KDK Awards and Recognisitions



"The firm provided a lot of useful information and presented it in a format that was accessible and easy to understand." IFLR 1000, 2019

“The house style is pragmatic, unpretentious and friendly, whilst being results-oriented.”  THE LEGAL 500, 2020

“Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı is adept at handling […] and data protection. […] Other clients include Duracell, Marubeni Corporation and Marsh & McLennan Companies.” THE LEGAL 500, 2019

“It's really easy to work with them.” CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2017

“Strong expertise, quick turnaround and reliability.” THE LEGAL 500, 2020

“They are really results-oriented so you can rely on them to understand the big picture. We feel we can rely on their assistance as a business partner.” CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2017

“The lawyers know what is going on in the market, are very responsive and quick, and give us alternative solutions." CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2020

“Hands-on approach and willingness to go the extra mile to give the best service.” CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2018

“They think from the business’s perspective rather than just sticking to legal matters and not seeing the big picture.” CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2017

“They were recommended by five or six panel firms in Europe we use, none of which had offices in Turkey. Their communication is very clear – it is sometimes a challenge when you're in foreign jurisdictions, but their advice is expressed very well in English, the team is very responsive and the advice has been quite pragmatic." CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2020

“In-depth industry knowledge, accessible, great communication skills, they value team work and all work is delivered on time.” “‘They are very diligent and have a pro-deal attitude.” THE LEGAL 500, 2020

“The practice combines quality legal advice with strong client handling skills.”

“The KDK lawyers are easy to work with, and focused on creating solutions that are in the clients’ interest.” THE LEGAL 500, 2020

“The department is very strong at both the partner and associate level, […] we trust the team completely.” CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2019

“The lawyers are efficient, knowledgeable, timely and very clear in their responses." CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2020

“In addition to just simple legal advice, they provide us with practical and quick solutions that can be used in day-to-day business.” THE LEGAL 500, 2020

“They provided detailed descriptions of risk and options. […] good know-how, with a very good team of young lawyers who are responsive and support us in all areas.” CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2018

“Employees always accessible and ready to assist.” “Whole team consists of diverse team members with various strengths.” THE LEGAL 500, 2020

 “The partners spend a lot of time with the client and are on top of details, not like other law firms where you only see the partners in critical meetings.” CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2017

“The individuals take their job very seriously and do not need a second reminder when you have agreed on an assignment.” “They are very good at making representations in an international arbitration case.” “[…] are excellent in terms of preparation, management of the case to reach the best outcomes.” THE LEGAL 500, 2020

“The firm's efficiency, their commitment to delivering quality work and their determination to understanding the client is what draws us to continue working with them in the future." “[…] diligent and hard-working, […] excellent negotiation skills.” CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2020

“We have recently started to work with the firm in Turkey on both equity and debt transactions. […] able to offer pragmatic and commercially focused advice, often on very short notice. Moreover it took […] the team a very short time to understand the peculiar needs of an international financial organization. I would have no hesitation in recommending […] the team.” THE LEGAL 500, 2016

“They impressed us with their technical knowledge, commercial awareness and mental agility." CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2020  

“All in all, the legal service that we have been obtaining from KDK has always been top notch.” THE LEGAL 500, 2020

“The team members are incredibly responsive and excellent communicators who clearly set forth the law and one’s options about how to proceed in Turkey.” CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2018

“[…] represents lenders in financing transactions and lending facilities. Clients describe […] as "smart and measured" and also praise his contribution to key negotiations.” CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2020

 “[…] has a strong track record acting on acquisition finance and restructuring mandates for both lenders and borrowers.” CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2018

“[…] lauds the team's "great communication skills, ability to explain complex topics in layman's language and always deliver within a deadline." CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2020

“[…] possesses energy, excellent expertise and a convincing courtroom presence.” THE LEGAL 500, 2019

“[…] very hard-working and very driven, […] never misses a detail." CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2020

“[…] very professional, knowledgeable and client-oriented team […].”  THE LEGAL 500, 2019

“[…] very experienced in the applicable regulatory regime of Turkey. The team handles both contentious and non-contentious work, including arbitrations, M&A and corporate matters. Recent highlights include advising the Tanap consortium, comprising BP, Total, Socar and Statoil, on Turkish and public international law aspects of its gas pipeline project.” THE LEGAL 500, 2018

“[…] has deep expertise in compliance matters, including those involving cross-border issues, and advises local and multinational companies. The firm handles internal and criminal investigations and provides legal advice on regulatory compliance regarding anti-corruption, anti-bribery and corporate law.” THE LEGAL 500, 2018

“[…] is solution-oriented, analytical and provides the right alternatives to complex situations by finding a common ground for both parties." CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2020

“[…] very good relationship partner," "strong expertise, communication skills and practical approach." CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2020 

“They are detail-oriented, very knowledgeable, responsive and clear; they represent us very well.” CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2018



  • Turkish Law Firm of the Year 2015 – The Lawyer Magazine
  • Turkish Law Firm of the Year 2014 – International Law Office Magazine
  • Client Choice Winner 2014 & 2015 (Corporate and M&A Lawyer of the Year, Turkey) – Umut Kolcuoğlu.
  • Client Choice Winner 2013, 2014, 2017 (Energy & Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year, Turkey) – Okan Demirkan.
  • “Future Leader of the Arbitration World” 2019 & 2020 (Who’s Who Legal and GAR) – Okan Demirkan
  • “World Leading Energy Lawyer” 2019 (Who’s Who Legal) – Okan Demirkan.
  • “Global Elite Thought Leader” in the field of Energy 2020 (Who’s Who Legal) – Okan Demirkan
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