Capital Markets

Capital Markets

As Erdem & Erdem we provide legal solutions to our clients' varied capital supply concerns, both in Turkey and abroad, as well as dealing with compliance and governance issues. Our capital markets lawyers provide consulting services to issuers, mutual funds, private equity funds, and financial institutions in the debt and equity capital markets and derivatives markets, which includes secured and unsecured loan issuances, capital increases, formations, IPO’s as well as private placements. In Turkey and internationally, our team serves issuers, insurance brokers, investors, and other market participants in the issuing of high-yield bonds, public and private sector private equity offerings, bond bills, convertible instruments and securitization.

We have a successful history of activities related to ensuring the compliance of securities, capital market instruments, issuers and capital markets institutions with capital market regulations, disclosures, listing on the stock exchange and corporate governance, and we have been providing support to our clients in these areas for many years.

The scope of our advisory services includes not only reporting companies, but also their boards of directors and board committees, independent directors, financial advisors and independent auditors. We counsel our clients on fiduciary duty questions, governance structures and provide advice on specific transactions, compliance and issues relating to the fiduciary duties and liabilities of directors and officers.

Erdem & Erdem’s corporate governance practice involves advising entities, boards, committees, and individual directors, trustees and executive officers in a variety of corporate governance and strategy matters. We engage in periodic reviews to assist boards and officers in carrying out their duties that include governance audits or internal investigations, often in response to third party or government concerns.

Representative Matters

  • Advising a central asian sovereign wealth fund joint stock company, a publicly held bank controlling shareholder, on capital markets legislation
  • Representing three leading Turkish banks in the restructuring of USD 4.75 billion financing extended by lenders (approx. 30 banks, including clients, which constitute the majority of the total commitments) to subsidiary of a jordanese telecomuniciation company.
  • Advising a Turkish fertilizer company regarding the ISDA (International Swaps and Derivatives Association) Master Agreement and ISDA Schedule to be executed by a Dutch bank and the guarantee to be provided by its shareholders in favor of Dutch bank
  • Advising a Chinese group of companies on Turkish capital markets law, contractual obligations and material legislation provisions regarding an IPO process in Hong Kong
  • Advising an e-commerce platform on Initial Coin Offering (ICO) transaction for funding of the development of new cryptocurrencies and crypto currency market instruments


Prof. Dr. H. Ercüment Erdem Prof. Dr. H. Ercüment Erdem Founder and Senior Partner
Özgür Kocabaşoğlu Özgür Kocabaşoğlu Partner and Head of Corporate
İbrahim Onur Baysal İbrahim Onur Baysal Partner and Capital Markets Leader
Didem Adlığ Sönmez Didem Adlığ Sönmez Managing Associate

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