Hergüner Bilgen Özeke


Levent 199 (Plaza)
Büyükdere Caddesi, No: 199
34394, Şişli, Istanbul

+90 212 310 1800

+90 212 310 1899

Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 85
Number of support staff: 45
Network memberships: World Law Group, US-European Lawyers Network, International Attorneys Club, Club Abogados, International Bar Association, the American Bar Association
Languages: English, French, German, Turkish

Senior Partner
Ümit Hergüner

Managing Partner
Kayra Üçer 

Meet the team.

With one of Turkey’s largest assembly of lawyers, many of whom are qualified in multiple jurisdictions, Hergüner Bilgen Özeke is one of the few independent Turkish firms capable of being primary counsel in international transactions. Hergüner has over two decades experience in cross-border financing and leads associates with more experience than many partners of other firms. This size and experience allows Hergüner to be a one-stop-shop for any legal issue by tailoring teams to fit every matter or budget.

"Hergüner Bilgen Özeke is an expert Turkish law firm.  Their commercial approach to legal issues has always helped our company overcome complex situations with different parties. They are solution-focused and able to simplify problems in order to reach viable, quick and sustainable conclusions."

"They are highly professional and give very precise responses from the regulatory and corporate finance perspective.  We have been very pleased with their promptness and their advice on various very complicated regulatory issues."

Banking and Finance
Piraye Kuranel Başol

Capital Markets
Kayra Üçer

Corporate and M&A
Ümit Hergüner

Financial Services Regulatory
Yeşim Api Şamlı

Investment Funds
Mert Oğuzülgen

Project Finance and PPPs
Senem Denktaş

Restructuring and Insolvency
Ufuk Yalçın

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Alibaba on the USD 580 million purchase of Trendyol;
  • Taiwan Cement Co. on the USD 1.6 bn acquisition of a shareholding stake in OYAK Çimento;
  • Tümad Gold Mines as borrowers for a USD 210 m loan for the only 100% locally owned gold mine in Turkey;
  • EBRD as liquidity provider for Turkey’s first project bond financing of a healthcare campus BLT/PPP project.