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Bezen & Partners

SULTAN SELIM CAD. LALEGUL SOK., NEF 09 PLAZA, A BLOK FLOOR:12, 4 LEVENT, 34415 ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Tel:
Work +90 212 366 6868
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Web:
www.bezenpartners.com
Ankara, Istanbul

Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Bezen & Partners

Bezen & Partners' 'highly reputable and capable' team advises on acquisition and leveraged finance, asset finance, banking, debt restructuring, project finance and structured finance. Other areas of expertise include issuance of debt instruments and bonds, derivatives transactions, swap and International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) transactions. It advised an international financial institution on a $95m senior unsecured loan to a Turkish chemicals manufacturer, and Pronet Güvenlik Hizmetleri as the borrower on a $203m refinancing package. Other key clients include China Aircraft Leasing Group, Akbank, JP Morgan and QNB Finansbank. Yeşim Bezen, Murat Soylu and Banu Aslan head the team. Can Özilhan was promoted to senior associate.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Bezen & Partners

Bezen & Partners advises an international and domestic client base on its Turkish market entry, M&A transactions, joint ventures and strategic investments. The team advised Limak on its $55m acquisition of shares in Çetin Enerji. Other clients include EBRD, Akkuyu Nükleer, Shanghai Electric Power and Suez. Serdar Bezen, Yeşim Bezen and Murat Soylu, who is ‘reliable, disciplined, honest and responsive’, head the team.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Bezen & Partners

Bezen & Partners advises on litigation and arbitration matters relating to tax, administrative law, shareholder disputes, and energy and infrastructure-sector disputes. Crescent Petroleum counts among the team's clients. Serdar Bezen and Aykut Bakırcı are the key practitioners.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Bezen & Partners

Bezen & Partners is adept at handling privatisation procedures and also advises on cross-border work, joint ventures, regulatory matters and transactions. Recent highlights include advising Akkuyu NGS Elektrik Üretim on licensing matters and obtaining site and construction permits in relation to its $22bn nuclear power plant located in Mersin. Aykut Bakırcı, Yeşim Bezen and Banu Bölükemini head the team. Can Özilhan, Zekican Samlı and Uğur Sebzeci were promoted to senior associate.

Leading individuals

Yeşim Bezen - Bezen & Partners

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Project finance/projects
Project finance/projects - ranked: tier 2

Bezen & Partners

Bezen & Partners advises on acquisition and leveraged finance, asset finance, project finance, refinancing, PPP finance and structured finance. In a recent highlight the team acted as local counsel to Akkuyu NGS Elektrik Üretim in relation to the $22bn Akkuyu nuclear power plant project. Other clients include QNB Finansbank and Sojitz Corporation. Key practitioners Yeşim Bezen, Banu Bölükemini and Aykut Bakırcı all provide ‘prompt, hands-on advice’.

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Turkey

Offices in Istanbul and Ankara

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