Lawyers

With its “extensive knowledge of the Turkish market, the relevant laws and clients’ needs,” this firm is widely regarded as one of the dominant forces in Turkey. The “highly talented lawyers” attract a number of major clients”  Chamber Global 2009

The reputation of Pekin & Pekin precedes it. We have a history going back over forty years, have worked on most major deals and have participated in the introduction of new legislation. Pekin & Pekin lawyers are well regarded and being part of our Firm ensures you a head-start.

Many of our lawyers have been with us since graduation, rising quickly to become partners with equity stakes. Some join us later following time spent abroad in international law firms. The common characteristics that we look for in a lawyer are:

Dedication - dedication to the law, the Firm, your co-workers and yourself

An aptitude for innovative thinking - utilising your legal knowledge to create new workable structures, frameworks, solutions for your clients

A business-orientated approach - understanding how the client can reach their objectives within the current and future environment and incorporating this into the legal advice you provide

The ability to offer clients practical solutions – clients need solutions that are practical and meet their objectives in the most efficient way possible, alternative solutions should be offered and the outcome of each alternative demonstrated
 

Below is a checklist of what Pekin & Pekin offers:

  • Lawyers work in specialised practice teams, led by a senior partner who also acts as mentor.
  • Lawyers can switch practice teams for specific deals or long-term in line with their career paths and the Firm workflow.
  • We have an open door policy, giving lawyers access to some of the best legal minds in Turkey.
  • Practice teams work on some of the biggest and most interesting deals within the jurisdiction.
  • Pekin & Pekin lawyers work hand-in-hand with external counsel from global law firms, a chance to build relationships globally.
  • Lawyers are able to take sabbaticals abroad as professional development.
  • Weekly training is given by our Advisory department, updating lawyers on current legal developments in the jurisdiction.
  • Trainee lawyers can take study leave when required in and outside of working hours.
  • Team members are encouraged to take on responsibilities and use their initiative.
  • Career progression can be rapid for those who prove their capabilities.

If you would like to meet with our Managing Partner to discuss a career in Pekin & Pekin, contact Selin Özkarnak, HR Manager.  

CVs should be emailed to Selin Özkarnak

The culture of the Firm is participation and success, driving all to exceed client expectations.