We were delighted to be included in the ‘European Firms in London’ feature in The Lawyer by Ana de Liz on 9 January 2020. The section on us can be read below and the full article can be accessed here.
Having formed their firm in 2006 and been the Turkish arm of DLA Piper from 2010 to 2014, Cüneyt Yüksel and Murat Karkin are no strangers to changes in the legal market, and have also had to deal with political and economic turmoil in their home country.
While they still have an office in Istanbul and a team in Ankara, the political and legal situation in Turkey prompted the co-managing partners of Karkin & Yüksel to relocate to London in 2017, building an office able to serve contentious issues and corporate transactions, as well as human rights law. Brexit has not slowed them down. In fact, they say there is a growing client list that has not been affected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
“However, as Turkey is part of the customs union, only time will tell whether UK investors will lose their appetite in Turkey as an investment opportunity or not. It will be interesting to see whether the UK remains attractive to Turkish investors post-Brexit,” Karkin says.