Doğu Abidin

Areas of Practice

Dogu Abidin Law Firm has been one of the top firms in North Cyprus for 17 years.

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Dogu Abidin

Law Office

Dogu Abidin Law Firm has been one of the top firms in North Cyprus for 15 years. Our team of highly experienced lawyers and legal experts are dedicated to provide the best legal service as reflected to our prominent position and reputation in North Cyprus. We deal with the every aspect of legal services included in our areas of practice.

Dogu Abidin Law Firm is always prepared to provide excellent level of legal services related to criminal law with our experienced and skillful team for our clients in need. Our team acknowledges the vital importance of criminal law for our clients, we establish trust relationship with our clients by remaining in contact from the first point of contact to the end.

Our scope of services:

  • Reporting of criminal incidents
  • Representation of complainants and suspects
  • Defense in criminal trials
  • Legal consultancy on criminal law matters for complainants, suspects or defendants
  • Remand cases

We are a leading law firm on family law matters and court cases, our team acts with a professional sense to the best needs of our clients and their families.  Our scope of services:

  • Divorce cases
  • Parental right (Child custody, visitation) cases
  • Property settlement, compensation and alimony claims
  • Restriction requests upon family violence
  • Contracts of marriage and property settlement contracts
  • Recognition and certification of divorce orders

We have extensive experience on property and construction law matters. As a leading law firm in the market, we have been involved in the largest construction projects in North Cyprus. From our experience we do pride ourselves as providing the best legal service to our clients which are top construction firms in Turkey and North Cyprus.

  • Construction projects and contracts
  • Transfer of title deeds
  • Construction buy&sell contracts
  • Acquisition of properties and real estate by non-citizens
  • Renovation projects and contracts
  • Use and development of land, construction rights
  • Land and zoning planning, development and evaluation
  • Property, construction and real estate taxation
  • Rent contracts
  • Land, title deed and cadastral disputes

Dogu Abidin Law Firm is always prepared to provide excellent level of legal services related to civil litigation and compensation claims with our experienced and skillful team for our clients in need. Our team applies the best global litigation practices at court proceedings with an excellent level of legal support. What makes us prominent is our client base and our desire to protect the best interests of our clients. Our scope of services:

  • Compensation claims arising from road accidents resulting with damage, personal injury and death
  • Compensation claims arising from labour accidents resulting with damage, personal injury and death
  • Compensation claims arising from negligence and gross negligence incidents resulting with damage, personal injury and death
  • Damages for detriments, unlawful practice and wrongful conducts
  • Trespass cases

Representation and defense in court proceedings and trials of compensation claims

We have a team of highly experienced individuals on corporate law matters and litigation practice. What makes us prominent is our client base and our desire to protect the best interests of our clients in various sectors. We do invest in corporate and professional relationships between our clients. Our scope of services:

  • National and international company formation
  • Purchase, sale and transfer of shares transactions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Debt restructuring
  • Increase and reduction of share capital
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Formation of foreign company’ subsidy
  • Corporate tax consultancy
  • International company formation
  • Offshore company formation
  • Freeport company formation
  • Company formation in North Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus and European Union
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Preparation and modification of memorandum, articles of association

We are a leading law firm on wills and probate matters and court cases, our team acts with a professional sense to the best needs of our clients and their families.  We act in the administration of estate, preparation of wills and extending to every other aspect of wills and probate. Our scope of services:

  • Preparation of wills
  • Probate claims through wills or without wills
  • Administration and execution of estate
  • Waiver of probate cases
  • Resolution of disputes arising from probate matters
  • Recognition and approval of wills and probate
  • Inheritance contract/Contract of succession

Our firm covers and advises on all matters of contract law. Our firm has a strong position in market with contract law cases, we derive our position from the results obtained of high profile litigation cases. Our client portfolio consists of largest national and international companies across operating in several sectors on many aspects of contract law matters.

  • Company and trusts contracts
  • Contracts of sale of goods
  • International distributorship and franchise contracts
  • Labour contracts
  • Agency and representation contracts
  • Service contracts
  • Credit contracts
  • Our team assists our clients in adaptation of their tax to North Cyprus system by using our high level of experience and knowledge on the tax matters. We duly ensure the tax planning of our clients to their best interest besides being fully complied with the latest tax regulation in North Cyprus. We provide legal services for both domestic and international companies on tax matters. Our scope of services:
  • Planning tax for our clients
  • Customs tax
  • VAT/Indirect Tax
  • Double taxation, tax exemptions and non-taxation
  • Tax policy
  • Wealth management

Public and administrative law plays significant role for individuals and companies’ business operations; government regulation and state agencies are connected to daily life of individuals and business activities. As a firm, we do understand these challenges and hurdles caused by bureaucracy; our team helps our clients by consulting services with full commitment. Moreover, in any case of legal disputes or unfair practices by government and state authorities, we represent our clients to defend their rights.

Arbitration is the preferred method for resolving cross-border disputes 

The added value of arbitration quickly becomes clear when conducting business in an international environment. Clients benefit from the efficient and effective resolution of disputes, which is precisely what our arbitration team offers.

