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iTOWER BOMONTI, MERKEZ MAHALLESI, AKAR CADDESI NO:3 KAT:27, SISLI, 34381 ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Tel:
Work +90 212 381 8000
Fax:
Fax +90 212 381 8048
Email:
Web:
www.goksusafiisik.av.tr

Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership is experienced in project finance and credit agreements, and assists with the negotiation and review of banking and finance related contracts. Ali Göksu and Fatma Gözde Akansel are names to note.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership provides day-to-day corporate advice and assists clients with transactions. In one recent highlight, Çiğdem Bal Ilgın and Emre Ulucaylı led advice to the Central Union of the Agricultural Credit Cooperatives of Turkey on the acquisition of two domestic insurance companies. Other clients include Huawei Telecommunication, Socar and Akfel.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership’s employment practice head Banu Mert is recommended for her ‘experience and broad knowledge in employment law’. The team advises multinational companies on obtaining residency and work permits for their employees. Other key strengths are labour disputes, terminations and the drafting and review of employment contracts. The firm recently added Huawei Telecommunications and Bank of China to its client roster.

Leading individuals

Banu Mert - Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership is ‘recognised for its strength and experience in the energy sector’ and advises both production and distribution companies on corporate matters, licensing, the drafting and negotiation of agreements, project finance, litigation and arbitration. The firm is regularly involved in landmark domestic deals and recently represented joint venture company Kalyon-Hanwha with its successful tender participation and subsequent negotiation and drafting of contracts regarding the construction of a 1,000MW solar power plant project in Turkey. Çiğdem Bal Ilgın is recommended for her expertise in contentious matters and Ali Göksu is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Ali Göksu - Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership advises on data protection, licensing and the drafting and review of IT and telecoms-related agreements. Recent work saw the team lead advice to the Directorate for Educational Technologies on agreements related to the Fatih project, which seeks to expand and improve the use of technology in state schools.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

The ‘excellentGoksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership provides legal advice to media companies and broadcasters on market entry, disputes, IT and media law. Significant clients include ES Medya Group, Al-Arabiya TV and Huffington Post. ‘Skilful and business-orientedEmre Ulcaylı is recommended for his ‘extensive knowledge in the media sector’. Ali Göksu, Hasan Akıcıoğlu and Ali Taşar are also active in the sector.

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Project finance/projects
Project finance/projects - ranked: tier 1

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership is recommended for its ‘sector-specific knowledge and expertise’ and is regularly involved in landmark projects in Turkey, such as Istanbul’s new airport, the Airport City project and the North Marmara Motorway. In a recent highlight, the ‘outstandingAli Göksu and Gözde Akansel advised Çanakkale Otoyol ve Köprüsü İnşaat Yatırım ve İşletme on financing, construction, operation and maintenance aspects of the Kınalı Savaştepe Motorway project. Other clients include Akfel Commodities Turkey, IGA and the Kolin, Calyon and Cengiz consortium.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership’s real estate and construction practice has a key role in various landmark construction projects, including the Airport City project, the $3.5bn Kınalı Savaştepe Motorway and the Çanakkale 1915 Bridge project. The team is also active in the aviation, shipping and energy sectors and advises on both inbound and outbound investment into mixed-use and residential real estate projects. Banu Mert is noted for her ‘depth of knowledge and experience’ in the sector; Ali Göksu and Emre Ulcaylı are also recommended.

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