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

Company & Commercial

What are your duties as a director of a joint stock company?
Turkey | 04 November 2019

Boards of directors are the administrative and representative bodies of joint stock companies. This article examines the general duties of directors in Turkey under the Commercial Code and the liability regime for directors, including social security-related liability, tax liabilities and potential exemptions to liability.

Shareholders' agreements – enforceability issues
Turkey | 12 August 2019

The enforceability of share options is one of the most controversial issues in the context of shareholders' agreements. There are a number of widely used solutions to improve the enforceability of share options in this regard, including inserting share options provisions into articles of association, establishing a holding company outside Turkey and inserting a statement on registered share certificates that shares are subject to transfer restrictions.

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.