UmutDr. Av Umut KOLCUĞLU


After graduating from Sankt Georg Austrian High School, Dr. Umut Kolcuoğlu received his law degree from the Istanbul University School of Law in 1998 and his master’s degree (LL.M.) from the New York University School of Law in 2001. In 2009, he obtained his PhD on Corporate Law and Capital Markets Law from Istanbul University School of Law. Besides his legal practice in Turkey, he was seconded to and worked with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, New York, U.S.A. in 2002. He also worked as a foreign associate at German law firm Hengeler Mueller, Frankfurt in 2005 and 2006.

Dr. Umut Kolcuoğlu is the managing partner of Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys at Law, which he founded in 2007. He has significant experience in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, finance and capital markets law. He is fluent in English and German.

He is admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association and New York State Bar Association. He is a member of the German – Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry, German Bar Association Turkey, Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Corporate Governance Association of Turkey, International Bar Association, New York City Bar Association and the Foundation of the Graduates of the Sankt Georg Austrian College.