Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı

Sağlam Fikir Sokak

Kelebek Çıkmazı No. 5

34394 Esentepe, Istanbul


T: +90 212 355 99 00

F: +90 212 355 99 99



Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı is a leading law firm offering a wide range of legal services to both domestic and international companies and institutions in Turkey.

The Firm is dedicated to serving its clients in connection with the full breadth of Turkish law matters including mergers & acquisitions, general corporate law, dispute resolution, real estate, energy & infrastructure, banking & finance, employment law, capital markets and insurance law.

Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı advises and represents clients in various industries including aerospace, banking, finance, insurance, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and retail, and has expanded its clientele through retention by a number of global corporates.

Among Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı’s most notable strengths is the Firm’s efficient combination of lengthy experience in the legal domain, together with its dynamic and talented team of lawyers. While the Firm’s members have diverse backgrounds, they all have broad experience in collaborating with major foreign law firms across several jurisdictions, and are highly motivated to achieve the best results for their clients.

All members of the Firm are fluent in English, and some are also competent in French, German and Italian. Many of the Firm’s lawyers have attained postgraduate degrees in law and some are also qualified in foreign jurisdictions such as the United States. Since its establishment, the Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı team has handled and advised on a number of significant transactions, which has resulted in solid recognition for the Firm in the legal market and a rising ranking in international legal publications.

The Firm is recommended as a leading law firm by The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Chambers & Partners in various areas including Corporate and M&A, Real Estate, and Energy & Infrastructure. According to the recent MergerMarket listings, the Firm is also ranked among the top law firms in Turkey in terms of number and volume of transactions.

"This team is really attentive, particularly at partner level." (Chambers Europe)

"This is a hands-on, experienced team, which adds a lot of value to my business." (Chambers Europe)

"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)

“Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı’s ‘outstanding team marries tremendous business acumen with highly skilled lawyers’. Headed by Serhan Koçaklı, clients single out Umut Kolcuoğlu, whose ‘strong business focus carries through to his team’.” (The Legal 500 EMEA, Corporate and M&A)

“Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı’s team has ‘tough lawyers who can also advise settlement if it is in the client’s interests’. Team head Okan Demirkan is ‘very quick and a tough negotiator’; his recent highlights include representing the Turkish subsidiary of a German energy conglomerate in an ICC arbitration.”(The Legal 500 EMEA, Dispute resolution)

Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı has a strong practice in big-ticket infrastructure projects Team head Okan Demirkan has developed a specialism in advising on Turkey’s burgeoning nuclear sector.” (The Legal 500 EMEA, Energy)

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