DEVRİM ÇUKUR

Managing Partner, Lawyer
Devrim Çukur is one of the founding partners of Çukur & Yılmaz Law Firm in 1993. Devrim is the managing partner of Çukur & Yılmaz and leads Corporate and M&A and International Practice Groups in the firm.

For more than 25 years, Devrim Çukur is a trusted business law adviser to a wide range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high-net-worth clients. He has been advising to landmark Turkish and international conglomerates, corporates, financial institutions as well as family businesses and emerging companies at M&A, private equity, venture capital, joint venture, mezzanine financing, corporate finance and capital markets transactions alongside general corporate and commercial matters, corporate governance. Vast majority of his practice includes international aspects.

His clients define their practice experiences with Devrim Çukur as people-oriented, commercial-minded, responsive and approachable. According to leading directories, Devrim Çukur is namely recommended and internationally recognized as one of the go-to lawyers, dealmakers and transaction facilitators in terms of all kind of M&A and corporate finance transactions in Turkey.

In addition to his corporate, corporate finance and M&A capabilities, Mr. Çukur advises companies at the areas of commercial & international trade , banking & capital markets, competition & the EU law, compliance & regulatory and governmental.

Besides, Devrim Çukur is passionate for advising to start-ups, emerging companies, innovators and entrepreneurs. Therefore, He is an integral part of entrepreneurship ecosystem in Turkey for decades and his practice widely includes information and communication technologies and digital law practices.

Another focus of interest of Mr. Çukur is family companies, family offices and business families and he has been working with them on institutionalisation and internationalisation projects for years.

Devrim Çukur takes pride in that he was a Turkish national delegate at Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and represented Republic of Turkey at several European matters between 2009-2014 years at the Congress of COE. Alongside many other critical European mandates and critical reports he drafted on behalf of COE, he was elected and performed as vice-president of Monitoring Committee of the Congress for 3 years. Devrim Çukur was also an elected member and vice-president of İzmir Provincial Council between 2009-2014 and conducted the presidency of international affairs and European Union relations Committee during this term.

Devrim Çukur is one of the pioneers of responsible business and sustainability in legal practice in Turkey. He is a keynote speaker and mentor on law firm management, responsible & sustainable lawyering as well as professional and personal development of law school students and young lawyers. He lectures at several universities and Çukur & Yılmaz Academy regularly in this direction.

Corporate and M&A

Finance & Capital Markets

Commercial and International Trade

Compliance & Regulatory and Governmental

Competition, Anti-trust and European Union

Information and Communication Technologies and Digital

Start-up and Emerging Companies

Family Companies and Family Offices

Chambridge University, Judge Business School, Law Firm Management & Leadership

Dokuz Eylül University, Ph.D, European Union Studies (at thesis stage)

London Metropolitan University, Business Law Program

London Metropolitan University, Intellectual Property Law Program

Anatolian University, Business Administration

Anatolian University, Banking & Insurance

Dokuz Eylül University, LL.M, Fiscal Law (The thesis is on Competition and Anti-trust Law)

Dokuz Eylül University, Law School, LL.B

Ödemiş High School

Turkish and English