■■ Advised a major company operating in the land transportation sector on methods for improving employer-employee relations, employment conditions, and employees’ participation in the management of the company through work council and employee representatives.
■■ Advised a major global media company concerning the investigation process conducted by the Social Security Institution.
■■ Advised a major company operating in the land transportation sector on subcontracting issues, and determination of strategies for pursuit of labour lawsuits to fend off discrimination claims.
■■ Advised a global media company on a variety of employment issues involving recruitment, restructuring, termination matters, preparation of employment contracts and internal policies, and grievances arising from the Press Labour Law and Labour Law.
■■ Advised a leading pharmaceutical company during an investigation held in relation to irregular employment applications by the Social Security Institution and also assisted in post investigation actions.
■■ Advised a major Turkish telecommunications company in preparing a section of its prospectus on human resources issues for the largest IPO in Turkey’s history.
■■ Advised one of the world’s most prestigious private equity funds in relation to various employment issues during its acquisition of hospitals.
■■ Advised one of the municipalities in Turkey on various employment and regulatory issues in pre- and post-privatisation of the third largest natural gas distribution company in Turkey.
■■ Advised one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies during its acquisition of another major pharmaceutical company on restructuring issues including redundancies within both companies.
■■ Attended and assisted a leading tobacco company during an inspection in relation to its employment applications, conducted by the Provincial Labour Directorate and also assisted for the post investigations actions.
■■ Assisted in various acquisition transactions of various multinational companies operating in diversified sectors by preparing due diligence reports and advising on all aspects of employment issues in relation to such acquisitions.
■■ Assisted various multi-national companies operating in diversified sectors regarding business transfer matters.
■■ Advised one the world’s biggest aircraft motor repair and maintenance companies on a variety of employment issues in Turkey and assisted during its consecutive collective bargaining processes.
■■ Advised one of the world’s largest photographic and imaging companies and one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies on the termination of high level executives based on just cause, conducted investigation in the workplace to collect evidence in order to substantiate the termination cause and drafted the investigation report accordingly.
■■ Advised the branch office of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies on its employment restructuring strategy implemented due to adverse effects of recent changes in pharmaceutical legislation.
■■ Advised a globally leading packaging company on a variety of employment issues in Turkey, including preparation of employment contracts for local employees and internal policies, reviewed inactive plans and performance improvement procedures, applicable health and safety measures and effected dismissals.
■■ Advised a major filtration manufacturer company located in a free zone on types of employment, pre-employment checks, employee privacy, recruitment processes, work permit requirements for free zones, health and safety at work, and social security issues.
■■ Advised a leading real estate company and a major filtration manufacturer company on strategies to follow for unfair competition claims.
■■ Advised a major company operating in the chemical sector on all aspects of employer’s responsibilities to preserve occupational health and safety at work.
■■ Advised various multinational companies on work permit requirements and social security rights of expatriates who are assigned to work in Turkey.
■■ Advised an investment company during the due diligence process regarding union competence matters and alternative litigation strategies to challenge the union’s competence as per the newly enacted Unions and Collective Bargaining Agreement Law.
■■ Advised an investment company during the due diligence process regarding the legitimacy of outsourced activities of the target company operating in the passenger transportation sector.
■■ Advised numerous clients on employment issues relating to coordination and integration of employees between merging entities, particularly planned necessary transfers and redundancies and determined compensation packages in relation to redundancies.
■■Advised a leading insurance company and an energy company on the separation of a top executive.
■■ Advised one of the world’s largest banks on employment law issues, in particular pre-employment checks and data protection and also advised on employee orientation survey.
■■ Advised a leading company in the energy sector on procedures regarding alcohol and drug testing on employees.
■■ Advised a leading computer software company on redundancy procedures due to restructuring.
■■ Advised a leading pharmaceutical company on strategies which may be pursued not to cause any pregnancy discrimination due to envisaged termination of employment upon her maternity leave.
■■ Advised a leading company in the energy sector on the legal implementations of the transfer of employees upon spin-off.
■■ Advised a global media company, operating in around 50 jurisdictions, on the implementation of new global guidance, to ensure consistency in the management and conduct of its business units.
■■ Advised a leading computer software company on application of pension plans under Turkish labour laws.
■■ Advised management of various multinational companies in connection with the termination of senior executives and employees. We also advised on strategy, negotiating directly with the executives/employees and ultimately agreeing the terms of separation.
■■ Represented a major media company in a dispute before the labour court to challenge the competency of the trade union to negotiate collective labour agreements and in a dispute challenging the legitimacy of the strike implemented in the workplace based on good faith principles.
■■ Represented various pharmaceutical companies against the claims of former employees upon their redundancy following large scale restructurings.
■■ Represented a major company, involved in the investment and management sector of shopping malls, against a claim of a subcontractor’s employee regarding material and immaterial damages arising from a work accident occurred at the workplace.
■■ Represented a leading company in aircraft motor repair and maintenance industry against claims for unfair mass dismissals, in which the employees claimed that they were dismissed due to their rightful union activities.
■■ Represented a leading food services company in an employment litigation matter relating to a claim of an employee arising from share option plans.
■■ Represented a leading tobacco company before the Labour and Criminal Courts against the Provincial Labour Directorate for the cancellation of imposed sanctions arising from inspections conducted with respect to working conditions.
■■ Represented a leading company active in endoscopy products and photography appliances against claims of executive managers who were dismissed due to their misconduct concerning financial matters.
■■ Represented a leading company in the leisure and hospitality sector against claims of employees who were dismissed prior to transfer of business by the previous entrepreneur.
■■ Represented a global leader in food processing and packaging in employment litigation matters relating to claims of employees arising from incentive schemes.