Edwards Wildman Palmer set to launch in Istanbul

May 20, 2013 Edwards Wildman Palmer intends to launch a presence in Istanbul after concluding the terms of an association with local M&A and private equity boutique Ismen.

The deal, which is still subject to regulatory approval by the Istanbul Bar Association, will see the two firms work together on cross-border private equity and corporate-backed M&A transactions throughout the Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa region and other emerging markets.

“Istanbul has become a hub for sophisticated M&A and private equity activity as multinational companies and private equity firms are attracted to the increasingly active CEEMENA region,” said Ted Cominos, a partner in Edwards Wildman’s private equity practice group. “We are excited to partner with the Ismen law firm to tap into this dynamic market.”

“The arrangement with Edwards Wildman presents an opportunity for our lawyers to tap into a new network of sophisticated clients while offering a broad array of cross-border legal services to our existing clients,” said Tolga Ismen. “Our experience in M&A, private equity transactions and privatizations complements Edwards Wildman’s strong private equity and cross-border practice groups, and we are excited to develop and expand our reach.”

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