On January 1, 2021, Basgul Attorneys at Law opened its doors for business in Ankara and Istanbul.
According to Founding Partner Erdem Basgul, who focuses his practice on energy and infrastructure, the firm is a consequence of “a growing appetite for quality corporate legal services in the Ankara legal market. This market is mainly composed of construction and energy sectors," he says, "and these are the sectors that I have been mostly concentrating on for the last six years.” In addition, Basgul says, he hopes to focus on the start-up and football club markets, "and say that we are the agile, astute, and versatile lawyers that are craving to deliver the quality legal services that you need."
Co-Founding Partner Meric Bahcivanci heads the Litigation, Employment, and Insolvency practices of Basgul Attorneys at Law, with an additional focus on real estate and construction disputes as well as debt collection and insolvency proceedings.
Both Basgul and Bahcivanci obtained their law degrees from the Ankara University School of Law.
“I have known Erdem for more than a decade from the Ankara Law School where we studied together,” commented Bahcivanci. “Since then, he has worked at firms like SNR Denton, White & Case, and Cakmak, and focused on the transactional front. And I have been a hardcore litigator dealing with complex disputes and debt enforcement proceedings. We get extremely excited when we contemplate the things we can achieve as we now finally combined these two different but intrinsic realms.”