The Forest Products and Agribusiness industries benefit from similar competitive advantages in terms of long-term sustainability of demand and supply. From timberlands to grains, renewable fibers and biofuels are integral parts of the global economy. However, these industries are not immune to escalating energy and input prices and other cost structure shifts. There has been retrenchment and consolidation across the board. Our lawyers have the necessary expertise to surmount these issues and more.
BASEAK provides you in-depth sector knowledge. We can advise on patent protection, assess the long-term viability of investments and help determine the most advantageous route when converting facilities from one type of usage to another.
We also advise on intellectual property protection, commercial contracts and finished product distribution, mergers and acquisitions, environmental sustainability branding, product approval and registration by government agencies, global cross-border trade and human resource management.
Our Forest Products and Agribusiness practice encompasses:
- Biotechnology, crop and plant breeding
- Carbon credits
- Lumber trade and production
- Biofuels and energy input management
- Strategic advisory and industry consolidation implementation
November 2, 2016
October 14, 2016
The Law on Pledges over Movable Assets in Commercial Transactions numbered 6750 was published in the official gazette on 28 October 2016 and will come into force on 1 January 2017 (the "Law on Pledges over Movables"). With its enactment, the Commercial Enterprise Pledge Law dated 21 June 1971 and numbered 1447 (the "Commercial Enterprise Pledge Law") will be repealed but will remain applicable for commercial enterprise pledges which are already established before 1 January 2017. Read more
November 27, 2014
Turkish Industry & Business Association (TUSIAD) has launched a report entitled “Inflation in the Food Sector in the Perspective of Structural Issues” on 28 September 2016. Read more
Şahin Ardıyok, Senior Partner and Head of the Istanbul Competition and Antitrust team, spoke at a conference organized by the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) on November 27, 2014 at the Sabancı Center to introduce TUSIAD’s report on “Agriculture, Food and Livestock Competitive Capacity.” Read more
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April 9, 2018
April 5, 2018
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Avukatlık Ortaklığı (“BASEAK”) advised Tiryaki Agro Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (“Tiryaki Agro”), Turkey’s leading agricultural products exporter, on its long-term loan facility of USD 65 million extended by a syndicate led by the Dutch development bank FMO, together with other lenders EBRD and Proparco. Read more
June 8, 2016
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Avukatlık Ortaklığı advised Tiryaki Agro Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., Turkey’s leading agricultural products exporter, on its comprehensive refinancing of USD 230 million extended by a syndicate led by ABN AMRO Bank N.V and separately by a group of uncommitted lenders on 28 March 2018. Other lenders include the Dutch development bank FMO, EBRD, HSBC A.Ş., Rabobank, Societe General, Amsterdam Trade Bank, Credit Suisse, British Arab Commercial Bank, and Gazprombank. Read more
BASEAK’s Corporate and M&A and Competition and Regulatory teams successfully advised Bridgepoint Advisers Limited ("Bridgepoint") on its acquisition of Peyman Kuruyemiş San. ve Tic. A.Ş. ("Peyman"), a Turkish dried fruit, nuts and seeds producer, from its founders and Esas Holding. Read more