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GKC Partners (in professional association with White & Case)
Büyükdere Caddesi, No: 175, Kat: 10
34394 Esentepe, Istanbul
Turkey

Position

Partner

Career

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Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

Ateş Turnaoğlu –GKC Partners (in professional association with White & Case)

The ‘highly experienced team’ at GKC Partners (in professional association with White & Case) covers a wide spectrum of financing transactions, including syndicated lending, acquisition financing, acting for both banks and project investors on project financing, structured financing, and mezzanine financing. The team, which is headed by Güniz Gökçe and Derin Altan, also has an ‘excellent track record representing clients in international capital markets transactions’, including IPOs. Ateş Turnaoğlu brings in additional expertise to the team, which garners praise for its ‘can and will do attitude’. Recent work highlights include advising Hepsiburada.com on its $780m IPO on Nasdaq.

Turkey > Restructuring and insolvency

(Next Generation Partners)

Ateş TurnaoğluGKC Partners (in professional association with White & Case)

One of the leading players in the restructuring market in Turkey, GKC Partners (in professional association with White & Case) has a solid track record primarily representing lenders in large-scale restructurings carried out in the domestic financial sector. Notable highlights include handling the financial restructuring of four Turkish premier league football clubs; Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and Trabzonspor, totalling $1.1bn. Güniz Gökçe and Ateş Turnaoğlu jointly head the practice.

Turkey > Project finance/projects

(Next Generation Partners)

Ateş Turnaoğlu – GKC Partners (in professional association with White & Case)

GKC Partners (in professional association with White & Case) has ‘tremendous knowledge of banking and finance regulation’ and garners praise from clients for offering ‘sound, diligent, well-structured and business-oriented solutionsThe team advises both foreign and domestic clients on project finance, particularly in the energy, infrastructure and transportation sectors. Seasoned finance expert Güniz Gökçe and Ateş Turnaoğlu, who has a wealth of experience in the project finance space, especially in the energy and infrastructure sectors, co-head the department.

Turkey > Energy

GKC Partners (in professional association with White & Case) stands out in the energy sector for its advice on a variety of project financings, particularly acting for banks. The team often assists with regulatory and compliance matters in relation to financing projects; a recent example saw practice heads Güniz Gökçe and Ateş Turnaoğlu lead the advice to a syndicate of banks funding Turkey’s first hybrid renewable energy project, which included an environmental compliance component.