Levent Lezgin Kılınç

Levent Lezgin Kılınç is our exclusively recommended Transaction Services expert in Turkey on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Levent directly using the contact details listed above.

Levent’s practice focuses on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, investigations and dispute resolution. He advises clients extensively on matters involving cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, strategic investments, investigations and litigation across a wide range of sectors including financial services, retail, transportation, energy, and logistics and manufacturing.

Prior to founding Kılınç Law in 2014, Levent worked at the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). He contributed to the legal processes of major projects highly significant in the energy field in Turkey today, such as Star Refinery, Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline, Wind Power Plant Project and Thermal Power Plants Projects. Prior to this, Levent trained at an international law firm in Arizona, United States, as a foreign legal counsel. He has worked on energy projects related issues, as an advisor to major energy companies. He then joined one of Turkey’s leading Participation Banks as the legal counsel responsible for international banking transactions.

Firm Overview:

Kılınç Law & Consulting is a law firm based in Turkey, providing legal services in domestic and international areas. The Firm’s leading services include energy and commercial law, competition law, Mergers and acquisitions, including execution of application processes to the Competition Authority, project finance and consultancy services given to Foreign Direct Investments. Accordingly, our law firm provides daily consultancy services to its clients in employment law, contracts law and capital markets law. Our team is competent to provide necessary legal advice to its clients before the national courts and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, with lawyers specialised in maritime law, enforcement and bankruptcy law, and a dispute resolution team specialised in national and international dispute resolution. In addition, Kılınç Law & Consulting, has experience in assisting foreign companies with obtaining work permits, residence permits and the acquisition of Turkish citizenship for their employees.

Kılınç Law & Consulting has extensive experience in assisting their clients before the administrative authorities to ensure they obtain required authorisations, licenses and/or permits for their respective commercial activities. Our specialist lawyers pursue and finalise the application process for the client before public authorities in Turkey while ensuring its foreign clients benefit from the incentives that the legislation offers. Following the completion of authorisation, licensing and/or permit processes Kılınç Law & Consulting prepares project and financial agreements for its clients by carrying out the relevant negotiation processes and completes the closing and registration processes for its clients. Moreover, the Firm conducts services in order to ensure its clients comply with the ever-changing regulations through our Regulation & Compliance department with the daily sector-specific feedback on regulatory changes.

In addition to providing consulting services on government relations in multiple sectors, Kılınç Law & Consulting also advises international companies on their investments in Turkey, including company establishment procedures, contract negotiations, completing agreements, restructurings, day to day corporate and operational needs and taking the necessary legal steps against disputes that may arise in the future. Kılınç Law and Consulting, within the scope of its Innovation & Fintech Department; provides services to clients working in the Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, E-Commerce and Esports sectors and start-up and scale-up companies Kılınç Law & Consulting, through its Data Privacy department, provides services on compliance with the Personal Data Privacy Law that was amended in 2016 that regulates privacy obligations for companies that has a certain amount of revenue and employees.

Our goal is to offer preventive precautions and to generate solutions to the legal issues our clients face. Our team comprises experienced partners, associates, and paralegals who are fluent in English, German, Arabic, Russian and Azerbaijani.