Şengüler & Şengüler is recognised as a leading Turkish law firm which has been in business for nearly 14 years.

Jonathan W Blythe, Gül Şengüler, Bariş Polat and Nihan Yiğit Uslu are the firm’s partners and they bring a unique blend of international and local experience.

The firm is the successor of Scottish International Energy firm Ledingham Chalmers and was originally known for its strong energy, M&A and corporate law practices. This scope has now expanded so that the firm provides general legal support to mainly foreign investors across a number of sectors.

The firm has also developed a good track record in litigation, especially bulk HR case management.

Typical clients are multinational, some well established locally, some acquiring Turkish businesses, with others setting up JVs or simply new entities. However, we also service an increasing number of Turkish clients seeking to invest abroad.

It is the firm’s aim to be innovative but also provide high quality responsive legal services for routine work. We seek to understand the client’s business. Services cover a range of sectors and clients include many blue-chip multinationals, financial institutions and public companies.

The firm has a small office in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, which serves the needs of clients who require to deal with Central Government and the public sector.



Şengüler & Şengüler provides legal services in both English and Turkish advising clients across a broad spectrum of industries including oil and gas, tourism and leisure, telecommunications, construction, airlines, information technology and on all aspects of commercial law including the following:

Corporate & Mergers and Acquisitions

Energy & Mining & Finance Projects

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Employment & HR consulting


Competition & Anti-Trust

Banking and Finance

Bankruptcy and Enforcement Law

Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution advice and counsel

Debt Collection and Execution Procedures



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