental authorities, tender processes, purchase and sale of factories, establishment of joint ventures and funds of the companies involved in these fields.
  • Advising in relation to lawsuits of a company, in which one of Turkey’s leading sports clubs is a shareholder of, its administrative permission processes, sponsorship agreements, transformation of partnerships into real estate investment trusts, and the general assembly proceedings of publicly held companies.
  • Undertaking processes and projects which constitute the essential components of investments such as due-diligence projects, takeover process of the affiliates through process management, shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements and pledge agreements.
  • Undertaking day-to-day business management operations, providing legal support and consultancy services in relation to the establishment of customers, dealers and organisational structures, and establishment of joint committees to the holding companies.

Publications

A legal primer on project finance in Turkey
June 3, 2019

A legal primer on project finance in Turkey

Corporate Law
Turkey has experienced an infrastructure boom over the past decade with a variety of projects being completed.
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Yenilenebilir Enerji Kaynaklarına Dayalı Üretim Faaliyeti Gösteren Tesisler İçin Uygulanacak Fiyat ve Süreler ile Yerli Katkı İlavesine İlişkin Kararın Yürürlüğe Konulması Hakkında Karar Hakkında
May 20, 2019

Yenilenebilir Enerji Kaynaklarına Dayalı Üretim Faaliyeti Gösteren Tesisler İçin Uygulanacak Fiyat ve Süreler ile Yerli Katkı İlavesine İlişkin Kararın Yürürlüğe Konulması Hakkında Karar Hakkında

Regulation, Energy Law
I. GİRİŞ İşbu Bilgi Notu, 10.05.2019 Tarihli ve 30770 Sayılı Resmî Gazete’de yayımlanarak yürürlüğe girmiş olan Karar’a ilişkin olarak tanzim...
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Key factors overseas investors should consider when acquiring or merging with Turkish companies
May 9, 2019

Key factors overseas investors should consider when acquiring or merging with Turkish companies

Corporate Law
Turkey’s strong long-term economic growth and structural reforms have attracted interest of many international investors. In the wake of the...
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The Turkish economy explained
March 11, 2019

The Turkish economy explained

Corporate Law
Despite the sharp depreciation of lira, Turkey continues to lure long-term investor interest by providing an easy access into the European markets
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Mergers & Acquisitions 2019 | Turkey
March 11, 2019

Mergers & Acquisitions 2019 | Turkey

M&A & Corporate
Relevant Authorities and Legislation  1.1 What regulates M&A?  Mergers and acquisitions are regulated under the Turkish Commercial Code (TCC) No.6102....
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Turkish M&A and beyond
January 10, 2019

Turkish M&A and beyond

M&A & Corporate
Despite the economic turmoil that has affected Turkey this year - a sharp decline in the value of the lira which has fallen more than 30% against the US dollar and an inflation rate above 20% - Turkey remains attractive for private equity (“PE”) firms seeking to raise funds for investment. Big names, such as the Dubai-based Abraaj Group and Turkven Private Equity, believe that Turkey continues to offer opportunities. Although Turkish PE hit a ten-year low in 2018, according to PitchBook, Abraaj has made ten separate PE investments in the country over the last few years while Turkven has invested $1.5bn in various projects.
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Private Equity in Turkey
January 9, 2019

Private Equity in Turkey

Private equity
Despite the economic turmoil that has affected Turkey this year - a sharp decline in the value of the lira which has fallen more than 30% against the US dollar and an inflation rate above 20% - Turkey remains attractive for private equity (“PE”) firms seeking to raise funds for investment. Big names, such as the Dubai-based Abraaj Group and Turkven Private Equity, believe that Turkey continues to offer opportunities. Although Turkish PE hit a ten-year low in 2018, according to PitchBook, Abraaj has made ten separate PE investments in the country over the last few years while Turkven has invested $1.5bn in various projects.
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Tips For Investing In Turkey
December 21, 2018

Tips For Investing In Turkey

Corporate Law, Articles
Partner Seray Özsoy examines the key legislation and frameworks companies should consider when merging or acquiring businesses in Turkey, in FDI Intelligence.
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Franchising In Turkey: A Legal Primer
December 10, 2018

Franchising In Turkey: A Legal Primer

Corporate Law
What are the key legislations and frameworks for franchisors looking to establish their brand in Turkey? Even though it has...
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