Çakmak Rankings


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)

“European PPP Deal of the Year”
IJ Global (2014)

Shortlisted for an Award for Excellence in Turkey
Chambers Europe (2014)

“European Power Deal of the Year”
Project Finance Magazine (Euromoney) (2011)


endorsements

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

For over 20 years, Çakmak Avukatlık Ortaklığı has been helping local and international clients to do business in Turkey. Ideally located in the capital city, Ankara, Çakmak uses its excellent reputation in the Turkish and international business community and its recognized expertise and experience in its respective practice areas to best 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

The 18 lawyers at Çakmak offer 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. Recent achievements include:

  • The first CCGT project in Turkey to be financed solely by Turkish banks on a limited recourse basis. This was awarded “European Power Deal of the Year” by Project Finance Magazine (Euromoney) in 2011.
  • The largest privatization successfully closed in 2011.
  • The largest refinancing transaction in Turkey for 2011 to 2012.