About Us

A well-established, full-service law firm, Yavuz & Uyanık & Akalın consistently delivers quality advice on the full range of commercial matters that its domestic and international clients face while operating in Turkey. Particularly renowned for its work in the insurance, litigation, criminal law and employment law sectors, it is now one of the leading dispute resolution law firms in the country.      

With an extensive network across Turkey, we offer a seamless service whatever the legal issue. We have over 155 representatives nationally, including more than 60 lawyers and over 100 fee earners, many of whom are fluent in multiple languages, allowing us to effortlessly act on both domestic and international matters.

Our complete understanding of the law, the market and our clients’ objectives, enables us to offer innovative and commercially-sound solutions. Clients can rest assured that their legal matters will be dealt with sensitively, pragmatically and efficiently and the value we place on our client relationships is evidenced by the number of long-standing clients who continue to instruct us.

Given the firm’s prestige in Istanbul and nationally, we attract the best of Turkey’s legal talent; lawyers who are truly passionate about their work, are at the forefront of regulatory and market change and who consistently strive to deliver the best legal service. Some of our specialists are regularly involved in government consultations in their area.  


Established in 2005 by founding partners, Mehmet Selim Yavuz and Murat Uyanık, the boutique that started as a commercial and employment litigation firm has undergone significant transformation over the years following the participation of Çetin Mert Yavuz in 2012 as senior partners. 


Our amalgamation with an Ankara-based tax and regulatory law firm in 2010 was the next step towards expanding the firm’s area of specialised expertise.



In 2012 Çetin Mert Yavuz, joined the firm as the senior partner and the Head of the Corporate Law, Contracts and M&A Department, after having served as a senior legal counsel at the Turkish Football Federation. Now our corporate team consists of highly experienced lawyers and counsels, many of whom have trained at international firms.


Deniz Akalın, after having served as a partner at a reputable IT law firm, joined the firm in 2015 and founded the Intellectual Property Law Department.


Can Hasan Yılgür, with his notable experience in Insurance Law, joined the firm in 2012, and became a partner in 2018.
All these steps substantially increased the diversity of, and the expertise in, the services we are able to offer. Today, we advise numerous clients throughout the country and are regarded as the ‘best in class’ in the areas of dispute resolution (commercial and criminal), employment law and insurance.



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