Mr Arpat Şenocak > Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak
Büyükdere Caddesi 175
Ferko Signature
Sisli, Istanbul 34394
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Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions /Corporate - Insurance


Arpat Şenocak is a partner of Gide’s correspondent firm in Turkey, Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak. He specialises in merger & acquisition transactions and in the structuring of investments. Arpat has been advising Turkish and international investors for over 10 years in various business areas, with a specific focus on regulated sectors such as financial services (banking, insurance) and energy (oil & gas, renewable energy). He gained significant experience in the handling of multijurisdictional transactions during his secondment at Gide’s Paris M&A department in 2011, during which he advised on a number of cross-border transactions. Arpat also regularly assists Turkish clients in the scope of their outbound investments and M&A transactions abroad.


English, French and Turkish


Arpat Şenocak is the Chairman of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey.


Admitted to the Neuchâtel (Switzerland) Bar in 2003 and to the Istanbul (Turkey) Bar in 2008, Arpat is a graduate from the Neuchâtel University Law School and holds an equivalency degree from the Istanbul University Law School.

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Arpat Şenocak – Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak

Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak acts for a host of international insurance companies and financial institutions, with a particular focus on insurtech matters, regulatory issues, distribution models, product structuring and claim settlement. Its strong presence in cross-border matters is bolstered by the firm’s relationship with Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I and bancassurance deals have been a recent area of strength and prominence. Arpat Şenocak is the well-regarded practice head with an established client base of various stakeholders in the Turkish insurance market.

Turkey > Foreign firms

Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak  has grown its client base both domestically and for foreign inbound transactions in Turkey, with particular strengths in intellectual property, competition and insurance matters. Bülent Özdirekcan and Arpat Şenocak, who are qualified in France and Switzerland, respectively, lead the cross-border practice and are partners of Gide’s affiliated local firm Özdirekcan Dündar Senocak Attorney Partnership. Further key contacts include employment law expert Ali Osman Ak and IP practice head Esra Dündar Loiseau.

Turkey > Competition

Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak assists a mix of domestic and international clients with their competition law issues, fielding a team that now attracts multinational clients through its association with the Brussels office of Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I and its international network. Practice head Arpat Şenocak is an expert in M&A advice but has a focus on the competition law aspects of transactions, particularly in the insurance, steel, and food and beverage spaces. Senior associate İklim Gülsün Aytekin is the other key contact.

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets

Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak benefits from the banking and finance expertise of Gide’s international network, advising clients on all lending transactions as well as corporate and banking law advisory regarding contractual and regulatory matters. Arpat Şenocak and Bülent Özdirekcan head the practice, supported by associate Mehmet Kosoglu.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

An affiliate firm of Gide Loyrette Nouel, Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak‘s M&A practice has notable strength in cross-border mandates, and covers a wide range of sectors, particularly financial services, retail and energy. Bülent Özdirekcan and Arpat Şenocak head the team, and senior associate Pınar Veziroğlu Dilek provides additional support.