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Projects & Energy — Turkey


Çakmak Avukatlık Ortaklığı - Projects & Energy

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Mesut Çakmak
- 2 partners
- 18 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Household name for projects and energy in the Turkish market, advising international sponsors and leading domestic banks on high-profile financing and development mandates. Highly active on healthcare PPPs, major Turkish infrastructure projects, and a broad range of energy matters including construction and operation financings and privatisations. Benefits from an association with international law firm White & Case on cross-border issues.

Strengths Clients say that the firm is "one of the top law firms in Turkey" and describe the team as "very detailed, dedicated, hands-on, solution-oriented" and "capable of solving every issue we raise."

Work highlights Representing a syndicate of Turkish banks as lenders in the bridge financing and project finance of the Third Istanbul Airport, valued at a total of EUR4.5 billion.

Advised IFC, Ziraat Bankası and Finansbank as lenders on financing the construction and operation of the Kayseri Integrated Health Campus, valued at EUR315 million.

Significant clients Akuo Energy, ENGIE, Yapı ve Kredi Bankası, Denizbank, ERG.

Notable practitioners

Mesut Çakmak remains a key figure in this market. Alongside his managerial duties at the firm he assists clients with a broad range of complex projects, including ERG Verbund which he recently advised on the development, rehabilitation, financing, construction and operation of the Afşin Elbistan thermal power project.

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Paksoy - Projects & Energy

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Zeynel Tunç
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prominent firm which rises in the rankings thanks to positive feedback from impressed clients for its high-end projects and energy work. Well versed in assisting leading lenders and sponsors with a wide variety of complex transactions and projects, including transport, mining and hospital developments. Good knowledge of energy M&A, and also advises on licensing and regulatory issues relating to renewable and non-renewable projects.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's "outstanding energy and infrastructure team" and say: "The advice we get from them is always clear and to the point - they know the industry and the key issues in this business. They have an in-depth knowledge of the sector, business acumen and a good understanding of complex regulatory matters, plus they are always responsive and provide high-quality advice."

The firm also draws praise for its "ability to understand the client's requests, and to offer flexible reactions based on these needs and their long experience of energy projects."

Work highlights Advised the EBRD on its 20% equity subscription to Akfen Holding's renewable energy subsidiary, valued at USD100 million.

Assisting Gestamp Renewables with the financing of a wind power plant in Turkey.

Significant clients EnerjiSA, OMV, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Fina Enerji, Carillion.

Notable practitioners

Zeynel Tunç rises in the rankings this year thanks to positive market feedback for his projects and energy practice. Sources say he is "very well respected in the market." Clients particularly appreciate his "industry knowledge and background as an in-house lawyer," adding: "We do not hesitate to involve him in commercial and technical matters as we know he has a good understanding of these issues."

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Bezen & Partners - Projects & Energy

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Aykut Bakırcı and Yeşim Bezen
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly respected projects and energy team with experience of acting for domestic sponsors and international lenders on a variety of development, construction, finance and transactional mandates. Well versed in conventional and renewable energy projects including oil, geothermal, nuclear and solar matters, and regularly assists clients with regulatory issues in these sectors. Also active on hospital PPP projects.

Work highlights Advised Akkuyu on Turkish regulatory issues relating to the implementation of the ongoing USD25 billion Akkuyu nuclear power plant project.

Assisted the Turkish subsidiary of Transmark Renewables with the implementation, construction and operation of several geothermal power plants in Turkey.

Significant clients ADN PPP Sağlık Yatırım, Public Power Corporation, First Solar, Conergy, PNE Wind.

Notable practitioners

Yeşim Bezen rises to the top band following a year of acting on high-profile energy mandates. She maintains a reputation as an outstanding finance lawyer who regularly assists clients with complex project finance mandates in energy and healthcare PPP projects.

Aykut Bakırcı focuses his practice on regulatory matters, particularly in the energy sector. His recent caseload includes assisting First Solar with matters relating to the development and construction of photovoltaic power plants in Turkey.

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Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership - Projects & Energy

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Long-established projects team which advises international and domestic lenders on the cross-border financing of significant Turkish projects. Also assists domestic sponsors, including leading Turkish banks and energy companies, with financing and development matters relating to hospital PPPs and energy projects. Active on both conventional and renewable energy matters, as well as significant transport mandates.

