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SAGLAM FIKIR SOKAK, KELEBEK CIKMAZI NO 5, ESENTEPE, 34394 ISTANBUL, TURKEY
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Work +90 212 355 9900
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Turkey

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

GKC Partners (in professional association with White & Case) advises on domestic and cross-border M&A, equity capital markets and corporate finance deals. Other areas of expertise include structured financing, acquisition financing and debt restructuring. Recent highlights include acting for IFM Investors on its $869m acquisition of a 40% equity interest in Mersin International Port from Akfen. The team also represented Grupo Bimbo in its $650m acquisition of East Balt Bakeries. Other clients include ABB, BBVA, Gazprom and FSN Capital. Emre Özşar, Rozita Nigrin-Borden and Ceylan Kara head the team.

Leading individuals

Umut Kolcuoğlu - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Next generation lawyers

Begüm Inceçam - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Bihter Bozbay - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 2

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Moroglu Arseven handles a broad range of regulatory compliance issues and risk mitigation matters. Areas of expertise include anti-corruption, anti-terrorism, antitrust, international trade remedies and sanctions, business crimes, corporate governance, employment law and privacy. Key sectors of expertise include healthcare, fintech, media and advertising, food and beverage and industrial manufacturing. The team is co-headed by five partners: Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, Orçun Çetinkaya, Benan Arseven, Seyfi Moroğlu and Ertunç Şirin.

Leading individuals

Okan Demirkan - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Gün + Partners displays ‘a high level of professionalism and empathy’. It advises clients on end-to-end litigation, arbitration and mediation services including ADR. Experience in commercial dispute resolution includes the areas of insurance, labour and administrative law, tax and compliance. The team is headed by Mehmet Gün, Rıza Gümbüşoğlu and Pelin Baysal, who provides ‘a solution-oriented perspective with prompt and accurate advice’.

Leading individuals

Okan Demirkan - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Employment law specialist Günbay Attorney Partnership covers the full range of employment matters including investigations, terminations, day-to-day advice, litigation matters and transfer of employment contracts. Manpower is a new client, which the team advised on data protection, social security, immigration, health and safety, and day-to-day employment matters. Other clients include Adam Smith International, Novartis, Acelity and International Rescue Committee. Başar Kural, Ahu Pamukkale Günbay and Duygu Abbasoğlu are the key practitioners.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke advises on project finance and the banking and M&A side of the energy market. Other areas of expertise include cross-border transactions and regulatory advice in the nuclear, oil and gas, mining, natural gas and electricity sectors. In a recent highlight it advised Akbank on the drafting of loan agreements and preparation of a Turkish law security document package in relation to a €30m solar energy plant financing. Other clients include Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline Company and South Stream Transport. Ümit Hergüner and Deniz Tuncel head the team.

Leading individuals

Okan Demirkan - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie International is ‘recommended for its ability to handle highly complex, high-value matters in the real estate sector’. It advises clients on real estate projects, construction, lease agreements, regulatory matters as well as transactions. Marriott International, Klépierre, Turkven Private Equity and Mar Yapı Turızm İnşaat all instruct the team. Birtürk Aydın heads the ‘reputable’ practice, which is noted for its ‘experience with development projects’.

Leading individuals

Serhan Koçaklı - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

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