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 ‘very efficient, knowledgeable and responsive team‘ at DURUKAN+PARTNERS has an eclectic client list drawn from its finance and capital markets expertise and the firm’s corporate law team support on day-to-day governance and contractual matters. Begum Durukan Ozaydin and Hikmet Fadillioglu co-lead the department.

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Begüm Durukan ÖzaydinDURUKAN+PARTNERS

Several international banks count on DURUKAN+PARTNERS for advice on matters spanning the range of regulatory issues; secured and unsecured financings; and capital markets transactions and compliance, amongst other work. Begum Durukan Ozaydin is the practice head and is particularly renowned in the project financing space, while also standing out in core finance and insurance matters. Associate Furkan Ergün has assisted with debt refinancing, energy sector loan agreements, and export credit facilities, among other matters in a varied workload.

Turkey > Project finance/projects

(Hall of Fame)

Begüm Durukan ÖzaydinDURUKAN+PARTNERS

DURUKAN+PARTNERS‘ activity in project financing dovetails with its real estate and M&A departments in advising across various issues relating to energy and infrastructure projects. Begum Durukan Ozaydin is a senior figure in the market with vast and varied experience; she leads the practice alongside Hikmet Fadillioğlu, who has a corporate and commercial focus.