What is the CEE Turkish Desk?

We understand the Republic of Türkiye and Turkish business. Our Turkish desk is strategically located outside national borders to meet the needs of Turkish clients who are based in or looking to expand into CEE and other countries in Europe and beyond. Vice versa, our network of trusted intermediaries ensures that our Turkish desk can serve CEE and other clients who also aim to do business in the Republic of Türkiye. Acting as a legal advisor on your behalf in all corporate matters is what we do, what we excel at, even more so given we can offer Turkish speaking client relationship managers to mirror your objectives as your entrusted confidant in all stages of your business cycle.

What services do we offer our clients?

While we do not specifically practice Turkish law, we offer a full range of legal services through our international offices, especially in CEE. We are particularly strong in:

Our experts are a commended source of considered, multilingual advice that both businesses and high net worth individuals stand to gain from. Grounded on our credentials, core business sectors, and established Taylor Wessing network, we can excellently represent you in your commercial activities in the following sectors and beyond: 

Wider Turkish Network

Through regular local contact and visits we have built up close working relationships with some of the best Turkish law firms and have strong ties to leading local intermediaries, industry associations and international organisations. Working alongside such organisations means that, combined with our own services, we can offer you a broad and integrated set of services delivered to the highest standard. We can tackle client specific business needs through cross border and cross practice work to act in your best interest. 


We are also happy to offer extra services

In addition to our legal services, our team can assist with translations, notarial support or make arrangements for additional services, such as connecting you with prominent tax advisors in CEE and beyond, necessary for your success abroad.


Reach out to our CEE key contacts:

Tuğçe is the Head of our CEE Turkish Desk. Having Turkish roots, she will be able to advise Turkish companies that want to enter CEE markets as well as CEE based companies that want to position themselves in Türkiye in her three native languages German, English and Turkish. As a dual-qualified lawyer (Attorney at Law in Austria and Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales) and Counsel in the Corporate/M&A practice group, she has more than 10 years of experience in cross-border M&A, private equity (PE), joint venture (JV), warranty & indemnity (W&I) and financial transactions as well as on global corporate restructurings including the regulatory aspects such as the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Screening Regulation and the export control. Another main area of her practice are transport & logistics projects often with a focus on the CEE region.

Tuğçe, CEE Türkiye Masamızın Başkanıdır. Türk kökenli olan Tuğçe, CEE pazarlarına girmek isteyen Türk şirketlerine ve kendilerini Türkiye'de konumlandırmak isteyen CEE merkezli şirketlere Almanca, İngilizce ve Türkçe olmak üzere üç ana dilde danışmanlık verebilmektedir. Avusturya ve İngiltere barolarına kayıtlı bir avukat olan Tuğçe, Corporate/M&A grubunda Counsel olarak M&A, Özel Sermaye (Private Equity), Ortak Girişim (Joint Venture), Garanti ve Sigorta (Warranty & Insurance) ve finansal işlemlerin yanı sıra Doğrudan Yabancı Yatırım (FDI) Tarama Yönetmelikleri ve ihracat kontrolleri gibi düzenleyici konular da dahil olmak üzere küresel kurumsal yeniden yapılandırma (Global Corporate Restructuring) konularında 10 yılı aşkın deneyime sahiptir. Çalışmalarının bir diğer ana alanı, ağırlıklı olarak CEE bölgesine odaklanan taşımacılık ve lojistik projeleridir.

Kristýna is both a Czech and Turkish citizen based in the Czech Republic. She is the President of the Czech Turkish Friendship Society and a registered attorney at the Czech Bar Association. Through her past mandated work, she has built strong ties to key Turkish intermediaries located in Europe from the public and private sectors. Kristýna has a focus on supporting national and international clients on all commercial matters, with in-depth experience in commercial agreements, consumer protection & retail and compliance, among others.