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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli combines ‘vast industry knowledge and experience with in-depth knowledge of the local legislative and regulatory framework’. The highly recommended Umut Kolcuoğlu heads the practice with Serhan Koçaklı and advises on joint ventures, acquisitions, mergers, due diligence and day-to-day corporate matters. In one recent highlight, the team led advice to Vitol Group on the €1.4bn acquisition of OMV Petrol Ofisi. Other work includes assisting NEF regarding the formation of a joint venture with the EBRD, with the aim to develop student housing projects in Turkey. ‘Hardworking, diligent and pragmatic’ senior associate Begüm Inceçam is another name to note.

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Umut Kolcuoğlu - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

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Begüm Inceçam - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

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Compliance - ranked: tier 2

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli’s Okan Demirkan has ‘deep expertise in compliance matters, including those involving cross-border issues’, and advises local and multinational companies. The firm handles internal and criminal investigations and provides legal advice on regulatory compliance regarding anti-corruption, anti-bribery and corporate law.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Okan Demirkan heads the dispute resolution department at Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli and handles both arbitration and litigation. The team is particularly experienced in enforcement lawsuits, as well as contentious matters related to compliance, construction and employment law. The client base includes Al Ghurair Investment, Hugo Boss and Magneti Marelli.

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Employment - ranked: tier 3

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli’s employment department is led by Okan Demirkan and Serhan Koçaklı and handles contentious and non-contentious work, including employment contracts, transaction-related labour issues, union claims, collective dismissals and employment litigation. The team recently added Superdry, BP, Uber and Walt Disney to its client base.

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Energy - ranked: tier 2

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli’s energy department is led by litigation expert Okan Demirkan, who is ‘very experienced in the applicable regulatory regime of Turkey’. The team handles both contentious and non-contentious work, including arbitrations, M&A and corporate matters. Recent highlights include advising the Tanap consortium, comprising BP, Total, Socar and Statoil, on Turkish and public international law aspects of its gas pipeline project. RWP and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are other clients of the firm.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Knowledgeable and pragmatic’ Serhan Koçaklı heads the real estate and construction department at Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli. The ‘proactive and experienced’ team handles development matters, acquisitions, due diligence, contracts and zoning-related issues, and assists with inbound and outbound investments. Recent highlights include advising development company Folkart on land acquisition and development agreements for a mixed-use project in Izmir.

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