Gulf Countries Desk

Our Gulf Countries team led by Süleyman Sevinç, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Tuna Çolgar, Partner in Corporate Department of our firm, represents companies active in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf which are Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Gulf Countries Desk provides practical business and legal solutions in establishment of companies, cross-border business transactions, M&A, international contracts, project finance, intellectual property and arbitration. Moreover, the team advises Turkish companies, enterprises and investors aiming to do business in Gulf countries.

Erdem & Erdem has strong relationships with the local lawyers in Gulf countries. Thanks to deep knowledge and understanding of both Turkish and Gulf countries’ business life, jurisprudence and practice, the Desk is able to render advanced legal services to companies operating in Turkey and in the Gulf countries as regards their international development operations.
Especially the UAE is one of the world’s fastest growing and diversifying economies. As well as growing sectors outside energy, in particular Fintech and Insuretech, e-currency, e-commerce and disruptive technologies, the other traditional key sectors such as healthcare, hospitality and education remain strong.

Recently Turkey-Qatar economic and trade relations are highly increased in various sectors particularly construction, petroleum and derivatives, plastic products, aluminium products, machines and devices, vehicles, electrical and electronic equipment.

In recent years, Erdem & Erdem has advised in transactions such as forming franchise, distribution and agency relationships between the investors from Turkey and Gulf countries and help the clients to establish legally safest structure in the territory.

Moreover, Erdem & Erdem has a strong practice in Islamic financing. Our team has been advising Turkey’s leading participation bank in designing financial products that are compatible with structuring Islamic transactions, including Sukuk, Islamic funds, and Islamic project finance structures.

If you’re looking for new markets, investment opportunities, implementation of new strategies or have a dispute to resolve, our experienced team is ready to give legal service with their deep knowledge of international standards and local legal restrictions.