Mr Levent Yetkil > ASC Law Office > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

ASC Law Office
HARMANCI GIZ PLAZA K: 16
LEVENT
34410 ISTANBUL
Turkey

Work Department

Consultancy Team

Position

Partner

Career

Levent Yetkil joined ASC Law in 2008. He is a member of the firm’s Consultancy Department , under which the firm’s Banking and Finance, Commercial, Corporate, Debt Restructuring, M&A and Capital Markets, and Project Finance practices are found. Levent was promoted to Senior Associate in 2013, and elevated to Partner in 2017. 

In just the past several years, Levent has taken a lead role in many of ASC Law’s primary domestic, and cross-border, finance – including project finance – and debt restructuring transactions, the total value of which approaches several billions of dollars. He is also deeply experienced with the preparation and negotiating of documentation for a wide variety of commercial deals, with a focus on energy and other infrastructure construction projects. As such, Levent is expert with regard to FIDIC-based engineering, procurement, and construction (“EPC”) agreements.

Levent has been recognized by the Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Partner.”

ASC Law, Partner (2008-Present)
Teknoloji Holding, a Turkish venture captital group (2006-2008)

Languages

Turkish, English

Memberships

Istanbul Bar

Education

LL.M., Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law, Business Law, 2009
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Erasmus Student Exchange Program, Comparative Law, 2005
LL.B., Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Law, 2003

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Restructuring and insolvency

(Next Generation Partners)

Levent Yetkil – ASC Law Office

ASC Law Office‘s practice bring together notable team members, including Okan Beygo and Levent Yetkil, who earn plaudits for their ‘extensive knowledge’. Acting regularly for both borrowers and lenders, the team is regularly involved in significant restructurings and refinancings, of late, advising Ziraat Bank on the Türkcell Shareholding Restructuring. Former partner Denel Balcı left the firm in 2021.

Turkey > Project finance/projects

ASC Law Office has established a strong presence within the projects area and has a good track record of advising on investment deals for large infrastructure and construction projects, assisting both domestic and foreign investors. Okan Beygo, who has valuable expertise in derivatives, project finance and restructuring, as well as in the energy sector, co-heads the practice together with Ela Sarı and Levent Yetkil, who brings additional expertise in the oil and gas sector to the team. The practice is currently advising two subsidiaries of Bendis Holding on the financing of the Tarsus underground natural gas storage facility in south-central Turkey.