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Serkan İçtem, the founder of İçtemLegal was a former naming partner of ELİG Attorneys at Law since 2004. Serkan has experience in bank finance transactions, corporate trust matters, mergers and acquisitions. In bank finance as his main area of practice, he focuses on drafting numerous loan documentation with an emphasis on leveraged finance transactions and represents agent banks or lenders in providing senior or secured financing to a large number of borrowers operating in a variety of industries. Serkan İçtem also worked in many transactions involving extension of subordinated loans to Turkish banks. Serkan was actively involved in many securitization deals in Turkey representing domestic banks or arrangers in their credit card receivables and diversified payment rights securitization programs. Another major focus area of expertise is distressed debt financing and debt reorganization matters.
He has worked on Turkey's first and all subsequent non-performing loan sale transactions as well as various debt restructuring deals for distressed debtors. In addition to transactional matters, Serkan advises various foreign financial institutions with respect to Turkish financial and capital markets legislation. He has been involved in various direct investments by multinationals into Turkey. With a particular emphasis on representation of foreign buyers, he has worked on various cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint venture restructurings. He has played an active role in the first major venture capital deal in Turkey.
In addition to his experience in Turkey, Serkan has also worked in the New York office of White & Case, LLP and was involved in the areas of corporate trust, bank finance, bankruptcy and workouts.
He advised trustees on both US based and international transactions, asset backed securitizations and project finance transactions by reviewing Indentures, Trust Agreements, Security Agreements, Collateral Agency Agreements, Issuing and Paying Agency Agreements, Depository Agreements and Escrow Agreements. He has also worked on DIP financing and bankruptcy (Chapter 11) related reorganizations and workouts in the US.
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