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Gamze Cigdemtekin

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Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm

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Co-Managing Partner


Ms. Çiğdemtekin has a wide range of transactional expertise covering M&A, corporate, energy, infrastructure, project finance and private equity. She has advised on a vast number of corporate and finance transactions in Turkey, with a particular focus on M&A, private equity and power projects on a project finance basis. Her expertise extends to competition law. She has represented major international and Turkish clients in several sectors, including energy, banking and insurance, manufacturing, and cements, as well as chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Leading legal directories recognise Ms. Cigdemtekin as a leading M&A lawyers in Turkey and was also listed as one of the top lawyers in Forbes Turkey’s survey by number of cases handled before the Competition Authority.


Prior to establishing her practice, Ms. Cigdemtekin was a partner of Chadbourne & Parke. She had been a key player in establishing and structuring the Istanbul offices of two international law firms, Kinstellar and Chadbourne & Parke. In this process she was heavily involved in legal, regulatory and tax structuring of both offices. Prior to that she was a partner of White & Case's Istanbul office.


English and Turkish.


Member of Istanbul and Ankara Bar Associations.


Ankara University School of Law, LLB, 1998. J.W. Goethe Universitat, Institute for Law and Finance, LLM.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm provides transactional and regulatory advice and has a particular focus on the payment services industry. Recent highlights include representing Franklin Templeton Investments on the $11.8m acquisition of a minority share in Gözde Girişim. Verifone Elektronik ve Danışmanlık and Panaroma Bilişim are also clients. Tuna Çakırca and Gamze Çiğdemtekin, who displays 'highly valued experience and pragmatism', head the team. Kağan Dora left for Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm handles acquisitions, joint ventures, privatisations, restructurings, demergers and liquidations. Other areas of expertise include drafting and negotiating transaction documents, regulatory advice and due diligence. A recent highlight was advising Franklin Templeton Investments on its $12m acquisition of a minority share in Gözde Girişim. Gamze Çiğdemtekin heads the team with support from Tuna Çakırca. Kağan Dora left for Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki.

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Within: Energy

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm handles M&A, privatisations, project development, financing, commodities trading, licensing and litigation. It is adept at dealing with matters involving regulatory and governmental authorities. The team continues to act for Kayen Kayı in relation to all energy-related investments for its $115m portfolio. Other clients include Age Enerji Group, Egeres Enerji and Bıçakcılar Elektrik. Ayca Aranci and Gamze Çiğdemtekin head the team with support from Tuna Çakırca.

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