Çakmak Rankings

Ranked as a leading firm in Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Projects & Energy
Chambers Global (2014)

Band One for Projects & Energy and Dispute Resolution in Turkey
Chambers Global (2014)

First Tier for Project Finance/Projects, Dispute Resolution and Privatization in Turkey
European Legal 500 (2013)

Highly recommended in Competition
GCR Global Competition Review (2013)

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

First Tier for Project Finance in Turkey
IFLR 1000 (2013)

Included in the “Best of Turkey” list of nine law firms
Chambers Global (2011)

Highly recommended for Energy, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution and Corporate/M&A in Turkey
PLC Which Lawyer? (2012)

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


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.