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The firm

DURUKAN+PARTNERS is a full-service law firm combining the dynamism and motivation of a fresh start in January 2017, with the reliability of long-established experience of its members, comprising lawyers who are respected in the legal market and recognised in their fields for providing top-quality, trusted legal advice. The team members have worked together in harmony throughout many years and are inspired and desirous to embrace innovation. They are respected in their fields for trusted advice; founding partner BegĂĽm Durukan Ă–zaydin is ranked as a leading individual across different practice areas. Besides the core team, DURUKAN+PARTNERS also benefits from the proficiency of advisors and specialists who provide expert advice in special fields of law and assist with project management on convoluted matters.

DURUKAN+PARTNERS is an independent Turkish law firm offering its clients a flexible global reach through networks and good connections with leading law firms worldwide.

DURUKAN+PARTNERS team members have well-deserved reputations ingrained with solid legal knowledge, many years of experience in representing leading market players, and a business-oriented approach to transactions. The firm serves domestic and foreign clientele including financial institutions, multinational companies, and leading corporations, in the structuring and implementing of their investments or transactions in Turkey, and facilitating their operations. DURUKAN+PARTNERS lawyers are proud to be trusted by their foreign clientele for becoming their local business partner in their endeavours in Turkey.

DURUKAN+PARTNERS has a solution-oriented, efficient and to-the-point approach, providing legal counselling to its clients in a professional and strategic manner. The firm’s lawyers are committed to preserving trust and adding value and listening to clients, knowing their business expectations as their trusted business partner. The firm’s lawyers can provide exceptional, integrated services; possess top legal skills coupled with articulation ability; act proactively and can demonstrate awareness of clients’ business expectations.

Areas of practice

DURUKAN+PARTNERS focuses on cross-border transactions, in the main practice areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial work, dispute resolution, employment and immigration, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, projects, public procurement, real estate and construction, restructuring and insolvency, as listed in alphabetical order. The high capability of the team members, the quality of services delivered and the team spirit offered attract the confidence of many clients.

The team at DURUKAN+PARTNERS provides legal assistance to clients across a range of sectors and industries. The team members possess sectoral and regulatory know-how, especially in the fields of energy and infrastructure, financial services (especially banking and insurance), capital markets, insurance, life sciences, retail and luxury brands, telecoms and information technologies, as listed in alphabetical order.

The team has together long served clients in banking and finance matters, including financing, structuring and implementing energy, real estate and infrastructure projects. They have acted for lenders, sponsors and contractors in complex financings including in regulated sectors, infrastructure projects, transactions governed by intergovernmental agreements, acquisition finance deals. They also assist clients in refinancings and restructurings of existing loans.

In M&A transactions, the firm represents both the buy and sell sides and has negotiated with private and public sector counterparties. It has been instrumental in obtaining required regulatory approvals and licences, negotiating and preparing transaction documents.

The team has also extensively served clients in the establishment and termination of their presence in Turkey, structuring and implementing their corporate governance practices, in corporate housekeeping, contract surveillance and management, real estate, competition, intellectual property, retail and employment matters.

In capital markets work, the team has advised foreign authorised market players in the introduction of their products in Turkey and regulatory requirements applicable to transactions. They also represent clients before governmental agencies and independent regulators and provide advice to shareholders in publicly held companies in issues such as mandatory tender offers, corporate governance issues and shareholding issues.

The members of DURUKAN+PARTNERS represent clients in structuring their energy and real estate investments, provide regulatory advice and assist them with contract and licensing issues without limitation. Noteworthy clients include: Rosatoru, Emaar, Oger Telecom, Sephora, Ansaldo Energia and Zomato.


  • Contact

  • Begum Durukan Ozaydin, founding partner (

  • Other offices

  • Ankara (affiliated lawyer)

  • Number of lawyers: 8
  • at this office: 7
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Turkish
  • Member
  • First Law International Network

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