Litigation and Arbitration
İçtemLegal has an experienced dispute resolution team practicing in commercial and corporate litigation and arbitration. We are also a founder member of ISTAC, Istanbul Arbitration Center.
Intellectual Property Litigation
We represent clients in connection with trademark, patent violation cases subject matter of which are compensation claims due to unauthorized use of our clients’ intellectual property. We also have extensive experience in trademark annulment cases. Many of our clients are world wide known enterprises owning extremely valuable trademarks used throughout international trade. The global use of such marks in international trade may lead to unauthorized use or even outright deliberate adoption or copying of our clients trademarks. Our effort is to be able to prevent and eliminate such counterfeit trademarks to clear the path to our clients’ rightful trade. In this respect we commonly utilize local legislation as well as “well known” doctrine and other aspects of the Paris Convention. Our effort also includes a parallel seizure attempt at local customs to prevent domestic trading of counterfeit products.
We are engaged in cases concerning damage or loss to our clients’ personal rights or assets arising out of tortous acts. Our practice in fleet management and auto leasing industry provides us an experience in terms of tort based compensation claims as well as insurance related claims.
Breach of Contract
İçtemLegal has a vast number of cases pursuing outstanding contractual claims, indemnification claims or other compensation related claims arising out of breach of contract. We have specific expertise in potential claims arising out of (long term) distributorship, agency contracts and goodwill compensation claims.
We represent our clients in many different forms of corporate and intra-shareholder disputes; such as challenging corporate decisions devised by controlling shareholders for self interest, alleged breaches of capital market legislation (such as insider trading allegations and other forms of white collar criminal activity), director liability lawsuits, claims arising out of misappropriation of corporate funds etc. We have a specific focus and expertiese in m&a disputes and partnership dissolution cases.
Employment Law Related Litigation
We represent our clients in employment law related litigation, mostly against unjust termination claims of ex-employees.
We work extensively on litigation concerning foreclosure of collateral and other security interest, mostly in the form of pledges or mortgages. Apart from the operational experience related to registration and creation of security interest for our clients in the form of movable asset pledges, mortgages etc. we also work on foreclosure of the same.
International and Domestic Arbitration
We actively participate in domestic and international arbitration cases, often collaborate with foreign law firms and take joint representation in connection with disputes concerning Turkish law or Turkish jurisdiction. In 2018, we took part in one of the first known examples of funded international arbitration in Singapore since the city-state passed new laws facilitating the use of third-party funding. We are also taking an active part in terms of an effort to promote Istanbul as a regional center for arbitration and for this purpose working jointly with the Istanbul Arbitration Center.