Partners: Hakkı Gedik, Umut Gurgey
Gedik & Eraksoy Avukatlık Ortaklığı is a Turkish law firm located in Istanbul, Turkey, and managed by partners Hakkı Gedik and Umut Gurgey.
The office includes a team of 11 Turkish lawyers who advise on a wide range of practice areas, including debt and equity capital markets, local and cross–border M&A, corporate, projects, banking and finance transactions.
Hakki Gedik, a lawyer with over 25 years of experience in banking, M&A and capital markets and Umut Gurgey, a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in banking and capital markets. The Gedik & Eraksoy team has a deep understanding of the Turkish legal framework and routinely handles all aspects of novel and sophisticated transactions in the market. The firm works as trusted advisers to clients and provides user-friendly and commercial advice on Turkish law issues.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm’s experience includes:
■ Energy (Oil & Gas)
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Finance (Project Finance, Acquisition Finance, Structured Finance)
■ Syndicated Lending
■ Islamic Finance
■ Financial Regulatory
■ Debt & Equity Capital Markets
■ Private Equity Transactions
■ Dispute Resolution (Litigation & Arbitration)
■ Real Estate
■ Akbank, Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A.S., Turkiye Isbankasi A.S. and Deutsche Bank, London Branch (together, the Co-ordinating Committee) and other creditors on a USD5bn financial restructuring of Ojer Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. which holds a controlling stake in the Turkish telecommunications company Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. This is one of the largest restructuring transactions in Turkey
■ Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Deutsche Bank AG, London, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, HSBC Bank plc and Bank of America on the market-leading 1bn Turkish lira denominated bond issue by Akbank Türk Anonim Şirketi sold to international investors and qualified investors within Turkey
■ Akbank, Halkbank, Yapı Kredi Bank, Garanti Bank, Isbank, Finansbank, Fiba Bank, Odea Bank, , Ziraaat Bank , TEB, Alternatif Bank, Turkish Exim Bank, TSKB Turkcell, Koc Holding, Coca Cola, Rönesans Holding, Tüpraş, in relation to Eurobond issuances
■ IsBD, ICD, OFID, Ziraat Bank and Siemens Bank in relation to the financing of Manisa Education Research Hospital
■ EBRD, IDB and BSTDB on the financing of Konya Karatay Integrated Health Campus Project
■ The sponsors in relation to the proposed financing of İstanbul İkitelli Integrated Health Campuses
■ Gazprom and the project company on certain aspects of the South Stream and Turk Stream pipelines
■ Themis Energy Limited in relation to the development of a geothermal power plant in Turkey
■ EBRD, IFC, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, TSKB and Isbank in relation to the financing of a geothermal power plant in Turkey
■ A Middle Eastern Private Equity on its acquisition of certain QSR businesses and the entry into KFC franchises in each of Thailand, Turkey, Pakistan and South Africa, as part of a broader partnership between Abraaj and Yum Brands, Inc.
■ Vitol Investment Partnership on financing of the acquisition of all shares of OMV Petrol Ofisi Holding
■ Shell & Turcas A.Ş. in relation to their USD46m acquisition of 45% of shares of Marmara Depoculuk Hizmetleri A.S. a joint venture between OMV Petrol Ofisi A.S. (45%) and Petlim (10%)
■ Total in relation to the restructuring by means of a demerger and the subsequent competitive sale of its shares in Total Oil Turkiye A.Ş. to Demirören Holding for EUR325m
■ Tenaga Nasional Berhad on their USD243m acquisition of a 30% interest in Gama Enerji A.Ş., a joint venture with Gama Holding A.Ş., the IFC and the IFC Global Infrastructure Fund
■ Ergo Grubu Holding A.Ş. on its contemplated sale of 100% of the shares in the Client’s life insurance and pension company, ERGO Emeklilik ve Hayat A.Ş. to Fiba Holding A.Ş
■ The shareholders of the chemicals and petrochemicals storage and port company Solventas, on the private auction sale of their shares in the company to Turkish port operator Yilport, a subsidiary of Yilport Holding, a wholly owned subsidiary of Yildirim Group, one of the leading industrial groups of Turkey for USD230m