Arzum Gunalcin: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Arzum Gunalcin

Phone+90 (212) 272 6364

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Practice Areas

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privatization
  • Debt Finance & Capital Markets
EducationIstanbul University
Admitted1994, Turkey
LanguagesEnglish; French
BornTurkey, 1970

Arzum Gunalcin is a partner in our Istanbul office.

Her practice focuses on complex corporate and financial transactions. She is very experienced in mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, and banking and financial services transactions.

Arzum is recommended for Corporate and M&A work in Turkey in the 2014 edition of the Europe, Middle East and North Africa Legal 500 directory in Turkey and has been listed as a recommended lawyer in Turkey in the 2014 edition of Who's Who Legal for Mergers & Acquisitions and Privatizations work.

She graduated from Istanbul University in 1993 and is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association since 1994. Ms. Gunalcin is fluent in English and French.

Arzum is currently lecturing International Economic Law and International Business Law at the International Trade Department of the Bosphorus University.

Central and Eastern Europe (CEEMENA)


Privatization Experience

Edwards Wildman lawyers have been involved in privatization deals involving a variety of state-owned enterprises, including banks, retail, power, oil & gas, steel, telecommunications, agricultural and utility companies.

Turkish Ports Privatization

The firm acts as legal advisor to the Turkish Privatization Administration in relation to the privatization of several ports including: Izmir Cruise Port, Izmir Container Port and Derince Port owned by Turkish State Railways and Tekirdag Port, Canakkale- Kabatepe Passenger Port, Gulluk port, Passport Seaport, Gokceada Kuzu Port owned by Turkey Maritime Organization.

Qatar First Investment Bank's acquisition of textile retailer EHM Maagazacanlank San. ve Tic.

Advising Qatar First Investment Bank on the acquisition of EHM Maagazacanlank San. ve Tic., the leading retailer of home textile products in Turkey.

Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Director Liability & Financially Distressed Companies in Turkey: Turkish Regime Far Stringent than Corresponding Rules in the US and UK
February 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Material Adverse Change
February 2014

Edwards Wildman's Istanbul Office Recognized by the 2014 Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa
April 11, 2014
Edwards Wildman Advises on Privatization of Sole Istanbul Cruise Port, Reports CEE Legal Matters
March 10, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Istanbul Office Advises on the Privatization of the Sole Cruise Port of istanbul, Salipazari (Galataport) Port
February 27, 2014
Edwards Wildman Opens Office in Istanbul, Reports Legal Business
February 11, 2014
Edwards Wildman is Latest to Officially Open an Office in Istanbul, Reports The American Lawyer
October 10, 2013
Edwards Wildman Launches New Office in Istanbul, Turkey
September 9, 2013


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Director Liability & Financially Distressed Companies in Turkey: Turkish Regime Far More Stringent than Corresponding Rules in the US and UK
John O. Faurescu,Arzum Gunalcin,Alexander G. Henlin,John D. Hughes,Jonathan Yorke, February 17, 2014
American and British directors of corporations should be mindful of the different standards of conduct, obligations, and potential personal liability when holding directorships in Turkish companies, particularly if such companies’ financial situation is deteriorating. Unlike the rules...

Material Adverse Change
Theodore H. Cominos,Rod J. Cowper,Arzum Gunalcin,Cristina Proca, February 5, 2014
The recent dramatic decline in the value of the Turkish Lira (the Turkish currency has lost about 10 percent since mid-December) as well as the substantial increase in interest rates (the Turkish Central Bank ramped up interest rates on 28 January, a measure which has already shown some positive...
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Arzum Gunalcin

Buyukdere Caddesi Maya Akar Center, No: 100-102B Blok Kat:18
Istanbul 34394

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