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Founding Partner: Begüm Durukan Özaydın
Partner: Hikmet Fadıllıoğlu
Number of lawyers: 14
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 lawyers respected for their high talent and trusted advice. Founding Partner Begüm Durukan Özaydin is ranked as a leading individual across different practice areas including banking, finance capital markets, and corporate and M&A. 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. Its clients include world leaders in the sectors of, amongst others, banking, construction and energy, telecom and luxury retail.

Main Areas of Practice (by alphabetical order): 

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 cited above.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). 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, refinancings, 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: Sovcom Bank, Emaar, Europe Arab Bank, Arab Bank, GroupMed, IFC, TSKB, Oger Telecom, GSW Forward Pte Ltd, China Development Bank.
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, central securities depositories, investors in connection with capital markets transactions. The team represents clients before governmental agencies and independent regulators on capital markets law matters. They advise Turkish publicly held companies and shareholders on issues surrounding dematerialised securities, mandatory tender offers, buy-backs, bond issues. They act for clients in connection with matters including venture capital funds mechanisms, central securities depository and clearing systems, regulatory matters in connection with activities in and introduction of instruments to the Turkish market, accelerated book building processes. Key Clients: Euroclear, Letterone, Alimentation Couche-Tard.
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 all kinds of corporate and commercial issues such as corporate, commercial, IP, employment, consumer and contract matters. The team act for both the sale and buy side in M&A transactions between private parties, complex corporate reorganisations in private and listed companies, merger and demergers, as well as privatisations.
Key Clients: Sephora, McCormick, HMT, Arris, Turkish subsidiary of Gazprom, Gucci, Bvulgari, Noris Medical Ltd., Christian Dior, Letterone.
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 been serving clients in cross border projects in the power, oil, gas, telecom, hospitality 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: Emaar, Globalstar, Elit World Hotels, 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, hirings and redundancies at all levels including top management, 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 shares and award grants, incentive plans for employees.
Key Clients: IFC, Sephora, Amazon, LabCorp, TDX, Pruftechnik, pladis, LyondellBasell, Christian Dior.
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 includes restructuring of secured and unsecured financings including Turk Telecom restructuring, and arrangements for curing of insolvency, capital loss and bankruptcy/technical bankruptcy of corporations, as well as liquidation of companies. The experience includes corporate restructurings including the Turkcell restructurings. The team also advises its clients in restructuring of their corporate operations in Turkey by tailoring their corporate presence and governance to their needs. Assistance provided also includes advising creditors or shareholders in connection with concordato and bankruptcy proceedings of companies especially in the energy and banking sector.
Key Clients: Oger Telecom, Ansaldo, Letterone, TDX, Europe Arab Bank.
Contact: Begüm Durukan Özaydın, Founding Partner
Tel: +90 212 266 66 93 (ext. 111)
Email: [email protected]


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Turkey - Head office
Bestekar Hacı Faik Bey Sok. No: 6, Balmumcu, Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, 34349


Tel: +90 212 266 66 93

Fax: +90 212 266 66 94