ONUR KORDEL

Senior Partner

onur.kordel@bener.com
+ 90 (212) 270 70 50 / extdahili 403
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OVERVIEW

Onur is a Senior Partner with over 25 years of experience. He joined the team in 2007 having previously held Partner positions in two major international law firms as well as having previously held roles as In-house Counsel to BNP-AK-Dresdner Banking and Leasing JV and as a Legal Advisor and Business Development specialist for energy with one of the major Turkish Holdings.

Onur has been involved in many significant transactions including: $2.2bn project financing for acquisition of two power distribution companies through privatisation; representation of Astaldi-Turkerler consortium for their successful Tender for the largest healthcare campus project in the world at the time; a major international airport operator for their interests in Cukurova Airport and acting for Al Sayer during the formation of a JV with Ulker Group for Caribou Coffee/Café Crown. Alongside these, he is well known in the market for his energy, construction and real estate practice, and as a recognized leader in his field he is a regular invited speaker at events. He has acted in many of Turkey’s key privatisations, is instructed by large international energy companies for renewable energy projects and regularly advises on internationally branded hotel and high profile shopping centre transactions.

In his personal time Onur enjoys nothing more than to indulge in his passion for jazz music with his family and is a collector of vintage records.

Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Energy
Privatisations and Government Contracts (inc. PPP)
Restructuring & Insolvency
Real Estate
Corporate
Commercial & Contracts Law

Education

Wharton Executive Education (US), Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial Managers, 2012.
Yeditepe University, School of Business, MBA, 1998.
University of Maine (US) Pre-MBA Program, 1997.
Marmara University, School of Law, LL.B., 1988.

Languages

English, Turkish

Memberships

Istanbul Bar Association,
American Bar Association (Associate Member),
International Bar Association,
Propellers Club of Istanbul Port.

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