ASY LEGAL is an Istanbul-based boutique law firm, offering expert legal advice and solutions to both domestic and international clients. The boutique structure allows ASY LEGAL to operate as a full-service boutique law office providing legal consulting and dispute resolution services to a wide range of clients from start-up companies and individuals to multi-national companies. 

ASY LEGAL’s diverse client portfolio ranges from companies in the lodging industry managing 5-star hotels all around Turkey to gaming companies, localization service providers, IT companies, health care service providers, e-commerce, and international trading companies. More than half of our clients are foreign investors operating in Turkey and we are recognized for our extensive experience in Data Protection & Privacy, Corporate & Commercial Law, Competition Law, Real-Estate Law, Immigration Law, and Dispute Resolution. 

Our aim is to provide turn-key legal solutions to our clients regarding their legal issues arising from their pursuit of strategic and commercial success, and thanks to our boutique structure, we can achieve this with an extensive hands-on approach that we incorporate in our practice for all our clients. Our team is highly proficient in both English and German, which also allows us to provide bilingual services to our international clients where needed

Founded in 2017

5 people in their team


Practice areas
Immigration
Media, Technology and Telecoms
Business
Lawsuits & Disputes
Bankruptcy & Debt

Languages spoken
English
Turkish
German

Practice areas

Immigration

Citizenship
Permanent Residency
Work Permit

Prior to the recent framework changes, Turkey had a very strict policy when it came to immigration and especially granting citizenship and residence/work permits to foreigners.  More specifically, Turkey did not have a citizenship program based on investment which restricted immigration procedures. The residence permit application procedures were also very complex and were buried behind a wall of bureaucracy. However, with the recent changes, residence and work permit application procedures are simplified and new immigration via investment schemes are implemented. It should be noted here that there are numerous options for foreigners to travel and stay in Turkey.

Since there are different options for immigration in Turkey, it is imperative that the foreigners looking to immigrate understand and choose the option that suits them. Accordingly, As ASY LEGAL we can offer our expertise in immigration law and ensure that our clients make an educated decision with regards to the immigration option that best suits them.  We provide services ranging from short-long term resident permits, to work permits and to Turkish citizenship applications.

Media, Technology and Telecoms

Cyber Law, Data Privacy and Data Protection
Fintech
Technology Transactions

The field of data protection law is a continuously evolving practice and therefore needs an innovative, up-to-date, and dynamic approach to fulfill all the needs of our clients. It is imperative that thorough risk assessments are made for each company and project to ensure that they comply with the regulations and avoid any possible penalties from the regulators. As ASY LEGAL we provide consultancy for our clients’ domestic and international data protection compliance projects, as well as giving legal support for their data protection and privacy-related issues including collection, processing, and transferring of their data to be fully compliant with the relevant data protection regulations.

Business

Business Registration
Contract
Due Diligence
Employer
Franchising
Gaming
Health Care
Investment
Merger & Acquisition
New Business Formation

Corporate Law is one of our flagship practice in ASY LEGAL, as we have a dedicated team handling all matters in corporate law, from company formations, mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers, to company management and maintenance.  There are relatively few capital restrictions imposed upon businesses in Turkey, and although the formation procedures can be quite complex, foreigners are allowed to freely invest in businesses and are even allowed to have full/sole ownership of a capital company. Since it is fairly easy for foreigners to invest in Turkey, choosing the right type of company is extremely important in establishing a company in Turkey, as different types of companies have different rights and liabilities bestowed upon the shareholders and are subject to different formation procedures. 

Our dynamic and insightful team is known for delivering innovative and practical legal advice to our wide range of clients from start-ups to multi-million dollar companies on their transactions and on a retainer basis in all matters concerning corporate law. We value our clients’ business goals and help them archive their corporate goals.

We have a wide range of services to cover all of our corporate clients’ needs. We can offer tailored services to our clients subject to their specific needs and can recommend the best course of action to take in specific circumstances, especially during the incorporation stage. As most investors are aware, incorporation is one of the most important stages in establishing a new company as a problematic and lengthy incorporation stage may increase the investment and time costs drastically. Accordingly, as ASY LEGAL, we ensure that our clients receive the best legal service possible for all matters in corporate law, including incorporation, and ensure that our clients are provided with the best options available to them to minimize time and investment costs. Please refer to our dedicated corporate practice section for more details regarding our services.

Lawsuits & Disputes

ADR Mediation & Arbitration
Appeal
Litigation

Due to its wide and complex nature litigation and dispute resolution requires a dynamic approach, as disputes between parties may vary drastically from case to case. This is especially true for commercial disputes, where companies from different countries sign multi-national deals to offer products and services. Since every deal is unique, attornies that provide legal assistance to litigation and dispute resolution need to be versatile and have extensive knowledge of different areas of the law. 

One of the most important factors in dispute resolution is understanding and determining the best course of action to achieve the best possible outcome. Time is an important factor here and the lengthy litigation processes in Turkey mean that in some cases, it may be more beneficial to pursue alternative dispute resolution methods before filing for a direct lawsuit, and this analysis requires knowledge and experience. Our dedicated team at ASY LEGAL can provide top-notch litigation and dispute resolution services, including alternative dispute resolution methods, with a hands-on approach to all commercial and private law matters, to ensure that our client's rights are protected in the most efficient way possible.  

Bankruptcy & Debt

Debt & Collection

Debt collection is an important aspect of any business, as overdue and outstanding invoices may very well crumble the business itself if left uncollected. Although important, such debt recovery procedures in Turkey may be quite complex for foreigners to handle as it involves a lot of procedures and submissions to relevant execution offices. It can also be costly to immediately commence execution proceedings without making checks on the debtor.

Due to the closed nature of the market, it is extremely difficult to obtain the financial information of debtor companies. This uncertainty, coupled with the complexity of the legal proceedings and the associated costs, presents a significant issue for most foreign companies and nationals, as most of the creditors would like to obtain some sort of financial information of the debtor before starting the complex legal procedures and paying the relevant legal fees. As ASY LEGAL, we provide several different services for debt recovery procedures, including services for amicable settlements. We first review the case, check the liquidity and the standing of the debtor and inform our clients on the best and most cost-efficient course of action that provides the best chance of recovering the relevant debt(s).

Our Partners and Associates

Ali Yurtsever

Managing Partner

Emir Aksoy

Name Partner

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