Sports Law

YÖNET offers a wide range of legal services in relation with Sports Law including but not limited to drafting, negotiating, execution and termination of player contracts, structuring endorsement deals for clubs and individual athletes, assisting broadcasting rights arrangements, pursuing infringement against violation of trademarks and official merchandising and drafting article of associations and by-laws of sports clubs. We also provide regulatory compliance and licensing services and help clubs and players for relations with authorized federations.

Our sport lawyers also offer our services for work and residence permits and immigration of athletes as well as litigation and arbitration before the Turkish Courts, arbitral tribunals and CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports).

In addition to our legal experience and knowledge, given the fact that, our senior partner Cengiz Yönet has been acted as executive board member and vice president in one of the most prominent Turkish Super League Football Clubs and still acts as President for a Tennis Club which is a member club of Turkish Tennis Federation, YÖNET has an insight on sports industry in Turkey.

Art Law


Art Law is a hybrid branch of law that combines art and law, which is based on different disciplines such as law of obligations, intellectual property law, criminal law, administrative law and commercial law.

In recent years, contemporary art market in Turkey is developing pro rata increase in the number of artists, fairs, biennials, international auction houses. Accordingly, Istanbul is becoming an important center for international art market.

YÖNET offers its services to museums, art galleries, auction houses, dealers, artists, collectors, owners and other clients on a variety of art-related issues, including contract, copyright, financing, authentication, shipping, insurance, title, attribution, trusts, and tax, estate planning questions, customs and trade among others.

Our lawyers represent clients in all types of art transactions, including the purchase, sale and auction of works of art,  organizing and implementing museum and private exhibitions, organizing and structuring business entities, drafting and negoatiating contracts involving art-related issues.

Our works include legal aspects of import and export, authenticity and valuation as well ass disputes of art ownership and  legal issues of auctions including third party claims.

Media and Entertainment

YÖNET advises media and entertainment clients on corporate, tax, intellectual property, trademark, copyright, competition and regulatory issues as well as on celebrity image protection, advertising and licensing. 

Over the years, our lawyers have been represented lots of musicians, actresses, athletes, directors, copyrighters, photographers and celebrities.