Ms Melis Öget Koç > Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

M&A, Energy and Infrastructure, Capital Markets



Melis Öget Koç has significant experience in M&A, energy and infrastructure and capital markets law, as well as in several other regulatory matters.

Melis advises her clients on all aspects of their M&A transactions from due diligence reviews to the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of transaction agreements. She has led several transactions involving target and vendor companies in a variety of regulated sectors, such as energy, aviation, healthcare, fintech, pharmaceutical, insurance, mining, agricultural and nutrition products, as well as in information technologies. She represents various private equity funds and sector-leading clients, such as Hedef Filo, QTerminals, Logo Software, Mediterra Capital, İş Private Equity, Turkven Private Equity, Glencore, ORIX Corporation and Bedminster Capital.

In recent years, Melis advised QTerminals, a leading Qatar-based terminal operating company, on its acquisition of Port Akdeniz, a subsidiary of Global Holding, and Mediterra Capital, one of Turkey’s prominent private equity firms, on its acquisition of PayCore, a company engaged in payment services. She further advised Glencore, a prominent Swiss-English Company, in connection with its exit from Karadeniz LPG, a company active in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market and advised Momento, a prominent Turkish employee rewarding and customer loyalty solutions provider, on its 50% sale of shares in Momento to Turk Holding, a leading holding company investing in the fintech sector.

In addition to her M&A expertise on regulatory sectors, Melis advises her clients on several other regulatory matters, and has broad experience in drafting and negotiating a wide range of contract types depending on the needs of the relevant sector, including the energy and infrastructure sectors. She advises foreign and local companies on their business practices’ compliance with complex regulatory regimes under Turkish law, liaises with related oversight agencies in Turkey in representing her clients with their filings and assists them on their permitting and licensing procedures.

She also has particular expertise on financing transactions in the aviation sector, and she has led various projects in this area which involved cross-border financial lease projects. She is experienced in drafting and negotiating transaction documents and handling the registration procedures with the competent authorities in Turkey in the aviation sector.


After spending eight years at a reputable İstanbul-based law firm, Melis joined Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı in 2015. She became one of the Firm’s partners in 2021.

She is a co-author of “Global Legal Insight – Energy 2022” Turkey Chapter, 10th edition (Global Legal Group, 2022) and “The Energy Regulation and Markets Review” Turkey Chapter, 4th-7th editions (The Law Reviews, 2015-2018).


English, Turkish.


Ankara University School of Law (LL.B.,2006).

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli‘s ‘reliable, responsive and diligent’ practice has a solid expertise in transactions ranging from cross-border secured lending to portfolio restructuring, as well as acquisition financing to regulatory compliance. The team, which is headed by Umut Kolcuoğlu and Bihter Bozbay Inan, also provides services in the capital markets sector, as well as fintech, advising on Turkish legislation on banking, e-money, and payment service solutions. Melis Öget Koç, promoted to partner in 2021, is another name to note. Hasan Yaşar was a new arrival in July 2022.