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Doğan Eymirlioğlu

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Balcioglu Selçuk Akman Keki

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Corporate and M&A




Doğan Eymirlioğlu is known in the market for his business-oriented approach and experience working on high profile domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), private equity deals, franchising and distribution matters and in energy, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing and hotels and leisure sectors.

Dogan has been heavily involved in foreign direct investment projects in the form of greenfield investments, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. With his strong experience particularly in corporate law, contracts law and public procurement, he represents foreign and local investors, including private equity funds on structural matters. He also has extensive experience in public contracts, privatizations and public-private partnerships. He has been involved in a number of major public tenders organized by Turkish authorities on projects ranging from healthcare PPPs, stadium constructions and major infrastructure projects to the sale of distressed groups seized by the government. He also acts as arbitrator or party counsel in domestic and international arbitrations in his areas of practice.

Recognised by the Client Choice as the exclusive winner of the 2019 Client Choice Awards for Arbitration & ADR in Turkey, he has particular capabilities in multi-disciplinary deals, and he receives clients’ appreciation for clear, commercial and feasible approach and advice.

Prior to joining Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki, he worked for leading international and local law firms in Istanbul.  He is a graduate of Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law (LLB, 2005 and LLM, 2009) and pursued his master’s studies on economics and finance in Boğaziçi University.  Doğan is a member of the Istanbul Bar and he is fluent in English and French.


Turkish; English; French


Istanbul Bar Association, 2007


University of Galatasaray Faculty of Law, LLM, 2009; Bogazici University, 2008, MA, Economics and Finance; University of Galatasaray Faculty of Law, LLB, 2005


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki is well versed in the full range of commercial, corporate and M&A matters including IPOs, joint ventures, private equity, privatisations, risk management, takeovers and tender offers and venture capital. Recent highlights include advising KKR & Co. on the Turkish law aspects of its €6.8bn acquisition of Unilever’s spreads business. Other clients include Pera Capital Partners, Cargill and Coca-Cola. Galip Selçuk heads the team; Selim Keki, Doğan Eymirlioğlu and the 'very diligentMüfit Arapoğlu are also recommended. Selahattin Kaya was promoted to counsel.

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Within: Employment

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on general employment matters, employment-related ADR, disciplinary procedures, discrimination, contracts, HR matters, internal investigations occupational health and safety, investigations and litigation. Clients include Arkema France and F.H. Bertling Logistics. Galip Selçuk heads the team with support from Doğan Eymirlioğlu, Selim Keki and Özgür Akman.

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Project finance/projects

Within: Project finance/projects

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on multi-jurisdictional syndicated loans for infrastructure projects, real estate acquisitions, corporate finance and energy projects. Acquisition finance, asset-based lending, asset finance, real estate finance and project finance all form part of the team's workload. It advised IFC, KFW and the government of Kyrgyzstan on the development of a dialysis healthcare PPP facility in the country. Other clients include Aareal Bank, EBRD, Standard Chartered Bank and Türkiye İş Bankası. Barlas Balcıoğlu heads the team. Doğan Eymirlioğlu is also recommended.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises clients on leasing, project finance, transactions, construction and development, and contentious matters. Other areas of expertise include zoning and planning, environmental issues, joint ventures, PPPs and residential developments. Barlas Balcıoğlu and Doğan Eymirlioğlu are the key names to note.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki handles a broad range of restructuring and insolvency matters including credit risk management, creditor and equity committee representation, cross-border restructurings and debtor representation. Other areas of expertise include insolvency, litigation, arbitration, mediation, reorganisations and safeguard proceedings. Dispute resolution specialist Özgür Akman heads the sizeable team. Galip Selçuk advises management and stakeholders on distressed M&A and corporate restructurings. Banking expert Barlas Balcıoğlu, Doğan Eymirlioğlu and Semih Sander are also recommended.

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