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KOLCUOĞLU DEMİRKAN KOÇAKLI Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı is a full-service law firm, with a team of approximately 40 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services. At Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı, we use a results-oriented approach to provide tailormade solutions for domestic and international companies, institutions and individuals in various sectors. A Culture of Expertise All of our lawyers are fluent in English, and services in German, French, and Italian are also available. Many of our lawyers have postgraduate degrees in law and have experience working in international law firms abroad. Some are also admitted to other foreign bars, including New York and Berlin. 2
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www.kolcuoglu.av.tr International Awareness Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı is ranked among Turkey’s leading firms and is recommended by The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and other notable legal publications in a number of practice areas. Our Firm has received a number of domestic and international awards as a result of its achievements. We have developed close relationships with distinguished international law firms and cooperate with these firms to support our multinational clients in cross-border projects. Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı has also established a central German Desk, where it brings together its experience in advising international companies operating in Germanspeaking countries. Broad Sector Experience Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı is experienced in a wide range of sectors, including financial industries, retail, insurance, energy, infrastructure, real estate, construction, technology, media and pharmaceuticals. Our Firm prides itself on staying up-to-date on the current state of legal affairs in Turkey, while offering top-quality legal services to domestic and international clients. Ethics, Commitment and Professionalism Our long-term client relationships are based on trust. This enables us to accurately and efficiently analyze the legal and commercial aspects of each client’s legal status, while providing high-quality legal services. Our Firm places significant emphasis on business ethics and is an active member of Turkey’s preeminent ethics association (TEID). 3
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KOLCUOĞLU DEMİRKAN KOÇAKLI “What the team is known for: Broad-ranging corporate/M&A practice, often active on behalf of local and foreign private equity clients and strategic investors. Highly experienced in cross-border cases, including working in collaboration with marketleading international law firms on multi-jurisdictional transactions.” CHAMBERS EUROPE “The team is on call at all times and solves problems for us - the lawyers are very creative in terms of finding the optimum solution for both parties in a deal.” CHAMBERS EUROPE 6
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www.kolcuoglu.av.tr Mergers & Acquisitions Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı is well-known and praised in the Turkish market for its strong M&A practice, where highly experienced lawyers advise both domestic and foreign clients. Our Firm provides superior legal services on a wide range of projects, and with our results-oriented approach to providing tailor-made solutions, we are frequently included as a leading law firm in Mergermarket listings and other leading corporate publications and research reports. R E F E R E N C E S ACP Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers Huntsman AeroVironment Hyundai Motor Company American & Efird Global İş Bank ArcelorMittal RZK Çelik İş Private Equity Argus Capital Iyzico Easy Payment Bain Capital JMIB Holdings Bedminster Capital Kerten Private Equity BP Koç Holding Bunzl Logo Software Capvis M&C Saatchi Cosco Container Lines Mediterra Capital Doğtaş Kelebek Otto Group Doğuş SK Private Equity Pera Capital Partners EBRD Saya Group EuroChem Group Talanx Group GDF Suez (Engie) Thyssen Krupp Gedik Investments TPI Composites GNC Turcas  HBK Investments Turkven Private Equity HDI Insurance UTC Aerospace Systems (Goodrich Corporation) Hugo Boss 7
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KOLCUOĞLU DEMİRKAN KOÇAKLI General Corporate Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı advises small, medium-sized and large-scale domestic and international companies in connection with their day-to-day transactions and legal matters. Our Firm provides premier legal services regarding contract negotiations, corporate governance and compliance, corporate structuring, tenders, intellectual property rights, anti-bribery and corruption matters, market regulations and licenses. R E F E R E N C E S Agence France-Presse (AFP) Pasha Group Aktif Bank Pharmactive Alexander Hughes Phillip Morris Turkey American & Efird Global RWE Comau SolarReserve Dover Corporation The Boston Consulting Group Feld Entertainment TOSAF Goodrich-THY Technic Service Center TPI Composites Gruner+Jahr Trade Pool HDI Insurance TravelersBox Hedef Filo Turkish Basketball Federation Hugo Boss UL Huntsman VHV Allgemeine Versicherung Italferr Vossloh Rail Technologies Iyzico Easy Payment Yamaha Kiko Cosmetics ZooPlus LR Global Holding Magneti Marelli Mako 8
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www.kolcuoglu.av.tr “Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı is ‘right on top of the law’ and provides ‘commercially sound’ advice.” THE LEGAL 500 “Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı’s outstanding team marries tremendous business acumen with highly skilled lawyers.” THE LEGAL 500 9
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KOLCUOĞLU DEMİRKAN KOÇAKLI “What the team is known for: Growing presence in Turkish projects, with increasing activity on some of the most significant energy and infrastructure mandates in the market. Highly appreciated by global energy clients for advice on their Turkish activities.” CHAMBERS EUROPE “Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı has a strong practice in big-ticket infrastructure projects. [...] has developed a specialism in advising on Turkey’s burgeoning nuclear sector.” THE LEGAL 500 10
