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Founding Partner: Begüm Durukan Özaydın
Partner: Hikmet Fadıllıoğlu
Number of lawyers: 11
Languages: English, French, German, Turkish

Firm Overview:
DURUKAN+PARTNERS is a full-service law firm combining its dynamism and motivation with reliable and long established experience. The firm comprises of senior lawyers who have previously worked together as leading practitioners in a recognised law firm. The lawyers have long worked in harmony providing top quality advice, whilst being inspired and desiring to embrace innovation. They are respected for their high talent and trusted advice. Founding Partner Begüm Durukan Özaydin is ranked as a leading individual across different practice areas. DURUKAN+PARTNERS also use the proficiency of specialists who provide expert advice in special fields of law in convoluted matters. Being an independent Turkish law firm, DURUKAN+PARTNERS offers its clients a flexible global reach through membership in leading networks and good connections with reputable law firms worldwide.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Corporate & Commercial Work
Dispute Resolution
Employment & Immigration
Mergers & Acquisitions
Projects & Energy
Public Procurement
Real Estate & Construction
Restructuring & Insolvency

DURUKAN+PARTNERS advises foreign and domestic clients in cross border transactions in the main practice areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial work, dispute resolution, employment and immigration, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, projects and energy, public procurement, real estate and construction, restructuring and insolvency (in alphabetical order). The firm’s highly capable team members have a business oriented and to the point approach, delivering quality of services with team spirit, creating a confident image attractive to clients.

Banking & Finance:
The team has extensive experience representing numerous local and overseas banks, finance institutions, export credit agencies and Turkish borrowers in different sectors, in financings, refinancing, restructurings and repayments. The team possesses significant experience in secured and unsecured loan transactions and complex project finance deals, regulatory advice in the banking and financial services sectors, different banking products and services, letters of guarantees, and M&As in this sector.
Key Clients: Oger Telecom, KfW, Credit Europe Bank, Sovcom Bank, Europe Arab Bank, Arab Bank, GroupMed.
Contact: Begüm Durukan Özaydın, Founding Partner
Tel: +90 212 266 66 93 (ext. 111)
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
The team advises foreign authorised market players regulatory advice regarding the introduction of their products in Turkey and their transactions. The team represents clients before governmental agencies and independent regulators and provide advice to shareholders in Turkish publicly held companies and other clients in issues surrounding dematerialised securities, mandatory tender offers, buy-backs, bond issues, corporate governance issues, public disclosure requirements and shareholding issues.
Key Clients: Euroclear, Thales, Gemalto, Bankmed, STEAG.
Contact: Begüm Durukan Özaydın, Founding Partner
Tel: +90 212 266 66 93 (ext. 111)
Email: [email protected]

The team advises corporations during the conduct of their businesses, from the stage of establishing presence to structuring and conducting operations in Turkey, as well as exit from the market and liquidation. The assistance includes advice on issues such as corporate, commercial, IP, employment, consumer and contract matters. The team act for both the sale and purchase of M&A transactions between private parties, as well as privatisations.
Key Clients: Sephora, McCormick, HMT, Arris, Turkish subsidiary of Gazprom.
Contacts: Begüm Durukan Özaydın, Founding Partner, Hikmet Fadıllıoğlu, Partner
Tel: +90 212 266 66 93 (ext. 111), +90 212 266 66 93 (ext. 112)
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Projects & Energy:
The team has long serving clients in cross border projects in the power, oil, gas and real estate sectors, including the developing, financing, structuring and implementing of projects. The team adds value to landmark cross-border projects governed by private law as well as host-governmental agreements under different schemes. It advises sponsors, project companies and lenders and has negotiated project documents with governmental agencies.
Key Clients: Rosatom, Emaar, OAS, Stryker, ENKA.
Contact: Begüm Durukan Özaydın, Founding Partner
Tel: +90 212 266 66 93 (ext. 111)
Email: [email protected]

The team advises corporations on their employment law matters, employment contract structuring and surveillance, redundancies, immigration and work permit issues, as well as representing them in employment disputes. The team also provides experienced legal advice in more intricate matters such as share and award grants and benefit schemes for employees.
Key Clients: IFC, Sephora, Arris, LabCorp, TDX, LyondellBasell.
Contacts: Begüm Durukan Özaydın, Founding Partner, Hikmet Fadıllıoğlu, Partner
Tel: +90 212 266 66 93 (ext. 111), +90 212 266 66 93 (ext. 112)
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
The team has broad experience in restructuring and insolvency practice area, which include restructuring of secured and unsecured financings and arrangements for curing of insolvency, capital loss and bankruptcy/technical bankruptcy of corporations. The experience includes restructuring of the highest defaulted debt so far in Turkey. The team also advises its clients in restructuring of their corporate operations in Turkey by tailoring their corporate presence and governance to their needs.
Key Clients: Oger Telecom, TDX, Europe Arab Bank.
Contact: Begüm Durukan Özaydın, Founding Partner
Tel: +90 212 266 66 93 (ext. 111)
Email: [email protected]