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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
Email:
Web:
www.bezenpartners.com
Ankara, Istanbul

Murat Soylu

Tel:
Work +90 212 366 6802
Email:
Web:
www.bezenpartners.com
Bezen & Partners

Work Department

Partner - Corporate, M&A and Capital Markets

Position

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.

Career

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.

Languages

Turkish, English

Member

Bar of Istanbul; International Bar Association (IBA).

Education

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


Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

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 GĂŒvenlik Hizmetleri as the borrower on a $203m refinancing package. Other key clients include China Aircraft Leasing Group, Akbank, JP Morgan and QNB Finansbank. YeƟim 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

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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 NĂŒkleer, Shanghai Electric Power and Suez. Serdar Bezen, YeƟim Bezen and Murat Soylu, who is ‘reliable, disciplined, honest and responsive’, head the team.

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