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Bezen & Partners

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Ankara, Istanbul

Serdar Bezen

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Bezen & Partners

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Founding partner - Focused Areas of Practice: Corporate and M&A and Dispute Resolution.


Serdar Bezen advises domestic and international clients on a wide-range of Turkish law matters, with a particular focus on project financing, mergers & acquisitions and arbitration. He is the author of several articles on the Turkish International Arbitration Law (Law No. 4686), the UNCITRAL Model Law, the Turkish Banking Regulation and the Turkish Electricity Market Law. He is listed as an arbitrator in the LCIA database for potential arbitrators.


Serdar Bezen is a member of the Turkish Bar Associations since 1991. He has worked on project finance transactions during his employment in the projects department of a Magic Circle law firm’s London office. He has also worked as a consultant to international clients on Turkish law matters in London. After relocating to Istanbul, he has worked on various matters in a leading Turkish law firm in Istanbul before setting up Bezen & Partners. A selection of his publications is as follows: (1) “Country Report Turkey”, Kluwer Arbitration Smart Charts, 2012; (2) "Turkey Chapter - Arbitration", Getting the Deal Through 2009; (3) "Turkey Chapter - Banking Regulation", Getting the Deal Through 2008; (4) "The Stance Of The Turkish Courts In The Adoption Of The New York Convention - The Road From Opposition To Acceptance", Mealey's Executive Summary, The New York Convention: 50 Years of Experience, October 2008, pp. 114-119; (5) "Not All Plain Sailing", International Finance Review, Energy Issue [2002], pp 21-22 (co-author); (6) "Turkey Adopts The Uncitral Model Law", Mealey's International Arbitration Report, Vol.16, Issue 8 [2001], pp 42-43; (7) "Recent Developments in International Commercial Arbitration in Turkey", Arbitration, Vol. 67, Issue 2 [2001], pp 155-175; and (8) "Recent Developments in International Arbitration in Turkey", Mealey's International Arbitration Report, Vol.16, Issue 2 [2001], pp 32-64.


English, Turkish (native).


Bar of Istanbul; London Court of International Arbitration (listed as a potential arbitrator); International Chamber of Commerce; Shanghai International Economy and Trade Arbitration Commission (listed as a potential arbitration); British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey; British-Turkish Lawyers Association; AEA (European Association of Attorneys).


LLB, Law Faculty, Ankara University, Ankara; LLM Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, London.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The team at Bezen & Partners has ‘impressive business acumen and provides thorough and appropriate advice’. It has vast experience in the local market and a growing international client base, where it acts for names such as Bain Capital and Trelleborg. Serdar Bezen heads the corporate team, which operates from offices in Istanbul and Ankara. Murat Soylu brought substantial M&A and capital markets experience from his previous firm Pekin & Bayar Law Firm. Associate Uğur Sebzeci is also recommended.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Serdar Bezen heads the dispute resolution team at Bezen & Partners and has experience as an arbitrator at the London Court of International Arbitration and the Shanghai International Arbitration Commission. In a recent highlight, the firm represented a Turkish conglomerate before the ICC in a $50m dispute with a domestic construction company.

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Project finance/projects

Within: Project finance/projects

Bezen & Partners handles transactional matters, regulatory issues and renewable energy projects. English-law qualified Yeşim Bezen heads the team and managing partner Serdar Bezen is also recommended.

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