Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Mete Yegin
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Best known for activity on cross-border financial matters, benefiting from an association with international giant Clifford Chance. Acts on acquisition and project finance mandates across a range of sectors, including energy, transport and healthcare. Recently active on a number of significant structured finance mandates, including trade receivable securitisations. Assists international financial institutions with interests in Turkey and also advises major Turkish banks on financing projects and transactions in foreign jurisdictions.
Strengths The team draws praise for its business-minded approach: "They approach negotiations with a commercial point of view in a constructive manner, which makes them a valuable partner."
Other add that "they are well experienced in finance projects" and provide advice that is "to the point and solution-oriented, rather than blurring things with unrealistic scenarios."
Client describe the team as "reactive and motivated" and appreciate that they are "very responsive and eager to assist."
Work highlights Advised Credit Suisse on a syndicated loan to Hema Endüstri, valued at EUR235 million.
Assisted Banco de Sabadell with the Turkish law aspects of the financing provided to Türkiye Sınai ve Kalkınma Bankası to be on-lent to wind farm projects in Turkey.
Significant clients EBRD, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, GarantiBank, BNP Paribas.
Mete Yegin is highly praised for his leading presence assisting major international financial institutions with their investments in the Turkish market. Clients say: "He has extensive knowledge on project and leveraged finance structures, combined with a very responsive attitude and a solid problem-solving attitude." Others add: "He is exceptionally good from a technical perspective, alongside a very commercial approach."
Clients say that associate İrem Su is "very dedicated, hands-on and always very helpful." She enters the rankings this year following praise for her broad experience in this area, which includes project finance, syndicated loan transactions and other secured and unsecured loan facilities.