Firm Profile > Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership > Istanbul, Turkey
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership Offices
iTOWER BOMONTI, MERKEZ MAHALLESI
AKAR CADDESI NO:3 KAT:27
SISLI, 34381 ISTANBUL
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership > The Legal 500 Rankings
Employment Tier 1
Led by the experienced and well-regarded employment adviser Banu Mert, Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership advises on employment and labour law issues for a combination of major corporates, international consultancy firms and developers, with a standout matter being its involvement in the Istanbul Airport project, handling work concerning 36,000 employees. The firm also handles litigation and collective bargaining support, as well as work permit issues for foreign employees.
‘Banu Mert is worth mentioning – she has strong lawyering skills and her experience in employment is very assuring.’
Uludağ Elektri̇k Dağitim
Mckinsey Danişmanlik Hizmetleri
Iga Havali̇mani İşletmesi̇
Yeni̇ Dunya Foundation
Energy Tier 1
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership has a strong record in the energy sector, advising key Turkish producers and investors on procurement, transactions, commercial and operational considerations, and on project financing and development matters. The firm has expertise in conventional and renewable energy work, including wind, oil & gas, hydroelectricity, and solar power. The team is led by the 'exceptional' Ali Göksu, alongside Ali Sefa Turkmen and Hasan Akıcıoglu.
Ali Goksu; Ali Sefa Turkmen; Hasan Akıcıoglu
‘They have an excellent record of work experience in energy, which is most valuable. They are a very modern and professional firm. You always receive the same standard of quality of in all legal and non-legal matters.’
‘The key capability of Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership that makes it different from other firms is that it runs any complex deal or project with ease, and with the right methodology. They provide legal expertise but also experience, organisational capacity and a strong firm culture.’
‘As a company, we have a long history with GSI. We know their expertise and experience. They are well-known in energy law and their key strength is their comprehension of the sector, from natural gas to electricity and from production to distribution.’
Kalyon Enerji Yatırımları
İGA Havalimanı Akaryakıt
Automative & Machinery Trading Center
Project finance/projects Tier 1
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership is active in major state-led projects and financing matters, with standout involvement in the Istanbul Grand Airport development. The group also advises on energy and infrastructure projects, integrating risk management, regulatory and operational advice through its Newmind AI and digitalisation programme. The team is overseen by experienced project-focused lawyers Ali Göksu and Fatma Gozde Kardes.
Ali Goksu; Fatma Gozde Kardes
‘They are our lawyers from the very first day of our project financing and continue their role in our financing projects. Since they have proven their success in the biggest projects of Turkey, their contributions cannot be compared with the others.’
‘GSI has a very dynamic team with extraordinary experience in important projects. For me, what makes them unique is their know-how about how to best manage very complex and complicated projects involving many different practice areas and diverse stakeholders. Therefore, they can provide more customised and case-special solutions.’
‘GSI consistently provides high quality service. Their punctuality, industry knowledge and to the point advice are just some of the reasons why we continue to work with GSI. Their professional conduct is highly standardised and is high quality in terms of response times, quality of format and reporting systems and the like.’
Kmo Anadolu Otoyol
Kalyon Güneş Enerjisi
Kl Yapi Çeli̇k
Etki̇ Li̇man İşletmeleri̇
Fıratcan İnşaat Sasa Polyester
Kolin İnşaat Turizm
İga Havalimanı İşletmesi
Real estate and construction Tier 1
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership handles large-scale construction projects, primarily in the energy, commercial real estate and aviation sectors. The group is notably involved in the Istanbul Grand Airport project, where it handles all legal issues including procurement and EPC contracts. Other clients include private equity investors, constructors and state affiliates. Key names in the team are Ali Göksu and Fatma Gozde Kardes.
Ali Göksu; Fatma Gozde Kardes
‘They are a very dynamic team. They have excellent communication and professional standards. They are always available and responsive. You can find special experts in all areas, yet they give you a coordinated service. You do not need to see and speak to every expert for every single issue. Their reporting system and client relations are faultless.’
‘I think everybody I worked with at GSI stands out. They are all professional.’
‘What makes GSI unique and makes them standout in a competitive market is its organised and detail-oriented approach to complex matters especially in real estate and construction. Their team of expert lawyers commit themselves with utmost dedication to every challenge thrown at them and are able to speedily resolve issues. GSI has always proven itself to be reliable regarding their knowledge of the law and quality of service.’
Protecd İnşaat İhracat
Avrupa Otoyolu Yatırım ve İşletme
KMO Anadolu Otoyol İşletmesi
IGA Havalimanı İşletmesi Anonim Şirketi
Kalyon Yatırım Holding
Fıratcan İnşaat Turizm
KRP Otoyol İnşaatı Adi Ortaklıği
Hanwha Kalyon Güneş
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership advises major energy and infrastructure-sector clients, including Istanbul Grand Airport, on transactions and various other corporate issues, including commercial contracts and leasing, employment issues, governance. The team also has experience of acquisition finance. Hasan Akicioglu, Mutlu Ozturk Yurdakul, and Emre Ulcayli lead the team.
