At the gateway between Europe and the Middle East, Türkiye is home to significant global businesses engaged in operations around the world. With more than 2,200 lawyers and other specialists practicing from 30+ offices across 17 time zones, Morgan Lewis offers elite counsel to companies seeking to capitalize on the commercial opportunities that Türkiye presents as well as Turkish companies exploring strategic investments and business objectives internationally.

Our lawyers provide targeted, actionable guidance to clients in Türkiye and abroad from our offices in the world’s key financial and regulatory hubs. Our team, which includes a number of Turkish speakers, boasts one of the most active Turkish-market corporate and project finance practices, having worked with clients on investments, joint ventures, and leveraged buyouts in a number of pioneering and precedent-setting transactions in Türkiye and beyond.

We have longstanding, established, and trusted relationships with local counsel in Türkiye with whom we have partnered on many transactions to support global and Türkiye-based clients.

Expansive Industry Coverage

We counsel clients in the power, infrastructure, mining and metals, and oil and gas sectors both in Türkiye and around the world, serving as a trusted partner throughout the project lifecycle—from development through sale/acquisition/IPO. Members of our team have also been involved from the very beginning in the hospital public-private partnership (PPP) project finance and renewable energy zone schemes in Türkiye.

In addition, our global industry coverage and full-service legal services extend to the education, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, retail and ecommerce, sports, technology, and transportation sectors.

Our Scope

With lawyers based in London, Brussels, Almaty, Astana, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong who focus on transactions in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa—in addition to our significant presence across the United States—we support clients on the full range of commercial matters, including those involving the following:

  • Acquisition, equipment, and project finance
  • Environmental issues
  • Government relations
  • Intellectual property
  • International investments, joint ventures, and trade
  • Litigation, arbitration, investigations, and compliance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Privatization
  • Project development
  • Public international law
  • Real estate
  • Reorganization, bankruptcy, and restructuring
  • Taxation

Our Team

Lawyers from our London office, working in collaboration with our offices in the Caspian region and globally, have been actively representing clients on projects in Türkiye for a number of years, and make regular working visits to the region. In particular, we have been engaged by global and Turkish businesses focused on the energy, natural resources, and infrastructure sectors. We also represent our clients based in Türkiye in their investments overseas on a regular basis.

Who We Serve

  • Commercial banks
  • Developers
  • Export credit agencies
  • Global financial institutions
  • Global financial investors
  • Infrastructure and private equity funds
  • Multilateral lending and development agencies
  • Private equity firms
  • Sponsors
  • Strategic investors