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Partner & Head of Istanbul Real Estate, Salans, Turkey
Barlas Balcıoğlu is a partner and Head of Istanbul Real Estate Team at Salans.
He specialises in structured finance transactions, in particular project finance, real estate finance and restructurings. His clients include commercial and investment banks, borrowers, institutional investors and project sponsors.
Barlas’ real estate experience includes direct and indirect provision of equity to investment and development projects. His clients include owners, developers, investors, and others in connection with the development, purchase, sale, and exchange of commercial real estate such as business complexes, shopping centres, hotels and vacant land for development purposes. He has substantial experience representing owners in construction matters, including the structuring of complex hotel design-build and construction management arrangements.
Barlas’ corporate experience includes mergers and acquisitions as well as domestic and international joint ventures, corporate restructuring, and providing written opinions in transactions, including de-mergers. He has also been involved in a wide variety of corporate matters and the development of profit sharing mechanisms and shareholder or member relationships involved in group-owned companies. In the course of his Frankfurt practice, he was involved in bank M&A deals and supervised and coordinated the regulatory filings of German clients in Turkey.
In addition to his practice at Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman, he is a lecturer at Yeditepe University Law Faculty, where he teaches Mergers & Acquisitions to LLM and PhD students.
A native Turkish speaker, Barlas is fluent in English and German and also speaks Dutch (proficient).