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Overview

ErsoyBilgehan is an independent full-service law firm widely recognized for its strong national and international practice. Since our foundation in 1999, we act for enterprises across the full spectrum of business including local, national and multinational companies in a wide range of business sectors. Clients range from single-owner start-ups to household name companies, from government companies to global giants.

Experience

We have established a well-earned reputation for providing fast, high-quality service, and practical and creative solutions in all fields of the law. Teams of highly skilled and experienced multilingual lawyers are attuned to the technical and cultural aspects of various business sectors and representing clients both locally and internationally.

Our clients include international and domestic corporations of all sizes from Fortune 500 enterprises to local start-ups and come from a wide range of sectors including amongst others shipping and transport, banking and finance, energy, construction, information technology and telecoms, real estate, mining, insurance and re-insurance, food and pharmaceuticals.

International Network

We are a law firm which has a strong national presence with a full-scale global reach. Our longstanding network of relationships with pre-eminent law firms around the world ensures we are ready to provide comprehensive legal services in virtually every jurisdiction.

In today’s fast-changing and inter-connected world, we help our clients thrive in the global economy by drawing from our local market knowledge and international capabilities to provide excellent service and creative advice.

Our Values

We value our commitment to combining the traditional legal services of a leading law firm with a modern approach to global business, whose most compelling approach is to seek pragmatic and innovative solutions.

Pro Bono

Pro bono legal assistance is an integral part of our firm culture. We believe access to good legal service is a right, not a privilege. For this very reason, we provide long-term, sustainable and holistic pro bono legal service. We show the same dedication to pro bono legal service as our billable works since we perceive it as our collective responsibility.

We aim to tackle injustice on a large scale, create positive social impact and serve our community. In order to achieve these goals, we collaborate together with individuals, charities, NGOs and community groups who are most in need and least able to pay for legal advice and representation. As a firm policy, pro bono service hours of our attorneys are an evaluation factor in the course of recruitment and promotion.

Green Initiative

Going green is one of our core values. We are fully aware of our responsibility for the earth. Therefore we introduced our Environment-Friendly Firm Policy (EFFP). The main objective of this policy is to carry out our works by paying attention to their environmental impacts. As a part of EFFP, we endeavour to reduce our carbon footprint, invest in energy-efficient technology and reshape our ways of working.

We are keen to advise on our clients’ environmental obligations in order to ensure a stable success and sustainable future for all humanity. With this object in our mind, we work closely with our clients, prominent NGOs and external stakeholders.

Awards & Rankings
2016 Leading Firm

We are a Leading Firm in Legal 500's Transportation Law Index of Turkey.

2016 Leading Individual

Ergun ERSOY and Zihni BİLGEHAN are Leading Individuals in Legal 500's Transportation Law Index of Turkey.

2016 Leading Individual

Ergun ERSOY is a Leading Individual in Legal 500's Dispute Resolution Index of Turkey.

2016 Chambers and Partners

We are a Band 1 Law Firm in Chambers and Partners' Shipping Law Index of Turkey

2016 Chambers and Partners - ZB Individual

Zihni BİLGEHAN is a Band 1 Lawyer in Chamber and Partners' Shipping Law Index of Turkey.