Mr Nazım O. Kurt > Hergüner Bilgen Özeke > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke
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Work Department

Real Estate & Dispute Resolution


Mr. Kurt is a partner in our real estate and dispute resolution practice groups. He represents local commercial developers and international investors both in deal structuring and in court, and he has extensive experience in commercial real estate litigation, negotiations, international dispute resolution, project development, and permitting and licensing. Some of his most high-profile work has involved a decade-long engagement with a prominent multinational transit pipeline project company in real estate and real estate-related litigation matters, requiring work involving a multitude of title deed registries all around Turkey.


Mr. Kurt began his legal career at Hergüner Bilgen Özeke as a trainee in 2001. He became an associate in 2003, a managing associate in 2011, and a partner in 2016.




Mr. Kurt is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association, the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD), and the Center for Strategic Thinking in Real Estate, and he is a co-founder and member of the Etik Değerler Merkezi (EDMER) – Ethical Values Center Association, Center for Strategic Thinking in Real Estate, Gayrimenkul için Strateji Platformu (GİSP) as well as the Istanbul Chapter of the International Law Institute (ILI).


Mr. Kurt received his Bachelor of Laws from Marmara University School of Law in 2002, his Master of Laws in Banking and Finance from Istanbul Commerce University School of Social Sciences, and he is a Doctoral Candidate in Private Law at Yeditepe University Institute of Social Sciences.

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Energy

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke is active across a diverse range of energy projects and transactions, including nuclear power plant construction,  oil & gas pipeline developments, and renewable energy deals. The firm acts for major Turkish and international energy companies and investors, often as sole Turkish counsel in cross-border developments. The team was notably heavily involved in the TurkStream pipeline, a complex development between Russia and Turkey. An extensive team includes key practitioners Ümit HergünerSenem DenktasPiraye Kuranel BaşolNazım O. Kurt, and Deniz Tuncel, who is noted in the market for his cross-border expertise.

Turkey > Project finance/projects

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke is highly involved in a number of longstanding projects, with expertise in social infrastructure, transport, energy and telecoms developments, as well as transactions relating to project development. The team has a strong record in PPP arrangements, and acts for both sponsors and lenders in large-scale projects, with notable clients including EBRD and SouthStream. A number of senior practitioners are active in the practice, including senior partner Ümit HergünerSenem Denktaş, who has a strong track record in PPP arrangements; Piraye Kuranel BaşolSerkan GülNazım O. Kurt, and energy specialist Deniz Tuncel.

Turkey > Real estate and construction

The ‘practical’ and ‘diverse’ team at Hergüner Bilgen Özeke advises clients on transactional and portfolio management issues, commercial leasing work, construction agreements and projects, and acts in disputes. The firm assists a combination of real estate investors and developers, infrastructure and energy companies, and international retailers. The team is led by Serkan Gül, who is an experienced real estate practitioner noted for his combination of transactional, regulatory and administrative law expertise, and Nazım O. Kurt, who handles litigation, particularly relating to construction and infrastructure projects, and contentious cross-border issues.