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 five partners and a team of approximately 60 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 and real estate.
Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli advises and represents domestic and international companies and institutions in various industries including energy, aerospace, financial services, hospitality, insurance, pharmaceuticals, electronics, automotive, 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, IFLR 1000 and Chambers & Partners in various areas including commercial, corporate and M&A, compliance, employment, real estate and construction, dispute resolution, energy and infrastructure and banking and finance. 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.
“The practice combines quality legal advice with strong client handling skills.” (The Legal 500)
“The KDK lawyers are easy to work with, and focused on creating solutions that are in the clients’ interest.” (The Legal 500)
“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)
“They are detail-oriented, very knowledgeable, responsive and clear; they represent us very well.” (Chambers Europe)
“The partners spend a lot of time with the client and are on top of details, not like other law firms where you only see the partners in critical meetings.” (Chambers Europe)