Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Attorneys at Law

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli is a full-service law firm with offices in Istanbul and Izmir, offering a wide range of legal services to both domestic and international companies and institutions.

Since its inception in 2006, the Firm has grown to become one of Turkey’s larger law firms, with eight partners and a team of approximately 75 lawyers.

Among Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli’s most notable strengths are 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 a diverse range of backgrounds, they all have broad experience in collaborating with major foreign law firms in several jurisdictions and are highly motivated to achieve the best results for their clients. Since its establishment, the Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli team has handled and advised on a number of significant transactions, which has resulted in solid recognition for the Firm in the legal market.

The Firm advises and represents domestic and international clients in connection with the full breadth of Turkish law matters including banking and finance, capital markets, competition law, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, employment, energy and infrastructure, ethics and compliance, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, personal data privacy, real estate, and construction.

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli advises and represents domestic and international companies and institutions in various industries including energy, fintech, automotive, aerospace, financial services, technology, chemicals, transportation, food and beverages, auditing, telecommunication, e-commerce, healthcare, textiles, sports, construction, hospitality, insurance, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and retail, and has expanded its clientele through retention by a number of global corporates.

All members of the Firm are fluent in English, and some are also competent in French and German. Many of the Firm’s lawyers have postgraduate degrees in law and have experience working in international law firms abroad.

The Firm is recommended as a leading law firm by The Legal 500, The IFLR1000 and Chambers & Partners in various areas including Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Competition, Compliance, Employment, Real Estate and Construction, Dispute Resolution, Project Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets.

“The attorneys we collaborate with are very professional/knowledgeable and their strengths are: Good communication skills-they draw conclusions, their responses are clear and very well written. The teams’ responses are very timely, make us feel we are their priority customer.” (The Legal 500, 2022)

“They offer high-quality legal assistance, excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to every single issue, no matter the complexity involved.” (The Legal 500, 2022)

“The team is very talented and punctual in its response to clients. The team members are respectful and open to new ideas. Additionally, the team have expertise in different and unique areas of law.” (The Legal 500, 2022)

“It’s a young, passionate and dynamic team. When we work in a project together, they behave like someone from our company and that creates confident from our side.” (The Legal 500, 2021)

The firm’s efficiency, their commitment to delivering quality work and their determination to understanding the client is what draws us to continue working with them in the future. (Chambers Europe, 2020)

Umut Kolcuoglu

Umut Kolcuoglu

Managing partner

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Attorneys at Law

Istanbul Office
Saglam Fikir Sokak
Kelebek Cikmazi No. 5
34394 Esentepe

T: +90 212 355 99 00
F: +90 212 355 99 99

Izmir Office
Folkart Towers
Manas Bulvari Adalet Mahallesi No:47
B Kule Bina No. 39 Kat: 26 Daire: 2608

T: +90 232 502 27 00
F: +90 232 502 27 04