Akol Law

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for Akol Law stands out in Turkey for its transactional strength and international outlook. The firm's founding partner Meltem Akol is held in particularly high regard for her expertise in cross-border mandates. The team receives praise for its ability to advise on inbound transactional work and is regularly sought out to work alongside international law firms on the Turkish elements of multi-jurisdictional deals.

Internationally, the firm's strength lies primarily in capital markets and M&A transactions. The team adeptly works in tandem with overseas firms on IPOs, bond issuances and a range of other ECM and DCM matters. On corporate transactions, advisers often provide support to multinationals and overseas companies making investments in the Turkish market, and demonstrate a strong track record of advising venture capital and hedge fund clients.

Strengths One client describes the team as "very capable of understanding the needs of international clients and responding to them accordingly."

One source underlines the role Meltem Akol plays internationally: "We routinely represent major international clients. Meltem is very much at ease giving top-quality advice; this is her bread and butter."