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Erdem & Erdem Law Office

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Istanbul, Izmir

Ozgur Kocabasoglu

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Erdem & Erdem Consultancy Ltd

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Corporate and M&A


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 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).


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)


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Erdem & Erdem Law Office provides 'reliable, quality services and responds quickly and effectively'. It handles acquisition finance and refinance, project finance, commercial banking transactions and bankruptcy matters. Other areas of expertise include domestic and international capital markets transactions including IPOs, stock exchange quotations, and structured finance and M&A-related tax matters. The team provides capital markets legislation advice to Türkiye İş Bankası. Ercüment Erdem and Özgür Kocabaşoğlu head the team. Tuna Çolgar, Gaye Spolitis and senior associate Nezihe Boran Demir are also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Erdem & Erdem Law Office advises on both the buy and sell side of M&A transactions. It is adept at handling inbound and outbound acquisitions, joint ventures, takeovers and restructurings. It assisted Kemin Europa with drafting a share purchase agreement and pursuing closing and post-closing actions in the acquisition of the entire share capital of a Turkey-based textile chemicals company. Other clients include Akfen, BMC Otomotiv and Jagex. Ercüment Erdem and Özgür Kocabaşoğlu head the 'professional, knowledgeable and experienced' team with support from Tuna Çolgar.

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Within: Energy

Erdem & Erdem Law Office advises clients in the natural gas, coal, and oil-fired power plants and renewables sectors. Areas of expertise include structuring and negotiation of transactions and projects, negotiation and drafting of EPCs, project financing, privatisation and PPPs. Ercüment Erdem and Özgür Kocabaşoğlu head the team. Gaye Spolitis and Tuna Colgar are also recommended.

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