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Murat Çolakoğlu

Murat joined PwC Turkey’s Istanbul office on 1 August 1993 and was admitted to partnership in July, 2006.
In his career of 20 years in the firm, Murat has 17 years experience in the energy, utilities and mining industry, performing in the teams for mergers & acquisitions, due diligences and tax consultancy for multinational companies. Areas of proficiency include international tax planning, tax consultancy and bilateral tax treaties.
Murat acts as field leader and coordinator of world-class tax audit teams that have served the clients in his portfolio, providing them with top-notch tax planning and tax consultancy services which helped him build a formidable technical repertoire.
Murat has focused on firms that primarily deal with energy and infrastructure investments (including Build-Operate and Build-Operate-Transfer models) since 1997, and in that capacity, he has gained a wide range of experience with the consultancy services characteristic of that industry. He has a thorough grasp of the financing models of these investments in terms of tax principles as well as a comprehensive understanding of the financial audit and planning work that goes into green field investments, privatisation and acquisitions.
Murat currently acts as the partner responsible for the Energy Utilities and Mining Industry and infrastructure investments in the firm.  
Murat, who holds the CPA (SMMM) certificate, is a member of the TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association) and YASED (Foreign Investment Association) Energy Working Groups. Murat writes articles about tax and finance for Dünya Newspaper.