Work highlights Advised Türkiye İş Bankası on matters relating to financing the construction of an integrated health campus in Isparta.

Assisted APMT with negotiating a power purchase agreement as part of its right to operate the PETLİM container port.

Significant clients Otoyol Yatırım ve İşletme, Finansbank, Med Enerji, Ünit Group, RES Anatolia Holding.

Notable practitioners

Aslı Budak is the key point of contact for this department.

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ASC Law Office - Projects & Energy

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Respected Turkish firm which advises sponsor and lender clients on a broad range of domestic and cross-border projects, including development and financing issues. Active across the conventional and renewable energy, utilities and infrastructure sectors.

Strengths Clients say: "They have a young and talented team who are experienced in financing matters, handling the issues very politely."

Notable practitioners

Okan Beygo draws praise for his strength in transactional and project finance across the energy and infrastructure sectors.

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Boden Law - Projects & Energy

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Değer Boden and Murat Yörükoğlu
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Turkish boutique which moves up in the rankings this year following excellent feedback for its specialist approach. Focuses on advising international and domestic clients from the renewables, natural resources and energy infrastructure industries. Growing strength on construction, regulatory, financing and energy trading mandates, alongside activity on energy-related M&A and corporate issues.

Strengths Clients praise the team's in-depth knowledge of the energy sector. According to interviewees, they are "experts in regulated sectors" who have "been involved in the energy industry and the market for a long time," meaning that "they can provide a full legal view which covers both the international and local aspects of a project."

Clients also appreciate that the firm "provides feedback which doesn't only answer our questions but also raises potential problems and issues that may arise as a result of each action - it's very well rounded, developed and considered feedback which they provide on a timely basis."

Work highlights Represented Talesun in its acquisition and subsequent sale of solar power projects in the Afyon and Kütahya provinces of Turkey.

Assisted Naturelgaz with the drafting of the natural gas sale agreements with customers and related regulatory issues.

Significant clients Gildemeister Energy Solutions, Axpo International, European Federation of Energy Traders, Gunvor International, STEAG.

Notable practitioners

Değer Boden rises in the rankings this year following glowing praise from interviewees, who describe her as "a real veteran of the energy sector" who is "probably the most knowledgeable person in Turkey on electricity law." Her expertise covers a broad range of transactional and regulatory matters relating to renewable and conventional energy projects.

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Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys at Law - Projects & Energy

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Okan Demirkan
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Offers strength in advising international energy investors on establishing and expanding their operations in Turkey, providing sector-specific corporate, regulatory and projects advice. Notably active within the energy sector on a number of significant midstream mandates in the natural gas industry. Also assists with renewable energy matters and transport infrastructure projects.

Strengths Clients appreciate that the team is "willing to learn about our business's goals and able to communicate clearly - they can speak in legalese when necessary, but unlike some other firms they can also explain the terms simply."

Interviewees also state that despite being "a relative newcomer to the legal market" the firm's "agility and knowledge base sets them apart from the pack."

Value for money According to clients, "the firm charges very reasonable fees and always delivers high-quality advice."

Work highlights Advised IHI Corporation on contractual matters regarding the construction of the İzmit Bay Suspension Bridge, part of the Gebze–Orhangazi–İzmir motorway project.

Acted as local counsel to BP on its accession to the multibillion-dollar TANAP gas pipeline project.

Significant clients RWE, Solar Reserve, Neas Energy, Turcas.

Notable practitioners

Okan Demirkan remains a highly active figure in the Turkish energy and projects space. His recent caseload includes advising clients from the transport, renewables and natural gas industries on complex cross-border mandates. Clients say he is a "practical, accessible and hands-on" practitioner who "is able to see the big picture of how legal matters affect the client's business."

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Pekin & Pekin - Projects & Energy

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Kemal Serdengeçti
- 5 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Esteemed and long-standing projects team, primarily recognised for advising lenders and sponsors on finance mandates, notably funding for the construction of energy projects in Turkey. Assists clients with corporate matters in the oil, gas, hydroelectric and wind industries, including M&A transactions and joint ventures. Recently active on a number of construction mandates for clients in the transport infrastructure sector.

Significant clients EBRD, IFC, Export-Import Bank of Korea, Standard Chartered Bank, Edison.

Notable practitioners

Kemal Serdengeçti is the contact for this practice.

