The Power of Experience

Dr. Eyüp Kul

Founding Partner

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Dr. Eyüp Kul co-founded Lexist in 2016 following a successful career in TMT institutions and the corporate sector for Turkish and international companies. He focuses on dispute resolution and M&As, in the real estate & construction, energy and infrastructure sectors, in particular.

Eyüp has led several award-winning projects, leading negotiations of major EPC, NGA and PPA contracts with respect to infrastructure and energy projects, M&As and financing. His extensive experience in project realization and all party negotiations gives him a unique insight into the strategic aspects of a project and the subsequent risk mitigation, making his contractor disputes practice one of the strongest in the Turkish market.

Eyüp advises his clients on arbitration in addition to litigation, resolving cases before the ICC and ICSID. Acting for Turkish regulatory bodies and Turkish contractors in particular, Eyüp has an invaluable strategic perspective appreciated by clients. On the litigation front, he has a very broad and strong practice, making him a first choice for clients involved in complex disputes.

His clients include domestic and international businesses, project employers, government bodies, energy companies, diversified conglomerates and financial institutions, advising rthem on their inbound and outbound strategic investments.

Awards won by his teams include:

2020 runner up Bonds, Loans and Sukuk’s natural resource finance deal of the year

2019 winner CEE Legal Matters’ deal of the year for the Turkish National Lottery privatisation

2017 winner EMEA Finance best syndicated loan in EMEA for the Northern Marmara Motorway project’s USD2.7bn loan (project value USD8bn)


Real Estate & Construction


Real Estate & Construction


Istanbul Bar Association


Ph.D. Marmara University – Institute of Social Sciences
LL.M. University of California Davis
LL.B. Marmara University


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