Lexist Law Firm > Istanbul, Turkey > Firm Profile

Lexist Law Firm
Özdilek AVM River Plaza No: 13 Kat: 22
Levent 34330 Besiktas/Istanbul

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Murat Erbilen heads the department at Lexist Law Firm, which has extensive experience handling syndicated loans, secured and unsecured credit facilities, bridge facilities, refinancing, corporate and acquisition finance. The team is also well versed in capital market matters, including raising funds in debt and equity capital markets transactions.

Practice head(s):

Murat Erbilen

Key clients

Birleşim Mühendislik Isıtma Soğutma Havalandırma Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi


Lexist is an independent full-service Turkish law firm with offices in Istanbul and Ankara. Disputes and Projects are the standout practices of the firm, particularly concerning large-scale infrastructure investments. The team is legal solutions focused with a business savvy mindset. Highly regulated sectors dominate the client portfolio, such as financial services, nuclear and renewable energy, healthcare, TMT and construction.

Clients involve their Lexist team of sector regulatory specialists, corporate lawyers, litigators and arbitrators from the very start of a project to ensure the best legal and business strategy is in place. These projects are both in Turkey and abroad.

Types of work undertaken
Banking and finance: Lexist has extensive experience handling bilateral and syndicated credit facilities, secured and unsecured credit facilities, bridge facilities, restructuring, refinancing, acquisition and leveraged financing, Islamic financing and financial restructuring. Regulatory advice in the digital financial markets is a niche.

Capital markets: Lexist covers the full spectrum of capital markets transactions including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, debt and equity offerings, medium-term note programs and Rule 144A, Regulation S offerings and others.

Corporate, commercial and M&A: Lexist advises a diverse client base, utilizing a sector focused approach, on a range of corporate and commercial matters as well as on a full spectrum of M&A transactions.

Dispute resolution: Lexist’s dispute resolution expertise stands out with its strong track record in complex litigation and international arbitration. The high profile strong arbitration team’s particular strengths is investment and commercial arbitration. The team has successfully represented clients in numerous institutional and ad-hoc arbitration processes.

Project finance and projects: Lexist provides full-scope legal consultancy services for high value infrastructure projects, PPPs, BOTs and privatizations across highly regulated complex sectors. The team has won many awards for its highway financing and the privatization of the Turkish national lottery projects.

Energy: Lexist advises on power plant projects based both on conventional and renewable sources and represents Turkey’s leading public and private entities. Lexist is uniquely placed to provide legal services in a wide array of regulatory matters to energy sector participants. Nuclear energy is a niche.

Real estate: Lexist represents domestic and foreign investors and public institutions in all areas of real estate law, including construction (in respect of FIDIC based contracts or other EPC/turnkey contracts), rental and management of complexes such as real estate mixed use development projects, shopping and business centres.

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