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Yegin Çiftçi Attorney Partnership - Projects & Energy

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises prominent international lenders on a broad range of project financing transactions, including ECA loans, privatisations, joint venture agreements and refinancing components. Acts for major developers on healthcare PPPs, transport infrastructure and mining projects, and advises on conventional, hydropower, geothermal, solar and wind energy matters. Benefits from the expertise of associated international firm Clifford Chance on cross-border mandates.

Strengths Impressed clients say: "The firm's greatest strength is the outstanding people in the team, who combine diverse backgrounds and sectoral experience with a problem-solving approach."

The team also draws praise for their ability to "quickly respond to any queries" and "comply with tight deadlines."

Work highlights Advised a consortium of local and international banks on the EUR890 million project financing of the design, construction and commissioning of the Bilkent Ankara Integrated Health Campus.

Acted for a number of Turkish banks as mandated lead arrangers on the refinancing of Zorlu Group's existing portfolio of power plants and the development of a new geothermal power plant project.

Significant clients UniCredit, Garanti Bank, EBRD, Alcazar Energy, IFC.

Notable practitioners

Mete Yegin is an experienced projects and energy practitioner whose recent caseload includes mandates in the energy, healthcare and mining sectors. Clients say that "things are easier with his support" adding: "We feel that he and his team work hard for the sake of the project."

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Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (BASEAK) - Projects & Energy

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Barlas Balcıoğlu, Özgür Akman and Dr Selim Keki
- 3 partners
- 34 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Expanding firm which enters the rankings this year following positive market feedback and strong work highlights. Assists clients from renewable and conventional power industries with a broad range of matters including M&A transactions, restructurings, corporate governance and regulatory advice. Also active on PPP projects in the healthcare and transport sectors. Assisted on cross-border mandates by associated international firm Dentons.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's client-oriented approach: "The team are always very courteous, understand our requirements and do everything they can to deliver what we need." Another adds: "They are very responsive, and we feel that they value us as a client."

Sources describe the firm as "one of the rising stars on the Turkish legal market" which is increasingly active on energy mandates.

The team also draws praise for its "solution-oriented approach, business acumen and in-depth technical and sectoral knowledge."

Work highlights Advised the shareholders of Crescent Capital Advisory on its acquisition of Akocak HPP in Trabzon.

Assisted Bozlu Holding with contractual matters related to the operation of the Bilkent Integrated Health Campus and Mersin Integrated Health Campus.

Significant clients FlyRen Energy, ACWA Power, Karadeniz Holding, Statkraft Enerji, OMV Petrol Ofisi.

Notable practitioners

Barlas Balcıoğlu is a key contact for this department.

Department profile by Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (BASEAK)

In a market that is fast-changing and under pressure from a variety of different directions, BASEAK provides assistance to clients encompassing the entire energy value chain from oil majors, independents, transportation companies, power generators and utilities, financial institutions and large customers.
BASEAK lawyers understand the energy industry; upstream or downstream, from exploration to marketing, and from generation to retail, BASEAK lawyers are well equipped to give you the legal advice and insight you need. Our lawyers offer solutions across the energy sector including transactions, regulation and dispute resolution in:

  • Upstream and downstream oil and gas
  • Nuclear
  • Renewables and unconventional energy
  • Conventional generation
  • Transmission and distribution
  • Retail electricity and natural gas supply
  • Pipeline and maritime transportation
  • LNG, oil and gas trading
  • Energy market reform
  • Privatization of energy enterprises

We also provide legal advice in:

  • Competition and antitrust
  • Electricity
  • Energy advocacy
  • Energy litigation
  • Energy market reform and regulation
  • Energy privatization
  • Energy project approval
  • Energy trading, marketing, and derivatives
  • Intellectual property and technology
  • Oil and gas
  • Project finance
  • Renewable energy
  • Securities and corporate finance
  • Water

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Bener Law Office - Projects & Energy

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Erim Bener
- 4 partners
- 27 associates

What the team is known for Advises domestic and international sponsors on corporate, regulatory and financing matters associated with the development of Turkish projects. Recently active on a number of mandates in the renewable energy sector involving wind and solar power plants. Also experienced in real estate construction and mining projects.

Strengths Clients say that the firm "has really done excellent work for us" and particularly appreciate that "they are very proactive in resolving every issue" and "respond quickly with an emphasis on client satisfaction."

