About Erdem & Erdem
Erdem & Erdem is an international law firm dedicated to providing practical business solutions to a diverse range of clients in all areas of law particularly in cross-border business transactions, M&As, corporate restructuring, international contracts, corporate finance, Project finance, energy/renewable energy, privatizations and PPPs, private equity investments, capital markets, competition and antitrust, litigation, execution and bankruptcy and arbitration.
Our team has a breadth of experience and advises a diversified network of local and global clientele from different regions and cultures. Our team’s experience, both globally and locally, as well as our solution focused approach, are key assets for our clients and assists them to reach their goals successfully. Our clients are increasingly seeking to engage in cross border investments and turning to Erdem & Erdem to manage their most complex and multilayered landmark projects with developing international business in a wide range of sectors, including private equity and greenfield investments, maritime transport and port development/management, infrastructure, energy and renewables, mining and metals, petrochemicals, real estate and construction, heavy industries, cement, retail, e-commerce, telecommunications, automotive supply and manufacturing industry. These are unique business environments and require extensive regional expertise and geographic familiarity, and a highly skilled and experienced team with business intelligence.
Erdem & Erdem understands risks and opportunities inherent in the global marketplace and geographies. We combine sophisticated, innovative, and creative legal techniques with solid business insight to bring each transaction to success for our clients. We are deeply committed to help our clients navigate the dynamics of the business environment with an integrated and multidisciplinary approach.
Our team’s drafting and negotiations skills, as well as their extensive experience in Turkey and other geographical markets, such as the Middle East, Africa, Russia, CIS, and South America allow them to work closely with our clients, and provide unrivalled support and comprehensive advisory in complex multiparty transactions. Team members speak fluently, and negotiate in, English, French, German, Russian and Uzbek.
Over the last 30 years, Erdem & Erdem has been involved in a large number of transactions representing equity investors, developers, sponsors, financial institutions, local and global corporations as well as individual entrepreneurs seeking to finance, restructure, develop, acquire, bid on or sell assets, both privately and under governmental entities through privatizations and Public-Private Partnership programs.
Erdem & Erdem is committed to academic excellence and research. At Erdem & Erdem, we place high value on continuing legal education and in-depth research focusing on current legal developments in various areas of law. The firm maintains a collegial work environment, and provides the highest quality and up-to-date legal and business solutions to its clients. Erdem & Erdem dispatches a monthly e-Newsletter (“Hukuk Postası” / “Newsletter”), as well as a collection of editorials in Turkish and English produced by our team members, and published annually in hard copy and electronically.
Founding partner, Prof. Dr. H. Ercüment Erdem, is a professor of commercial law and contracts, and has lectured in leading universities in Turkey and Switzerland. In his more than 30 years as a scholar, Prof. Dr. Erdem’s research spans across competition and antitrust, distribution, supply and agency contracts, cross-border M&As, international restructurings, corporate governance and arbitration where he regularly participates as both presiding and party appointed arbitrator. He has been very active in several ICC Task Forces for drafting model contracts for international transactions. He serves as the Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commercial Law and Practice Commission, and also as the Council Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law.
Founding partners and senior team members are widely recognized and regularly invited to panels and seminars in Turkey and abroad to speak on commercial law, competition and antitrust, international arbitration and international business transactions and current legal developments in their area of research and interest.
Our practice represents clients in a wide range of industries, and we have significant experience addressing the challenges that our clients encounter in their businesses in an increasingly regulated world. At Erdem & Erdem, we have a distinctively collaborative culture that allows us to draw on the diverse experience of our team members, and combine our strengths in our corporate and litigation practices. Erdem & Erdem’s practice areas are organized under two main groups: Corporate Practice Group and Dispute Resolution Group.
Members of our Corporate Practices Group cover a broad range of transactional and advisory work. We handle domestic, cross-border, and international corporate and related matters for clients that include local and global corporations, investment and retail banks, venture-backed companies, private equity, corporate ventures, and other investment funds and sponsors and corporate boards and committees.
Our combined arbitration and litigation expertise found in our Dispute Resolution Group forms a strong basis for our core practice areas. We frequently represent our clients in disputes in a wide variety of industries, including finance, energy, mining, manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, insurance, construction, infrastructure and sports. We act as lead counsel or arbitrators in commercial and investment-treaty disputes arising in Western and Eastern Europe, CIS, Middle East and Africa that involve claims valued in the billions of dollars. We have many years of experience in efficiently coordinating multijurisdictional litigations for our clients, as well as handling insolvency situations, particularly where assets are at immediate risk.