Burçin Barlas

Burçin Barlas is the founding partner of Barlas Law Firm. He has extensive experience in commercial and corporate law, foreign investment law, contracts and real estate. Besides his membership to Istanbul Bar association, Burçin is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), Turkish-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, American Chamber of Commerce and he is enlisted in the reference list of Australian Consulate in Turkey.

Prior incorporating Barlas Law Firm, he has worked in many due diligence projects, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations and international structuring projects in a variety of sectors, including energy, health, finance, construction, insurance and real estate. Burçin assists his clients with the establishment of all types of business entities, limited liability companies, Joint Stock Companies and REICs (Real Estate Investment Companies).

He has extensive experience handling all aspects of corporate liquidations, insolvencies, restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings as well as protecting his clients’ rights with debt recovery and other remedies when faced with insolvency. Burçin’s articles have been published at Oxford University Press and the World Report of the World Bank including reputable legal web sites such as mondaq.com. He also organizes lectures to corporations regarding the amendments in the new Turkish Commercial Code that was promulgated in July 2012.

Prior incorporating Barlas Law Firm, Burçin worked as a Consultant Lawyer at the legal department of PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Following graduation from Feyziye Mektepleri Vakfı Private Işık High School on full scholarship, Burçin took his LL.B degree from Marmara University Law School and completed his LL.M (master’s degree) at Stockholm University, with full scholarship granted from the Swedish Government, specializing in European Union Law.

English and German are the foreign languages that Burçin is capable of speaking.

About Barlas Law Firm:

In a world where both business risks and opportunities are continuously evolving, Barlas Law Firm sees the whole picture and is dedicated and equipped to help clients across the spectrum of their critical business and legal issues.

To be at the forefront of the legal profession requires foresight, a desire to share ideas and a willingness to have a voice on issues of importance. We have the confidence to challenge existing thinking and to push boundaries.

We provide legal services based on the principles of teamwork, collaboration, and commitment to client service. We take time to understand our clients’ businesses so we can work as an extension of their team. We help them navigate a challenging landscape through focused, innovative, and high quality service.

Omer Hızıroglu

Mr. Ömer Hızıroğlu is the lead IP counsel to BTS & Partners. He advises the firm’s clients on a wide range of commercial transactions including contentious, non-contentious intellectual property law issues with a particular focus on international license agreements, complex collaboration agreements technology transfer matters, portfolio management and intellectual asset maximization strategies. He leads the firms IP prosecution team. He also has significant experience on structuring venture capital and private equity infrastructure. He advises several universities on technology transfer mechanisms, early stage technology management. He is closely involved with and advises Turkey’s leading technology start ups. Ömer Hızıroğlu is an active member of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) where he is a vice-president and a member of the Board of Directors.

Ömer Hızıroğlu is the author of numerous papers on intellectual property, licensing university technology transfer. He is a regular speaker on national and international conferences, training events and workshops on intellectual property law and licensing. Ömer Hızıroğlu is an adjunct faculty member at Yeditepe University Faculty of law and teaches Intellectual Property and Licensing courses

BTS & Partners:

BTS & Partners was founded by Attn. Ruşen Türkekul in the 1950s under the name ‘Türkekul Law Office’. When Attn Erdem Türkekul joined the firm in the early 1990s, the focus of the practice was directed into intellectual property rights.

By the beginning of the millienium, when Attn Yasin Beceni joined the team, Türkekul Law Office had become a well-established legal practice specialising in intellectual property rights (IPR), entertainment, media, performing arts and cinema industries.

Attn Yasin Beceni spearheaded the firm’s expansion into information and communication technologies (ICT). The firm reinforced its team with the addition of Attn Tuğrul Sevim in the mid-2000s, and continued to focus its practice on technology.

In 2010, the firm went through a period of transformation. Erdem Türkekul left the firm and continued his private practice under the name of Türkekul Law Office. Yasin Beceni and Tuğrul Sevim began rendering their services under the name of Beceni Türkekul Sevim Attorney Partnership (BTS & Partners).

BTS & Partners continues to cooperate with Erdem Türkekul as a cooperative partnership, in which Mr Türkekul’s expertise and experience in the field of IPR guides BTS & Partners’ practice in this field.

Having expanded its capacity with the addition of a further 12 attorneys, the highly academic and specialised staff has led BTS & Partners to become one of the market leading legal boutique services in the Turkish ICT sector.

