Logistics & Transportation


The logistics and multimodal transport sector has remarkably developed across the entire transport sector. This augmentation inevitably brings commercial, legal and regulatory challenges and risks to the sector participants. Hence, the sector players need commercially focused legal experts who assist them in enhancing their access to strategic business points, strengthening their reputation and guiding them through this complicated area of the law. As the dynamics of the logistics and multimodal transport sector are volatile, sector players are in search of a legal team that is able to combine local and global logistics and transportation market practices with commercial awareness.

At A&T, we dedicate ourselves to providing a cost effective, professional and responsive service, allied to the commercial understanding of our clients’ business goals. We also have a flexible and supportive approach to meet our clients’ legal and business-related requirements as well as protecting and developing their commercial positions. Our transportation and logistics team has extensive experience in controlling and guiding our clients to identify risky situations and find the best business strategy.

We are used to representing our clients on a global scale and this enables us not only to provide pragmatic and reliable legal advice but also evolve their business locally and globally. We offer a service tailor-made to our clients’ legal and commercial needs by focusing on key issues. We also have a comprehensive understanding of key sector players and their concerns within the logistic and multimodal transport industry. 

Our genuine knowledge of the logistics and multimodal transport sector enables us to offer commercial and practical advice to assist our clients in achieving their business objectives, whether in Turkey or in international arena.

A&T logistics and multimodal transport team has unrivalled legal and commercial skills that are combined with technical understanding and highly considerable expertise so that our clients can make innovative business strategies to this complicated and rapidly changing industry.

Whether the scope of our clients’ undertaking in Turkey or overseas, A&T dedicated logistics and multimodal transport team is able to draw upon an efficient and effective legal and commercial advice from inception to completion. There have also been a number of requests for contentious and non-contentious advice that our team is able to response rapidly across the world. 

Our Clients

We advise and act for a broad range of clients across the transportation and logistics industry, including: banks, export credit and fund investors, freight forwarders, government authorities, leasing companies, liner shipping companies and operators, logistics providers and their customers, manufacturers, P&I Clubs, port and terminal operators, private finance initiatives, public-private partnerships, public and private rail industry players, RoRo shipping companies and operators and warehouse operators.

What we do in Logistics & Transportation

Our work in these areas includes:

  • Advising on administrative, commercial, financial and operations management of the logistic companies 
  • Containerisation issues 
  • Corporate transactions 
  • Customs clearance 
  • Dispute resolution 
  • Fair and events logistics 
  • Freight arrangements and disputes including road, air, sea and rail freights 
  • INCOTERMS (2000 – 2010) 
  • Insurance matters 
  • Intelligent transport systems 
  • Intermodal freight transport 
  • Liability provisions for logistics and multimodal transport 
  • Projects and regulatory assistance 
  • Trade regulatory issues
  • Transport of dangerous goods
  • Transport of perishable foods
  • Trucking and hauling 

Advising, drafting and negotiation for all logistics and multimodal transport contracts, including:

  • Alliance agreements 
  • Bills of lading 
  • Development agreements 
  • FFAs (Forward Freight Agreements)
  • Warehouse builds and design contracts 

Railway Industry 

  • Acquisition of railway transportation businesses 
  • Facilitation of container train traffic and international rail transport 
  • High-speed rail
  • Light rail
  • Rail franchising 
  • Rail transport security