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Derin Altan

Derin Altan

Partner, Head of Capital Markets

Biography

Overview:
Derin concentrates on the capital markets, especially in equity and debt offerings, as well as the mergers and acquisitions of listed companies. Chambers & Partners 2016 noted that "he is one of the hardest-working lawyers I’ve come across. He looks at ways around tricky situations by finding solutions that are legally and commercially appropriate." Derin represented both issuers and underwriters in the public offerings and projects regarding shares, covered warrants, public disclosures, derivative instruments and over-the-counter products, foreign securities, intermediary institutions. He holds "Advanced Level Capital Markets License" and "Corporate Governance Rating License" issued by the Association of Capital Markets Intermediary Institutions Association of Turkey.

He was a member of the audit board in the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey between 2012 and 2013, and he currently is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Capital Markets Professionals. Derin speaks regularly at industry conferences and seminars relating to equity and debt capital markets as well as financing and M&A transactions of public companies. Derin also appears as a guest lecturer in universities and industry groups.

Practices:
Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Regulatory & Compliance

Sectors:
Financial Institutions, Construction & Infrastructure


Bars and Associates
Association of Capital Markets Professionals, 2014
TUSIAD, Capital Markets Practice Group, 2015
Istanbul Bar Association, admitted 2009
Corporate Governance Association of Turkey, 2011
Fenerbahçe Sports Club, 2005

Education
LL.B. Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, 2008
M.A. Bogazici University, Economics and Finance, 2015

Languages
English, Spanish, Turkish

Publications
Derin frequently publishes in journals, newspapers and magazines mostly on matters relating to capital markets. He has been involved in more than a dozen of publications published in peer-reviewed academic journals in law and economics. His first book on initial public offerings is due to be published by the end of 2017.

Award & Recognition
Up and Coming, Chambers & Partners, 2016
Capital Markets – Turkey