Mr Ozgur 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
Turkey

Work Department

Corporate and M&A

Position

Özgür Kocabaşoğlu is a Partner and the Head of Corporate of Erdem & Erdem. Mr. Kocabaşoğlu has 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 is 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).

Languages

Turkish, English and French.

Memberships

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

Education

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

Erdem & Erdem Law Office advises corporate borrowers, banks, and financial institutions on a range of transactions, including syndicated lending, restructuring, acquisition and corporate finance, and project finance. The team also advises private equity investors. In the capital markets space, the firm has experience of debt and equity instruments, IPOs and secondary offerings, and private placements. The team is led by experienced practitioner Ercüment ErdemOzgur Kocabasoglu is another name to note for corporate finance transactions.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Erdem & Erdem Law Office has a strong focus on cross-border work, operating foreign desks for GCC-facing transactions and deals throughout Asia-Pacific, including China. The team regularly works with private equity investors on investments, joint ventures, and acquisitions, particularly in the energy, projects, and infrastructure sectors. Ercüment Erdem and Özgür Kocabaşoğlu lead the team.

Turkey > Energy

Erdem & Erdem Law Office advises energy companies, including oil & gas, renewable energy, and nuclear power producers and suppliers, alongside private equity investors and trade associations, on a range of issues, including transactions, regulatory issues and state relations, and disputes. The firm has a particular strength in negotiating contracts for project developments. The team is led by senior partner Ercüment Erdem alongside Özgür Kocabaşoğlu.

Turkey > Project finance/projects

Erdem & Erdem Law Office advises lenders and sponsors on project financing transactions, with a particular strength in BOT models for power generation projects, airports and port operations. The team handles syndicated credit facilities, term loans and Islamic financing mandates for investment-grade and non-investment-grade borrowers and lenders. Clients include international banks and financial institutions, domestic sponsors and equity investors. Ercüment Erdem and Özgür Kocabaşoğlu jointly lead the team.