Winner of

Law firm of the year: Turkey

Akol Namlı & Partners

Following its split from White & Case in 2015, Istanbul-based Akol Law has gone from strength to strength. Having decided to focus on corporate, tax and financial law, its financials evince spectacular revenue growth stemming from top-level mandates from global businesses, particularly in the financial, retail and consumer markets. What has further marked the firm out is its technical excellence, high-quality business support function and effective development of referral and cross-border work from major global players.

Akol has established a sophisticated performance review system for its lawyers and a commitment to gender diversity: the senior partner and 2/3 of the firm’s associate team is female. ‘They offer the quality of an international law firm with the flexibility and market know-how of a local firm,’ said the judges, who praised Akol’s ‘impressive growth’, ‘top-drawer clients and work’ and ‘professional management team’. 



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