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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.

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