Capital Markets clients are provided with legal assistance on a wide range of matters, including:
Our derivative practice focuses on all kinds of derivatives including, but not limited to: OTC derivatives, FX products, credit derivatives, equity derivatives and commodities. In addition, we focus on local derivative market regimes and advise our clients on the principles related to Turkish derivative exchange rules, as well as drafting, negotiation and finalising derivative agreements with local counterparties.
We also advise on complex capital market transactions including equities, structured products, securities lending, repos and prime brokerage documentation.
We provide legal assistance to Turkish and global financial institutions for ongoing compliance with capital markets legislation, commercial and investment banking, asset management, the brokerage business, provision of investment advice, custody business and licensing and registration requirements.
We also provide ongoing regulatory assistance to local publicly-listed companies, brokerage companies, banks, foreign mutual funds already registered with CMB and other financial institutions subject to Capital Markets Board (CMB) or Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA) regulations. For foreign brokerage firms, banks, financial institutions, multi-national corporations or individual clients, we advise on the complex CMB legislation, including but not limited to structuring and filing of public offerings in the Turkish market, offerings of Turkish companies in international and European markets, launching and registration of Turkish and foreign funds and all necessary follow-up procedures.
Product Registration with CMB:
The firm registers products with CMB, including foreign mutual funds and other foreign instruments, and is experienced in equity offerings, IPOs and secondary offerings.
Advising on Official Investigations:
We have advised clients on official investigations initiated by governmental authorities including CMB and BRSA.
Employee Share Plans:
The firm offers clients advisory services on the regulatory aspects of employee share plans offered to employees of a Turkish subsidiary or branches of foreign institutions.