KDK Discusses Turkey-specific Information on Confidentiality

KDK's attorneys Bihter Bozbay and Yasemin Guctekin discuss Turkey-specific information on confidentiality in an article, published by Practical Law. To read the article, please download it here.

KDK law firm awarded CEE Legal Matters 2017 Deal Of The Year Turkey award

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Law Firm is the winner of the prestigious 2017 Deal Of The Year for Turkey award by CEE Legal Matters for its great success in Vitol Acquisition of Petrol Ofisi. In addition to the target’s size and significance for Turkey, this landmark deal is the largest transaction in the Turkish market within the last five years, with a total value for USD 1.45 billion.  The Firm thanks its colleagues from Hengeler Mueller and the KDK team who contributed in this success.

Shareholder Activism in Turkey

Shareholder activism is not a well-developed concept in Turkish law. Companies usually do not face activist movements as the majority of the companies are family-controlled entities and market players are not as aggressive as players in other countries. Examples of shareholder activism in Turkey are therefore very limited. It may become more prevalent if the investment climate in Turkey becomes more structured. The article by Gokce Ildiri in Yasemin Guctekin of Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli law firm was published by Practical Law and can be read here.

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli and Jeantet Organised Turkey - Africa Investment Summit 2018

The Turkey - Africa Investment Summit 2018, organised jointly by Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Attorneys at Law (KDK) and the leading French law firm Jeantet, took place on 16 April in Istanbul. There were several panels, where French and African lawyers, business people and bureaucrats made very interesting presentations. KDK’s partner Okan Demirkan also made a presentation titled “Legal Approach – Turkish Investments in Africa” and acted as moderator in the “Structuring of Foreign Investments in Africa” panel. The full-day seminar attracted considerable attention from leading Turkish…

KDK's Dispute Resolution Team with 87 percent Success Rate for 2017

KDK’s Dispute Resolution team has achieved an 87 percent success rate in commercial disputes concluded in the year 2017. This has been the team’s most successful year so far, but a reference rate for this team’s future.

KDK Highly Ranked by Mergermarket

In its 2017 full year overview for the Turkish M&A market, Mergermarket has ranked KDK number 2 by deal count and number 3 by deal value. According to Mergermarket’s 2017 full year trend report, KDK is a leading law firm in M&A (based on the combined criteria of deal value and deal count). The Firm is also the leading independent Turkish law firm both by deal count and by deal value in Mergermarket’s 2017 overview.

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli is Pleased to Announce the Promotion of Ms. Begüm İnceçam to Partner

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli is pleased to announce that Ms. Begüm İnceçam has become the firm's new partner, as of January 2018. The firm has four partners now. Begüm has been working at Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocaklı since 2008. She has broad experience in corporate law, M&A, capital markets and competition law.