international employment law firm alliance L&E Global
  • Istanbul Bar Association (2003)
  • Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Attorney (2002)
  • Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Attorney (2002)
  • MACS, Master in Anti-Corruption Studies, International Anti-Corruption Academy (ongoing)
  • LL.M. Business Law, Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Law (2006)
  • LL.B. Law, Ankara University, Faculty of Law (2001)


  • Compliance Technology Seminar, IACA (2018)
  • International Anti-Corruption Academy (Summer Academy, Anti-Corruption) (2016)
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law – Università di Roma La Sapienza – ADR Center (Certificate, Advanced Negotiation and Mediation in International Business Transactions) (2006)
  • Legal 500 EMEA – Leading Individual 2022
  • Ranked in Chambers and Partners – Europe 2023
  • Recognised in Who’s Who Legal (WWL)
Moroğlu Arseven

Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, LL.M.

+90 212 377 4750
Abdi İpekçi Cad. 19-1 Nişantaşı Şişli
+90 212 377 4750
English, Turkish

Having been advising on all major aspects of business law from the start of her career, Burcu is equipped with the necessary skills to support her clients in compliance matters which require thorough investigation, application of rough negotiation techniques and conflict resolution capabilities. Her in-depth experience with transactional work in mergers and acquisitions, large-scale corporate structuring projects and day-to-day advice in corporate law, employment law, foreign investment and corporate governance issues allowed her to step into a wider spectrum of compliance and dispute resolution matters.

Burcu’s employment law work focuses on supporting clients with both transactional or project-based matters, as well as day-to-day advice and dispute resolution work. She supports clients for both transactional needs in corporate structuring or business transfer cases where employment relations are being transferred among entities, as well as in their routine employment needs. For instance, policy and procedure building, hiring and firing procedures, as well as employment disputes.

She has built a strong reputation for advising on employment matters which intersect with other practices, such as anti-corruption, employee misconduct, fraud, whistleblowing allegations, corporate governance, data protection and privacy. She also has broad experience advising on employment considerations within M&A processes and post-integration phases in entities upon corporate structuring transactions.

Burcu has significant experience advising multinational clients in Turkey to localise and implement global anti-corruption policy documents, gift policies, as well as related employment practices. She also supports clients in data protection and privacy matters that relate to human resources practices and applications within organisations.

Her specialities in terms of employment law include:

  • A high number of strategic joint ventures and acquisitions (buy-side and sell-side), including strategic guidance for employment issues involved.
  • Employment considerations within investments, including transaction and entity structuring for individual and institutional tax efficiency.
  • Corporate governance and employment arrangements for key individuals.
  • Outsourcing alternatives.
  • Data protection, privacy and employee monitoring.
  • Localization of employment arrangements for international clients.
  • Whistleblowing compliance and reporting obligations for employers.
  • Corporate restructuring.Termination procedures and severance packages.
  • Outsourcing alternatives.
  • Employee risk assessments in daily business and transactional work.
  • Anti-corruption issues.
  • Immigration, including related government and business processes for transferring foreign employees.

She is also a regular attendee to the conferences and industry events. Some recent contributions and events include:

  • International Bar Association’s 2019 Annual Employment and Diversity Law Conference in Paris, where she took part as the seminar speaker
  • International Bar Association’s 2019 Annual Conference in Seoul
  • International Bar Association’s 2016 Annual Employment and Diversity Law Conference, she took part as the seminar speaker

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