Admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association - Solicitor of England and Wales

Cihan Mercan joined Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı in 2016. He has been a member of the Firm’s Dispute Resolution and Energy & Infrastructure teams. He has been involved in the settlement of various disputes and has acted in litigation and arbitration cases. Cihan’s practice mainly focuses on commercial disputes, insolvency proceedings, as well as enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Turkey. 

He has significant experience in energy law, particularly in oil & gas matters, and regularly advises clients on Turkish public tender legislation. Combining his experience in energy & infrastructure projects and dispute resolution, Cihan successfully advises and represents clients in complex disputes. 

After three years’ experience in the Firm, Cihan relocated to the UK for one year to pursue a master’s level degree at the University of Oxford (Magister Juris). After completing his master’s degree, he returned to the Firm in 2020. He recently qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales, making him a dual-qualified attorney. 

Cihan is a member of the Firm’s German Desk.

Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution
Energy and Infrastructure


University of Oxford School of Law, Magister Juris (MJur) (2020)
Galatasaray University School of Law (2015) (valedictorian)
Istanbul (Erkek) High School (2010)

Foreign Languages