Hikmet FADILLIOGLU > DURUKAN+PARTNERS > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile





Mr. Hikmet Fadillioglu is a Partner of DURUKAN+PARTNERS with extensive expertise mainly on corporate and commercial law, M&A, labour law and real estate transactions.

During his career reaching 18 years, he has been heavily involved in conducting due diligence exercises on Turkish companies and share acquisitions involving Turkish companies, the transfer of businesses and shareholdings, establishment and operation of joint stock companies, limited partnerships, branches and liaison offices, as well as corporate governance issues, structuring of shareholders’ relationships among themselves and vis-à-vis the legal entity, insolvency and liquidation. ​

He has been acting for companies that are world leaders in their sectors in their daily corporate housekeeping including without limitation, drafting of all relevant documentation, board resolutions, and general assembly of shareholders documents, company and branch formations, advising on employment, social security, tax, consumer protection issues. He is also experienced in real estate law where he has advised in high-level landmark land acquisitions and lease agreements, as well as creating in rem rights over real estate.

Mr. Fadillioglu was previously partner of one of the recognised law firms in Turkey, where he worked for over 10 years.


English, German and Turkish


Istanbul Bar Association
Istanbul Bilgi University Alumni Association


Istanbul Bilgi University (LL.M. in Business Law, 2006)
Ankara University, School of Law (LL.B., 2003)

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

DURUKAN+PARTNERS advises a combination of domestic and international clients, with a particular focus on the financial services and banking sectors.  The firm provides corporate advice on a range of issues, including transactional support, equity raisings, Turkish commercial law and regulations, and contracting. The team is led by Begüm Durukan Özaydin and Hikmet Fadillioglu.

Turkey > Project finance/projects

DURUKAN+PARTNERS advises on energy and infrastructure project financing work, acting for lenders and borrowers, and regularly assists with cross-border mandates. The team handles lending matters, procurement transactions and regulatory issues. Practice co-head Begüm Durukan Özaydin is noted for her capabilities in banking and finance transactions, and is also qualified in the US, reflecting her multijurisdictional expertise. Co-head Hikmet Fadillioglu advises on commercial and employment issues relating to project developments.

Turkey > Restructuring and insolvency

DURUKAN+PARTNERS handles corporate restructuring, liquidation, bankruptcy, and loan restructuring matters, primarily for international corporate borrowers active in Turkey, alongside some lender-side work. Matters include high-value loans, the reconstitution of Turkish subsidiaries, and contentious issues relating to workforce restructuring and regulatory compliance. The team is led by Begüm Durukan Özaydin, who works with banking and corporate clients, and is dual-qualified in New York, allowing her to act in cross-border and multijurisdictional cases, alongside Hikmet Fadillioglu, who focuses on corporate and commercial work.