Itır Çiftçi

CIFTCI Law firm - Turkey



+90 212 339 0077

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Consumer goods and services
Food and beverage
Government and public policy

Itir Ciftci is heads the Corporate/M&A practice of the firm. She is an eminent M&A practitioner with more than 25 years' experience in the Turkish market. She is specialised in mergers & acquisitions and restructurings and has excellent knowledge of the Turkish market and its key players. During her practice of over 25 years, she has advised key strategic and financial investors in numerous landmark transactions, various investments and major privatisation transactions. Itır has vast experience on structured equity investments, joint ventures and private equity funds mainly in the following sectors: infrastructure and energy, consumer goods and retail, financial services, food and beverage, healthcare, life sciences and chemicals, industrials and private equity.  Itır Çiftçi is of the pioneers and influencers in the legal market, strongly praised by the clients, market and her peers . She also holds an unparallel track record on complex and land-mark transactions evidenced by the league table data.


  • IFC and EBRD in connection with their equity investment of 19.9% stake in Fibabanka A.Ş.;
  • Goldman Sachs International in relation to its structured equity investment of 30% in Petlim Limancılık A.Ş.;
  • IFC on the acquisition of a minority stake in Gama Enerji A.Ş.  Gama Enerji is owned by US General Electric Energy Financial Services and Turkish conglomerate Gama Holding;
  • Partners Group in relation to its investment in Enerji Yatırım Holding A.Ş. and Enerya Elektrik A.Ş.;
  • Mondelez International of the US, on its joint venture with coffee manufacturers Douwe Egberts Master Blenders of the Netherlands;
  • Carrefour SA in connection with the acquisition of 85% shares of Kiler Alışveriş Hizmetleri;
  • EBRD on the acquisition of 15.44% shares in Paşabahçe Cam Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.;
  • EBRD with its equity investment into DSM Grup Danışmanlık, the owner of leading Turkish e-commerce web sites and;
  • HVB Capital Partners AG in connection with sale of minority stake in Martur Sünger Koltuk Tesisleri Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş.;
  • Standard Bank's sale of its shares in Unlu Menkul Kıymetler and share subscription to Unlu Yatırım Holding;
  • Ajinomoto in connection with its acquisition of 50% of Kükre Gıda, one of leading condiment companies in Turkey, producing seasonings, spices and related products.

  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Food and beverage
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport

  • Turkey (1995)

  • Istanbul Bar Association

  • Istanbul University School of Law 1992