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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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Fax +90 212 355 9999
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www.kolcuoglu.av.tr

Turkey

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

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli is ‘a one-stop-shop for all legal requirements’. It advises public and private companies on acquisitions, contract negotiations, corporate governance, compliance, restructuring, mergers and due diligence. The team assisted Equinix with its indirect $93m acquisition of Zenium’s data centre business in Istanbul. Other clients include Hugo Boss, Logo Software and BP. Umut Kolcuoglu, Serhan Kocaklı and newly promoted partner Begüm Inceçam head the ‘experienced and hardworking’ team. Counsel Maral Anna Minasyan and senior associate Bihter Bozbay are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Umut Kolcuoğlu - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Next Generation Partners

Begüm Inceçam - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Bihter Bozbay - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 2

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli is adept at handling compliance matters relating to anti-corruption, anti-bribery, governance, regulatory, investigations litigation and data protection. It is acting for all of Hugo Boss’ Turkish subsidiaries in relation to compliance with data protection legislation and day-to-day employment and corporate law matters. Other clients include Duracell, Marubeni Corporation and Marsh & McLennan Companies. Okan Demirkan heads the team.

Leading individuals

Okan Demirkan - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli represents clients in commercial disputes, enforcement lawsuits, labour claims, international arbitration and post-arbitration proceedings, ADR, litigation and compliance investigations. It successfully represented SSI Schäfer Automation in the Court of Appeals in relation to the enforcement of a €1m ICC arbitration award. Clients include Roxcel Handelsgesellschaft, Hinduja Bank, Hugo Boss and Agence France-Presse. Practice head Okan Demirkan possesses 'energy, excellent expertise and a convincing courtroom presence'.

Leading individuals

Okan Demirkan - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli handles the full range of employment law issues including labour unions law and collective bargaining agreements, occupational health and safety, social security, tax, foreign employee work permits and litigation. The team is headed by Okan Demirkan and Serhan Kocaklı and counsel Maral Minasyan, who provides ‘solution-driven advice’. Clients include Hugo Boss, Magneti Marelli, Philip Morris and Agence-France Presse.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli acts for clients in the electricity, natural gas, petroleum, LPG, renewable and nuclear energy industries. Areas of expertise include oil import, wholesale, storage and export activities, greenfield investments, regulatory advice, licensing and permitting matters. It also deals with arbitration, M&A and corporate issues. Clients include Vitol, BP and Turcas Petrol. The ‘very professional, knowledgeable and client-oriented team’ is headed by the ‘responsive and punctual’ Okan Demirkan.

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

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli advises clients on acquisitions, structuring, development agreements, EPCs, PPPs, land concession and zoning law. Other areas of expertise include sales, commercial lease agreements and real estate-related transactions. In a recent highlight it advised DM İnşaat on a $106m construction project in Dakar for the Senegalese government. Other clients include Vitol, NEF, Peri and Equinix. Serhan Koçaklı heads the team.

Leading individuals

Serhan Koçaklı - Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli

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