Chadbourne’s strong track record in the Turkish market is evidenced both by the range of transactions we have counseled on and the range of clients we have represented. We have been involved in inbound/outbound transactions, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, privatizations, restructurings, corporate financings, project financings, as well as other corporate matters and arbitrations in Turkey. In these transactions, our clients have ranged in size from multinational corporations to small and mid-sized companies establishing or expanding their operations. Our clients encompass the infrastructure, energy, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, real estate, consumer goods, natural resources, textile, and construction industries.
In September 2011, we opened an office in Istanbul, which concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, corporate finance, and project finance. The lawyers in our Istanbul office have significant experience in a variety of sectors in Turkey, with special focus on the energy, healthcare and financial services sectors. Our Istanbul office is headed by Managing Partner Ayse Yuksel, who has built and led the firm's Turkey/MENA corporate practice from its offices in London, New York and Dubai.
We have represented parties in complex transactions in Turkey which are still known in the market for certain landmark features.
- Largest capital markets offering of a Turkish issuer to date.
- Largest private equity acquisition in Turkey to date.
- Largest privatization block sale in Turkey to date.
- Largest unsecured syndicated loan facility closed by a single corporation in Turkey to date.
- First subordinated debt capital markets offering and the first time the banking regulator approved a tier two capital deal.
- First power project ever financed and constructed under the Build-Own-Operate model in Turkey.
Chadbourne Represents Koç Holding in the US$1.66 Billion Sale of Its Majority Stake in Migros Türk
Chadbourne represented the largest industrial conglomerate in Turkey in the sale of its majority stake in Migros Türk, after an auction process, to a consortium led by the private equity firm BC Partners for the equivalent of US$1.66 billion.
Chadbourne Represents Privatization Administration of the Republic of Turkey in the Sale of Its US$2.5 Billion Stake in Türkiye Halk Bankası
Chadbourne represented the Privatization Administration in connection with its sale of a 23.9 percent stake in Türkiye Halk Bankası via a secondary public offering, including a Rule 144A/Regulation S global equity offering, with proceeds in excess of US$2.5 billion.
Chadbourne Advises International Finance Corporation (IFC) and ICF Debt Pool on Senior Debt Financing of Waste-to-Water Project in Turkey
Chadbourne represented IFC and ICF Debt Pool in connection with the senior debt financing of a waste-to-energy project in Turkey sponsored by the Heksagon group of companies, together with an equity investment in the project by IFC.
Chadbourne Represented STFA Yatırım Holding on a Short-Term £28 Million Facility
Chadbourne represented STFA Holding and its affiliate Sif İs Makinaları in connection with a short-term £28 million facility provided by Barclays Bank Plc and backed by the official UK Export Credit Agency, Export Credit Guarantee Department (ECGD).
Chadbourne Represents Reysaş Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı on 144A/Regulation S global Equity Offering
Chadbourne represented a real estate investment company in connection with its Rule 144A/Regulation S global equity offering.
Chadbourne Represents Baymina
Chadbourne represents Baymina in connection with a dispute with its gas supplier BOTAŞ, arising from a natural gas sales contract.
Ayse Yuksel is the Managing Partner of the Istanbul Office, the head of the MENA/Turkey Corporate Practice Group, and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. She has extensive experience in a range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments,...