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Çakmak Attorney Partnership

Work Department

Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group, Litigation and Arbitration


Mesut Çakmak, a leading legal authority in project finance and privatization, acts on behalf of clients involved in international commercial and financial transactions. He has represented sponsors in the development and financing of many major projects in the energy, mining and metals, oil and gas, infrastructure and transportation sectors. He has also been involved in many mergers and acquisitions, and banking and capital markets transactions. Mesut Çakmak is a recognized legal expert in local and international arbitration as well as in administrative and commercial litigation.


Founder of the Firm. Managing Partner.


Turkish and English


Ankara Bar Association, Turkey, 1991
Turkish Bar Associations Union, 1991


Ankara University, Faculty of Law, LL.B., 1990

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Project finance/projects

(Hall of Fame)

Mesut ÇakmakÇakmak Attorney Partnership

Çakmak Attorney Partnership, which has an enviable reputation in energy and infrastructure projects, is highly active in matters involving power plants, motorways, airports, ports and hospitals, among others. Its team is noted for its first-rate project finance capabilities, where it acts for borrowers and lenders, as well as strengths in the development, construction and operation of projects. It has a wealth of experience of high-profile public-private partnership (PPP) and build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects. The joint heads of the practice are Mesut ÇakmakZeynep ÇakmakMustafa Durakoğlu and dual US and Turkey-qualified partner Cem Çağatay Orak.

Turkey > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Mesut ÇakmakÇakmak Attorney Partnership

Çakmak Attorney Partnership‘s team has a strong track record in various types of of litigated disputes, including those concerning administrative law, labour law and general commercial matters. In addition, international arbitration is another area of strength. The group is experienced in acting for clients before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and other institutional arbitration panels. Mesut Çakmak jointly leads the team with Zeynep Çakmak and arbitration expert Cem Çağatay Orak.

Turkey > Energy

(Leading individuals)

Mesut ÇakmakÇakmak Attorney Partnership

Çakmak Attorney Partnership handles the full service of work in the energy field, with expertise in financing, corporate matters and administrative litigation relating to thermal, electric and wind power plants and combined-cycle gas turbine projects. Mesut Çakmak and Zeynep Çakmak head the practice. Other names to note are Cem Çağatay Orak and Mustafa Durakoğlu. Recent highlights include advising Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and KfW on financing the second phase of the Karaburun wind power plant.