Mr Kaan Demir

Kaan Demir

Lawyer biography

Kaan Demir specialized mainly in merger and acquisitions, corporate governance and litigation.  He has been actively advising foreign and local investors and assisting them in their transactions.
 
Kaan has numerous experiences in advising clients on cross-border and local transactions, joint ventures, private equity investments, strategic investments on a wide range of sectors including but not limited to with media, e-commerce, retail, manufacturing and energy.  His experience covers all aspects of the transactions starting from the due diligence phase to structuring, contract drafting, and negotiating the terms of the transaction documents, as well as rendering day to day advice on all types of corporate law related matters.
 
He has been involved in some of the significant merger and acquisition projects in Turkey in the above listed sectors.
 
He also acts as a litigator, representing clients in complex commercial disputes and provides assistance to his clients in all fields of dispute resolution. 

Updates

Corporate Finance/M&A

Leverage buyouts – an overview
Turkey | 29 May 2019

A leveraged buyout (LBO) is a term used for a variety of transactions in which buyers (usually private equity firms) use leverage to acquire a company's shares. However, it is impossible to fully mitigate the risk that a target is deemed to provide financial assistance for the purchase of its own shares if the acquirer uses an LBO and the target provides guarantees or securities over its own assets due to a lack of established precedents. This uncertainty means that a diligent analysis is required for each transaction.

Squeeze-out mergers in Turkey – an overview
Turkey | 20 March 2019

Squeeze-outs in Turkey are regulated under the Commercial Code where they concern private companies and the Capital Markets Law where they concern publicly held companies. This article examines the different processes for carrying out squeeze-outs at private and publicly held companies, as well as the squeeze-out rights available to controlling shareholders and the squeeze-out merger process.