Nazlı Deniz Kol

Nazlı Deniz KOL has completed her bachelor degree in Faculty of Law, University of Marmara. Since the beginning of her career she has been actively working in the fields of Trademark and Industrial Design Law.

Before joining to INVOKAT, she has been working as an attorney at law in famous law firms dealing particularly with Intellectual Property Law, and she has been actively representing several of local and worldwide trademarks in her practice. She deals with trademark & design applications, and manages the process thereof before TPI and foreign authorities as well as resolution of the legal disputes.

She is fluent in English and able to communicate in Italian

INVOKAT:

Annual statistics and figures published every year by various authorities show that Intellectual Property assets such as Patents, Trademarks and Designs are getting of much more importance for SMEs, global players and even for individuals. We believe, however that Intellectual Property is more than the figures, and requires dedicated professionals who can minimize the risks and unexpected results with experience and knowledge of their own. This is called “proactivity” which is actually the backbone of INVOKAT. With the multidisciplinary professionals in our team having deep expertise in different fields, it is our primary mission to give our clients more than the expected, and therefore what is vital in our business is client satisfaction rather than the financial satisfaction.

INVOKAT was founded by Mr. Aydin Mutlu in Istanbul, who is one of the very few European Patent Attorneys in Turkey having been passed the European Qualification Exam (EQE) held by the EPO. Our firm is a member of EPI, INTA, AIPPI and LES.

Just like the Turkey’s dynamism, we have evermore desire to excel and provide high quality services which makes us the choice of the reputable domestic and international firms.

We wish you enjoy the fruitful services of INVOKAT IPS where knowledge meets the experience…

Ahmed Pekin

Ahmed Pekin is the founding senior partner of Pekin & Pekin, established in 1971 in Istanbul and now one of the most prestigious and largest independent corporate firms in Turkey. Renowned as an outstanding attorney, Ahmed Pekin has an unrivalled breadth of knowledge across many practice areas.

He is a highly experienced litigator and advises on complex banking and finance, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and taxation matters. He has led the majority of large scale transactions in the jurisdiction, notably in the banking sector, and has won numerous accolades and awards in his long career.

The Banking & Finance Practice:

Pekin & Pekin advises on the incorporation of financial institutions and banks. The Firm has incorporated many first-of-a-kind regulated companies, and has been retained to advise on the conversion and acquisition of all of Turkish brokerage companies

Pekin & Pekin:

Founded in 1971, Pekin & Pekin is a full-service law firm providing integrated legal services to clients involved in transactions within Turkey.

The vision of Pekin & Pekin today is the same vision as in 1971 – to provide clients with legal advice that helps them achieve their long-term objectives in Turkey and globally with the greatest efficiency. This vision is attained by a strategy of steady expansion, allowing the Firm to retain its boutique character and standard of service.

The Firm has pioneered legal structures for Turkish banking transactions, facilitated the introduction of new financial products and organisational structures, advised regulators on new laws and regulators on new laws and regulations across multiple sectors acted in the largest and most high profile finance and M&A deals in the jurisdiction and succeeded in complex arbitration cases.

Mustafa Bilgener

In recent years, as a result of the outward opening policies observed in the economy, there has been a significant increase in the number of companies with global capital investing in Turkey and also in the number of companies with local capital investing abroad.

In line with these developments, we have also been working with the London-based Morison KSi, a global alliance formed by leading professional service firms serving clients’ cross-border accounting, auditing, tax and consulting needs, as well as our corporate culture and experience we have accumulated since 1995 when we started operating in Istanbul as a Certified Public Accountant. combined with the international vision we have gained as a member of Turkey since 2002, we have created a structure where global and local entrepreneurs with strategic goals for growth and expansion can receive all the tax, audit and consultancy services they need operationally from a single point.

Practice:

The roots dating back to 1995, Bilgener Istanbul Sworn-in Certified Public Accounting Inc. was established by the partners whom gained experience in the field of tax audit for many years at the Ministry of Finance. The company has been providing International Services, Tax, Audit and Consulting services to the global and local companies in İstanbul.

Bilgener Istanbul Sworn-in CPA Inc. assists the entrepreneurs via growing and expanding strategies with an expert and competent team who are committed to the principles of global vision,  local expertise and full-range of services.