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 20 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 > Project finance/projects

(Hall of Fame)

Begüm Durukan ÖzaydinDURUKAN+PARTNERS

DURUKAN+PARTNERS‘ strengths in project finance transactions are complemented by its high level of expertise in project development, operational matters, public procurement and regulatory issues. The team, which is led by Begüm Durukan Özaydin, is noted for its focus on the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors.

Turkey > Restructuring and insolvency

DURUKAN+PARTNERS handles the restructuring of secured and unsecured debt, corporate restructurings, technical bankruptcies and insolvency. Clients include foreign and domestic companies, sponsors of mega-projects and borrowers. Begüm Durukan Özaydin, who is New York and Turkish law- qualified co-heads the team with Hikmet Fadillioglu.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

DURUKAN+PARTNERS is equally strong in buy and sell-side M&A. In addition, it assists clients with company and branch formations, general day-to-day operational matters and the drafting of shareholder-related documents, among other matters. Clients include multinational and domestic companies in the retail, tourism, banking, insurance, natural gas and real estate sectors. Begüm Durukan Özaydin, who is dual US and Turkey-qualified, co-heads the team with Hikmet Fadillioglu.