Dr Koray Demir > Baysal & Demir > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Baysal & Demir
Zekeriyakoy Mahallesi Arikoy Sogut Sokak
No: 45 34450 Sariyer Istanbul

Work Department

Commercial, Corporate & M&A, Competition & Antitrust, Intellectual Property




Dr Koray Demir is a founding partner of Baysal & Demir Law Firm.

He has advised local and foreign enterprises in every aspect of commercial law, company law, competition law and intellectual property law for more than 10 years. Supported by his academic background, he has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating complex contracts, i.e.  distribution agreements, agency agreements, franchise agreements, and leasing and factoring agreements. He also helps clients to manage their relationships with their suppliers and manufacturers. Koray is a well-known expert in warranties of title and quality cases and cases of unfair competition, as well as agents’ and sole distributors’ indemnity payments. He is also one of the leading academics in so-called group law (Konzernrecht).

Koray assists clients in incorporating companies and branch offices and drafting and/or amending their articles of association. He advises board members in strategic executive decisions and helps clients to hold their general meetings. He also drafts charters for family-owned businesses and regulations for executive organs of stock companies. His strong academic background in so-called balance-based transactions and his understanding of the basic principles of bookkeeping allow him to evaluate and create solutions in technical bankruptcy situations, manage ordinary, conditional and/or authorised capital increases or decreases, and help clients in the formation of joint ventures, mergers, asset and share purchases, spin-offs, the separation of a division, changes of legal form, and liquidation. In the last 10 years he has been involved in various large-scale local and cross-border M&A transactions.

Koray provides services for merger control and exemption filings. He provides legal opinions in cartel investigations and advice on general competition compliance matters in the sense of efficient monitoring and evaluation. Based on his academic background and practical experience as official appraiser for the intellectual property courts, he can also handle complex issues arising out of the law on trademarks, copyrights and patents.


English, German


German Law Research Centre, Ozyegin University, Advisory Committee Member
University of Zurich, Alumni Organisation


Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification, PD Dr. habil.(2018)
University of Zurich, Law Faculty, Switzerland, Ph.D.(2008)
University of Bern, Law Faculty, Switzerland, LL.M (2003)
Ankara University, Law Faculty, Turkey, LL.B. (1999)