Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Announces New Promotions

Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Announces New Promotions

Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı, an Istanbul-based full-service law firm offering a wide range of legal services to international and local companies, institutions and individuals in various sectors, has announced that Gökçe İldiri Coşgüner has been promoted to Partner, and Begüm Biçer İlikay to Counsel. These promotions reflect the firm's dedication to recognizing talent and reinforcing its position in the Turkish and global legal market.


Gökçe İldiri Coşgüner, with a decade of service at the firm, has carved out a niche in the M&A sphere, especially in high-stakes private equity transactions.


Her expertise spans a multitude of sectors, where she has provided guidance to industry leaders and facilitated numerous high-profile transactions. Gökçe's profound impact is evidenced by her involvement in significant acquisitions and strategic partnerships, such as Mediterra and Turkven's investment ventures and Param’s investment in Hopi.


As a new Partner, Gökçe’s comprehensive legal knowledge from Galatasaray University coupled with her practical and hands-on experience, will continue to enhance the firm's dynamic capabilities.


Gökçe comments, “This milestone reflects years of hard work, dedication and teamwork that define our firm. I am excited about the opportunities ahead and grateful for the support I have received from our valuable clients and our exceptional team throughout my journey. Looking forward to contributing to the continued success and growth of our firm.


Begüm Biçer İlikay brings her robust expertise in dispute resolution to the forefront as the firm's new Counsel. Begüm's adept representation of clients across various litigation arenas, including high-profile commercial disputes and execution proceedings and has been instrumental in safeguarding client interests.


Her experience with complex intra-company disputes and enforcement of international judgments adds a rich layer to the firm's litigation practice. Begüm's commitment to excellence is further highlighted by her involvement in major anti-corruption investigations, reflecting the firm's stringent adherence to ethical practices.


Fluent in English, French, and Turkish, and educated at Galatasaray University, Begüm's elevation to Counsel is a testament to her unwavering dedication and legal acumen.


Begüm co-leads the actions of the Firm's French Desk together with Okan Demirkan.


Begüm comments, “I am delighted to have been promoted to Counsel in the Dispute Resolution team at KDK. We are excited about developing our practice to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality service to our clients. It is an honor to be a member of such a skilled and driven team that is consistently advancing. I eagerly anticipate making meaningful contributions to the firm's ongoing success.


Committed to fostering a culture of growth and expertise, Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı continues to set the benchmark for legal innovation and client service, ensuring a steadfast adherence to delivering top-tier legal counsel.


Dr. Umut Kolcuoğlu, the Managing Partner of Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı commented, Gökçe and Begüm are outstanding attorneys with high professional qualities and work ethics. For a long time, they made great contributions to our firm and successfully handled challenging legal matters. We are delighted to see their continuing success and are confident that in their new positions they will be huge assets to our growing team.

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