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Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli
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Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial



Bihter Bozbay İnan has significant experience in M&A, joint ventures, corporate and finance transactions.

She advises leading private equity firms, such as Turkven Private Equity, Mediterra Capital, MIC Capital, True Value Capital Partners, as well as international and local corporations, such as Koç Holding, Sedes Holding, Doğan Holding, Blutv,, Elif Holding, Bunzl, Vinmar Group, Vansan, BMS Group and Clonera Bilişim. She leads the Firm’s M&A team in numerous transactions involving various sectors. Bihter advises clients on all aspects of their investments, from entry to exit and with any add-on investments, both in Turkey and abroad.

Bihter also leads the Firm’s banking & finance team in projects involving domestic and international corporations and financial institutions, including the Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, Barwa Bank, İşBank, NEF, Merrill Lynch, Eurobank Tekfen (Burgan Bank), Odea Bank, Garanti Bank, Vakıfbank, Wittur, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and Samsung C&T Corporation.

Bihter’s transactional experience sees her advising across a variety of attractive sectors, including entertainment, technology, insurance, food production, chemicals, packaging and manufacturing.

In recent years, Bihter advised Blutv, Turkey’s first SVOD platform, in connection with Discovery’s, a global media company based in the USA, investment in Blutv; Bain Capital in connection with financing the acquisition of Wittur Group and the issuance of senior notes; Barwa Bank in connection with the USD multi-million Murabaha and Musawamah financings to be provided to Kuzu Group; on several acquisitions of Turkey’s outstanding hosting and domain name registration service providers; Vinmar International, a global leading marketing and distribution company based in Texas, USA, in connection with the acquisition of several leading Turkish companies operating in chemical industry. More recently, she advised MIC Capital Management 39 RSC Ltd, a fund owned by Abu Dhabi state investor, Mubadala, in connection with its investment in Getir B.V. by way of share subscription; Turkven, one of Turkey’s leading private equity funds, on its acquisition of a minority stake in Alterna Gıda, a fast-growing healthy snack manufacturer; BMS Group on its entry into the Turkish markets, including the acquisition of BMS Insurance Brokerage; and HDI Sigorta, one of Turkey’s leading insurance companies and a Talanx AG subsidiary, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Fiba Emeklilik ve Hayat, a prominent life insurance and pension company in Turkey.


Bihter Bozbay is an M&A and banking and finance partner at Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı. She joined the Firm in 2013, after completing her legal internship with Garanti Bank, the second largest private bank in Turkey, and spending four years at an Istanbul-based law firm. Bihter became one of the Firm’s partners in 2019.

She is a co-author of “International Comparative Legal Guide – Mergers & Acquisitions” Turkey Chapter, 16th edition, Global Legal Group (2022) and “The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review”, Turkey Chapter, 4th-6th editions, the Law Reviews (2017-2019)


English, Turkish


Bahçeşehir University School of Law (LL.B., 2009).

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Bihter Bozbay Inan – Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli remains among the leaders in the marketplace, harnessing the expertise of its team to advise insurers, private equity firms and domestic and multinational corporates on day-today matters and in high-value, cross-border M&A. The firm’s client base spans such sectors as hospitality, retail, chemicals, energy, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverages. A combined practice is led by founder, managing partner and head of the transactional department Umut Kolcuoğlu, who brings over 25 years’ experience; and by Serhan Koçaklı, who heads the corporate and commercial division. Other key members of the team include Bihter Bozbay Inan, a specialist in M&A and joint ventures; Melis Öget Koç, who handles complex energy and infrastructure matters; counsel Begüm İnceçam Kolcuoğlu, who draws on an extensive M&A skill set. Gökçe İldiri Coşgüner was promoted to partner in January 2024.