Managing Associate and Tax Leader

Canan Doksat

Department Tax
Languages Turkish, English, French
Canan Doksat
Biography
Service Areas
Representative Matters
Education
Publications
Memberships

Biography

Canan Doksat is the Managing Associate and Tax Leader of Erdem & Erdem. She provides advisory and litigation services for national and international companies in relation to tax and customs disputes.

The scope of the services that she provides includes the evaluation of the tax inspection procedure and the tax inspection report, application to the Report Evaluation Committee, management of the pre-assessment and post-assessment reconciliation procedures, initiation of the tax litigation process and the individual application procedure before the Constitutional Court.

Moreover she focuses on the reconciliation procedure against the customs duties and fines before the relevant customs authorities, preparation of the petitions of objection, pursuit of the objection procedure and management of the whole customs litigation process.

Canan Doksat provides legal advisory services in relation to company restructuring projects by considering the tax law aspects of the transactions such as merger, spin-off, company type amendment, capital in kind contribution, asset deal. The scope of the services includes the determination of the most efficient restructuring alternative and also the implementation stage of the relevant transaction.

She provides tax and legal advisory services regarding the analysis of the technical insolvency/bankruptcy situations and determination of legal alternatives for the elimination of the referred financial situations. Additionally, she provides legal and tax advisory services in relation to corporate law transactions such as general assembly meetings, capital increase and decrease.

She is appointed as the chair of Young IFA Turkey, within the scope of International Fiscal Association (“IFA”), on March 2022.

Service Areas

Administrative Law
Administrative Law
Regulates the functioning and relationship of individuals and companies with the state.
Corporate Advisory
Corporate Advisory
It covers all stages of a company's life cycle, from incorporation to liquidation.
Litigation
Litigation
Success in dispute resolution depends on a vast multidisciplinary expertise.
Restructuring and Insolvency
Restructuring and Insolvency
Practices subject to insolvency situations or changes in financial structure.
Tax
Tax
Field of law that deals with the tax relations between the public and institutions and individuals.

Representative Matters

General Tax Advisory
Tax and Customs Litigation
Restructing and Insolvency
  • She provided legal consultancy in the merger process of six companies five of which are publicly held carried out within Şişecam.
  • She provided tax and legal consultancy in the partial spin-off project for a holding in a leading position in the tourism sector.
  • She provided legal advisory services for the Turkish affiliate of a global & leading paper and packaging company in relation to a full spin-off transaction conducted in line with tax and commercial legislation.
  • She provided legal advisory services to a leading automotive company for the transfer of a service unit to a full liable company through partial spin-off transaction conducted in line with the provisions of tax and commercial legislation.
  • She provided tax opinions on loans granted by various holding companies, both within the group and from credit institutions
  • She provided legal advisory services to a healthcare company, having its headquarter in USA, for the merger transaction conducted between its Turkish affiliates.
  • She provided legal advisory service to a global leading food company in relation to the financing alternatives that may be used for the purchase of the shares of the target company by indicating tax and legal consequences of each alternative. Following the execution of the share purchase agreement, she provided legal advisory services in relation to the merger transaction occurred between the referred companies and conducted in line with commercial & tax legislation.
  • She provided tax and legal advisory services to a leading holding company engaged in automotive sector in relation to enterprise transfer project.
  • Providing tax opinion in relation to several facility agreements including intercompany loans.


  • Representation of a global and leading food company, having its headquarter in Netherlands, before the tax courts during the whole litigation process for their tax and customs disputes.
  • Representation of a global and technology & service provider company, having its headquarter in Germany, before the tax courts during the whole litigation process for their tax and customs disputes.
  • Representation of a global and leading pharmacy company before the tax courts during the whole litigation process including the reconciliation stage.
  • Representation of a global telecommunication company, having its headquarter in China, before the tax courts during the whole litigation process for their tax and customs disputes.
  • Representation of a global supplier company, having its headquarter in Japan, during the whole tax inspection and reconciliation procedure.
  • Representation of a global fuel oil company during the whole tax litigation process


  • She provided tax and legal advisory services to the Turkish affiliate of an Austria resident retail company for the liquidation process through the evaluation of the financial and legal situation of the company.
  • She provided tax and legal advisory services to a leading holding company engaged in tourism sector in relation to several company restructuring projects including partial spin-off, full spin-off and merger transactions.
  • Providing legal advisory service to a market leader company engaged in digital payment sector in relation to a company restructuring project.
  • Evaluation of the financial tables of a global healthcare company’s Turkish affiliates, having its headquarter in USA, in term of technical insolvency/bankruptcy and determination of the legal alternatives for the elimination of the insolvency/bankruptcy situation.


Education

Bilgi University, Economy Law, LLM


Koç University, Law School, LLB


Saint-Joseph French High School 

Publications

Newsletter Articles
Other Articles
  • Recent developments within the scope of TCC article number 376 and the responsibility of the board of directors, Lebib Yalkın Legislation Magazine, April 2021
  • Evaluations Regarding Stamp Duty Exemption Specific to Credit Agreements within the Scope of Current Judicial Decisions, Vergi Dünyası Dergisi, February 2021.
  • Is it possible to carve out business units through partial spin-off, Vergide Gündem, May 2017.
  • Effect of the referral to the assessment committee during the continuation of tax inspection on the period of limitation, Vergide Gündem, October 2014.
  • Delay interest in the refund of the tax declared and paid with reservation to the taxpayer pursuant to court decision, Vergide Gündem, March 2014.


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Memberships

Istanbul Bar Association
Istanbul Bar Association

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