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

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

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate - Taxation


Bülent Özdirekcan is a partner of Gide’s correspondent firm in Turkey, Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak. He has been advising major local and foreign corporation in their investments in Turkey since 1998 and specialises in corporate, mergers & acquisition and restructuring operations for listed and non-listed companies with private or public capital, particularly in the automotive, banking & insurance, energy and real estate sectors. He also handles all taxation aspects pertaining to the aforementioned transactions, including those arising from foreign funding.

 Bülent Özdirekcan is mainly specialized in corporate, restructuring, mergers & acquisition operations, for listed or non-listed companies in stock exchange, with private or public capitals, particularly in the energy, banking, insurance, real estate and automobile industry sectors. He also handles any taxation aspects of the aforementioned transactions.

In this respect, Bülent Özdirekcan coordinates straight forward as well complex merger & acquisition transactions to the benefit of foreign and Turkish investors in their inbound or outbound investments. He also advises his foreign clients on tax matters arising from their stand-alone projects which could be within or outside the scope of a merger & acquisition transaction such as drilling activities in sea for prospection of petroleum, construction of wind-farm generators, construction of ships and complex funding provided by non-Turkish resident entities or structuring of funding for foreign banks.


English, French and Turkish.


Bülent Özdirekcan has been a member of the Board of Directors of the French & Turkish Chamber of Commerce in Turkey since 2012.


Admitted to the Paris and Istanbul Bar Associations, Bülent holds a Ph. D. in Law from Paris Val-de-Marne University (France), a LL.M. in Private Law from Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne University (France), two Master’s degrees from Paris Panthéon-Assas University (France) respectively in Private Law – Judiciary Careers and Business & Tax Law, and one from the Istanbul University Faculty of Law (Turkey).

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak is the affiliate firm in Turkey of Gide Loyrette Nouel and leverages this relationship in cross-border transactions involving Turkish law. Bülent Özdirekcan and Arpat Şenocak co-lead a team admired for its ‘diligent and practical approach‘ and ‘high level of collaboration‘. Associate Pınar Veziroğlu Dilek is involved across all matters.

Turkey > Tax

Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak supports its corporate clients on tax matters relating to transactions in the Turkish market. It also assists with tax structuring and customs issues, and has an international scope, bolstered by its association with Gide Loyrette Nouel. Bülent Özdirekcan, admired for his ‘very pragmatic and efficient tax advice‘, leads the team.

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets

Banking matters are the focus of Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak‘s department, drawing on the international network of its affiliate firm Gide to forge relationships with local and foreign banks, and international financial institutions. Regulatory advice, cross-border financing and aircraft financing were all features of the practice group’s work in 2022. The main contacts are Arpat Senocak and Bülent Özdirekcan, who co-lead the team, and client-recommended associate Mehmet Kösoğlu.

Turkey > Foreign firms

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is recognised by international investors as a leading firm in Turkey with experience across multiple areas of the law. The practice is well-versed in compliance, IP, dispute resolution, employment and insurance matters and has strong cross-border capabilities with tax and international arbitration work, in addition to inbound and outbound investments. The firm is jointly led with Bülent Özdirekcan, Arpat Şenocak, Ali Osman Ak and Esra Dündar Loiseau  doing restructuring, regulatory, employment and IP work respectively.