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Mete Yegin

Mete Yegin

Partner, Yegin Çiftçi Attorney Partnership*

Partner, Yegin Çiftçi Attorney Partnership*
Mete Yegin

Mete Yegin is the head of the Istanbul banking and finance practice. With over 25 years of experience, Mete had assisted Clifford Chance as a consultant since 2009 and joined as a Partner based in Istanbul in 2011. 

Mete specialises in banking and finance transactions, with a particular focus on project finance, asset finance and structured finance. He acts for banks, ECAs, IFIs, sponsors and other transaction parties in domestic and international project financings, including infrastructure, transportation, energy and real estate projects. Mete is at the forefront of Turkish infrastructure and structured financing transactions.

*Clifford Chance works in cooperation with Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership on Turkish law matters

  • Advising the lenders; EBRD and the four Turkish banks in relation to the green loan provided to Akfen Holding on its 242 MW Wind Farm Investment for the construction of four new wind farms
  • Advising the lenders in respect of the financing of the design, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of Ankara- Niğde Motorway procured by the General Directorate of Highways of Turkey under the build-operate-transfer model
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Career and qualifications

  • Istanbul University Faculty of Law (LL.B) 1992
  • Admitted as a Lawyer in Turkey (Istanbul Bar Association) 1994
  • Yegin Legal Partnership 2009
  • Partner since 2011
  • Founded Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership 2013

Awards and citations

  • "Very good finance lawyer"
    Chambers & Partners, Global, Turkey, Project Finance, 2018
  • "He has extensive knowledge on project and leveraged finance structures combined with a very responsible attitude and a solid problem solving attitude"
    Chambers & Partners, Global, Turkey, Banking & Finance, 2017
  • "He is very exceptionally good from a technical perspective, alongside a very commercial approach"
    Chambers & Partners, Global, Turkey, Banking & Finance, 2017
  • "Good and effective leading role. Solver of the deadlocks. Perfect negotiator. Successful team.
    IFLR1000, Turkey, 2018
  • ""Mete Yegin consistently receives high praise from peers, who say he is "a strong name in bank finance". Sources note his experience in project finance and capital markets instruments."
    Chambers Global 2012
  • "We think he is one of the best lawyers in Turkey"
    Chambers and Partners 2011
  • "Partner Mete Yegin is widely recognised as one of the leading finance lawyers in the country"
    ILFR 1000