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www.kolcuoglu.av.tr Energy & Infrastructure Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı has been at the forefront of this decade’s developments in energy and infrastructure. In 2011, Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı was retained as Turkish counsel in the Shah Deniz Stage II Project, where our Firm left a significant impression on the international arena with its comprehensive legal knowledge and experience. Subsequently, in 2012 our Firm played a key role in one of the region’s most ground-breaking energy projects, the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP). For the past several years, Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı has been advising several international energy companies in very sophisticated projects such as the Sinop Nuclear Power Plant, various electricity generation activities and renewable energy investments. R E F E R E N C E S A Chinese solar technology company A Japanese engineering and infrastructure company A major Chinese railway engineering and construction company Ado Energy Boston Consulting Group BP Neas Energy Shah Deniz Stage II Natural Gas Sale Project Solar Frontier  SolarReserve Turcas Zeema 11
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KOLCUOĞLU DEMİRKAN KOÇAKLI Banking & Finance and Capital Markets Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı offers comprehensive legal service in the banking and finance sector, in such areas as guaranteed credit transactions, portfolio configuration, purchase financing, creditor-side project financing and compliance with relevant Turkish legislation. Our capital markets law attorneys provide legal support services across all capital market matters, including first and second public offerings, promissory transactions, and securities involving domestic and international investment banks and enterprises. R E F E R E N C E S Allianz Landesbank Baden-Württemberg ABN Amro Logo Software AIG Insurance Mediterra Capital Bank of Ireland and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Portigon Deutsche Bank EBRD FinansInvest FMS Wertmanagement Saya Group Siemens Teamobility Fung Properties The Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland HBK Investments Turkven Private Equity Hypo Real Estate Holding and Deutsche Pfandbriefbank Wittur Hypothekenbank Frankfurt 12 Putzmeister X Trade Brokers
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www.kolcuoglu.av.tr “Highly efficient and capable of meeting tight deadlines.” CHAMBERS EUROPE “These are energetic, hands-on lawyers who are easy to reach - it’s possible to get the attention of the partners.” CHAMBERS EUROPE 13
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KOLCUOĞLU DEMİRKAN KOÇAKLI “The attention to detail of this team is good - you can leave a case with the lawyers and relax in the full knowledge that it will be dealt with thoroughly.” CHAMBERS EUROPE “This is a hands-on, experienced team, which adds a lot of value to my business.” CHAMBERS EUROPE 14
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www.kolcuoglu.av.tr Employment Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı provides top-tier employment law advice for both Turkish and international clients in a wide range of sectors. Our services range from negotiating and drafting employment-related contracts, to terminating employment relationships and representing clients before relevant courts. Other than personal employment contracts, our Firm provides legal support to clients regarding various labor law and union-related disputes, representing both employers and employees across a wide variety of industries. In addition, we regularly advise clients concerning corporate regulations and policies, including working hours, annual leaves, disciplinary rules, in-service trainings and occupational health & safety. R E F E R E N C E S Agence France-Presse (AFP) Redknee Comau RWE Dover Corporation SunEdison HDI Insurance Teletech Hedef Filo The Boston Consulting Group Hugo Boss TOSAF Huntsman TPI Composites Ligatus Native Solutions UL Magneti Marelli Mako VHV Allgemeine Versicherung Pharmactive Vossloh Rail Technologies Pramerica Yamaha 15
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KOLCUOĞLU DEMİRKAN KOÇAKLI Real Estate Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı’s expert real estate team advises clients in every stage of construction and development, from full-scale retail developments, to internationally-branded tourism facilities, and urban transformation and housing projects. Our highly-experienced lawyers are active throughout the project lifecycle, taking on an active role beginning with target-property investigations and continuing through the drafting of preliminary purchase and sale agreements, property development agreements, and preparation and negotiation of construction contracts. R E F E R E N C E S Aldiana Best Choice Real Estate Development CitizenM Hotels Decathlon DM Yatırım İnşaat Folkart Freudenberg Hugo Boss Kent Proje Yönetim SolarReserve Sportive The House Hotel TPI Composites UN-RoRo 16
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www.kolcuoglu.av.tr “What the team is known for: Transaction-focused real estate practice, boasting a broad presence in development and lease projects, especially with cross-border elements. Also experienced in zoning issues, including related litigation.” CHAMBERS EUROPE “The team was really good on this particularly sensitive matter, giving an overview of the issues and advising on which options to choose.” CHAMBERS EUROPE 17
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KOLCUOĞLU DEMİRKAN KOÇAKLI “What the team is known for: Widely recognised for its presence in the dispute resolution market, notably on international arbitration cases and post-arbitration enforcement proceedings. Well versed in commercial and employment litigation cases for domestic and global clients.” CHAMBERS EUROPE “Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı’s team has ‘tough lawyers who can also advise settlement if it is in the client’s interests’. The Firm’s recent highlights include representing the Turkish subsidiary of a German energy conglomerate in an ICC arbitration.” THE LEGAL 500 18
