Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli is 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 four partners and a team of approximately 40 lawyers.

Among Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli’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 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 mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, general corporate, dispute resolution, real estate, energy and infrastructure, banking and finance, employment law, capital markets, privatization, insurance, sports and compliance.

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, 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.

The Firm is recommended as a leading law firm by The Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Chambers & Partners in various areas including Corporate and M&A, Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Energy & Infrastructure and Banking & 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 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 & Partners Europe)

“Always up to speed with the necessities of the transaction and has the ability to think ahead and advise on potential legal matters before they become an issue.” (Chambers & Partners Europe)

“They provide us with excellent legal advice in a timely and efficient manner. We have worked with a number of partners in the firm and the level of service is uniformly excellent. We see them as valued business partners.” (The Legal 500)

“Their flexibility, ability to deal with pressing deadlines, quick responses and high quality work are key strengths of the team.” (Chambers & Partners Europe)

Umut Kolcuoglu

Umut Kolcuoglu

Managing partner

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli

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