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Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership


Founding Partner


Dr. Göksu focuses on international banking transactions, syndicated loans, development, financing and operation of energy and infrastructure projects. More specifically, he represents energy companies and project developers, as well as multilateral agencies, commercial banks and equity investors, in connection with upstream oil and gas projects, cross border oil and gas pipe-lines, wind, hydro, solar and geothermal energy production projects and energy infrastructure projects, construction and operation of nuclear power plants in Turkey, Middle East. His practice also involves advising project companies on potential risks and mitigant measures with regard to the project financing.

Having legal experience of over fifteen years, Dr. Göksu had also been heavily involved in corporate and commercial law, international commercial arbitration, international banking law, energy law, privatizations, construction and real estate law. He provided legal consultancy on all sorts of legal issues, advising on the merits of Turkish Law to high profile local and international corporate clients, reporting the legal risks in the respective areas of law and negotiating, drafting, reviewing and executing complex legal documents. Dr. Göksu has also a well-established practice in M&A, law of corporations and corporate governance matters. He regularly represents his clients in their domestic and cross-border transactions involving complex shareholder disputes. 




İstanbul Bar Association


Post Doctorate, Columbia University, USA, 2006 Ph.D., Norwich Law School, Univ. of East Anglia, UK, in concurrence with the University of Michigan, USA, 2004 LL.M., Kings College, UK, 2000 LL.B., İstanbul University, Turkey, 1997

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Real estate and construction

Regarded as a ‘top firm in Turkey’, Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership houses a solid team of real estate lawyers who are ‘not just legal advisers but also business makers’, regularly advising on significant construction projects. Co-headed by Ali Göksu and Fatma Gozde Kardes, the team is advising Istanbul Airport operator İGA on various aspects of the notable project for the construction of a new airport, including EPC contracts, a particular area of expertise for the team.

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets

Ali Göksu and Fatma Gözde Akansel head the ‘always ready and available’ team at Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership, which has a particular expertise in project finance -mainly infrastructure-, credit agreements and banking transactions. The group also well versed in structured finance.