Hasan Akıcıoglu; Mutlu Yurdakul; Emre Ulcaylı
‘GSI provides full service. GSI differentiates itself with its quality of the team and truly inspiring professional organization and technological strength.’
‘We worked with GSI in different projects in the past and recently we continue to working both for our corporate issues and in joint projects with other partners.
‘The team is over qualified in the context of Turkish market and responsive. They look into each single matter from different perspectives and make good risk analysis. The whole team is highly experienced in management of big projects such as ours, which enables them to assess the issues with a wholistic approach as well and this experience played an important factor in our choice to work with GSI . They understand the needs of the business and provide solutions to our day-to-day corporate matters. Their commercial law and M&A practice is far beyond our expectations.’
‘Ali Goksu is an excellent partner to work with. He has a tremendous experience in commercial and corporate life due to his roles in many different projects. He can therefore make most possible contributions from legal perspective with a business mind as well.’
Iga, Istanbul Grand Airport
Bank Of China
Ulusal Radyo Yayincilari Derneği
Power Equipment & Materials
Asteksan Makina Ve Madeni Eşya
Grandx Diş Ticaret
Kuzey Marmara Otoyolu
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership is active in public and private financing transactions, where it regularly advises investors, development companies, and major banks such as Bank of China. The firm is particularly strong in project financing for energy and infrastructure developments. The team is led by Ali Göksu and Fatma Gozde Kardes.
Ali Göksu; Fatma Gozde Kardes
Kmo Anadolu Otoyol
Bank Of China
Kl Yapi Çeli̇k
A Ali Investment
İga Havalimanı İşletmesi
Dispute resolution Tier 5
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership handles corporate disputes, IT and IP litigation, and employment proceedings for a number of corporate clients. The firm is also active in international arbitration and mediation proceedings. Key team members include Ali Taşar and Esra Sumer.
Ali Tasar; Esra Sümer
‘Esra Sumer is an outstanding litigation lawyers whose experience helps us make better decisions in managing our disputes in terms of risk management.’
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership > Firm Profile
The firm: Göksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership provides legal services in a wide range of areas. The firm advises both national and international companies doing business in Turkey and the region.
The team is comprised of more than 120 lawyers, counsellors and administrative staff who are recognised for expertise in their fields as well as their professional skills. The firm’s attorneys are all graduates of reputable universities in Turkey and abroad. Along with Turkish, the lawyers offer services in English as well as other major languages.
Göksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership is committed to providing clients with sector-specific expertise and the best legal practice in Turkish jurisprudence and international law within professional ethics and its corporate values are reflected in the motto of ‘delivering peace of mind’.
Areas of practice: As a full-service attorney partnership firm, Göksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership’s practice covers a wide range of legal services and sectors. It provides legal advice to multinational companies investing in Turkey or doing business with Turkish companies, in addition to many large Turkish industrials, governmental bodies, banks and other financial institutions in their domestic and cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other equity investments.
The firm’s practice areas cover energy, competition, real estate, corporate and M&A, privatisation, taxation, intellectual property, capital markets, banking and finance, and employment and labour.
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|Corporate and M&A||Hasan Akıcıogluemail@example.com|
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|Dispute resolution||Esra Sumeremail@example.com|
|Intellectual property||İsmail Safi Isikfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Banking, finance and capital markets||Demet Dogan Akinemail@example.com|
|Competition||Basak Goksu Sarifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Penal Law||Ali Tasaremail@example.com|
|Labour and employment||Banu Mertfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Projects and project finance||Fatma Gozde Kardesemail@example.com|
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Staff FiguresFounding Partner : Dr. Ali Goksu Managing Partner : Hasan Akicioglu Partner : Fatma Gözde Kardes Partner : Demet Dogan Akin Partner : Basak Goksu Sari Partner : Ismail Safi Isik Partner : Ali Sefa Turkmen Partner : Banu Mert Partner : Emre Ulcayli Partner : Mutlu Öztürk Yurdakul Partner : Esra Sümer Partner : Ali Tasar Partner : Ecem Evin Baytun Partner : Ezgi Eylül Bora Partner : Özge Çevik Partner : Cansev Erinç İncekaş
LanguagesArabic English French German Turkish
Legal Developments24th May 2020
Real estate investments can basically be realized in three different ways composing of a direct purchase of real estate, a purchase of share of real estate investment partnership, and a purchase of fund participation certificate. A great deal of capital is needed for direct real estate investments. For real estate investments by purchasing the share of real estate investment partnership, variations occur between the value of investment and price of the shares since the shares are traded in the stock exchange. However, such troubles which are faced in these other two real estate investment instruments are not in question for funds and the fund becomes more attractive with some other advantages it provides and its privileged legal position for investors.