Work highlights Advised International Paper on the spin-off of its subsidiary Dönkasan.

Significant clients Enel Green Power Spa, Eurasian Minerals, Okman Enerji, Mazaya, Mitsubishi Electric.

Notable practitioners

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Birsel Law Office - Projects & Energy

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Mahmut Birsel
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Widely respected for advising international and domestic clients on a broad range of projects in Turkey. Acts for lenders and sponsors on financing and regulatory matters across various industries, particularly in the energy sector. Recently active on mandates involving non-renewable energy sources such as LPG and natural gas.

Strengths The team draws praise for its efficient approach: "They respond quickly, prepare everything on time according to our terms and answer the questions in a clear way without unnecessary elaboration."

Clients also appreciate that and "the work is always of a consistent quality, so we feel that we can trust them."

Work highlights Advised BNP Paribas and other senior lenders on financing matters relating to the construction and operation of a natural gas combined-cycle power plant in Ankara.

Acted as local counsel to Korean mezzanine lenders on the financing granted to ACWA Güç Elektrik İşletme ve Yönetim in relation to the Kırıkkale Natural Gas Combined Cycle Plant.

Notable practitioners

Mahmut Birsel is a key contact for this practice area.

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Çakmak-Gökçe Avukatlık Bürosu - Projects & Energy

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Zeynep Çakmak
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for New entry to the rankings this year, primarily recognised for assisting domestic and international banking clients with project finance in Turkey. Active on renewable power projects, healthcare PPPs and transport infrastructure. Benefits from its association with global giant White & Case on international mandates.

Strengths Clients say that the team is "responsive and helpful" and that "one of their key strengths is their commercial-mindedness - they can advise us on commercial terms and carry out thorough due diligence, which is why they are one of our favourite firms to work with."

Work highlights Advised İş Bankası on the licensing, construction and operation of the Gurmat geothermal power plant project.

Representing the syndicate of Turkish banks as lenders in the EUR4.5 billion bridge financing and the project finance of the Third Istanbul Airport.

Significant clients Ziraat Bankası, Halk Bankası, Finansbank, TSKB, Odea Bank.

Notable practitioners

Zeynep Çakmak remains a prominent practitioner in this sector who has extensive experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. She recently acted on mandates in the renewable energy, transport and healthcare sectors, including advising Gama and Türkerler on the financing of two new integrated health campuses.

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Dündar Sır Law Office - Projects & Energy

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Selim Dündar and Bertan Sır
- 2 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Local boutique which enters the rankings this year following excellent market feedback. Boasts expertise on infrastructure mandates, including the construction of roads, shopping centres and educational institutions. Also handles matters in the IT sector and small to mid-sized energy projects.

Strengths Client's appreciate the high level of partner involvement associated with the firm's boutique approach: "We can reach them via e-mail at any time and partners are really involved every step of the way, which really gives us confidence."

The firm is also recommended for complex contractual matters, with clients saying that "they understand the contractual risks perfectly and are able to eliminate them while convincing the other parties without creating any deadlock."

Notable practitioners

Selim Dündar enters the rankings this year in recognition of his expertise in construction, infrastructure and energy projects. Clients describe him as a "solution-oriented and talented practitioner" who is an "expert on contractual matters" and "a very powerful negotiator."

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Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein - Projects & Energy

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Daniel Matthews
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well versed in advising international corporate clients on financing and transactional mandates in Turkey. Assists clients with matters relating to renewables, conventional and unconventional gas, healthcare PPPs and infrastructure projects. Aided on cross-border mandates by the vast international network of associated firm Baker McKenzie.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's customer-oriented ethos: "They are friendly, professional and really understand the business. They have a very customer-centric approach - they really get to know what the customer wants and provide great long and short-term strategies based on that."

Work highlights Advised a group of commercial lenders, including Siemens Bank, on the financing of the EUR541 million Adana Integrated Healthcare Campus Project.

Assisted Akbank with a USD212 million loan extended to Petlim Limancilik Ticaret for the design, construction, commissioning and procurement of the Petlim Container Terminal.

Significant clients Petgaz, Alacer Gold, ING, Zorlu Holding, Aquila Capital.

Notable practitioners

The primary contact for this department is Daniel Matthews.

