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Ahmet Arif Şimşek; Commercial & IP; English & Turkish; Istanbul, Turkey 0 5 0 0

Ahmet Arif Şimşek; Commercial & IP; English & Turkish; Istanbul, Turkey

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Ahmet Arif Simsek Law Office has deep expertise on private law disputes especially on IP, commercial and labour law disputes and also on administrative/tax law disputes.

From the beginning of his professional life, founder Ahmet Arif Şimşek has served legal advisory services to his Turkish and foreign clients, represented them in various disputes and has involved in various M&A projects. More than ten years, he has served attorney services and legal advisory services to the leading companies in media and communication sectors.

Additionally, he has experience on trademark protection, including but not limited to applications, counterviews, oppositions and represented his clients in other proceedings before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, as a registered trademark attorney in Turkey. He presents his legal experience of more than ten years for assisting his Turkish and foreigner clients.

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  • Areas of Core Practice  IP Law

    - We represented and assisted both local and international leading companies producing famous movies and television series in relation to breach of IP rights and claims over their titles.

    - We represented and assisted leading production companies in relation to disputes arising from IP rights over songs/musics.

     Trademark Law

    - We represented leading international production and broadcasting companies before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office on their trademark applications and all applications, objections and other procedures for protecting their trademark rights. Additionally, we represented them before Turkish IP Courts on trademark disputes including criminal cases as a result of seizure and destruction procedures before customs.

    - We represented and assisted both local and international companies from various sectors on their applications before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, disputes before IP Courts and legal actions in relation to claims of third parties.

     Administrative and Tax Law

    - We represented and assisted a leading company supplying oncological equipment in an administrative lawsuit arising from a public tender in Turkey.

    - We represented and assisted a leading holding company in Turkey in administrative lawsuits arising from zoning plans affecting its factory building and other buildings.

    - We represented and assisted a leading broadcasting company in Turkey in various administrative lawsuits against administrative actions of Turkish Broadcasting Authority (i.e. warning and penalties).

    - We represented and assisted a leading company in communication sector in audits of Information Technologies and Communication Authority, in disputes arising from banderol procedure of Turkish Radio and Television Authority and customs taxes.

    - We represented and assisted companies of a leading holding company in Turkey in disputes arising from tax penalties and taxations.


     Commercial Law

    - We represented and assisted various international companies in various sectors in disputes arising from commercial purchase agreements with Turkish companies.

    - We represented and assisted a leading international company in electricity sector in a compensation lawsuit arising from share transfer of a Turkish company.

    - We represented and assisted a leading company in communication sector in relation to agreements and disputes with dealers, distributors and technical service facilities for many years.

    - We assisted a leading international company in communication sector in relation to commercial dispute arising from distributorship agreement with its distributor in Turkey.

    - We represented and assisted a leading broadcasting company in disputes such as disputes arising from commercial loans and unfair competition based on production agreements for many years.

    - We represented and assisted a leading international production company that applied for bankruptcy and its shareholder companies in commercial disputes and bankruptcy procedure.

    - We represented and assisted insured companies and insurance companies in their compensation claims against a leading transportation and warehousing company in Turkey arising from massive fire happened at its warehouse.

    - We represented and assisted a leading crane production company having subsidiary in Turkey in compensation claims of one of its customer.

    - We assisted a leading international crane production company in disputes with its distributors and agencies in Turkey and represented in compensation claim of one of its customer in relation to cranes sold to subject customer.

    - We represented and assisted a leading company supplying oncological equipment in commercial disputes arising from a public tender in Turkey.

    - We represented and assisted a leading international company manufacturing and supplying aviation equipment in a commercial dispute arising from a public tender in Turkey.

     Law of Agreements

    - We served legal consultancy services to a leading broadcasting company in relation to services procured from third parties including production agreements.

    - We served legal consultancy services to a leading international company in communication sector in relation to services procured from third parties including agreements with dealers and technical service companies.

    - We served legal consultancy services to a leading company supplying oncological equipment in relation to the commercial purchase agreements signed as a result of a public tender in Turkey.

    - We served legal consultancy services to a leading international crane production company in relation to distribution and agency agreements.

    - We served legal consultancy services to a leading international company in communication sector in relation to distribution agreements.

     Media Law

    - We served legal consultancy services to a leading broadcasting company in relation to television productions under the legislation of the Radio and Television Authority.

    - We served legal consultancy services to a leading international broadcasting company that made bankruptcy application before Turkish court in relation to agreements signed for its productions and their legal situation.

    - We served legal consultancy services to a leading international broadcasting company in relation to legal procedures before the Radio and Television Authority and represented the company in these procedures.

     Civil Law

    - We served legal consultancy services to inheritors of Ottoman dynasty in relation to assets that they claim shares.

    - We assisted various clients in relation to divorce lawsuits.

    - We represented and assisted an individual client in a lawsuit claiming release of her property and adequate pay.

     Labour Law

    - We served legal consultancy services to a leading broadcasting company in relation to collective redundancy procedure and termination of employment contracts under mutual agreements. Additionally, we presented this client in various lawsuits initiated by its former employees.

    - We assisted one of the leading international company manufacturing elevators in dismissals of its two employees of management level and represented our client in lawsuits initiated by these employees.

    - We assisted one of the leading international company manufacturing cranes in various labour law matters including claims of its employees and termination of employment contracts.

    - We assisted many clients in receivables and claims of its employees.

     Consumer Law

    - We represented and assisted a leading company in communication sector in relation to consumer claims before consumer juries and consumer courts around Turkey.

    - We represented and assisted another leading company in communication sector in relation to consumer claims arising from its responsibility as the manufacturer.


     Criminal Law

    - We represented and assisted a leading broadcasting company in criminal prosecution files and criminal court files arising from various television programs.

    - We represented and assisted a leading company in communication sector in various criminal prosecution files and criminal court files filed against its representatives and employees.

    - We represented and assisted a leading international company in movie production sector in various criminal prosecution files and criminal court files arising from breach of trademark rights in local market and also while import procedure.

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