International Commercial Contracts

International Commercial Contracts

Erdem & Erdem has decades of diverse experience in the field of international contracts. Our team members are known for their in-depth know-how and extensive experience in drafting and negotiating all types of commercial contracts for our clients, such as agency, franchise, supply and distribution and commission arrangements, foreign representative and consultancy agreements, and agreements forming in-country branches.

Our experienced international lawyers have been involved in the preparation of numerous international contracts, which are among the sources of flexible legal standards known as lex mercatoria. We are proud that our team members are among the eminent lawyers who have contributed to the creation of these globally accepted model contracts.

The Erdem & Erdem team played an important role in the preparation of many international agreements, such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) model contracts, including ICC Model Contracts for Start-ups, INCOTERMS 2000, INCOTERMS 2010 and INCOTERMS 2000, the ICC Model Commercial Agency Contract, the ICC Model Distribution Agreement, the ICC Model Selective Distribution Agreement, the ICC Model Occasional Intermediary Contract, the ICC Short Form Model Contract (International Commercial Agency and International Distributorship), the ICC Model Mergers and Acquisitions Contracts, and the ICC Model Confidentiality Agreement.

Our team of international commercial contract experts provides our clients with consulting services, primarily related to the implementation of various contract terms and licensing provisions, as well as assistance with a wide range of local and international regulations and laws that affect the performance of their commercial contracts.

Our team provides legal consultancy services in the field of contracts to companies of many different sizes -- from small and medium sized companies that are just entering international markets to Fortune 500 companies. These companies operate in industries as diverse as mining, glass, chemicals, energy, food and agriculture, port, tourism, aviation, and tobacco.

Our team supports these firms with the implementation of commercially viable solutions for issuing commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, accounting-related needs, and technological requirements. Erdem & Erdem also offers consumer protection and competition law consulting services, including unfair marketing, telemarketing, mobile marketing, and monopoly issues, warranty terms, after-sales service and repair obligations, product liability, and recalls.

Representative Matters

  • Advising a Japanese multi-cultural agricultural machinery company in forming a Joint Venture with a Turkish machinery industry company
  • Advising a British tech company on a software license agreement to be made with a Turkish telecom company
  • Advising a Turkish group of companies on distribution contracts with a French company operating in the motor vehicle industry
  • Advising a mining company specialized on perlit ore mining and processing on several international commercial contracts including sales and marketing principals contracts as well as production and operation principles contracts


Prof. Dr. H. Ercüment Erdem Prof. Dr. H. Ercüment Erdem Founder and Senior Partner
Piraye Erdem Piraye Erdem Founder and Managing Partner
Tilbe Birengel Tilbe Birengel Senior Associate
Hazel Coşkun Baylan Hazel Coşkun Baylan Senior Associate
Rüştü Mert Kaşka Rüştü Mert Kaşka Senior Associate
Duygu Öner Ayçiçek Duygu Öner Ayçiçek Senior Associate

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