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iTOWER BOMONTI, MERKEZ MAHALLESI, AKAR CADDESI NO:3 KAT:27, SISLI, 34381 ISTANBUL, TURKEY
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Work +90 212 381 8000
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Dr Ali Göksu

Tel:
Work +90 212 381 80 00
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

Position

Senior Counselor

Career

Dr. Göksu focuses on international banking transactions, syndicated loans, and the development, financing and operation of energy and infrastructure projects. More specifically, he represents energy companies and project developers, as well as multilateral agencies, commercial banks and equity investors, in connection with upstream oil and gas projects; cross-border oil and gas pipelines; wind, hydro, solar and geothermal energy production projects and energy infrastructure projects. His practice also involves advising project financing companies and lenders on commercial risk insurance matters regarding project financing. He has been involved with energy projects in the U.S. and Middle East. Dr. Göksu is also a university lecturer at İstanbul Şehir University, teaching international commercial contracts and international project finance from a legal perspective. He has also lectured at Koç University and İstanbul Technical University. His most recent publication is entitled “Turkish Energy Market Law and Governance: How to Mobilize Investments.”. - See more at: http://www.legal500.com/firms/14972-goksu-safi-isik-attorney-partnership/offices/20192-istanbul-turkey/lawyers/92656#sthash.xw10NRMb.dpuf

Languages

English

Education

Post Doctorate, Columbia University, USA, 2006 Ph.D., Norwich Law School, Univ. of East Anglia, UK, in concurrence with the University of Michigan, USA, 2004 LL.M., Kings College, UK, 2000 LL.B., İstanbul University, Turkey, 1997


Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

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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Energy

Within: Leading individuals

Ali Göksu - Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

Within: Energy

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.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

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

Within: Project finance/projects

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

Within: Real estate and construction

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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