Firm Profile

Çakmak Rankings

Band One for Projects & Energy and Dispute Resolution
Chambers Global (2021)

First Tier for Energy and Project Finance/Projects
Legal 500 EMEA (2021)

First Tier for Project Finance and Project Development: Power
IFLR 1000 (2021)

Band One for Projects & Energy and Dispute Resolution
Chambers Global (2020)

First Tier for Project Finance/Projects
Legal 500 EMEA (2020)

First Tier for Project Finance and Project Development: Power
IFLR 1000 (2020)

Band One for Projects & Energy and Dispute Resolution
Chambers Global (2019)

First Tier for Project Finance/Projects
Legal 500 EMEA (2019)

First Tier for Project Finance and Energy
IFLR 1000 (2019)

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)

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

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

Our clients include some of the most significant names in the private and public sectors, including state entities, multinational corporations, local conglomerates, IFIs, ECAs and commercial banks. The firm has extensive experience in advising both domestic and foreign clients on various matters, including aviation, construction and infrastructure, defence, mining and metals, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and healthcare, power, public private partnerships, government contracts, real estate, telecoms and IT. We offer legal representation in the following practice areas:

Çakmak’s legal team offers a diverse range of background 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’s clients benefit from the firm’s unique understanding of the current legal, regulatory, political and economic environment in the region. Çakmak has an unrivalled track record of assisting its Turkish and foreign clients in landmark transactions, such as:

  • Ankara-Niğde Otoyol Project, which was awarded the “Transport Finance Deal of the Year” and “Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year” awards by Bonds & Loans Turkey (2019).
  • 132 MW Karaburun Wind Farm Project Phase II extension investment, financed by Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and KfW Ipex-Bank in connection with Euler-Hermes covered financing of 132 MW Phase II extension investment of the Karaburun Wind Farm Project.
  • İzmir Bayraklı and Kocaeli Integrated Health Campus, tendered out by the Ministry of Health in accordance with the PPP Model, sponsored by Gama Holding and Türkerler İnşaat.
  • Sale of ENGIE shares in İzgaz, Baymina and EPG.

Relying on its;

  • extensive experience in the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects,
  • leading and pioneering role in the health and transportation PPPs,
  • unrivalled experience in representing global mining companies,
  • successful representations in major arbitration proceedings, and
  • immense experience in Project Finance, Project Development, Energy & Infrastructure, Disputes, Corporate/M&A, and Banking and Finance areas,

Çakmak is deeply committed to understanding and serving its clients’ legal and commercial needs.