Ms Fatma Gozde Kardes > Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership

Work Department

Project Finance - Banking




Ms Akansel’s main focus is on project development and finance practice as well as banking, finance and capital market transactions. As a project finance expert, Ms Akansel represents many parties on every side of the transactions – leading project sponsors, lenders, equipment suppliers, infrastructure funds, public sector entities – in many sectors, which transactions involve financing and structuring complex projects. She is regularly engaged in negotiating joint ventures, concessions or other development and financing agreements. Ms. Akansel also provides comprehensive counseling on local regulations relating to banking, securities, stock exchange matters and other financial products and transactions, actively advising clients on the legislative developments in financial markets.


English, French.


İstanbul Bar Association , New York Association


Baskent University, Turkey, (2002 LLB); Galatasaray University, European Union Law, Turkey, (2005 LLM); L’Université Paris 1 Sorbonne, International Economic Law, France, (2006 LLM); Fordham Law School, Banking, Finance and Corporate Law, USA, (2012 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

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.