Firm Profile > Yazici Attorney Partnership > Ankara, Turkey

Yazici Attorney Partnership
Piyade Sokak
18/10 Çankaya

Energy Tier 2

Yazici Attorney Partnership specialises in the energy sector and handles matters including production sharing, rehabilitation, joint operating, farm-in/farm-out, tax royalty and buy-back agreements and service agreements. Other areas of focus include energy-related construction and supply and installation contracts. Murat Yazici, Nihal Berker Atlı and Bilge Müftüoğlu jointly lead the team. Recent highlights include advising the Ghazanfar Group on an oil and gas exploration project in Afghanistan.


‘Well-established team with in-depth knowledge and experience.’

‘They are able to explain any legal situation to people like myself without a legal background.’

Key clients

Marsa (Marsa Turkey B.V.)

Taq Taq Operating Company Limited (TTOPCO)

Entrepose Contracting

Ghazanfar Group

AGE Enerji Üretim A.Ş.

HDM Dis Ticaret A.Ş.

Rowan Companies

Türkerler İnşaat Turizm Madencilik Enerji Üretim  A.Ş.

Project finance/projects Tier 3

Yazici Attorney Partnership provides a full service to clients on by drawing upon the strengths of its corporate, energy, construction and dispute resolution practices. On the finance side, it advises on the financing of airports, seaports, natural gas pipelines, gas fields, mines, power plants and privatisation projects. Managing partner Bilge Müftüoğlu, who has over 20 years of experience, works with newly-promoted partners Ayşe Yazıcı Adanır and Kerem Arıç.


‘Yazici have a good spread of experience and a deep bench of top lawyers in the projects space, particularly around oil & gas, energy, infrastructure and mining’. 

‘They have a strong expertise in construction contracts which is invaluable in assessing the bankability of project documents’. 

‘Yazici lawyers are a pleasure to deal with’.         

‘Murat Yazici, Bilge Muftuoglu, Nihal Atli, Kerim Aric and Ayse Yazici Adanir are all top class practitioners; highly knowledgeable, firmly commercial, pragmatic and genuinely nice people’.          

Key clients

BNP Paribas SA

Société Générale (London Branch)

ING Bank

AGE Enerji A.Ş.

BTA Havalimanları Yiyecek ve İçecek Hizmetleri A.Ş.

AGB Enerji Yatırımları İnşaat Sanayi A.Ş.

Employment Tier 4

Yazici Attorney Partnership represents clients in domestic employment litigation, in matters including reinstatement, bonuses, severance and notice pay, overtime work, the violation of non-compete clauses in employment agreements, and employee injuries. Elif Karagözoğlu, Şener Özkan and İnci Akın jointly lead the team.

Key clients

Selex ES Electronic Turkey A.Ş.

Genel Energy PLC

Aviagen Anadolu Ana Damızlık Tavukçuluk Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Nüve Sanayi Malzemeleri İmalat ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Transatlantic Exploration Mediterranean International Pty. Ltd. Turkey Ankara Branch

Viking International Ltd.

Sicim-Yüksel-Akkord Joint Venture

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Yazici Attorney Partnership's team is highly reputed in M&A, as well as day-to-day commercial issues, corporate governance, spin-offs and restructurings. Equally strong acting for Turkish and international clients, its experience spans the construction, food and beverage, mining, automotive and defence sectors. The team is led by energy sector expert Murat Yazıcı and Elif Karagözoğlu. Güryay Bingöl left the firm to establish Özkan Gürden Bingöl Attorney Partnership.


‘They go the extra mile to deliver top quality service’.   

‘Kerem Aric is very versatile, speaks perfect French and English, is very responsive and has a pragmatic approach’.                

‘The team always takes the extra step to understand the business, driving commercial concerns behind any decision-making process, and the realities ascribed with common commercial transaction’.

‘Senior partner Elif Karagözoğlu is sharp, very friendly, very accessible and always to the point’.

‘Smart, pragmatic and responsive team’.

‘They provide truly comprehensive service, one which brings together different experts who are completely at home in your secto’.     

‘Mr. Murat Yazici, is the founder and brings added value to a transaction’.

Key clients

Termo Makina ve Ticaret A.S.

Selex ES Elektronik Turkey A.Ş.


Turner Project Management


Hisarlar Makina Sanayi A.Ş.

Genetec Inc.

Ekin Maden A.Ş. and Ekin Nikel Metal A.Ş.

Bosphorus Gaz Corp. A.Ş.

AGE İnşaat A.Ş.

Afendis Finansal Danışmanlık A.Ş.

Dispute resolution Tier 5

Yazici Attorney Partnership advises clients on Turkish litigation and international arbitration, which includes the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. It also represents clients at mediation. The practice covers a wide ambit of contentious matters, such as corporate, construction, employment, energy, administrative and IP disputes. Şener Özkan co-heads the team with Elif Karagözoğlu and Bilge Müftüoğlu.


‘Their strength lies in their competence of legal approach and that their key members are talented experts’.

 ‘Elif Karagozoglu is confident and dedicated’.    

‘The team is well experienced in Turkish Law and international arbitration matters related to construction disputes’.

‘They do share the work as a team and have the ability to combine the overall outcome as a unique product that serves the purpose’.     

‘They are good at analysing and summarising the other parties’ written submissions’.

Key clients

Lösev Lösemili Çocuklar Vakfı

Zafer Taahhüt İnşaat ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Opan Otomotiv Pazarlama ve San A.Ş.

Taq Taq Operating Company Limited

Tesem Teknik Sistemler Mühendislik A.Ş.

Doğuş İnşaat ve Ticaret A.Ş

Wirtgen Group Companies

Necdet Karagülle

Yazıcı Attorney Partnership is a leading full-service commercial law firm with offices in Ankara and Istanbul. Our key practice areas include oil and gas, energy, construction and infrastructure projects, finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law; as well as related litigation and international arbitration. Having been founded in 1989 as Yazıcı Law Offices, we have been advising commercial, industrial and financial institutions and representing them in their disputes since.

Department Name Email Telephone
Energy Murat Yazıcı
Infrastructure and Construction Bilge Müftüoğlu
Istanbul Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)