Exclusive IR Global advisor for Corporate Services in Turkey since 2024

Soner KENAROĞLULL.M.

+90 212 381 8648

Biography

Mr Kenaroğlu is a partner in Kenaroğlu Legal. He has more than 20 year experience in law. He started his career in a boutique law office based in Istanbul, and completed his legal internship in the same office. He transferred to one of the leading mobile telecommunication firm, TurkTelekom (previously “AVEA”), and worked for approximately five years as an in-house legal counsel and legal manager. On 2009, he started to work for a holding company, Calik Holding, for approximately five years as an in-house counsel and legal advisor for Holding company and its subsidiaries in Turkiye and abroad. Since 2014, he has been providing legal services to his clients under the name Kenaroğlu | Legal. He has been advising clients from a wide range of industries including but not limited to cosmetics, pharmaceutical, construction, aviation, textile, logistics, software, mobile applications, mobile games, and steel processing etc. He represents and provides legal services for local & foreign natural persons and companies operating in a wide range of sectors such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, construction, aviation, textile, logistics, software, mobile applications, mobile games and steel processing.

His fields of expertise include commercial and corporate law, unfair competition law, contracts law, intellectual property law, corporate affairs, contract drafting, M&A and data protection law. Due to his special interest in Turkish Commercial Law, Mr. Kenaroğlu was invited to teach “Turkish Commercial Law” at “Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Business Administration” and continues to do so.

Mr Kenaroğlu has advised on the corporate modelling of numerous national and multinational establishments, realized their incorporations, and consulted clients on their day-to-day corporate matters, worked on several data protection compliance projects.

He is a certified trademark attorney before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Association since 2005. 

Education

  • Istanbul University, Law Faculty, Bachelor’s Degree in Law, MA
  • İstanbul University, Institute of Social Sciences, Civil Law, Post Graduate (LL.M.)
  • LLM Thesis: “Comparative Advertisements in Unfair Competition Law”, 2007.

Main Practice Areas

  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Contracts Law
  • Personal Data Protection Law
  • Advertisement and Media Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Employment Law

Memberships

  • Istanbul Bar Association, 2003,
  • Patent Attorney (Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, 2005),
  • Trademark Attorney (Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, 2005),
  • International Trademark Association (INTA, 2014),
  • International Bar Association (IBA, 2017),
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP, 2023).

Languages

  • Turkish – Native
  • English – Advanced
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About KENAROĞLU I LEGAL

KENAROĞLU I LEGAL

Based on the experience received from 2003 with the confidence, Kenaroglu Legal provides advocacy and consultancy services, in our head office located in Istanbul-Besiktas and with our liaison offices across Turkey.

We continue to provide advocacy and consultancy services to our domestic and foreign clients primarily Commercial and Corporate Law, Contracts Law, Personal Data Protection and Privacy Law, Trademark Law, Employment and Social Security Law, and Execution & Bankruptcy Law.

In this context, We provide our services from the principle of keeping the legal requirements of our Clients, adapting to changing conditions and primarily focusing on solutions, in the fields of Holding Companies, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, textile, software, digital games, aviation, real estate, cotton production & trading, steel production, and finance sectors. We carry out our foreign Clients’ needs in Turkey and the legal requirements of our domestic Clients’ need both in Turkey and abroad in a timely and efficient manner.

Kenaroglu | Legal also provides consultancy services to our Clients to provide supervision of the legal services that our domestic clients receive from foreign law firms and consultancy firms and to coordinate between the Parties.

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