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www.kolcuoglu.av.tr Dispute Resolution Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı represents Turkish and foreign clients in a wide range of disputes before Turkish courts, as well as in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings. Our dispute resolution team is well versed in internationally recognized rules and practices, and always strives to resolve client disputes in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our Firm’s highly-qualified attorneys carefully analyze the nuances of each dispute, to provide a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis that supports each client’s commercial interests and goals. Our approach is tailored to best suit the needs of our clients, with a focus on providing efficient settlement solutions whenever possible. Our Firm represents clients throughout the lifecycle of their disputes, from initial discussions to post-resolution recognition and setting-aside, in various matters involving intellectual property, agency, insurance, corporate transactions, white-collar crime, leasing, construction, debt and bankruptcy enforcement, commercial and employment law. R E F E R E N C E S Agence France-Presse (AFP) Maurer Söhne AS 24 Optovue Boğaziçi Beton Paul Hartmann DHMİ Pharmactive E-Planet Capital Raimondi Escada RWE Frontera Resources Sapio Group Galatasaray Sports Club Semper Augustus Gras Savoye SSI Schäfer Noell HDI Insurance Terumo Europe Hedef Filo TMOB Mobile Technology Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) TOSAF Hugo Boss Intema UTC Aerospace Systems (Goodrich Corporation) Inveon and Inventures Vossloh Rail Technologies Lyoness Yapı Kredi Koray GYO Magneti Marelli Mako 19
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KOLCUOĞLU DEMİRKAN KOÇAKLI Community Service As one of Turkey’s leading law firms, Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı recognizes the importance of social responsibility and equal access to justice. Our Firm is proud of its mission to provide legal services to disadvantaged and underserved members of the community, and our lawyers are committed to participating in a wide selection of pro bono projects. Professional & Corporate Memberships Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı recognizes the value of joining forces with leading business and social organizations, both in Turkey and around the world. Over the years, our Firm has been privileged to collaborate with a number of local and international associations, where it has been able to learn more about the markets in which it practices, while contributing its own legal knowledge and expertise. Our Firm is proud to be affiliated with the following professional organizations: 20 • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) • German-Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK) • International Bar Association (IBA) • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) • International Nuclear Law Association (INLA) • The South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal) • Turkish British Chamber of Commerce (TBCCI) • Turkish Corporate Governance Association (TKYD) • Turkish Ethics and Reputation Society (TEID) • A New Leader Association (YenibirLider)
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Dr. Kolcuoğlu is the managing partner of Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı. Before founding the Firm in 2006, he worked in prominent law firms in Istanbul, New York and Frankfurt. DR. UMUT KOLCUOĞLU Managing Partner Admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association Admitted to the New York Bar Association ukolcuoglu@kolcuoglu.av.tr +90 212 355 99 11 Dr. Kolcuoğlu has significant experience in M&A, capital markets, corporate and finance transactions. He has advised leading private equities, multinationals and banks in various cross-border and local transactions involving various industry sectors including energy, insurance, retail, aerospace, hospitality, electronics, automotive, pharmaceuticals and financial services. Dr. Kolcuoğlu also serves as an independent board member of several companies. PRACTICE AREAS OTHER LANGUAGES • M&A • English • Banking and Finance • German • Capital Markets Mr. Demirkan leads the Firm’s dispute resolution and energy practices. OKAN DEMİRKAN Partner Admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association odemirkan@kolcuoglu.av.tr +90 212 355 99 22 Mr. Demirkan has been heavily involved in all legal and regulatory issues of many oil and gas pipelines including the BTC and TANAP transit pipelines. He has advised in major gas sale projects, as well as a number of electricity generation facility projects. He has succesfully represented several international clients as well as local entities in arbitration proceedings concerning major infrastructure projects including build-operate-transfer (BOT) model investments, share purchase agreements, EPC contracts, shareholders agreements, asset-transfer agreements and licensing contracts. He also represents clients in litigation proceedings in Turkey and from time to time acts as expert witness in foreign jurisdictions, on Turkish law matters. PRACTICE AREAS • Energy & Infrastructure • Dispute Resolution OTHER LANGUAGES • English Mr. Koçaklı leads the Firm’s real estate and general corporate law practices and has extensive experience in general corporate law, real estate, joint ventures, contracts and employment. Mr. Koçaklı has particular expertise in the real estate sector, with a substantive degree of experience in commercial property transactions, zoning, construction and structuring matters. He is lecturing real estate courses at certificate programs organized by Istanbul Bilgi University and Özyeğin University. SERHAN KOÇAKLI Partner Admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association skocakli@kolcuoglu.av.tr +90 212 355 99 33 PRACTICE AREAS • Real Estate • General Corporate • Joint Ventures OTHER LANGUAGES • English
Dr. Kolcuo  lu is the managing partner of Kolcuo  lu Demirkan Ko  akl  . Before founding the Firm in 2006, he worked in pr...