DWF is to open an offering in Turkey through an alliance with local firm Özkan Law.

This combination will gift DWF with 12 lawyers in Turkey, led by managing partner Orkun Özkan.

The firm acts for clients such as  Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), HSBC Bank, Euler Hermes Insurance, Rail Cargo Austria AG, De Rigo Vision, LGR Emballages, ESB International, Mitsubishi Corporation.

DWF managing partner and CEO Andrew Leaitherland: “We have been collaborating with the team at Özkan Law over the last few years and have developed a very positive and productive relationship. Given the benefits we have achieved for clients so far and the alignment of our vision and values, formalising this relationship was a very natural development.

“At the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East, Turkey presents promising immediate and long-term opportunities.”

This is the latest expansion for the firm after its office opening in Italy last year.