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Akol Law

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Managing Partner: Meltem Akol
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 25
Languages: English, Turkish

Firm Overview:
Akol Law is a leading and innovative independent Turkish law firm operating in both the local and international market. The firm’s quality and expertise combined with its client-dedicated flexibility is focused upon delivering clients an unrivalled level of service. It has international law backgrounds and capability but also has deep local knowledge and the flexibility to operate efficiently in the Turkish market. This gives the firm a diverse edge and enables it to offer competitive fee quotes as well as being a direct and comprehensive advisor to its clients on all aspects of a matter. The firm works alongside international firms and independent local law firms in other countries to achieve the best results for its clients. The firm has a strong set of core attributes that reflect the main characteristics underpinning its work and corporate culture. This makes it unique and differentiates it from others, this is how it defines itself and its business, and why it is the law firm of choice for clients.
■ Strong cross-border expertise and credibility with the ability to lead and manage international matters
■ Market-leading awareness of the legal, regulatory, business, political and economic environment, built over many years at the heart of the sectors driving the economy
■ Ability to complete transactions efficiently and effectively with a focus on commercial solutions
■ Seamless integrated service across multiple disciplines – using the right people for the right advice
■ Experienced mediation and negotiation skills with Turkish and international clients; and
■ Modern, service-led approach with passion for giving clients what they need, when they need it

Main Areas Of Practice:
Corporate/M&A:

3 partners, 12 fee earners based in Istanbul
■ Represented Gözde Akpınar, DAW SE and other minority shareholders in TRY 1.4 billion sale of Betek Boya to Nippon Paint (Enterprise value TRY 2.8 billion).
Partners: Meltem Akol, Tuğçe Tatari
■ Represented Sovos Compliance in acquisition of Foriba, market leader in Turkey for e-Delivery note and e-Invoicing solutions.
Partners: Meltem Akol, Tuğçe Tatari
■ Represented Venture Capital Bank and First Energy Bank in acquisition of 30% stake in Oba Makarna
Partners: Meltem Akol, Tuğçe Tatari
Contacts: Meltem Akol, Tuğçe Tatari
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
2 partners, 10 fee earners based in Istanbul
■ Represented İş Bank and TSKB for the financing of the Cıngıllı Solar Power Plant project, the biggest solar power plant in terms of capacity active in Turkey.
Partners: Güneş Yalçın, Ömer Gökhan Özmen
■ Kordsa in financing of acquisition of Axiom by Bank of America, MUFG Bank and Credit Europe Bank.
Partners: Güneş Yalçın, Ömer Gökhan Özmen
■ Represented Galatasaray in the restructuring of its loans towards Ziraat Bank, Denizbank and Aktifbank
Partners: Güneş Yalçın, Ömer Gökhan Özmen
Contacts: Güneş Yalçın, Ömer Gökhan Özmen
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Capital Markets:
2 partners, 5 fee earners based in Istanbul
■ Represented Mersin Port, in a 144A/Reg S placement, joint bookrunners for which were Citigroup, DBS Bank Ltd. and HSBC. Partners: Meltem Akol, Güneş Yalçın
■ Represented Halk Bank for the Tier 1 loan provided by Turkey Wealth Fund in the amount of EURO 900,000,000.
Partners: Meltem Akol, Güneş Yalçın
■ Represented Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası A.Ş. in the yearly update and conversion from Reg S to 144A/ Reg S of its US$2,000,000,000 Global Medium Term Note Programme, the arranger for which were Citigroup and Commerzbank and also included Bank ABC, BNP PARIBAS, Citigroup, Commerzbank, HSBC, ING, J.P. Morgan, SMBC Nikko, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, Standard Chartered Bank and UniCredit Bank as initial dealers
Partners: Meltem Akol, Güneş Yalçın
Contacts: Meltem Akol, Güneş Yalçın
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
2 partners, 6 fee earners based in Istanbul
■ Represented CCN Altyapı Yatırımları ve İnşaat A.Ş. in requesting an interim injunction in order to prevent the submission of letter of guarantee and requesting recording of evidence from Gaziantep courts.
Partners: Meltem Akol, Ahmet Bağcı
■ Requested an administrator to be appointed for Mazlum Ambalaj Sanayi ve Dış Ticaret A.Ş, a subsidiary of Do&Co.
Partners: Meltem Akol, Ahmet Bağcı
Contacts: Fırat Namlı, Ahmet Bağcı
Email: [email protected], [email protected]