Mr Özgür Kocabasoglu > Erdem & Erdem Law Office > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Erdem & Erdem Law Office
Ferko Signature, Büyükdere Caddesi
No. 175, Kat. 3
34394 Esentepe - Sisli, Istanbul

Work Department

Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions


Partner and the Head of Corporate


Özgür Kocabaşoğlu is a Partner and the Head of Corporate of Erdem & Erdem. Mr. Kocabaşoğlu has nearly 20 years of experience in national and multijurisdictional complex merger and acquisitions, structuring, banking, capital markets transactions, corporate and project finance.

He has extensive experience of international transactions involving a number of overseas jurisdictions in a variety of business sectors including energy, mining, transportation, ports, airports, construction, finance, retail and real estate.

He focuses on privatizations and public private partnership models and complex cross border transactions involving commercial banks, corporate entities, public and private companies.

In recent years he leads merger and acquisitions in a wide geography including Europe, Latin America, Russia, CIS countries, Africa and Asia. Moreover, he regularly provides consultancy to multinational corporations on every aspects of commercial law, contract law, capital markets, privatizations and merger and acquisitions.

He is a member of Istanbul Bar Association and International Bar Association (IBA).


Turkish, English and French


Istanbul Bar Association
International Bar Association (IBA)
Galatasaray High School Alumni Association


Gazi University External Trade Master Program (1998)
Ankara University, Faculty of Law (1996)
Galatasaray High School (1991)

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets

With Ercüment Erdem and Özgür Kocabaşoğlu at the helm, Erdem & Erdem Law Office handles acquisition finance and refinance, project finance, commercial banking transactions and bankruptcy matters, and also shows prowess advising private equity funds and financial institutions in debt capital market transactions. Tuna Colgar, who puts to use is ‘highly relevant background and vast experience’ when assisting clients, is another name to note.

Turkey > Project finance/projects

Erdem & Erdem Law Office has a solid track record of advising local and global clients, acting as sponsors, developers, lenders, equity investors and multilateral agencies, on private power and infrastructure projects, including airport and port operations and power generation plants, under build-operate-transfer models. Headed by Ercüment Erdem and Özgür Kocabaşoğlu, the practice is particularly strong in the energy, transportation and healthcare sectors, and is developing notable capabilities in Islamic financing.