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+90 212 266 66 93 ext. 111

Bar Admissions:

2000, New York State Bar

1997, Izmir Bar Association

(currently registered with Istanbul Bar Association)

Legal Education:

Georgetown University Law Center

(LL.M. in Common Law Studies, 1998)

Dokuz Eylul University, School of Law

(LL.B., 1996)


Turkish, English and French (basic)


Founding Partner

Begum is a founding partner with appraised expertise mainly on banking and finance, M&A and corporate and capital markets work. In her career reaching 25 years, she has extensively advised financial institutions and sponsors in financings of energy, infrastructure, real estate projects, took part in structured financing deals, acted for buyers and sellers in acquisitions and privatisations, provided advice on regulated sectors such as energy, securities and insurance, lead negotiations with public and private parties, assisted in structuring of businesses of corporations who are world leaders in their fields and during their operations.  

She was previously partner with one of the oldest and most recognised law firms in Turkey, where she acted as the partner supervising almost all the legal work produced, and took managerial responsibilities. 

Begum is widely recognised as a leading lawyer in the areas of banking and finance, corporate and M&A, and projects and energy. 

  • Ranked individual in Chambers and Partners’ Global and Europe Guide, Banking/Finance (Band 2) and Corporate/M&A (Band 3)  

  • Listed in Legal500 as (i) Hall of Fame in Project      Finance/Projects, (ii) Leading Individual in Banking, Finance and  Capital Markets, and (iii) Recommended Lawyer in Commercial, Corporate and  M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency sections

  • Listed in Who's Who Legal, Recommended Global Lawyer in Banking-Finance and Project Finance

  • Listed in IFLR1000 as a Highly Regarded lawyer in Banking, Capital Markets,  Competition, Project Finance

  • Ranked in Best Lawyers, Banking Law, Finance Law, Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation

  • Recommended by Global Law Experts as expert lawyer inthe practice areas of Banking, Finance and Transactional, Project Finance and Women in Business Law

She has been praised by her clients as ‘Begum Durukan Ozaydin is a pioneer in her field, who understands what we are seeking and the way we do business. We have worked with her in matters relating to the financing and operation of our power projects for decades and she has always provided consistent, reliable, solid, timely and practical advice. She has an hands on approach in transactions and proactively takes over the responsibility of completing the legal side of the transactions without need for specific instructions.’


  • IR Global, Banking and Finance Adviser for Turkey

  • Istanbul International Law Association, Vice Chairman of the Board

  • Georgetown University Alumni Association, Member

  • American Collegiate Institute Alumni Association, Member

  • Friends of Jessup, Member


F: +90 212 266 66 94

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