Dr. Umut Kolcuoğlu is the managing partner of Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı. Before founding the Firm in 2006, he worked in prominent law firms in Istanbul, New York and Frankfurt.
Umut has significant experience in commercial law, M&A, corporate finance and capital markets law. He has advised leading domestic and multinational companies, private equities and other financial institutions in various cross-border and local transactions involving numerous industry sectors, including energy and infrastructure, insurance, retail, aerospace, hospitality, electronics, automotive, pharmaceuticals and financial services. Umut also provides corporate and commercial law support to companies and individuals in both contentious and uncontentious matters. From time to time he acts as expert witness in international arbitration proceedings.
He serves as a board member of Boyner Holding and as a member of the board of trustees of the Turkey Entrepreneurship Foundation. As of 2017, he authors a column for Turkey’s leading economic newspaper, Dünya Gazetesi.
Umut leads the Firm’s German Desk.
Practice Areas & Work Department
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate and Commercial
Banking and Finance
Istanbul Bar Association
New York Bar Association