Ms Gökçe İldiri Coşgüner > Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions


Managing Associate

Gökçe İldiri Coşgüner has significant experience in domestic and cross-border acquisitions, with an emphasis on private equity transactions, and advises various sector leader clients in a variety of industries/ sectors, including retail, software development, financial institutions and private equity funds, such as Turkven Private Equity, Mediterra Capital, True Value Capital Partners, Clonera Bilişim, BMS Group, Momento, Southeast Europe Equity Fund II, Boyner Holding and Bunzl.

Gökçe has represented various domestic and international clients and private equity funds in connection with the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of transaction agreements, including share purchase, option, pledge, escrow and shareholders agreements. Her M&A experience includes a variety of transaction types involving joint ventures and private companies active in different sectors, such as food production, insurance, manufacturing and technology.

In recent years, Gökçe advised Mediterra Capital, one of Turkey’s prominent private equity firms, on its exit from Söke Değirmencilik, a leading flour producing company, to the strategic buyer, Ulusoy Un; 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 Boyner Holding, Turkey’s leading retail group, on Param’s investment in and strategic partnership with Hopi, its loyalty and consumer platform.


Gökçe İldiri Coşgüner joined Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı in 2012. She became one of the Firm’s managing associates in 2022.

She is a co-author of “Getting the Deal Through: Real Estate M&A,” Chapter Turkey, the Law Business Research (2018-2020), “Shareholders’ Rights in Private and Public Companies in Turkey,” Practical Law, Global Guide, Thomson Reuters (2015, 2017, 2019), “The Energy Regulation and Markets Review,” Turkey Chapter, 6th-7th editions, the Law Reviews (2017-2018) and “The European Energy Handbook,” Turkey Chapter, Herbert Smith Freehills (2014).


English, French, Turkish


Galatasaray University School of Law (LL.B., 2012)

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli‘s ‘very impressive team of practitioners‘ is best known for its large-scale projects in highly regulated sectors, including insurance, pharmaceuticals, financial services and energy. Private equity funds frequently instruct the practice on their investments into Turkey, and the client base also includes other major investors, and multinationals in a diverse range of industries. In counterpart to its transactional practice, the firm also has strength in contract negotiations, corporate governance and compliance work. The department is jointly overseen by Umut Kolcuoğlu and Serhan Koçaklı. Bihter Bozbay Inan, and managing associates Gökçe İldiri Coşgüner and Alp Erçetin are further key contacts.