Mr Murat Soylu > Bezen & Partners > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Bezen & Partners

Work Department

Partner - Corporate, M&A and Capital Markets


Murat Soylu is a partner of Bezen & Partners. He assists domestic and international clients on a wide-range of Turkish law matters, with a particular focus on mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions.


Murat Soylu is a member of the Turkish Bar Associations since 2006. Murat Soylu was a member of another top tier law firm in Istanbul for ten years and is specialised in corporate and capital markets law. He represents national and international corporates, banks, financial and capital market institutions and leads various mergers & acquisitions and IPOs,  secondary market transactions and issuance of debt instruments. He is the co-author of several publications. A selection of his publications is as follows: (1) “Converting and Transferring Currency article of John Anderson, Private Sector Development Specialist within the World Bank Group”; (2) “Energy & Commodity Finance Legal Guide issued by BNP Paribas” and (3) “Regulations on Payment Services and Electronic Money Institutions”, Legal Yayincilik.


Turkish, English


Bar of Istanbul; International Bar Association (IBA).


LLB, School of Law – Yeditepe University
European and International Law at both the Vienna University
American University, Washington College of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets

Bezen & Partners is noted in particular for its expertise in project finance, regularly advising lenders and sponsors of large-scale infrastructure, energy, and transportation projects on financing, regulatory matters, and taxation, among other issues. Notable banking clients include the EBRD, Asian Infrastructure Bank, and Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, reflecting the firm’s position within the infrastructure and projects space. The all-female senior team is led by English-qualified lawyer Yeşim Bezen, German-born-and-educated project finance specialist Banu Bölükemini, and corporate-focused Murat Soylu, who also handles capital markets transactions.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Bezen & Partners handles corporate transactions and tax structuring matters for a range of clients in the energy, financial services, and infrastructure sectors. Matters include acquisitions and corporate finance, joint ventures and investments, business formations, and advice relating to Turkish business operations, incorporation, and corporate governance. The team is led by Serdar Bezen and corporate finance-focused Murat Soylu.

Turkey > Dispute resolution

Bezen & Partners has developed a solid reputation in commercial litigation, representing major international companies including YUM! Brands and Hyundai in high-value disputes. In addition to domestic work, the firm has also acted in cases before the European Court of Human Rights and has handled ICC arbitration. The team is led by respected arbitrator Serdar Bezen, corporate disputes specialist Murat Soylu, and Aykut Bakırcı, who focuses on administrative law.