About Kesikli

Who We Are

Kesikli is an internationally recognized law firm that is regularly rated as one of the leading law firms in Turkey by the independent legal guide Legal500. Kesikli has made a name for itself as an international boutique law firm that exceeds its clients’ various needs with a personalized touch.

We are a team of passionate, highly motivated, experienced lawyers, committed to service excellence and delivering exceptional outcomes.

Our wide range of expertise means that we can provide support for our clients in all areas of their businesses and private lives. With teams located across Turkey and desk offices around the world, we bring an international vision and extended global reach to an extensive spectrum of client needs — a powerful combination that presents a compelling alternative to larger firms, at a much competitive cost.

What We Do

We handle everything for businesses and private individuals from complex business transactions to litigation and arbitration matters. This very much involves corporate and commercial law matters, energy projects, construction, intellectual property, real estate law, criminal defense, and more. We are best known for being at the forefront of structuring complex legal transactions, energy and construction deals and solving complex commercial, real estate, construction, corporate, IP and civil law-related legal disputes. 

Who We Represent

We serve a diverse client base, from global corporations to small, entrepreneurial companies and individuals in a range of transactional, litigious and regulatory matters. Through our involvement as counsel to investors, contractors, project developers, trading companies and private individuals, we established a trustworthy reputation as the provider of tailored legal solutions in the areas of Corporate and Commercial LawEnergy LawReal Estate and Construction LawIntellectual PropertyEmployment Law and Private Client Solutions on contentious and non-contentious matters.

Where We Are

Simply, we are everywhere you want us to be. While we are based in Istanbul, Turkey, we are very active around the world with desk offices in key jurisdictions around Europe, Middle East, Africa, South America, and the United States. Our clients remark upon the benefits they enjoy working with a law firm that is large enough to provide legal services in every corner of Turkey and every key jurisdiction around the world, yet small enough to give them the personal attention they deserve.

Our Knowledge

We know what is required to create, enhance and protect real value for our clients. To that end, we are committed to maintaining the highest level of personal service and professionalism. We strive to apply these standards to everything we do, whether for local or foreign investors or entrepreneurs. Our worldwide experience and local expertise, combined with a reach to the key people around the world, enable us to get the results and to unlock more opportunities for our clients. We are confident about our legal knowledge not only because we know and follow closely the laws and regulations relating to our clients’ businesses but also we know the industry’s commercial and regulatory realities, the politics, and the people.

Our Top Priority

Our top priority has never changed since our foundation: Satisfaction of our clients through providing quality services at a fair cost. 

To achieve that we are committed to: 

  • asking the right questions, truly listen to and work hand-in-hand with our clients to help them achieve their goals; 
  • essentially focus on solving the problems of our clients – whether they’re private individuals or large companies; 
  • deliver quality services and do so while offering a flexible and cost-effective structure that would help our clients control their costs.

Our History

Our story began in 2007 when our founding partner, Omer Kesikli, founded Kesikli Law Firm as a sole practitioner. The underlying motivation behind this modest venture was to create a difference in the lives of individuals and businesses by responding to their ever-changing legal needs in an efficient and innovative way, not only by solving the problems they face and but also by anticipating them so that they don’t even pop-up. This proactive approach, coupled with legal expertise enabled us to become one of the leading law firms in Turkey.

The international scope of our work has also attracted interest from other law firms across the globe, seeking closer cooperation with us. We are now a well-established firm with our desk offices in many key jurisdictions around the world. We are pleased to help our clients navigate through the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

We combine our legal, technical and commercial knowledge with hands-on experience to deliver exceptional outcomes in the most efficient way possible. After listening to you and analyzing your legal needs, we utilize our experiences and resources to effectively advise you of your options so that we can best position you to get the results you desire.

What sets us apart from the competition is our consistency in providing solutions & results that exceed our clients’ expectations.

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