Unprecedented challenges persist in today's capital markets. Significant regulatory uncertainty and market volatility linger, and there are fewer deals. Underwriters, issuers and investors alike require a trusted advisor with a forward-thinking vision—one who sees the value of investing today to maintain capabilities and market share.
From helping to develop new best practices to sharing the risk of a deal that doesn’t close, BASEAK leverages an agile approach to adapt in a changing landscape.
Through strong relationships with regulatory and exchange bodies, our lawyers work with you to navigate requirements. We advise global and domestic banks, insurance companies, securities dealers, shareholders and venture capitalists, as well as private equity.
Our capital markets lawyers have experience in:
Capital markets regulatory compliance
Debt capital markets
Derivatives and structured products
Equity capital markets
Residential mortgage purchase and sale
Residential repo and finance
February 15, 2019
June 8, 2018
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki’s Capital Markets Team has therefore prepared this report on the Equity Markets, the Debt Markets and Regulatory Changes in 2018. Read more
October 24, 2017
Tier I and Tier II capital of Turkish banks are regulated under the Regulation on the Equity of Banks. Equity Regulation stipulates the general terms in relation to debt instruments and loans that are included in calculation of the equity of a bank, as well as principles of Tier I and Tier II capital. It sets forth that the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency will determine the terms and procedures in relation to write down and conversion into shares of these debt instruments. Read more
Following the recent changes in the Listing Directive of Borsa Istanbul in September, the regulator introduced further amendments on 20 October (“New Amendments”). Notable amendments include an exception to equity to capital ratio for Group II companies listed in Star market and the introduction of a watchlist market for debt instruments. Read more
News and Events
Recent Press Releases
July 24, 2019
March 12, 2019
Müfit Arapoğlu - Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Avukatlık Ortaklığı (“BASEAK”) and Dentons are pleased to have advised Barclays Bank PLC acting as the Dealer Manager on the tender offer by Yaşar Holding A.Ş (“Yaşar”) to the holders of its outstanding USD 250,000,000 8.875 per cent. Notes due 2020 issued by Yaşar to tender such Notes for purchase. Read more
February 26, 2019
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Avukatlık Ortaklığı (“BASEAK”) and Dentons advised Koç Holding A.Ş. (“Koç Holding”), Turkey's largest holding company, on its issue of US$750 million 6.500% Notes due 2025 (Rule 144A/Regulation S). BASEAK acted as Turkish counsel and Dentons acted as English and United States counsel to Koç Holding. Read more
Two deals that Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (BASEAK) and Dentons jointly advised on received five awards at the 2019 Bonds & Loans Awards Turkey, which is the only ceremony recognising excellence in Turkey’s structured finance and capital markets. Read more