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    Adress : VATAN CADDESİ NO:8 D:23 
    ÇAĞLAYAN İSTANBUL / TURKEY
    Postal Code : 34403
    Mobil : +90 (554) 350 27 27
    Phone : +90 (212) 266 62 56 (pbx)
    Fax : +90 (212) 356 15 79
    E-Mail : info@kabaalilaw.com

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  • About us
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    Two of the partners of the firm were previously employed by leading companies of Turkey and have acquired extensive knowledge and experience in major practice areas of Turkish Law. Established in 2002 by Ms. Saliha Kübra Kabaali, we have grown to 5 attorneys, 5 trainee lawyers and 3 supporting staff. We operate through our correspondent lawyers in Izmir, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır, Eskişehir, Sinop, Antalya and we also co-operate and closely work with lawyers in United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Azerbaijan, Suudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt. We have a very spacious office in the centre of Mecidiyeköy installed with high technology facilities and internet and also have one of the largest law library available for research in every area of law. Our principle is to provide our clients with tailor made quality work and at the same time maintain high level of professionalism, which we believe makes the real difference. We represent clients from several regions and many different countries and advise them in every area of Turkish Law while we also advise Turkish companies who extend their businesses into other countries. We strive to maintain a close and individual relationship with our clients, understand their cultural and economic environment and meet their needs in an efficient and professional manner. As a young and dynamic law firm, we employ well trained lawyers, all fluent in English who are able to assist our clients in Turkey as well as in other countries. We regularly attend seminars and other professional events in Turkey and in other countries to keep up with the latest international developments. The philosophy of the Office is to respond rapidly to a problem by applying an analytic and accurate approach by paying special attention to particularity of every client and every business transaction. As a result, almost all of our local and international clients were referred to us by satisfied clients. We provide legal services in English, Arabic and Italian and all of our lawyers are fluent in English.

    Our Philosophy

    Our future goals include keeping on the "cutting edge" of the legal community, taking advantage of the growing technologic opportunities to provide our clients with unique, dedicated, personal and skilled legal services. While our firm and client base continue to grow, we will concentrate on maintaining the close relationship with our clients that they have come to expect.

    Ms. Saliha Kubra Kabaali
    Born on November 11, 1973 she graduated from Istanbul University School of Law in 1993 and was admitted to Istanbul Bar in 1994. She commenced her legal career as a judge and served in Erzurum / Karayazi. In 1995 she resigned from this post and until 1997 worked at as an in-house lawyer at Zihni Holding Group Companies... detail

    Mr. Salim Köse
    Born in Afyonkarahisar on 1966, he started to work for Turkiye EmlakBank in 1990 while he was a student in Law School at Istanbul University. After his graduation in 1993 he worked for the bank as a legal counselor for the legal proceedings of the claims.... detail
    News

    Two of the partners of the firm were previously employed by leading companies of Turkey and have acquired extensive knowledge and experience in major practice areas of Turkish Law. Established in 2002 by Ms. Saliha Kübra Kabaali, we have grown to 5 attorneys, 5 trainee lawyers and 3 supporting staff. We operate through our correspondent lawyers in Izmir, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır, Eskişehir, Sinop, Antalya and we also co-operate and closely work with lawyers in United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Azerbaijan, Suudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt. We have a very spacious office in the centre of Mecidiyeköy installed with high technology facilities and internet and also have one of the largest law library available for research in every area of law. Our principle is to provide our clients with tailor made quality work and at the same time maintain high level of professionalism, which we believe makes the real difference. We represent clients from several regions and many different countries and advise them in every area of Turkish Law while we also advise Turkish companies who extend their businesses into other countries. We strive to maintain a close and individual relationship with our clients, understand their cultural and economic environment and meet their needs in an efficient and professional manner. As a young and dynamic law firm, we employ well trained lawyers, all fluent in English who are able to assist our clients in Turkey as well as in other countries. We regularly attend seminars and other professional events in Turkey and in other countries to keep up with the latest international developments. The philosophy of the Office is to respond rapidly to a problem by applying an analytic and accurate approach by paying special attention to particularity of every client and every business transaction. As a result, almost all of our local and international clients were referred to us by satisfied clients. We provide legal services in English, Arabic and Italian and all of our lawyers are fluent in English.

  • Ms. Saliha Kubra Kabaali

    Born on November 11, 1973 she graduated from Istanbul University School of Law in 1993 and was admitted to Istanbul Bar in 1994. She commenced her legal career as a judge and served in Erzurum / Karayazi. In 1995 she resigned from this post and until 1997 worked at as an in-house lawyer at Zihni Holding Group Companies. Between 1997 and 2003 she worked as a Chief Legal Advisor for Vakıf Deniz Finansal Kiralama A. Ş. (one of the leading leasing company). During this time she also represented Vakıflar Bankası T.A.O. (One of the biggest state bank), Taksim Otelcilik A.Ş., Vakıf Factoring A.Ş., and Vakıf Deniz Sigorta Aracılık Ltd.Şti (state insurance company) in courts and gained extensive experience in finance/leasing matters representing the creditors. She participated in “İstanbul Yaklasimi” meetings to restructure many insolvent Turkish companies. Representing many Turkish companies in their disputes with foreign companies/governmental bodies and co-working with local lawyers she travelled to Germany, England, France, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Monaco, Azerbaijan, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Qatar , Oman , Bahrain , Syria, Sudan, India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Currently she provides legal advice to many foreign corporate/commercial companies operating in Turkey and also represents them at Turkish Courts. She has also completed a certificate programme on Sports Law at joint course by Kadir Has University International Council For Health and she is one of the few lawyers who is admitted to represent clients at Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Languages:Fluent in English and Arabic Memberships:Maritime Law Association, LODER and TURMEPA

