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What Our Clients and Peers Say

Begüm Durukan Özaydın is the founding partner of DURUKAN+PARTNERS, and clients say her “style and approach is friendly, open and service-oriented.” She advises domestic and international clients from the telecommunications, energy and technology sectors on transactions, joint ventures and corporate governance.

Chambers & Partners, Europe & Global 2019

Founding partner Begüm Durukan Özaydın advises domestic companies and international conglomerates on the Turkish aspects of transactions. She also regularly handles corporate governance matters. Clients say it is a “pleasant experience” working with her, reporting that she is “energetic, hard-working and able to work under pressure.

Chambers & Partners, Europe & Global 2020

Begüm Durukan Özaydın advises corporate clients on buy-backs, mergers and investments. Clients praise her for her expertise, with one concluding: “I am very happy with the work she has done.

Chambers & Partners, Europe & Global 2021

Begüm Durukan Özaydın of DURUKAN+PARTNERS advises key clients on a broad range of M&A and joint ventures, in addition to continuous corporate support. According to interviewees, ‘she is a highly dedicated and focused legal adviser who knows how to address and communicate with all sides of any corporate matter.’

Chambers & Partners, Europe 2016

Begüm Durukan (…) has considerable experience of advising clients on a variety of joint ventures and M&A deals. Clients say she is a “real expert who follows legal developments and gives to-the-point answers.

Chambers & Partners, Europe 2018

Begüm Durukan Özaydın of DURUKAN+PARTNERS advises on both day-to-day corporate matters and specific transactions, including acquisitions, dissolutions and regulatory matters. Clients describe her as ‘really smart and helpful’ and particularly appreciate her efficiency and responsiveness.

Chambers & Partners, Global 2017

Hikmet Fadıllıoğlu (…) attract praise as being ‘a pleasure to work with’.

Legal 500, EMEA 2015

DURUKAN+PARTNERS advises on both the buy and sell side of M&A and commercial matters. The team acts for a domestic and international client base in sectors such as retail, tourism, banking, insurance and energy. Begum Durukan Ozaydin and Hikmet Fadillioglu jointly head the team.

Legal 500, EMEA 2019

DURUKAN+PARTNERS is equally strong in buy and sell-side M&A. In addition, it assists clients with company and branch formations, general day-to-day operational matters and the drafting of shareholder-related documents, among other matters. Clients include multinational and domestic companies in the retail, tourism, banking, insurance, natural gas and real estate sectors. Begum Durukan Ozaydin, who is dual US and Turkey-qualified, co-heads the team with Hikmet Fadillioglu.

Legal 500, EMEA 2020

DURUKAN+PARTNERS team is an excellent team. They provide a seamless service of outstanding quality. The team has been able to cover a diverse range of issues for us (M&A, banking, litigation) over the last few years and has not demonstrated weakness in any area.

Legal 500, EMEA 2021

Begum Durukan stands out among her peers as being commercially savvy and giving really well-structured advice on complex matters. She is able to plough through the complexities to find a clear practical solution.

Legal 500, EMEA 2021

About Us

Our Proposition


Providing clients to-the-point, solution-oriented, efficient and trusted advice on complex matters at the level of expertise and professionalism expected by multinational clients. Maintaining at the same time the agility and flexibility to eliminate cumbersome processes. 

Becoming an inseparable part in our client’s business chain, by creating strong and close relationships and giving senior level dedication.  With sectoral and regulatory know-how in mainly financial services, energy, retail, IT / telecoms, bringing a business-oriented approach to legal issues. 

Our Shared Values


  • Deep knowledge – of law, the business, intended result

  • Creativity – We take part in finding the solutions and realising results. 

  • Efficiency – We combine capability, productivity and practicality.

  • Responsiveness - We know clients come first and meet their needs promptly.

  • Fair play – We treasure respect, integrity and principles. 

  • Teamwork – We believe it is only together that we can achieve the best.

Our Foundations


  • Decades of trusted expertise in high value and complex domestic and cross-border transactions
    - We will structure and implement it for you.

  • Enthusiasm to build anew
    - We are inspired, and are desirous to embrace innovation and strive for continued improvement.

  • Commitment to preserving trust and adding value
    - We will listen to you, will know your business expectations, and will become your trusted business partner.

  • Complementing skills of highly talented and experienced lawyers
    - You are in safe hands of lawyers who are leaders in their fields.

  • Local expertise with global reach
    ​- We are experts on our jurisdiction, being also capable of reaching out to best experts in other jurisdictions.

Global Reach


We provide high quality legal advice to our clients in cross border transactions through;

  • our close relations with other eminent law firms throughout the world; and

  • our non-exclusive membership with the First Law International Network (FLI), a global network of law firms, ranked by Chambers Global as an “Elite Global Network” composed of over 75 independent law firms,  each highly ranked in their respective jurisdictions, collectively providing seamless and integrated cross-border legal support to clients.

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