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Bezen & Partners

SULTAN SELIM CAD. LALEGUL SOK., NEF 09 PLAZA, A BLOK FLOOR:12, 4 LEVENT, 34415 ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Tel:
Work +90 212 366 6868
Email:
Web:
www.bezenpartners.com
Ankara, Istanbul

Banu Bölükemini

Tel:
Work +90 212 366 6809
Email:
Web:
www.bezenpartners.com
Bezen & Partners

Work Department

Partner – Banking, Finance and Projects.

Position

Banu Aslan advises domestic and international clients on a wide-range of Turkish law matters, with a particular focus on banking, finance, energy and infrastructure deals.

Career

Banu Aslan graduated from the Osnabrück Universität (LLB Law), passed her first “Staatsexamen” and moved to Turkey thereafter where she received her equivalence qualification at the Istanbul University. Mrs. Aslan advises domestic and international clients on a wide-range of Turkish law matters, with a particular focus on projects, and in particular German clients in their native language. Banu Aslan has an LLM in Banking and Finance from the University of London. She has been with the firm since 2008 and was recently promoted to partnership. Mrs. Aslan has accomplished a secondment at the EBRD’s Istanbul office (September 2013 – February 2014) where she was involved in various project finance and corporate loan transactions. Banu Aslan is the co-author of several publications on financing and infrastructure. A selection of her publications is as follows: (1) “Procurement mind-set: A handicap to PPPs in Turkey?”, Project Finance Yearbook 2014/2015; (2) “Arbeitsrecht in der Türkei”, DataKontext, Personal Manager, Expat/Impat Guide 2014, pp. 23-26 (article in the German language with respect to Turkish employment law); (3) “Project finance in Turkey”, The Principles of Project Finance, Edited by Rod Morrison, May 2012, pp. 357-371; (4) “Financial Leasing in renewable energy projects in Turkey: suitable alternative for financiers?”, Law and Financial Markets Review, January 2011, pp. 33-36; (5) “Project finance in Turkey’s energy sector: a Turkish delight for financiers”, Law and Financial Markets Review, Practitioners Perspective, May 2010, pp. 272-275; (6) “Banking Regulation – Turkey Chapter”, Getting the Deal Through – Banking Regulation, 2009.

Languages

English, German (native), Turkish (native).

Member

Bar of Istanbul.

Education

LLB, Osnabrück Universität – Dipl.-Jur. (Germany) Equivalence Qualification, Istanbul University (Turkey) LLM, Banking and Finance, University of London


Turkey

Energy

Within: Energy

Bezen & Partners┬áis adept at handling privatisation procedures and also advises on cross-border work, joint ventures, regulatory matters and transactions. Recent highlights include advising Akkuyu NGS Elektrik ├ťretim on licensing matters and obtaining site and construction permits in relation to its $22bn nuclear power plant located in Mersin. Aykut Bak─▒rc─▒, Ye┼čim Bezen┬áand Banu B├Âl├╝kemini┬áhead the team. Can ├ľzilhan, Zekican Saml─▒┬áand U─čur Sebzeci┬áwere promoted to senior associate.

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Project finance/projects

Within: Project finance/projects

Bezen & Partners┬áadvises on acquisition and leveraged finance, asset finance, project finance, refinancing, PPP finance and structured finance. In a recent highlight the team acted as local counsel to Akkuyu NGS Elektrik ├ťretim in relation to the $22bn Akkuyu nuclear power plant project. Other clients include QNB Finansbank and Sojitz Corporation. Key practitioners Ye┼čim Bezen, Banu B├Âl├╝kemini┬áand Aykut Bak─▒rc─▒┬áall provide ÔÇśprompt, hands-on adviceÔÇÖ.

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