  • Mr. Salim Köse

    Born in Afyonkarahisar on 1966, he started to work for Turkiye EmlakBank in 1990 while he was a student in Law School at Istanbul University. After his graduation in 1993 he worked for the bank as a legal counselor for the legal proceedings of the claims. In 1998 he accepted the invitation of Etibank A.Ş. and joined with the bank; and worked for the bank respectively; - Legal Counselor for Claim Proceedings, Legal Counselor, and Assistant Legal Advisor. After the transfer of Etibank A.Ş. to the Saving and Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) he was invited by the TMSF to join with the staff in 2001; and worked for the Fund for 6 years until 2007. And he acted for the Fund respectively as;  Advisor Counselor, Group presidency, Assistant Department President responsible for the collection of claims from the former managing (controlling) partners and other legal affairs, and Group Coordinator. He acted as the Chairman in the Board of Directors of 55 companies as former affiliates of Aksoy Group and Bilgin Group, of which their control and audit were transferred to the TMSF , during his work in the Fund. When he was working for TMSF he was a member of the team involved in the writing of Banking Law No 5411 which he is currently force. In 2007 he started to work for Asya Katilim Bankasi A.S. upon their invitation, and he acted for the Bank in senior management as; - Chief Legal Advisor, Chief Legal Advisor and Group Manager (Legal, Problematic Loans, Risk Monitoring) respectively He resigned from the above post in April 2011. He joined with our firm as a partner in July 2011 Printed Book Writer of the novel “Dirty Happiness” and Eyes of the Crocodile”).

  • NEWS

    Two of the partners of the firm were previously employed by leading companies of Turkey and have acquired extensive knowledge and experience in major practice areas of Turkish Law. Established in 2002 by Ms. Saliha Kübra Kabaali, we have grown to 5 attorneys, 5 trainee lawyers and 3 supporting staff. We operate through our correspondent lawyers in Izmir, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır, Eskişehir, Sinop, Antalya and we also co-operate and closely work with lawyers in United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Azerbaijan, Suudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt. We have a very spacious office in the centre of Mecidiyeköy installed with high technology facilities and internet and also have one of the largest law library available for research in every area of law. Our principle is to provide our clients with tailor made quality work and at the same time maintain high level of professionalism, which we believe makes the real difference. We represent clients from several regions and many different countries and advise them in every area of Turkish Law while we also advise Turkish companies who extend their businesses into other countries. We strive to maintain a close and individual relationship with our clients, understand their cultural and economic environment and meet their needs in an efficient and professional manner. As a young and dynamic law firm, we employ well trained lawyers, all fluent in English who are able to assist our clients in Turkey as well as in other countries. We regularly attend seminars and other professional events in Turkey and in other countries to keep up with the latest international developments. The philosophy of the Office is to respond rapidly to a problem by applying an analytic and accurate approach by paying special attention to particularity of every client and every business transaction. As a result, almost all of our local and international clients were referred to us by satisfied clients. We provide legal services in English, Arabic and Italian and all of our lawyers are fluent in English.

  • Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property Rights

    We provide a full range of legal services in relation to intellectual property rights. Registration and prosecution of Trademarks, Patents, and copyrights, industrial designs, drafting license, purchase and assignment agreements are some of the regular services which provide to our clients. In addition to general counselling services we also provide advocacy services in enforcement, anti-counterfering, anti-piracy. We also advise clients on;

      • Antitrust and trade regulation
      • Electronic commerce agreements
      • Technology transfer and licensing
      • International joint venture
      • IP disputes arising out of Mergers & Acquisitions 
        Joint marketing agreements
    Sports Law/Media & Entertainment

    It is a relatively new field in Turkey in which our lawyers have become experts and built up an unrivalled knowledge. In addition to various local and international sports clubs we also assist governing bodies, teams, stadium owners, rights purchasers, broadcasters and distributors of sports programming, equipment manufacturers, sponsors, sports internet companies and many individual sportsmen and women. 

