Mr Murat Aygün > Abcoo Law Firm > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile
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Mr Murat Aygün
Real Estate and Construction, M&A, Banking and Finance, Corporate, Contracts
Murat Aygün has an experience of more than 20 years in the real estate law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and in the project financing. He provides legal advice to local and international companies acting in numerous large-scale and high-profile real estate deals and M&A deals. He guides his clients not only with his legal knowledge but also with a clever understanding of the economic and business sides of the transactions and presenting the full picture to his clients. He is also appreciated by the clients for his talent to handle complex technical matters without missing the commercial essence, as well as his exceptional attribute in bringing options to resolve issues and achieving results.
Murat Aygün has been representing KAT, a subsidiary of Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, in its 2.7 billion investment in the Sea Pearl Project, which is developed on a seafront land of 127,600 sqm. His consultancy services included the purchase of the relevant land, negotiation of the construction agreements, and handling of the legal aspects of the financing of the project. He has further been working in Süleymaniye Renewal Project, which is an urban transformation project being conducted on a land 102.000 sqm land located in the historical peninsula of Istanbul, which is listed as one of the world’s heritages by UNESCO. The project is an ongoing project comprised of residential and commercial buildings and re-development of archaeological and heritage sites.
Murat Aygün has also been involved in countless M&A transactions during his practice. In 2020, he represented the Founder/CEO of Peak during the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Peak by Zynga Inc. for an amount of USD 1.8 billion. By this acquisition, Peak has become the first “unicorn” of Turkey in the technology sector.
Istanbul Bar Association, 2000
American University, Washington College of Law, USA, LLM in International Business Law, 1999; Marmara University, Faculty of Law, LLB, 1997
Abcoo Law Firm‘s extensive real estate team handles a wide variety of matters, including individual and portfolio transactions, joint ventures and other investments, sale and leaseback agreements, commercial leasings and construction contracts. The firm advises developers and investors in Turkey and internationally, and is also responsible for large-scale and complex projects with unusual considerations; it recently advised on a development based on a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The team is led by Hasan Çağlayan, who is praised for his ‘comprehensive knowledge’ of the field; transactional real estate expert Murat Aygün and Berk Batur, who advises on transactional issues.