Çakmak office

Firm Profile

Çakmak offers extensive experience, regional knowledge, premium service and innovative legal expertise

For over 25 years, Cakmak has been helping local and international clients to do business in Turkey. Cakmak uses its excellent reputation in the Turkish and international business community and its recognized expertise and experience in its respective business areas to be represent clients in a wide range of industries.

Our clients include some of the most significant names in the private and public sectors, including construction and infrastructure, mining and metals, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, telecommunications and media, power, transportation, health sector, defense and real estate.

Çakmak’s established team of lawyers includes the highest credited legal professionals in Turkey, offering legal representation in the following main practice areas:

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate, and mergers and acquisitions
  • Data privacy
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment and benefits
  • Environment
  • Foreign investment
  • Intellectual property
  • International trade
  • Permitting
  • Project finance
  • Public procurement
  • Tax

Çakmak’s legal team offers a diverse range of backgrounds in the legal and commercial world. Each lawyer is fluent in English and speaks at least two languages. Many Çakmak lawyers have received glowing commendations in legal reviews and most hold postgraduate qualifications in their area of legal expertise.

Çakmak clients benefit from the firm’s unique understanding of the current legal, regulatory, political and economic environment in the region. We have unrivalled track record of assisting our Turkish and foreign clients in landmark transactions:

  • Kayseri Health PPP Project was awarded the “Best PPP Deal” award by EMEA Finance (2016)
  • Third İstanbul Airport Project was awarded the “Airport Finance Law Firm of the Year” award by Global Transport Finance (2015)
  • Third İstanbul Airport Project was awarded the “Best Infrastructure Deal of the Year” award by EMEA Finance Project Finance Awards (2015)
  • Adana Health PPP Project was awarded by “European PPP Deal of the Year” award by EMEA Finance Project Finance Awards (2015)

We are deeply committed to understanding our clients’ legal and commercial needs:

  • extensive experience in the development and financing of infrastructure projects,
  • leading role in the pioneering health and transportation PPPs in Turkey,
  • unparalleled experience in representing global mining companies in Turkey,
  • successful representation in major arbitration proceedings, and
  • several individual lawyer rankings in Project Finance, Project Development, Energy & Infrastructure, Disputes, Banking and Finance areas.

Çakmak Rankings

Band One for Projects & Energy and Dispute Resolution
Chambers Global (2018)

First Tier for Project Finance and Energy
IFLR 1000 (2018)

Band One for Projects & Energy and Dispute Resolution
Chambers Global (2017)

Ranked as a leading firm for Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A
Chambers Global (2017)

First Tier for Project Finance and Energy
IFLR 1000 (2017)

Ranked as a leading firm for Competition, Banking, M&A and Infrastructure
IFLR 1000 (2017)

Band One for Projects & Energy and Dispute Resolution
Chambers Global (2016)

Ranked as a leading firm for Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A
Chambers Global (2016)

First Tier for Project Finance/Projects
Legal 500 EMEA (2016)

Ranked as a leading firm for Energy, Dispute Resolution, Competition, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
Legal 500 EMEA (2016)

First Tier for Project Finance and Energy
IFLR 1000 (2016)

Ranked as a leading firm for Competition, Banking, M&A and Infrastructure
IFLR 1000 (2016)

Band One for Projects & Energy and Dispute Resolution
Chambers Global (2015) and Chambers Europe (2015)

Ranked as a leading firm for Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A
Chambers Global (2015) and Chambers Europe (2015)

First Tier for Energy and Project Finance/Projects
Legal 500 EMEA (2015)

Ranked as a leading firm for Dispute Resolution, Competition, Corporate/M&A, and Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
Legal 500 EMEA (2015)

First Tier for Project Finance and Energy
IFLR 1000 (2015)

Ranked as a leading firm for Banking, Competition, M&A, Capital Markets and Infrastructure
IFLR 1000 (2015)

First Tier for Energy
IFLR 1000, Energy & Infrastructure Guide (2015)

Awards

Our firm and the transactions we advise on are also recognized by legal and finance industry awards. Among them, our transactions were:

Winners of the 2017 Bonds & Loans Awards Turkey:
"M&A Acquisition Finance Deal of the Year"
"Transport Finance Deal of the Year"
"Natural Resources Finance Deal of the Year"

Runners Up for:
"Natural Resources Finance Deal of the Year" "Project Finance Deal of the Year"

Finalists for:
"Infrastructure Deal of the Year"
"Project Finance Deal of the Year"

"Best PPP Deal Award"
EMEA Finance (2016)

"Airport Finance Law Firm of the Year"
Global Transport Finance (2015)

"Best Infrastructure Deal of the Year"
EMEA Finance Project Finance Awards (2015)

"European PPP Deal of the Year"
EMEA Finance Project Finance Awards (2015)


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