The Firm was established by Nedim Karako in 1970 in Istanbul. In the beginning, the Firm was involved in general litigation, foreign investments, intellectual property law, labor law and commercial law, and then expanded its services to a wide range of areas such as banking law, financial law, aviation law, transportation law, real estate transactions, international legal affairs and M&A projects.

Nedim Karako is leading the Firm with his experience of more than 40 years and his passion for his work from the very first day of the Firm.

The Firm has a broad range of clientele, including aircraft lessees, lessors, aircraft maintenance and repair stations, traders, freight forwarders, motorboat and yacht sellers, underwriters, reinsurers, insurance brokers, banks and finance institutions. The clients are based in Turkey and as well as outside Turkey.

The Firm has strong links with many international law firms and is able to offer its local clients legal assistance in foreign jurisdictions.

English, French and German are fluently spoken in the Firm. The Firm operates on a 24-hour a day basis.

The aim of the Firm is to provide efficient and teamwork oriented legal services in accordance with ethical and international standards.


The focus of the Firm is Aviation Law, Corporate Law, Labor Law, Litigation, Banking & Finance Law, Foreign Investment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Transportation Law and Data Protection & Privacy.

Aviation Law

The Firm provides legal assistance to the aviation industry. Attorneys act as legal advisers and litigators for foreign aircraft/aircraft engine owners and lessors,  …

Corporate Law

Corporate attorneys provide guidance necessary to respond to operational and regulatory needs of clients and today’s demanding business atmosphere …

Labor Law

The Team represents employers from various sectors in all aspects of labor law. Alternatively, the Firm works for individuals and corporations regarding …


Litigation team frequently provides lead trial strategy in cases where the outcome is crucial to the economic impact or continued financial viability of client’s business…

Banking & Finance Law

Banking & Finance practice focuses on lending and regulatory activities of commercial lenders, banks and other financial institutions. Advisory services are …

Foreign Investment Law

The Firm represents international entrepreneurs investing in Turkey; assists them in establishing companies, joint ventures, branch offices, …

Mergers & Acquisitions

The Firm represents clients in all phases of mergers and acquisition transactions. Clients are advised in structuring, negotiating and completing domestic …

Intellectual Property

The Firm provides legal consultancy on protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights in Turkey. The consultancy includes legal matters, including trademarks

Transportation Law

In today’s globalized world in which borders are disappearing, international agreements and regulations governing transportation have become …

Data Protection & Privacy

Since the launch of Personal Data Protection Act in 2016 in Turkey, data protection and privacy has become a fundamental topic for all companies. Firm advises …


Our Team consists of eight attorneys and operates under consultancy and litigation sub-divisions. The Firm collaborates with specialists in other fields of expertise, as well. That collaboration might be on international, local or geographical basis, if necessary.


  • Nedim KARAKO

    Founding Partner

    Nedim was born in 1945 in Istanbul. He obtained his LL.B. at Istanbul University Law Faculty in 1967.  In 1968, he has been admitted to Istanbul Bar Association. Nedim founded the Firm in 1970 and since he is working as senior partner of the Firm.

    Nedim has been accepted and registered as arbitrator and mediator in various international intellectual property organizations and arbitration institutions. He speaks English, French and Spanish.


  • Cem KARAKO, LL.M.


    Cem was born in 1981 in Istanbul. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in law from Istanbul University Law Faculty in 2004. He graduated from the International Institute of Air and Space Law, University of Leiden, cum laude, in 2008. In 2005, he has been admitted to Istanbul Bar Association. Since 2004, Cem has been acting as legal counsel in the Firm. He was also guest lecturer on air law at Yeditepe University Law Faculty, Istanbul between 2009 and 2015. Cem speaks English and German.

    Publications of Cem are as follows: 

    • Article with Fabio Tronchetti (associate professor of law at the School of Law, Harbin Institute of Technology, People’s Republic of China), in Air & Space Law/Contemporary Issues And Future Challenges/Liber Amicorum, ‘The Draft Protocol on Matter Relating to Space Assets: New Developments and Perspectives for Success’ (August, 2011);
    • Author, ‘Separate Financing of Aircraft Engines – Legal Obstacles’ (August, 2010);
    • Article, Current Law Review, ‘Comments to the Turkish Draft Translation of the Montreal Convention, 1999’ (April, 2009), Turkish;
    • Article, Current Law Review, ‘The Distinction Between Actual and Contractual Carrier in Air Law’ (April, 2008), Turkish.

Tuğba ÖNAL

  • Tuğba ÖNAL

    Senior Associate

    Tuğba was born in 1990 in Ankara. She obtained her LL.B. at Ankara University Law Faculty in 2012. She was admitted to the Ankara Bar Association in 2013. Since 2018, she has been admitted to the İstanbul Bar Association. Tuğba joined the Firm in 2020. She speaks English.


  • Büşra ERTAV

    Junior Associate

    Büşra was born in 1996 in Istanbul. She obtained her L.L.B. at Istanbul University Law Faculty in 2020 at the same year she joined the Firm as a Trainee. She has been admitted to Istanbul Bar Association in November 2021 and has been working as a lawyer since then. Büşra has double major in Psychological Counseling and Guidance. She speaks English.


  • Damla Nur KORKMAZ


    Damla was born in 1999 in Ankara. She obtained her LL.B. at Ankara University Law Faculty in 2021. She has been admitted to Istanbul Bar Association in 2021. Damla joined the Firm in the same year. She is fluent in both written and spoken English.

Muhammet Enes ÖZKAN

  • Muhammet Enes ÖZKAN


    Enes was born in 1999 in Edirne. He obtained his LL.B. at Istanbul University Law Faculty in 2021. He also graduated from International Relations undergraduate program at Anadolu University in 2022. He expects to be admitted to Istanbul Bar Association in September 2022. Enes joined the firm in 2021 and speaks English and Bulgarian.


  • Hazal AKTAŞ


    Hazal was born in 1998 in Ankara. She obtained her LL.B. at Kültür University Law Faculty in 2021. She has been admitted to Istanbul Bar Association in 2021. Hazal joined the Firm in the same year. She speaks English.


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Büyükdere Cad. Nevtron İş Merkezi
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34394 - Şişli - İstanbul