Buyukdere Caddesi No 185
Kanyon Ofis Binasi Kat 10 Levent
Istanbul 34394

+90 212 339 0002

+90 212 339 0097

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Partner: Itır Ciftci
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Partner: Sait Eryılmaz
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 25+
Network memberships: Clifford Chance
Languages: Turkish, English, German

CIFTCI Law Firm is the leading Turkish law firm, providing top-notch legal advice to its clients in banking & finance, corporate/M&A, capital markets, project finance and privatisations. 

The firm advises major domestic and international banks, governmental entities and corporates on their Turkish and international operations. The firm has a comprehensive understanding of the Turkish market and unparalleled expertise in relation to cross-border transactions, offering technical and practical expertise, delivering excellent quality and service to its clients on complex transactions, with its a proven track record of successfully advising on some of the highest profile transactions.

The firm works in cooperation with Clifford Chance, giving its clients access to Clifford Chance’s impressive international law capability and global network.

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate
  • M&A
  • Islamic Finance
  • Project Finance/PPP
  • Privatisations
  • Private Equity
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Real Estate

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Infrastructure and PPPs
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Transportation
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Consumer Goods & Retail

  • Advising Emirates NBD, on Turkey’s largest M&A deal since 2012 and the Bank's biggest acquisition, the acquisition of Denizbank, the fifth largest private bank in Turkey
  • Advising the Lenders on the financing of the largest acquisition of hydroelectric power plants in Turkey; the privatisation of Menzelet and Kılavuzlu (The winner of the M&A Acquisition Finance Deal of the Year, Bonds & Loans Turkey Awards 2019 and the European Hydro Power Deal, IJ Global Awards 2019) 
  • Advising EWE AG on the sale of its energy business in Turkey including Bursagaz and Kayserigaz, its gas distribution network; electricity and gas trading company EWE Enerji, service provider Company Enervis and telecom business Millenicom to SOCAR
  • Advising the Lenders in respect of the financing of the design, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of Ankara- Niğde Motorway (The winner of the Transport Finance Deal of the Year, Bonds & Loans Turkey Awards 2019)