Criminal law has become an important part of Turkish business law practice. It is not uncommon for directors and executive officers to be pursued for the corporate actions of their companies, including without limitation to taxation and import-export transactional matters. Possible sanctions directors and officers may face include fines, as well as imprisonment. Also, the number of compliance-related cases and fraudulent conduct matters have clearly shown an increase.
In response to such developments, the Firm supplements its corporate governance and compliance practices through its criminal law expertise. Led by Prof. Dr. Duygun Yarsuvat, who has successfully represented high profile defendants, opposition leaders and journalists in highly-publicized political cases, the criminal law practice group often works in collaboration with forensic investigators and fraud audit firms.