Koca & Ersöz Hukuk Bürosu / Anwaltskanzlei

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Turkey and Germany

Mergers and Acquisitions Expertise in Turkey

At Koca Ersöz, we specialize in managing the complexities of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions. Our legal team is committed to ensuring seamless and successful M&A transactions, guiding our clients with proficiency and confidence through the multifaceted legal framework in Turkey. Below is an overview of the key phases and legal aspects of the M&A process in Turkey that we expertly navigate:

Preliminary Stage

  • Initial Contact and Confidentiality: Engagements typically commence with preliminary discussions, safeguarded by a confidentiality agreement (NDA) to protect shared sensitive information.
  • Due Diligence Preparation: We advise sellers on conducting thorough internal due diligence to address potential issues ahead of a buyer’s due diligence process.

Due Diligence

  • Comprehensive Review: Our approach includes an exhaustive examination of the target company’s legal, financial, and operational dimensions.
  • Risk Assessment: The outcomes of this phase are crucial for evaluating risks, appraising the target company, and shaping the negotiation of transaction terms.

Deal Structuring

  • Determining the Structure: We assist in deciding the deal structure—be it share purchase, asset purchase, or merger—each affecting the transaction’s tax, legal, and financial implications.
  • Regulatory Compliance: We address compliance needs with the Turkish Competition Authority and other regulatory bodies, as required by the transaction’s nature and scale.

Transaction Documents

  • Drafting Agreements: Our expertise extends to preparing key documents such as the letter of intent (LOI), share purchase agreements (SPA), shareholders’ agreements, and other ancillary documents.
  • Negotiation: We adeptly handle negotiations concerning price, representations, warranties, indemnities, and conditions precedent.

Closing and Post-Closing

  • Execution of Agreements: Following the fulfillment of all conditions, transaction documents are executed, leading to the transfer of shares or assets.
  • Post-Closing Matters: We manage post-closing activities including integration processes, notifications to authorities or third parties, and regulatory filings.

Regulatory and Legal Compliance

  • Regulatory Notifications and Approvals: We ensure compliance with reporting requirements to the Turkish Competition Authority and other relevant entities.
  • Legal Transitions: We oversee the amendments in corporate documents, registrations, and licenses in line with Turkish Commercial Law.

Koca Ersöz Attorney Partnership provides comprehensive guidance throughout the M&A process, assuring adherence to Turkish laws and facilitating a smooth transaction for all parties involved. Whether contemplating an acquisition or a merger in Turkey, our team is prepared to offer the necessary professional support and legal expertise.

Contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. We are ready to discuss your specific needs and how we can assist in your M&A transaction.

We offer our legal consulting services at a flat fee or hourly rate. We offer various consultation models! You can inform us about the subject by email or by filling out the form below and request a cost estimate, or call us at +90 212 660 49 00 (Istanbul) or +49 30 677 901 90 (Berlin), or send us a message through our WhatsApp hotline at +90 543 449 49 00 to arrange a consultation appointment.

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