Begüm Durukan Özaydın

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Practice Areas


Capital Markets,


Corporate&Commercial Work,


Dispute Resolution,



Restructuring & Insolvency

Real Estate&Construction,

Public Procurement&Privatisation


In her career reaching 25 years, she has extensively advised financial institutions including Turkish and foreign banks, international financial institutions as well as borrowers in secured and unsecured financings, project financings, restructurings, refinancings and letters of guarantee disputes.

She acted for all sides in M&As and privatizations, advised on capital markets, corporate and regulatory matters for closely and publicly held companies in banking, insurance, telecoms, energy, real estate sectors.

Prior to founding Durukan+Partners, she was partner at a leading Turkish law firm, with managerial responsibilities.

She is also a recognized expert in:

Legal 500: Hall of Fame in Project Finance/Projects, Leading Individual in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets;

IFLR1000: Highly Regarded in Banking, Capital Markets, Competition, Project Finance;

Who’s Who Legal: Recommended Global Leader in Banking-Finance, Project Finance;

Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance Law, Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation;

Expert Guides: Banking, Finance and Transactional, Project finance and Women in Business Law.

Professional Memberships

Istanbul Bar Association,

New York State Bar Association,

Istanbul International Law Institute (Vice-Chairman),

First Law International Network (Advisory Board),

Georgetown University Alumni Association,

American Collegiate Institute Alumni Association,

Friends of Jessup