Cektir was established in 2006 by Founding Partner Berk Çektir. Berk came up to Istanbul from Izmir, via London, in 2000 beginning his Istanbul career with top tier litigation, arbitration and corporate law firms - firms that were established to serve the booming FDI market.

Cektir is the Turkish partner of Chinese law firm Yingke, the only Chinese law firm with roots in Turkey.



Cektir lawyers and staff are committed to professional and practice management excellence. We respect standards, particularly in creating a dialogue and cooperating with clients. It is vital that Cektir lawyers adhere to a common set of values.


All lawyers are dedicated to legal professionalism and facilitating dialogue and cooperation – both with their clients, co-workers and other Orchard members. These values are: Respect, Clarity, Teamwork, Positivity, Professionalism and Integrity.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

A very socially aware firm, Cektir lawyers are encouraged to help people access legal services through legal assistance and supporting legal associations. A key pillar for Cektir is helping lawyers achieve a work:life balance.

CSR examples:

Stray cats of Istanbul – Rendered  services for matters related to protection of stray animals

A joint project between the German Bar Association and the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe on the mission to assist migrants requiring international protection in Lesvos, Greece www.europeanlawyersinlesvos.eu

AIJA International Association of Young Lawyers – access to justice, training, mentoring. www.aija.org

British Consulate in Istanbul – providing services to British subjects.

Istanbul local paper recycling initiatives – a law firm produces a significant amount of paper waste – Cektir does its best to offset this environmental impact through local recycling schemes.


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