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
The team at Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership provides 'fast and accurate' advice; it deals with issues including the drafting of employment documents, work and residency permits, employment-related litigation including dismissals and workplace accidents. Banu Mert heads the practice. Key clients are the Bank of China and IGA, the consortium building Istanbul Airport.
‘Provides quick and comprehensive responses.’
‘Fast and accurate.‘
‘They deliver high-quality consultancy in a highly efficient manner.’
Gezer Shoes and Slippers
Yeni Dunya Vakfı
Energy Tier 1
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership handles project finance, acquisitions, EPC contracts and regulatory work in areas across the sector, including nuclear, solar, wind and thermal power. Ali Göksu, Cigdem Bal Ilgin and Mutlu Ozturk Yurdakul are the names to note. The team advised Sonatrach, an Algerian gas company, on a project for the production of polypropylene in a deal worth $1bn. Other clients include Cengiz Energy and Euroasia Gas.
Project finance/projects Tier 1
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership advises on the financing and management of large energy and infrastructure projects. Recent work included matters involving solar, natural gas and geothermal power plants. Ali Göksu and Gözde Akansel are key practitioners.
‘GSI is one of the best legal houses that are active in Turkish market and they have experiences with the tier one banks and reputable companies in Turkey’.
‘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 in high quality in terms of response times, quality of format and reporting systems and the like’.
‘We always get quick, clear and qualified responses to our requests’.
‘Ali Göksu stands out as a brilliant legal advisor; his comprehensive understanding of commercial side of business enables him to take appropriate initiatives that helps us tackle the arising issues’.
‘GSI is the most consistently excellent firm we have worked with’.
‘Ali Göksu has deep legal and financial knowledge, he directs all project participants in a very favourable manner’.
‘Led by Ali Göksu, GSI team is very knowledgeable, professional and highly dedicated’.
Avrupa Motorway Investment and Management Co.
Real estate and construction Tier 1
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership handles major infrastructure construction such as airports, motorways, energy projects and urban renewal projects. The practice is currently advising on the construction of Istanbul Airport, and on the related construction of the Airport City project. Ali Göksu is the key name.
Cengiz Enerji Sanayii ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi
Hanwha Kalyon Güneş Teknolojileri Üretim A.Ş.
Karadeniz Garanti Biyokütle Enerji Tesisleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi
Media and entertainment Tier 2
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership’s media department works with the firm's specialists in corporate, IT and litigation to provide an integrated service to clients. It advises telecoms and media companies on corporate transactions, and also handles advertising issues for broadcasters. In addition, further reflective of the breadth of the practice, the team assists streaming companies with regulatory matters. Elsewhere, the firm is active in contentious work, as is illustrated by its involvement in media litigation (including court proceedings related to the use of social media). Key practitioners include Ali Göksu, Ali Taşar and Hasan Akıcıoglu.
‘They have reliable and knowing team members’.
‘Their major strength is professional behaviors’.
‘They are very careful and attentive in communications and with deadlines’.
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership's practice is particularly well-known for its specialism in the energy and construction sectors, and it also undertakes work for clients in other industries. It generates a notably strong flow of mandates from key client IGA, for whom it advises on day-to-day corporate issues and various corporate and commercial agreements. Key practitioner Ali Göksu is recommended for domestic and cross-border M&A, and corproate governance matters. Emre Ulcayli handles strategic partnerships, joint ventures and regulatory issues.
‘The team makes the life of business people really easy’.
‘They are not just our lawyers. We see them as our solution partners’.
‘GSI is a well structured legal firm with an effective hierarchy and is able to provide timely responses to our demands for all fields of expertise in legal matters’.
‘I can confidently state that we are satisfied with the services GSI has provided until today’.
‘The team is able to broadly analyse the matters and explain their legal implications in the most understandable way’.
Kuzey Marmara Otoyolu
IS Private Equity
Bank of China
GKS Yapi Insaat Yatirim
Alsaeed Hamad Sulaiman H
STFA Fernas Kalyon JV
Zuhair Murad S.A.R.L.
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership handles a wide range of banking transactions and finance matters, with a particular specialism in project finance. It is experienced in various infrastructure projects including airports, motorways and energy plants. Key practitioner Ali Göksu handles project finance work and international banking law matters. Fatma Gözde Akansel is also recommended.
‘They have a good network which facilitates to have access to the current practices of some offices’.
‘The team is devoted to their work, especially associates’.
‘The team is available 24/7 and their response time for any request’.
‘Ali Goksu has in-depth knowledge of law and a strong commercial mind set’.
IGA (Istanbul Grand Airport )
Tarım Kredi (Agricultural Credit Fund)
North Marmara Motorway
Bank of China
Is Private Equity
A Ali Investment
Bank of China
Istanbul Stock Exchange
Dispute resolution Tier 5
Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership advises on various disputes matters including criminal cases, commercial litigation, international arbitration, and disputes relating to employment, IP, energy and data protection.
Ali Tasar; Gorkem Cakır; Esra Sümer
‘The arbitration team of GSI is very responsive, adapts quickly to the needs of the client and the case’.
‘Gorkem Cakır knows how to handle difficult situations and stays calm’.
‘ The firm’s comprehensive approach to the different kinds of corporate disputes makes us feel self-confident against our counterparties’.
‘Their prudent and farsighted approach always makes us feel that we are on the safe side’.
Turkey’s Education FOundation
TİAK (TV Broadcasters Union)
The House Cafe
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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|Competition||Basak Goksu Sariemail@example.com|
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|Corporate and M&A||Emre Ulcaylıemail@example.com|
|Corporate and M&A||Hasan Akıcıoglufirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dispute resolution||Gorkem Cakiremail@example.com|
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|Energy||Cigdem Bal Ilgınemail@example.com|
|Intellectual property||İsmail Safi Isikfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Penal Law||Ali Tasaremail@example.com|
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|IT & Telecommunication||Emre Ulcaylıemail@example.com|
|Projects and project finance||Ali Göksufirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Projects and project finance||Fatma Gozde Kardesemail@example.com|
|Projects and project finance||Ali Sefa Türkmenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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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 : Çigdem Bal Ilgin Partner : Ismail Safi Isik Partner : Ali Sefa Turkmen Partner : Banu Mert Partner : Emre Ulcayli Partner : Mutlu Öztürk Yurdakul Partner : Esra Sümer Partner : Ali Tasar
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.