Gulf Countries Desk

Our Gulf Countries team led by Süleyman Sevinç, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution and Tuna Çolgar, Partner in the 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). The Gulf Countries Desk provides practical business and legal solutions in the 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 business life, jurisprudence, and practice in both Turkey and the Gulf countries, 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.

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 of the UAE economy such as healthcare, hospitality and education remain strong.

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

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

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

If you are 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.

Gulf Countries Desk


Süleyman Sevinç Süleyman Sevinç Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution
Rüştü Mert Kaşka Rüştü Mert Kaşka Senior Associate

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