Itır Çiftçi, the firm’s office managing partner, is also the partner heading the corporate/M&A practice of the firm and is an eminent female practitioner with around 30 years’ experience in the Turkish market, advising both local and global strategic and financial investors on highly strategic and complex mandates.
Itır has vast experience of structured equity investments, joint ventures and private equity funds and holds an industry specialism with a focus on tech, telecommunications, financial services, consumer goods and retail, infrastructure and energy. She has developed a very strong market practice and is widely recognised among her peers and clients.
Itır is one of the pioneers and influencers in the legal market, strongly praised by clients, the market and her peers as ‘phenomenal in giving good commercial legal advice’, ‘approachable, responsive and pragmatic’, ‘has strong drafting skills and a good view of the bigger commercial picture. She is a wonderful negotiator who protects her client’s interests, but also handles herself maturely to win the respect of her counterparties.’
Itır also holds an unparalleled track record on complex and landmark transactions evidenced by the league table data (i.e., Mergermarket) – supporting her ranking as a ‘leading individual’ in corporate/M&A in Turkey.