Foreign Investments

Globalization is not just a word or a trend. Nowadays, it is the surname of the economy.
The ability to spot the best place to invest in and to negotiate with local authorities is a must for investors. To play this game well, governments, at a central or regional level, are competing each other to maintain their investments and to attract new investors. Turkey is feeling the pulse of globalization with its strategic location between Asia and Europe and its robust economy.

Lawyers at Dündar Sır have a unique experience in this area as they mainly advise foreign investors including investment funds and investment projects. From highly and complex regulated markets, like energy and finance to tourism and aviation our team of lawyers has been providing top legal support foreign investors.

Investment Funds
We work across a full spectrum, serving as long-standing advisors to private capital managers, PE companies and asset management firms. Dündar Sır Law Firm assists clients in forming and structuring a diverse array of private investment vehicles, leveraging capabilities across practices in order to navigate global securities, tax, and regulatory aspects of such funds. As an integral part of our relationships with asset managers our law firm advises on a full range of day-to-day compliance and corporate issues as well.

We provide fund-clients with unique insights into the evolving regulatory and market environments in which they operate routinely advising asset managers on complex or novel regulatory issues.

Dündar Sır Law Firm has recently advised a global fundraising company seeking new opportunities in Turkey and a leading Turkish industrial engineering company planning to be listed on Istanbul Stock Exchange.

Investment Projects
Dündar Sır Law Firm has developed a very successful practice in investment projects so far. The firm is a leader in advising foreign investors who are keen to invest in Turkey in different sectors from aviation to tourism.

Our expertise and experience will help foreign investors identify the most suitable location and will guide them through a wide spectrum of issues relating to investment process, including:
  • Market research,
  • Investment tools and methods,
  • Due diligence of local partners,
  • Drafting SPAs and SHAs,
  • M&As and joint ventures,
  • Incorporation of joint-stock company and limited liability company,
  • Opening a branch and liaison office,
  • Obtaining required permits, licenses, and regulatory approvals,
  • Compliance with foreign investment laws,
  • Tax issues including the formulation of tax strategies,
  • Formulation of employment strategies and drafting required documentation including the employment agreements and workplace regulations,
  • Working permit of the foreign company managers and employees,
  • Government relations,
  • State incentives,
  • Corporate governance,
  • Drafting required agreements during the incorporation and operation such as strategic partnership, procurement, service or sales agreements, and lease agreement).

Our recent Foreign Investments representations include the followings:
  • UWA: A Texas-based American aviation company providing products and services for the general aviation industry,
  • Yalıkavak Marina: A super yacht marina, a luxury hotel and a shopping mall in Bodrum, Turkey,
  • A world-renowned Russian-based fine dining restaurant chain company,
  • KOTRA: State-funded trade and investment promotion organization operated by the Republic of Korea,
  • TAITRA: State-funded trade and investment promotion organization operated by Taiwan,
  • Seong An Co., Ltd: A Korean-based high quality and luxurious woven and knit fabrics manufacturer and exporter,
  • Alaz Wood Technologies Industry and Trade, LLC in construction of a factory for production of Alaz’s products in Saudi Arabia.