Firm Profile > Gedik Eraksoy Avukatlik Ortakligi > Istanbul, Turkey

Gedik Eraksoy Avukatlik Ortakligi

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Gedik Eraksoy Avukatlik Ortakligi is allied with Allen & Overy LLP, and accordingly acts for a number of international banks and financial institutions, handling a range of complex lending and financing deals, and capital markets transactions, including sukuks. The firm is able to call upon English law expertise, and act in high-value cross-border deals. It also has experience handling innovative structures, a recent example of which was the team's work for Standard Chartered and Bank of America on an ESG-linked syndicated loan. The firm is also notable for its utilisation of legaltech solutions. The practice is led by Hakkı Gedik, with Umut Gurgey also a key player.

Practice head(s):

Hakkı Gedik

Other key lawyers:

Umut Gurgey

Key clients

Bank of America London

The Commercial Bank (P.S.Q.C.)

The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

International Finance Corporation

Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi

MUFG Securities EMEA

The firm: Gedik & Eraksoy is a full service Turkish law firm with international reach, working seamlessly with Allen & Overy’s offices around the world to deliver first class, efficient and integrated legal services.  Gedik & Eraksoy consist of a team of 11 Turkish lawyers who advise on a wide range of practice areas, including debt and equity capital markets, local and cross–border M&A, corporate, projects, banking and finance transactions as well as dispute resolution.   Led by lawyers: Hakki Gedik – a Turkish lawyer with over 25 years of experience in banking, M&A and capital markets, and Umut Gurgey – a Turkish lawyer with over 20 years of experience in banking and capital markets,  the Gedik & Eraksoy team has a deep understanding of the Turkish legal framework and routinely handles all aspects of novel and sophisticated transactions in the market.

Association with Allen & Overy: Gedik & Eraksoy has an association with Allen & Overy LLP.

Through Gedik & Eraksoy, A&O can deliver Turkish law advice and execution capability “on the ground” in Turkey to Allen & Overy LLP’s internationally recognized high standards.

Allen & Overy LLP is one of the world’s leading law firms, with around 5,200 staff and 512 partners worldwide.  Since opening its first office in London in 1930, the firm has grown into a global organisation with 44 offices in 31 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East.

Through the relationship with Allen & Overy LLP, Gedik & Eraksoy has access to a global network of offices and legal expertise, including their English legal team located in their Istanbul office.  If needed, G&E will be able to work together with the Allen & Overy LLP Istanbul office to provide the Clients with a one-stop shop for Turkish and English law advice.

Areas of practice

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Employment
  • Financial services regulation
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Islamic finance
  • Litigation, arbitration and investigations
  • Private equity
  • Projects
  • Real estate
  • Restructuring
Department Name Email Telephone
Energy (oil and gas)
Finance (project, acquisition, structured)
Syndicated lending
Islamic finance
Financial regulatory
Debt and equity capital markets
Private equity transactions
Real estate
Photo Name Position Profile
 Hakkı Gedik  photo Hakkı Gedik Hakkı is the co-founder of Gedik & Eraksoy. He practises all aspects…
Number of lawyers : 13
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