MGC Legal is an Istanbul based law firm that mainly focuses on business law.
MGC Legal aims to be available to clients 24/7 – allowing for a hands on approach through an operating network of experts and professionals. MGC Legal is also active in Ankara, the capital city, and Bursa. Through their domestic network of local law firms, MGC has connections in Gebze, Canakkale, Izmir, Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye, Antalya, Adana, Gaziantep and Diyarbakir. This domestic network enables MGC Legal to act swiftly in many locations simultaneously.
Besides its domestic network, MGC Legal collaborates with a number of reputable law firms in EMEA region, including Berlin, Rome, Baku, Tehran, Erbil and Dubai.
MGC Legal is the exclusive legal advisor to AYD (Shopping Mall Investors Association in Turkey) which is associated with ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers). In recent years, MGC Legal has helped a wide range of international investors with their ventures Turkish real estate.
MGC works with its Turkish and multinational clients who have activities in both Turkey and EMEA countries providing first class services in all international business law matters. All members of its legal team are fluent in English, while some are also competent in French and German.
Apart from its core team in its offices, MGC Legal benefits greatly from its network comprised of leading experts in the country. Thus MGC Legal ensures that sufficient expertise is always available for its clients.
MGC Legal Team constantly searches for customized solutions for every client. Each and every member of MGC Legal Team is aware that the quality of service must be accompanied with an efficient response to all matters.
Mustafa Gunes, is the managing partner of MGC Legal. His main work involves litigation, arbitration and corporate services to support domestic and foreign clients with their investments and operations in Turkey. His practice mainly focuses on Real Estate, Construction, Energy, Telecom and Automotive industries.
For twenty years, Mr. Gunes’s has been working in both ‘in house’ and private practice. Before returning to private practice in 2013, he worked as general counsel in Alstom, Alcatel, Bosch, Turkcell and Multi Development. Due to his long lasting in-house posts, Mr. Gunes is particularly qualified for legal service inquiries from corporate clients.
IBA (Bar of Istanbul)
UIA (International Bar Association)
ABA(International Association of Lawyers)
ACC (American Bar Association; International Law Section)(Association of Corporate Counsel)
AYD (Council of Shopping Centers in Turkey)
TAMPF (Fed. Of Retailers and Shopping Centers in Turkey)
PERYON (Turkish Human Resources Federation)
GS (Galatasary Sports Club)
(GSYIAD – Assoc. of Business Men and Executives for Galatasaray)
Istanbul Universty Faculty of Law
Real Estate Law
Mr. Haydar Akgul has practiced private law including civil law, contracts law, and also real estate law as a prominent litigator. He is the head of Litigation Division of the firm managing the teams responsible for various fields of practice.
Mr. Akgul coordinates with the partners of MGC Legal throughout the country ensuring that all operations of the firm are operating as efficient and productive as possible.
Mr. Akgul also leads ‘bona fide’ activities in the firm for various social groups who need care.
IBA (Bar of Istanbul)
Marmara University Faculty of Law
Serkan Aziz Demirtas is the Partner of MGC Legal and currently manages corporate consultancy and retainer agreements in the firm for national and international clients.
His practice mainly focuses on Corporate and Commercial Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Compliance and Consultancy within Retail, Real Estate, Construction, Energy and Leisure industries.
Mr. Demirtas has experience as an attorney both in a corporate environment and private practice, obtaining reliable and effective results in a number of complex and sophisticated legal issues. Through the collaboration of various departments and a hands-on approach, Mr Demirtas is able to provide legal consultancy for top corporate bodies by organized both internal and cross-national team management skills and hands-on approach with strategic and proactive attitude.
IBA (Bar of Istanbul)
Mr. Demirtas has LL.B degree from Ankara University Faculty of Law and LL.M degree from Yeditepe University
Real Estate Law
Corporate and Commercial Law
Ozgun Onal is a Partner and head of the Debt Collection Department in MGC Legal. He is also member of the Litigation team where he helps support national and international clients in Turkey. His practice mainly focuses on representation of and assistance to creditors on Execution and Bankruptcy Law and Commercial Disputes.
Mr Onal has nearly 10 years of experience in legal counsel in several law firms.
IBA [Bar of Istanbul)
Certified Sworn Translator (English-Turkish & Turkish-English)
Mediator and Member of the f5
Ozgun graduated from the Law Faculty of the Istanbul Kultur University in 2007. He has completed a Postgraduate Course in the University of Hull, UK. He has also completed the GDL course in London- obtaining the core modules of English Law. After his LLM at the University of Hull on International and Maritime Law, he started with his Ph.d. at the University of Istanbul Kultur and has since progressed to thesis stage.
Hakki Cihan Türk, is a Partner and head of the M&A/Corporate Law Department in MGC Legal. Currently he works on consultancy, arbitration and corporate retainer services to support national and international clients in Turkey. His practice mainly focuses on Corporate Law, Contract Law, M&A, Project Financing and Commercial Disputes.
Hakkı Cihan Türk’s nearly 12 years of previous experience includes legal counsel practice in several multinational law firms
He is fluent in German and English.
Istanbul Bar Association
Istanbul University, Faculty of Law (2004)
University of Cologne, Faculty of Law (2006, LL.M)
Istanbul University, Social Science Institute with the thesis titled “Legal Effects of Mergers of Joint Stock Companies” (2007- On Going)
Mergers and Acquisitions