Corporate & Commercial Law

Our corporate lawyers represent companies and individuals at every stage of the development of their businesses, from small startups operating locally to large conglomerates transacting worldwide. Our clients operate internationally in various industries such as trading, manufacturing, distribution, energy, construction, natural resources, transportation, engineering, technology, and e-commerce.

How we can assist you in Corporate and Commercial:

Corporate & Commercial Law constitutes one of Kesikli Law Firm's main practice areas as the vast majority of Kesikli's clients are commercial companies. An effective and enforceable set of agreements with both your local & global business partners and your clients is at the heart of business success for any entrepreneur. We render a wide spectrum of legal assistance to our clients from daily matters to complex issues regarding Corporate & Commercial Law.

We can assist you with matters involving:

- Company incorporation, setting up subsidiaries, opening branch offices or liaison offices,

- Corporate secretarial services (drafting of board resolutions, general assembly decisions, internal directives etc.),

- Advising on corporate governance matters,

- Liability audits and corporate advisory services,

- Drafting of and advising on joint venture and consortium agreements,

- Drafting and negotiating special (tailor-made) agreements or arrangements—such as project development agreements, corporate guarantees, credit agreements, letters of intent, contingency agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, exclusivity agreements, and memorandums of understanding.

- Mergers & Acquisitions deals, conducting legal due diligence, drafting all contractual documentation in respect of mergers and acquisitions

- Drafting and negotiation of share purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, agreements with respect to the right of preemption, right of first refusal, voting agreements.

- Negotiating and drafting of all types of commercial contracts, including manufacturing, licensing, leasing, factoring, franchising, agency, and distribution agreements.


  • Acted for an international group of companies for their commercial contracts, corporate legal affairs, and acquisition projects.
  • Acted for an international energy company in drafting and negotiating its shareholders' agreements for their projects in the Russian Federation and Israel.
  • Acted for a leading global window covering company in establishing their free zone entity, advising on their contracts and corporate legal matters.
  • Acted for a global services company in its acquisition of a Turkish company, provided Turkish law advice, and conducted due diligence services over the Turkish subsidiaries of the target company.
  • Acted for an Italian company in its merger with Casta Diva Group, provided Turkish Law advice, conducted due diligence services over the Turkish subsidiaries of the Casta Diva Group.
  • Acted for a US-based robotic process automation company in drafting and negotiation of its joint venture agreement with its Turkish partner.
  • Acted for a US-based company in its corporate legal affairs in Turkey.
  • Advised the main exclusive distributor of a Japanese Electronics company relating to termination of the distribution agreement and its legal consequences.
  • Acted for an international textile giant in structuring its international franchise agreements.
  • Acted for companies in drafting their Joint Venture, Consortium and strategic alliance agreements for projects based in Turkey, Qatar, Iran, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Senegal, Namibia, Russian Federation, Romania, Israel, Kazakhstan,
  • Acted for a minority stakeholder against a corporation, successfully claimed and obtained an award of comprehensive compensation relating to a corporate dispute.
  • Acted for shareholders of an international EPC Contractor on sale of their majority stake.
  • Advised buyers of renewable power production companies (biomass and solar portfolios).
  • Acted for a German state company in its Joint Venture arrangements and disputes with a Turkish company relating to a public tender, concluded an amicable settlement.
  • Acted for a Luxemburg corporation in advising on its liaison office’s contractual relationships and termination of the respective contracts.
  • Acted for a German company and defended it successfully against a portfolio compensation claim due to termination of distributorship contract.

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