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Gen Temizer Özer - Projects & Energy

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ebru Temizer and Edmund Emre Özer.
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Domestic firm with experience of assisting lenders and corporations active in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors. Good capacity to handle renewable energy matters, with activity on behalf of clients in the solar and wind power industries. Frequently advises clients on regulatory matters relating to construction, transaction and financing mandates in the energy and projects sector.

Strengths Sources describe the firm as "a young law firm who are working hard," and clients appreciate their "experienced, very customer-friendly and dedicated" approach.

Work highlights Advised Asia Minor Mining on the grant of exploration rights by Eurasian Minerals and option to purchase a gold-silver mining asset in Akarca, in Turkey.

Advised Akuo Energy on corporate restructuring matters relating to the client's wind farm projects in Turkey.

Significant clients Vestas, Çalık Holding, First Solar, Med Energy Holding, Greenway Energy.

Notable practitioners

Edmund Emre Özer is a key contact for the practice.

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Eminent Practitioner

Çakmak Avukatlık Ortaklığı

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mesut Çakmak remains a key figure in this market. Alongside his managerial duties at the firm he assists clients with a broad range of complex projects, including ERG Verbund which he recently advised on the development, rehabilitation, financing, construction and operation of the Afşin Elbistan thermal power project.

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Bezen & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Yeşim Bezen rises to the top band following a year of acting on high-profile energy mandates. She maintains a reputation as an outstanding finance lawyer who regularly assists clients with complex project finance mandates in energy and healthcare PPP projects.

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Çakmak-Gökçe Avukatlık Bürosu

From the Chambers Europe guide

Zeynep Çakmak remains a prominent practitioner in this sector who has extensive experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. She recently acted on mandates in the renewable energy, transport and healthcare sectors, including advising Gama and Türkerler on the financing of two new integrated health campuses.

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Boden Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Değer Boden rises in the rankings this year following glowing praise from interviewees, who describe her as "a real veteran of the energy sector" who is "probably the most knowledgeable person in Turkey on electricity law." Her expertise covers a broad range of transactional and regulatory matters relating to renewable and conventional energy projects.

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Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Okan Demirkan remains a highly active figure in the Turkish energy and projects space. His recent caseload includes advising clients from the transport, renewables and natural gas industries on complex cross-border mandates. Clients say he is a "practical, accessible and hands-on" practitioner who "is able to see the big picture of how legal matters affect the client's business."

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Çağdaş Evrim Ergün

Ergün Avukatlık Bürosu

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Çağdaş Evrim Ergün recently founded Ergün Avukatlık Bürosu. He regularly assists clients with complex project finance mandates in the energy, healthcare and infrastructure sectors. He has particular expertise in healthcare PPP projects. At his previous firm, he represented Gama Holding and Türkerler as sponsors in the construction and operation financing of the İzmir Bayraklı and Kocaeli integrated health campuses.

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Paksoy

From the Chambers Europe guide

Zeynel Tunç rises in the rankings this year thanks to positive market feedback for his projects and energy practice. Sources say he is "very well respected in the market." Clients particularly appreciate his "industry knowledge and background as an in-house lawyer," adding: "We do not hesitate to involve him in commercial and technical matters as we know he has a good understanding of these issues."

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Bezen & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Aykut Bakırcı focuses his practice on regulatory matters, particularly in the energy sector. His recent caseload includes assisting First Solar with matters relating to the development and construction of photovoltaic power plants in Turkey.

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ASC Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Okan Beygo draws praise for his strength in transactional and project finance across the energy and infrastructure sectors.

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Dündar Sır Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Selim Dündar enters the rankings this year in recognition of his expertise in construction, infrastructure and energy projects. Clients describe him as a "solution-oriented and talented practitioner" who is an "expert on contractual matters" and "a very powerful negotiator."

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Begüm Durukan Özaydın

Durukan+Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Begüm Durukan Özaydın of Durukan + Partners provides advice to local and international clients regarding energy and mining projects in Turkey. At her previous firm she assisted Merrill Lynch with regulatory matters relating to energy products trading, in particular oil and LNG.

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Yegin Çiftçi Attorney Partnership

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mete Yegin is an experienced projects and energy practitioner whose recent caseload includes mandates in the energy, healthcare and mining sectors. Clients say that "things are easier with his support" adding: "We feel that he and his team work hard for the sake of the project."

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