Mr M. Togan Turan > Paksoy > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Antitrust and Competition, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial, Banking and Finance, Privatisations


Togan Turan is the partner heading the competition practice of the firm with extensive experience on antitrust matters, acquisitions and corporate law representing a variety of international and domestic clients. He also takes an active role in privatisations and M&A projects in many industries. Togan has in-depth knowledge and understanding of antitrust and competition matters advising clients in antitrust investigations, cartel and abuse of dominance claims, filed exemption and negative clearance applications. He has also extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, privatisations representing a variety of international clients in retail, energy, gas, telecommunications, tobacco, banking, insurance, healthcare, food and steel sectors. His experience covers all aspects of transactions from due diligence investigations, contract drafting, and negotiating and structuring deals to advising on regulatory aspects such as competition board filings for those transactions. Togan also has substantial banking and finance experience acting for international financial institutions, lenders and borrowers in cross-border loan facilities.


English, Turkish


Istanbul Bar Association, International Bar Association


University of London, International Banking and Finance, LL.M
Istanbul University, School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Competition

(Hall of Fame)

M. Togan Turan Paksoy

Togan Turan heads up the competition team at Paksoy, acting for a range of clients including multinational businesses, private equity investors, such as Blackstone, and major Turkish companies in competition and antitrust-related cases. Work flows include merger control filings for large-scale cross-border M&A, and investigations by the TCA, including allegations of cartel behaviour, abuse of dominance, and price-fixing. Turan has a strong reputation in Turkish competition law, and is supported by counsel and former TCA official Gülçin Dere.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

The team at Paksoy is regularly involved in large-scale cross-border transactions and also provides comprehensive corporate and commercial advice to multinationals relating to their operations in Turkey. Notable clients include Dow Chemicals, BNP Paribas, and BAE Systems, reflecting the firm’s broad sector expertise across heavy industrials, defence, energy, and financial services. Elvan Aziz co-leads the M&A team and heads up the corporate and commercial practice, showcasing strengths in transactional work and corporate governance. M&A co-head Togan Turan has significant regulatory expertise, handling competition filings and other strategic antitrust matters. Tech and IP specialist Stéphanie Beghe Sönmez also co-leads the M&A group.