Emre Özşar

Association Partner, Istanbul


Emre focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and dispute resolution. He has a vast experience in advising clients on cross-border/local acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, strategic investments on a wide range of sectors


Emre has a vast experience in advising clients on cross-border/local acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, strategic investments on a wide range of sectors. His experience covers all aspects of the transactions starting from the due diligence phase to structuring, contract drafting, and negotiating the terms of the transaction documents, as well as rendering day to day advice on all types of corporate law related matters.

Emre also acts as a litigator, representing clients in complex commercial disputes and provides assistance to his clients in all fields of dispute resolution.

Bars and Courts
Istanbul Bar Association
Sports Law Certificate Program

Galatasaray University, Turkish Football Federation and Sports Law Institute


Istanbul Marmara University, Faculty of Law

For Turkish law matters, White & Case works with GKC Partners in Istanbul.


Advised QIA in the acquisition of approximately 79.5% of the shares of Banvit Bandırma Vitaminli Yem Sanayi, a Turkish listed company operating in the poultry sector, from its controlling shareholders, by a limited liability company to be formed in Austria, 60% shares to be by BRF and 40% shares to be held by QIA.

Advised Mid Europa in the acquisition of 100 percent shareholding in Customer Management Center (CMC), the call center activities of ISS in Turkey and a leading company in the sector.

Advised The Cukurova Group on the sale by its affiliate, Fintur Technologies BV, to beIN Media Group of its interest in the Digiturk Group, the leading pay-TV operator in Turkey.

Advised Lusail Media Company, a subsidiary of the Qatar Investment Authority, on the sale of its 25 percent interest in Turkuvaz Media Group, a diversified Turkish media company which owns television channels, radio stations, newspapers and magazines, to Zirve Holding.

Represented Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan's biggest trading house, in the acquisition of approximately five percent shareholding in Calik Energy, a company of Calik Holding, one of the leading conglomerates in Turkey with business operations in many industries, including textiles, energy, construction and finance.

Represented the shareholders of Viko Elektrik ve Elektronik Endüstrisi Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi in the transaction where the existing shareholders sold 90% of their shares in the Company to Panasonic Corporation acting through its Eco Solutions Company.

Represented Nestle Waters SA in its acquisition of 5% stake from Sanko Holding A.Ş. in Nestle Waters Gıda ve Meşrubat Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş. (the "Company") The deal was signed and closed on October 2, 2013. Nestle Waters SA became the 100% shareholder in the Company following the transaction.

Represented Intralot with regards to the transaction which Intralot has acquired 25% stake in Bilyoner İnteraktif Hizmetler Anonim Şirketi from Demir Toprak İthalat İhracat ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi on October 1, 2013.

Represented Alliance Boots, the UK’s largest pharmacy and beauty products retailer and wholesaler, in the acquisition of an additional 20 percent stake in Hedef Alliance Holding, one of Turkey’s largest wholesalers of pharmaceutical and beauty products.

Represented Venice European Investment Capital S.p.A ("VEI Capital") in its acquisition of 22% shareholding in Global Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş., which is Turkish port operating company from Global Yatırım Holding A.Ş. for an amount of USD 77,399,000 and then represented VEI Capital in the resale of these shares to Global Yatırım Holding A.Ş for an amount of USD 95,700,000.