Begum DURUKAN OZAYDIN > DURUKAN+PARTNERS > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile



Founding Partner


Ms. Begum Durukan Ozaydin is the Founding Partner of DURUKAN+PARTNERS. She is widely recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of banking and finance, corporate and M&A, and projects and energy.

In her career reaching 25 years, she has extensively advised financial institutions and sponsors in financings of energy, infrastructure, real estate projects, took part in structured financing deals, acted for buyers and sellers in acquisitions and privatisations, provided advice on regulated sectors such as energy, securities and insurance, lead negotiations with public and private parties, assisted in structuring of businesses of corporations who are world leaders in their fields and during their operations.  

She has also been instrumental in structuring, negotiating and advising on acquisitions and privatizations, capital markets and corporate matters, regulatory issues in sectors such as energy, telecoms, securities, real estate and insurance.

She was previously partner of one of the recognised law firms in Turkey, where she acted as the partner supervising almost all the legal work produced, and took managerial responsibilities.

Ms. Durukan Ozaydin is recognized as an expert in Turkish law in publications such as Legal 500 where she has been ranked as a leading individual in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets and Project Finance/Projects sections.


English, French (basic) and Turkish


Istanbul Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Istanbul International Law Institute, Vice Chairman of the Board
First Law International Network, Member of the Advisory Board
Georgetown University Alumni Association
American Collegiate Institute Alumni Association
Friends of Jessup


Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in Common Law Studies, 1998)
Dokuz Eylul University, School of Law (LL.B., 1996)

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

The practice at DURUKAN+PARTNERS regularly acts on the buy and sell side of M&A and commercial matters. The department is jointly headed by the ‘remarkableBegum Durukan Ozaydin, and Hikmet Fadillioglu, who earns praise for being a ‘dependable business partner’.

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Leading individuals)

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DURUKAN+PARTNERS´ seven-strong practice is a solid choice for advisory regarding secured and unsecured financings, regulatory matters, restructuring and finance, and earns praise from clients for being a ‘very dedicated team, always available and able to guide through the complexity of the local authorities’. The ‘very knowledgeable and experiencedBegum Durukan Ozaydin, who can always think ‘one step ahead’ and has significant skills handling project finance and restructuring matters, heads the team.


Turkey > Project finance/projects

(Hall of Fame)

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Turkey > Real estate and construction

DURUKAN+PARTNERS‘ real estate and construction practice, which garners praise for ‘being available at any time’, is jointly headed by Begum Durukan Ozaydin and ‘exceptional partnerHikmet Fadillioglu. The team advises on land acquisitions and lease agreements, as well as on creating rights in rem over real estate.