Durukan+Partners

Turkey

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Established in 2017 Durukan+Partners is a full-service firm based in Istanbul, where it employs 14 lawyers including two partners. It is part of the First Law International Network.

 

Focusses / specialisms

Despite the firm’s recent establishment, it has a good offering for the size and age of the firm. It is active across financial and corporate law, advising local and international companies in banking and finance, M&A and project development mandates.

On the lender side, the firm primarily represents foreign banks, while borrower side transactions tend to be focused on Turkish companies with multinational shareholdings.

Project development has an expertise in cross border power and infrastructure deals.

 

Key clients

The firm advised banks like Sovcom Bank, European Arab Bank plc (EAB) and International Finance Corporation. It worked with strategic companies like POWER Engineers, Polynt Group, Thales and Ojer Telekomunikasyon.

 

Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

Banking and finance

"Durukan & Partners has provided excellent legal advice on transactions and general legal developments in the Turkish market. While the firm is relatively new, it has quickly ramped up to provide a wide range of services at a high quality. Begum Durukan brings with her extensive market experience and a nuanced understanding of our business, and she can handle sensitive matters with utmost integrity and professionalism. The firm provides a consistently high level of services and they have a quick response time, their detailed legal analysis is on point and responsive to commercial needs."

 

M&A

"The team is highly skilled and extremely dedicated. They are very competent technically and able to provide both very detailed legal explanations and commercial and innovative solutions."

"Very professional, very responsive and good guides in a complex environment."

 

Project development: Energy

"Durukan & Partners' team have a very deep legal knowledge of Turkish laws and expertise in the energy sector. We have worked with the team for decades, starting from the initial phases of our power generation projects. They provide trustable and in-depth advice within short time periods. We appreciate their seasoned yet innovative approach, thanks to which they usually come up with alternative ways to solve legal problems. We are also glad that they are very responsive and follow up the advice and the actions taken on the basis of the advice provided."

 

Project development: Infrastructure

"Their practicality and know-how is always incredibly good."

 

Project finance

"The principal's experience enables her to quickly understand, advise on, and capture in draft agreements the key elements of a proposed deal. This, combined with a completely bilingual English/Turkish allows for a good 'team' contribution and support."