Turkey's Balcioglu Selcuk Ardiyok Keki Attorney Partnership has confirmed that Partner Sahin Ardiyok has replaced departed Partner Ozgur Akman on the firm's letter-head, conveniently allowing the firm to continue to use its traditional BASEAK acronym without change.
BASEAK reports that Sahin Ardiyok, who has been a partner at the firm since 2013, is Head of the Competition Law, Public Policy and Regulation practice, "and therefore was a natural choice to be added to the firm’s name." According to Dentons, "a top-ranked lawyer for Competition/Antitrust in Turkey, he has extensive knowledge and experience in competition law, government affairs and regulation, energy law, telecommunications law, PPP and project finance and international trade law.
According to BASEAK, Akman left the firm "at the end of January 2020 to focus on a few selected major clients." The firm reports that it "continues to work with Ozgur and some of his clients following this amicable separation."