• Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
    William Jennings Bryan

Ferhat  PEKİN ( Partner )

Key Qualifications

Ferhat Pekin specializes in M&As, securities law and offerings, international business transactions, corporate transactions, arbitration, contracts and sector-specific transactions in energy, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications areas.

Has been a member of the core team in the a number of major international public offerings of significant Turkish companies, secondary offerings and bond offerings and has been the leading counsel in more than two dozens of major acquisitions and M&A projects in recent years in various sectors such as cosmetics, retail, appliances, food, textile, services etc.

Has been involved in half-dozen International Chamber of Commerce arbitration proceedings as claimants’ and respondents’ counsel and led the arbitration team, both with respect to petition submissions and oral hearings before the Tribunals.

Has been the leading counsel in more than half-dozen energy-related transactions and has been advising international energy companies, with respect to energy legislation and various aspects of their energy projects. Mr. Pekin has also been the leading counsel in various pharmaceutical and healthcare-related transactions and has been advising major international pharmaceutical companies, in their daily corporate affairs and in issues related to pharmaceutical regulations.

Ferhat Pekin has been with Pekin & Bayar since 2004.


University of Minnesota, MN, U.S.A.; Juris Doctor (J.D.) 2000 - 2003

Boğaziçi University; B.A. (POLS), Istanbul – Turkey, 1995 - 2000

Lycée de Galatasaray, Istanbul – Turkey, 1987 – 1995


Admitted to New York Bar Association (2004)

Languages Turkish , English , French