Elvan Aziz is the partner heading the corporate practice at Paksoy, specialising in corporate and company law, employment and real estate matters. She has also been extensively advising sellers, strategic buyers and PE clients in M&A projects.
Elvan leads the team of Paksoy advising clients on corporate and commercial issues, including establishment of Turkish subsidiaries, corporate restructuring and restructuring of business, legal mergers and spin-offs and corporate governance. Within the team, there are dedicated lawyers advising clients regularly on individual and collective employment law matters, including implementation of management incentive schemes, strategy building on HR aspects of restructuring or closure of business, preparation and negotiation of individual and collective employment agreements and internal bylaws, dealings with the trade union as well as collective and individual termination of employees, including top management.
Elvan also has significant real estate practice expertise covering structuring of real estate developments, including residential, commercial property and hotel development, drafting and negotiating relevant project agreements for developers and investors, as well carrying out legal land due diligence to determine whether the property is fit for its purpose.
On the M&A side, Elvan has been actively advising clients in various industries, including healthcare, TMT, retail and manufacturing, for high profile and strategic transactions which includes cross border acquisitions and international joint ventures. She has been acting for foreign and Turkish private equity funds, pension plans, venture capitals and angel investors as well as strategic investors in their investments and acquisitions in Turkey, as well as advising Turkish selling shareholders and families in their transactions of different sizes and sectors.