    We draft sponsorship, gentlemen’s agreements and advise our clients on how to establish corporate identity and their brand names.
    Ms. Saliha Kubra Kabaali is one of the few lawyers in Turkey admitted to represent clients at Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and currently acts on behalf of a sport club in Turkey.
    Our practice in this field includes;

      • Representing clients against decisions by
      • Radyo and Television Supreme Council,
      • Broadcast and media rights,
      • Brand creation, protection and exploitation,
      • Commercial and marketing rights,
      • Event staging,
      • Licensing and merchandising,
      • Sponsorship and supply,
      • Talent representation.
    Aviation & Aerospace

    We advise clients in Aircraft purchase, Aircraft leasing agreements and have specialized lawyers in this field. Ms Saliha Kubra Kabaali is one of the leading lawyers in Ship and Aircraft finance and her experience in Vakıf Leasing has provided her with a very strong understanding of sale/purchase/lease agreements. She has advised clients on complex systems integration contracts in the aviation & aerospace, electronics aviation, regulatory issues, Aircraft trading and Management. We provide legal services to leasing companies, ground handlers, reservation system operators, industry associations, travel service providers, as well as aircraft maintenance and repair organizations.

    International Transport, Maritime Law

    Ms. Saliha Kubra Kabaali and Mr. Salim Köse's years of service at different companies and institutes provides our office with extensive knowledge and experience in every area of transport law. We currently advise many domestic and international shipping companies, ship owners, brokers, agents, shipyards and have represented clients in Turkish Courts as well as in International Arbitration. We advise clients on sea, air and land transport issues and particularly deal with, 

    1. Drafting and reviewing all type of carriage and sale contracts, (CIF, FOB, C&F Sales) advising clients on clauses at particular importance, collecting precedent Turkish Court of Appeal decisions which may have effect on such contracts and obtaining precedent setting decisions in Turkish Courts by informing and leading the Turkish courts about international developments and conventions,
    2. Delay in transport, damage to cargo, defective goods, short delivery,
    3. Subrogation by insurance companies, particularly claims arising out of hull and cargo insurances, subrogation lawsuits and enforcement of court decisions,
    4. Follow up the recent developments of transport regulation and, representing local and off-shore Turkish ship owners by co-operating with foreign law firms in all types of claims,
    5. Benefiting from our extensive knowledge in land transport, we advise clients in relation to dispute that has to be resolved according to CMR, we also advise clients in export and custom regulations and litigate when necessary,
    6. We keep close contact with P&I Clubs in order to identify ships which may cause potential legal and financial risks and advise clients accordingly, Analyzing and collecting information about shipping companies’ financial status and advise clients who have dealings with.
    Corporate/Finance/Foreign Investment

    We advise multinational corporations in Mergers & Acquisitions and new company set ups in Turkey. In this regard we also provide due diligence services and draft share purchase agreements, deed of corporation, joint venture, transfer of assets and business divisions agreements for domestic and foreign companies. We also draft shareholders assembly and board of director’s decisions and execute them on behalf of client companies. The lawyers of Kabaali Law Office benefit from their past experience in their employment within the leading companies of Turkey. We aim to assist clients at very beginning of their company establishment with a view of preventing potential legal problems which may arise in their future business transaction. Our lawyers have strong understanding of Turkish Commercial Code and international regulations. We advise Turkish companies in their agreements with foreign investors and their investments abroad. We are particularly active in Azerbaijan and have advised several Turkish companies investing in this country. We also provide financial and legal research about local and foreign companies with whom our clients is going to enter into business agreements.

    Employment

    Our lawyers experience in this field is remarkable. We have an established reputation particularly in seaman claims and have handled hundreds of employment claims. We represent Turkish Seaman Association and have many collective lawsuits. Weprovide services in reviewing and drafting employment contracts; negotiating and litigating employment-related disputes particularly in equal employment, wrongful discharge, union organizing campaigns, strike litigation, unemployment and workers compensation matters.

    Corporate Restructuring, Enforcement And Bankruptcy

    We represent borrowers, debtors, equity holders, boards, officers and directors, secured and unsecured creditors, committees, trustees, examiners, receivers, administrators, landlords, and lessors in reorganization and liquidation proceedings, as well as in out-of-court restructurings and workouts. We also frequently represent buyers of troubled businesses and assets. The breadth of our experience enables us to assist clients in achieving effective and efficient solutions to the most complex financial problems. We have handled hundreds of cases on behalf of both debtors and creditors. For example, we provide the insight necessary to enable clients to obtain maximum value from distressed businesses and assets, whatever their interests might be, however they can pay and whichever methods are needed. Also we employ aggressive methods to collect the loan, including legal and criminal lawsuits against board of director members personally. In order to carry out successful enforcement proceedings from time to time we obtain assistance from professional persons and organizations to perform research about financial stability of the debtors. Our office currently handles over 1500 cases of Akbank and is considered as one of the few law firms in dept collection.

    Litigation/Arbitration

    We representplaintiff and defendants at every stage of litigation and Arbitration proceedings; provide mediation services by drafting settlement agreements in order to avoid unnecessary legal cost. The subject matter of the claims we litigate and defend range from aviation to commercial fraud cases.

    Criminal Law (Commercial Law related)

    We have achieved particular success in this field and the charges on our client were withdrawn due to the fact that no breach of criminal law was found and the facts had merely commercial/taxation nature. In addition to the above we also provide legal services in Financial Leasing and Factoring Foreign Trade Custom Law and Taxation Contracts Law, Real Estate

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