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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 > Energy

(Leading individuals)

Ali GöksuGoksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

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.

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets

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.

Turkey > Project finance/projects

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.

Turkey > Real estate and construction

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.