Rozita Nigrin-Borden | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Rozita Nigrin-Borden
 Rozita Nigrin-Borden

Rozita Nigrin-Borden

Association Partner, Istanbul

T +90 212 355 1334

E [email protected]

Overview

Recognized by respected legal guides Legal 500, European Legal Experts and Who's Who Legal as one of the top tier, highly recommended and leading M&A, employment and aviation finance lawyers in Turkey, Rozita supports clients with high-end and complex corporate, employment and financial transactions.

Over the past 20 years, Rozita has gained extensive experience in cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, privatizations, private equity transactions, corporate governance, corporate law and employment law matters. Her outstanding experience and knowledge in banking and financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, media, energy, insurance, transportation, food, cement, apparel, telecommunications, internet, e-commerce, retail and manufacturing sectors has made her a valued resource for a range of international and domestic clients, including public and private companies.

Rozita heads the firm's employment, benefits and pro bono practices in Turkey. She specializes in all aspects of contentions and non-contentious employment, compensation and benefits issues and represents companies in large and sophisticated matters including restructurings, collective dismissals, white collar investigations, executive redundancies, collective bargaining agreements, labor disputes and litigation. She regularly negotiates and drafts employment, retention, separation, termination, change of control, non-competition, non-solicitation and other compensation related agreements, plans and provisions.

She brings strategic insight to the compensation and benefits aspects of a range of large-scale deals, including public and private M&A and private equity transactions, debt and equity financings and spinoffs. Clients look to Rozita for her ability to solve challenging issues arising both on a day-to-day basis and in the context of major corporate transactions.

Rozita is also regarded as one of the leading aviation finance lawyers in Turkey. She counsels global financial institutions and multinational and local corporations with respect to aircraft finance and sale transactions and airline acquisitions in Turkey.

Bars and Courts

  • Istanbul Bar Association

Education

  • George Washington University, LLM Certificate Program
  • LLB, Istanbul University, Faculty of Law
  • Istanbul University, State Conservatory School, Department of Fine Arts & Violin

Languages

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

Experience

Represented IFM Investors, an Australian-headquartered global institutional investment manager, on its acquisition of a 40% stake in Mersin International Port, a Turkish commercial port, from the Akfen Group.

Represented GKN Plc, a global engineering company, in its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Tozmetal Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S, a Turkish powder metal part manufacturer.

Represented Grupo Bimbo in connection with the acquisition of East Balt Bakeries, a global leader within the foodservice industry that produces and supplies buns, English muffins, rolls, tortillas, bagels, artisanal breads and other baked goods in the US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Represented 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.

Represented Nestle Waters SA in its acquisition of a 100 percent stake in a Turkish target, via its wholly owned subsidiary.

Represented Chinese consortium consisting of China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited, COSCO Pacific Limited and China Investment Corporation in the acquisition of 64.522 percent shareholding in Kumport, one of the three largest container terminals in Turkey.

Represented Mid Europa Partners 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.

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 a major global insurance company on its proposed acquisition via privatization of Halk Sigorta from the Privatization Administration.

Represented ITE Group, a UK listed emerging and developing markets exhibitions specialist, in the acquisition by its subsidiary, E Uluslararası Fuar Tanıtım Hizmetleri A.Ş (EUF), of 100 percent of the shares of Platform Fuarcılık, the organizer of the "Beauty Eurasia Exhibition" in Turkey. The Beauty Eurasia Exhibition is a leading beauty and cosmetics exhibition in Europe.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Aviation Finance Counsel in Turkey, Who's Who Legal Transport (2016 and 2017)

Tier 1, Leading Individual, Turkey Employment, Legal 500 (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)

Tier 1, Recommended and experienced M&A lawyer, Turkey Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500 (2013, 2014 and 2017)

Tier 1, Pillar of the firm in M&A, Turkey Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500 (2012)

Leading and recommended M&A lawyer in Turkey, European Legal Experts (2011)