Hospitality & Leisure

Investors have been relatively slow to capitalise on the hospitality and leisure sector in Turkey - that is changing with strong economic growth predictions, the country's appeal as a regional travel destination and larger amounts of Turks travelling abroad for leisure. Condé Nast named Turkey the number one destination in 2010 and Istanbul celebrated the year as a European Capital of Culture, which Pekin & Pekin sponsored.

Pekin & Pekin clients in the sector are traditionally focused on inward investment with a 2011 trend for outward investment by cash-rich Turkish companies bringing additional cross-border transactions to the team.

Deals, projects and investments generally cover:

  • Hotel and leisure complex construction and operating groups
  • Airline and terminal acquisitions, tranfer of operating rights and construction
  • Project financing
  • Transport infrastructure and privatisation
  • Regulatory advice

Each engagement team is formed in line with the objectives of the client and the requirements of the deal. Team are often cross-practice and include lawyers specialised in the sector, allowing clients to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our highly regarded lawyers from throughout the Firm.


Team Leader     Fethi Pekin    Corporate/M&A