Emre is the head of our Mergers & Acquisitions practice in Istanbul. His practice focuses on advising private equity, sovereign wealth fund, alternative capital provider (ACPs) and corporate clients on all forms of M&A, alternative capital transactions, portfolio assistance and restructuring advice with a particular emphasis on cross border mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures.
Emre serves clients in many different sectors, including energy, media, financial services, e-commerce, consumer products, transportation and shipping/railway among others.
In addition, he has also worked on particular disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions and shareholder relations.
Representation of Qatar Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund of the Gulf state, in its acquisition of 10% shares of Turkey's stock exchange Borsa Istanbul A.Ş. from Turkey Wealth Fund, the majority holder of Turkey’s stock exchange.
Representation of Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment and mobile gaming, in its acquisition of Peak Oyun Yazılım ve Pazarlama A.Ş., a Turkish gaming company, for consideration of US$1.8 billion.
Representation of Zurich Insurance, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets, in re-establishment of a long-term exclusive non-life bancassurance relationship with Türk Ekonomi Bankası A.Ş., one of Turkey's oldest and most deeply-rooted financial institutions.
Representation of Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment and mobile gaming, in the US$200 million acquisition of Rollic Games, a mobile games developer and publisher with a portfolio of popular hyper-casual games that have been downloaded more than 250 million times.
Representation of UniCredit, one of Europe’s largest and oldest banking groups, in the unwinding of its 17 year-long Turkish banking JV in respect of Yapı ve Kredi Bankası A.Ş., a Tier 1 private bank in Turkey.
Representation of Sisal S.p.A., the first Italian company to operate in the games of chance and betting industry, in its acquisition of the 10-year operational contract for the Turkish state lottery, Milli Piyango, whose license holder is the Turkey Wealth Fund.
Representation of Firmenich International SA, the world's largest privately-owned perfume and taste company founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in its acquisition of a significant majority stake in Gülçiçek Kimya ve Uçan Yağlar Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., a family-owned Turkish company, active in fragrance production.
Representation of Eaton Capital Unlimited Company, a subsidiary of Eaton Corporation, in its acquisition of majority shareholding in Ulusoy Elektrik İmalat Taahhüt ve Ticaret A.Ş., a publicly listed company manufacturing medium voltage electrical equipment for MV electrical distribution networks and industrial plants.
Representation of Goldman Sachs International in its primary and secondary acquisition of a significant minority of shares in Modanisa, the Turkish modest fashion e-commerce company.
Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 M&A – Turkey 2020
Up and Coming, Chambers & Partners Global – Corporate/M&A – Turkey 2020
"He is always reliable, quick and practical and has superb drafting skills."
Chambers & Partners Global – Turkey 2020