Our firm covers and advises on all matters of trade law. Our lawyers think ahead – in terms of individual cases and sector-wide – through their publications and through actively contributing to opinion-forming within our network of market parties, to jurisprudence, and in the practice of law. Our client portfolio consists of largest national and international companies across operating in several sectors on many aspects of trade law matters.

  • Customs Law
  • Transport Law, Carriage of goods
  • Services on contracts of sea carriage
  • Services on contracts of carriage
  • Dispute resolution

Dogu Abidin Law Firm is always prepared to provide excellent level of legal services related to trust law matters with our experienced and skillful team for our clients in need. We advise on creation of trusts, planning, recognition of trust deeds and acting as a trustee (as lawyers) arising from our legal right to help our clients shaping their banking and finance policy.

  • Creating a trust and consultancy services
  • Setting up trustee companies
  • Acting at the court proceedings
  • Acting as a trustee

In recent years, banks, pension funds and insurance companies have been confronted with a series of challenges such as increasingly strict capital requirements and codes of behaviour, often resulting in complex international disputes. New European regulations have far-reaching consequences.

Dogu Abidin Law Firm advises a large number of clients in the financial services sector, including banks, pension funds, insurance companies, private equity houses and hedge funds. We have in-depth expertise in fields such as capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, lending, structured finance, financial litigation, fraud and white-collar crime, market abuse and financial supervision and regulation. We provide advice on derivatives, financial services and regulation to almost all national or international banks, financial institutions and regulatory bodies with interests in the Cyprus. Our scope of services:

  • Debt and credit finance matters
  • Debt restructuring and bankruptcy
  • Consultancy and legal support on financial and banking legislation
  • Consultancy and legal support on code of corporate banking governance
  • Representation and defence in court proceedings on banking law matters
  • Financial bonds and instruments

Marketing, know-how and innovation have become determining factors for a company’s success. Protecting and maintaining intellectual property (IP) is essential. For many companies, success and growth may be dependant on their intellectual property and innovation strategy. Our firm has a strong position in market with Intellectual Property cases, we derive our position from the results obtained of high profile litigation cases. Our client portfolio consists of largest national and international companies across operating in several sectors on many aspects of IP matters.

Dogu Abidin Law Firm advises and represents national and international clients on intellectual property matters. The types of cases we handle include:

  • Registration and management of trade name and trademark
  • Consultancy services on intellectual property, trademark and patent rights
  • Reperesentation and defense on intellectual property, trademark infringement and counterfeiting
  • Management and defense of patent rights
  • Licensing agreements
  • Patents
  • Brands
  • Copyright
  • Models
  • Transactions (licences, pledges, transfers, listing, mergers and acquisitions)
  • Advertising
  • Know-how/Corporate secrets
  • Counterfeiting and piracy
  • Services of trademark representative

In the case of mergers, acquisitions and listings, we vet the validity and advise as to the transfer of intellectual property rights. We are also regularly involved in partnering, licence programmes, IP structuring and security.

Every single business – from a sole trader to a multinational corporation – depends on an ICT infrastructure. The unstoppable flow of new developments in this area often makes it difficult to see the wood for the trees.

And, new developments can also trigger unprecedented legal issues. Solving these may call for some creative legal thinking. But, matters must not be made more difficult than they need be. An experienced legal professional is in the best place to decide whether a legal sophistication may be necessary, and, just as important: where not.

Simple where possible, innovative where needed

Dogu Abidin Law Firm combines in-depth knowledge and understanding of its clients, their technology, and the sectors in which they operate, with a pragmatic approach to resolving legal issues: simple where possible, innovative where it serves the client’s interests. The international Chambers guides have recognized our team for their dedication to clients and their businesses, speed of action, and practical, high quality consultancy services. To achieve this, the team has developed a highly effective approach to making use of its technical and international experience.

Dogu Abidin Law Firm is always prepared to provide excellent level of legal services related to insurance law matters with our experienced and skillful team for our clients in need. We advise on insurance claims, compensation claims and performance of insurance policies to help our clients shaping their banking and finance policy.

  • Consultancy on rights from insurance policies
  • Insurance compensation
  • Performance of insurance contracts

Litigation on insurance matters

The insurance market is dominated by increasing regulation, an ever growing number of claims, mass litigation and (international) consolidations. It is a  market that offers space for innovative ideas, but also one that is constantly evolving.

We have many years of experience in most forms of insurance, such as liability policies, credit insurance, construction all-risks policies, real-estate insurance, international programmes, unit-linked insurance, pension insurance and re-insurance. We also have extensive (litigation) experience with respect to business liability including professional, administrative, medical, corporate or product liability. We assist our clients with knowledge and insights that are deeply rooted in the market, either with assertive legal proceedings or innovative advice.

Thinking ahead

Our lawyers think ahead – in terms of individual cases and sector-wide – through their publications and through actively contributing to opinion-forming within our network of market parties, to jurisprudence, and in the practice of law. Among our clients are insurance companies, re-insurers, brokers agents, professional organisations and national and international corporations.

Our team acts and assists our clients at every step of North Cyprus citizenship applications, visa permits and residence permit applications by using our high level of experience, knowledge and vast network on the tax matters. The scope of  our main services in citizenship and immigration law:

  •  Citizenship applications
  •  Visa permits
  •  Residence permits and applications

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