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Kesikli Law Firm is a business-minded law firm with a strong focus on its core service areas: infrastructure and EPC projects, corporate, energy law, public tenders, employment and competition law. The name partner Mr Omer Kesikli founded Kesikli Law Firm in 2007. Before the inception of the firm, Mr Kesikli worked for energy, construction and investment companies as their in-house legal counsel and legal advisor.

Kesikli serves a diverse client base, from global corporations to small entrepreneurial companies and individuals. Kesikli’s practices cover a range of transactional, litigious and regulatory matters facing businesses and individual businessmen.

Areas of practice

Power and energy: Kesikli’s power and energy practice covers a comprehensive range of legal and business matters including the development/financing of green or brown field energy and infrastructure projects, permitting and licensing matters and providing counsel on structuring the contractual and regulatory background of the projects.

Kesikli advises on energy market participation and regulatory rules, law of privatisation, acquisitions of energy projects and drafting and negotiation of required contracts.

EPC and infrastructure projects: Kesikli has extensive experience in EPC and infrastructure projects in Turkey, the Russian Federation, Israel, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, North Africa, Romania, Namibia, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Kesikli represents clients in various projects on contentious and non-contentious matters, involving EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) and EPCM (EPC Management) contracts, FIDIC model contracts, equipment supply and erection contracts, construction contracts, electricity sales contracts, natural gas sale contracts, shareholders agreements and share purchase agreements, financing arrangements, O&M contracts and settlement of disputes.

Kesikli advise industry participants including owners, developers, engineers, contractors and equipment suppliers.

Corporate and commercial: corporate law is an area in which Kesikli excels. It’s corporate legal practice is structured to represent clients through every stage of the business life cycle, providing daily legal advice from initial conception and start-up, through trade sale or acquisitions. Kesikli regularly renders legal services to clients on joint ventures, consortium, partnership and share purchase transactions and arrangements.

Kesikli advises clients in day-to-day operations as well as drafting, negotiating and terminating a variety of contracts including distribution agreements, licensing agreements, exclusivity agreements, franchising agreements, project development agreements, e-contracts, web-site legal content, transportation agreements, agency agreements, contingency agreements and other tailor-made contracts.

Public tenders: Kesikli provides legal support when evaluating public tender laws and privatisation procedures as well as possible process scenarios. This support covers technical and financial qualification criteria, representation in privatisation-related disputes, preparation of complaints and objections; negotiations with privatisation agencies and public authorities; assistance with preparing tender documentation; legal due diligence of target companies; and negotiating privatisation and investment agreements.

Employment: Kesikli’s team is well-versed in the intricacies of Turkish employment law, regularly providing counsel on local labour laws and hiring practices, including the consequences of M&As, restructurings, joint ventures and privatisations; communication with the relevant trade unions, ministries and regulatory authorities; termination of employment contracts of employees and executive staff at all levels and resolving any labour disputes.

Competition: Kesikli has extensive experience in dealing with the complex issues facing clients in various sectors at the intersection of competition law, antitrust regulations and consumer law. Kesikli advises clients relating to legal needs on Turkish competition laws and regulations.

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