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The firm

Boden Law is an Istanbul-based law firm established in 2008 by Deger Boden.

Areas of practice

Boden Law specialises in the sectors of energy, natural resources and infrastructure. The firm provides advice and representation particularly with respect to cross-border transactions (relating to Turkish and non-Turkish targets), project development and finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, alliances, and dispute resolution, with a special emphasis on arbitration.

Energy, natural resources and infrastructure are the core industries that the firm focuses on. The firm differentiates itself with its industry-specific expertise in these sectors. Boden Law offers a unique service with its understanding of the complex dependencies between and within these sectors. The firm’s expertise in these sectors embraces all stages of projects from development (including mine design and extraction of mines), construction, operation, financing, commodity trade (including commodity trade finance), regulation, and acquisition to disposition. The firm is highly regarded with respect to energy sale contracts and has unparalleled experience in commodity trade and EFET agreements, having advised EFET on adapting its master electricity and gas trade agreements into Turkish law. The firm is also experienced in technology transfer agreements.

Key clients of the firm include Turkish and international energy companies, banks and financial institutions (including investment banks and funds), mining companies and equipment suppliers. Energy corporations constitute a large portion of Boden Law’s clientele: the firm has advised public and private utility companies and power generators (renewable, natural gas and coal powered generators and developers), traders, brokerage and exchange firms.

Boden Law acknowledges that privatisation, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions and dispute resolution/arbitration projects in the energy, infrastructure, and mining and metals sectors require specific industry and regulatory knowledge. The firm’s track record in these areas and understanding of each of these sectors’ mechanics allow Boden Law to add value to its clients’ projects. The firm is also capable of providing unique regulatory advice and risk analysis in these sectors. Members of the firm have published numerous articles and lectured at many conferences regarding different aspects of the firm’s core industries.

Boden Academy: with the aim of creating a bridge between theoretical knowledge and its practical application in the energy sector, the firm established Boden Academy in February 2014 ( in order to provide expert advice about law and policy in the fields of energy and natural resources. It is a unique discussion forum and a ‘think tank’ in which contemporary and innovative legal issues affecting the energy and natural resources industries can be discussed. With its experts, each of whom are prominent sector practitioners and scholars, Boden Academy offers conferences, seminars, trainings, workshops and publishes reports and periodicals.


MemberInternational Bar Association
Associated European Energy Consultants (AEEC)

Number of lawyers 10

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