Associate

Hazel Coşkun Baylan

Department Mergers and Acquisitions, Intellectual Property
Languages Turkish, English, German
Hazel Coşkun Baylan
Biography
Service Areas
Representative Matters
Education
Publications
Memberships

Biography

Hazel Coşkun Baylan is an Associate in Corporate Affairs Department of Erdem & Erdem. Her practice especially focuses on M&A transactions and general corporate advice as well as intellectual property law and labor law matters.

She specializes in M&A, venture capital and private equity investment projects by conducting legal due diligence, drafting, reviewing and negotiating shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements and share subscription agreements, performing closing transactions. She also provides assistance to local and multinational clients on the daily corporate matters including but not limited to holding general assemblies, preparation of board of directors’ resolutions, capital increases and decreases, company incorporations, liquidations, share transfers, as well as preparing, reviewing and negotiating all types of commercial contracts with a special focus on franchise contracts.

She advises clients on intellectual property law, especially on trademark registration, drafting, reviewing and negotiating intellectual property transfer agreements, technology transfer agreements, licensing agreements as well as software maintenance and technical support agreements regarding information technology law. She further focuses on employment law, particularly on drafting employment contracts, protocols on restrictive covenants, employee stock option plans and executing termination of employment contracts.

Hazel completed her LL.M. degree in King’s College London, and received a law degree and a B.A. degree in political science from Istanbul Bilgi University. During her studies, she spent a semester as an exchange student in Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet München.

Service Areas

Corporate Advisory
Corporate Advisory
It covers all stages of a company's life cycle, from incorporation to liquidation.
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
Protection of ownership and rights of intangible property like business secrets and patents.
International Commercial Contracts
International Commercial Contracts
Agreements to which international actors are a party.
Labor Law
Labor Law
Identifies the employee-employer relationship and addresses potential conflicts.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions
The merger of two or more companies and the acquisition of one company by another.
Start-ups and Equity Investments
Start-ups and Equity Investments
Includes the activities of venture capital funded companies and their sponsors.

Representative Matters

Mergers and Acquisitions
Start-ups and Equity Investments
Corporate Advisory
Intellectual Property
Labor Law
International Commercial Contracts
  • She performed legal due diligences for the acquisition of the shares of the companies operating in the sectors of port, mining, technology, logistics, manufacturing, food and beverage; drafted, reviewed and negotiated share purchase agreements, shareholders agreements and performed the closing transactions
  • She drafted, reviewed and negotiated joint venture agreements


  • She advised Turkish companies regarding venture capital and private equity investments, drafted, reviewed and negotiated share subscription agreements, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, and performed the closing transactions
  • She advised investment funds and angel investors regarding their start-up and private equity investments, drafted, reviewed and negotiated share purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, share subscription agreements and performed the closing transactions


  • She assisted local and multinational clients on the daily corporate needs including but not limited to company incorporations, preparation of general assembly and board of directors’ resolutions, amendment of articles of association, capital increases and decreases, liquidation
  • She assisted local and multinational clients on disputes between shareholders related to commercial law


  • She drafted, reviewed and negotiated intellectual property rights transfer agreements, technology transfer agreements and licensing agreements
  • She advised Turkish and multinational companies in trademark registration
  • She represented a Turkish company in trademark invalidation actions


  • She assisted multinational companies in all aspects of Turkish labor law during the incorporation of their Turkish subsidiaries
  • She advised Turkish and multinational companies on daily matters related to labor law, including but not limited to drafting, reviewing and negotiating employment contracts, employee handbooks, protocols on restrictive covenants as well as termination of employment contracts
  • She advised clients on drafting and negotiating employee stock option agreements
  • She advised foreign subsidiaries of Turkish companies as to the implementation of Turkish labor law for Turkish employees working in foreign subsidiaries
  • She provided assistance in the liquidation and restructuring of companies with respect to labor law


  • She drafted, reviewed and negotiated franchise and distribution agreements


Education

King’s College London, LL.M.


Istanbul Bilgi University, Law Faculty


Istanbul Bilgi University, B.A. in Political Science


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet München (Exchange Student)


Deutsche Schule Istanbul

Memberships

Istanbul Bar Association
Istanbul Bar Association
Jean Monnet Scholars Association
Jean Monnet Scholars Association
King’s College London Alumni Association
King’s College London Alumni Association
Deutsche Schule Istanbul Association
Deutsche Schule Istanbul Association
Zekeriyakoy Rotaract Club
Zekeriyakoy Rotaract Club

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