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Yazici Attorney Partnership
Zorlu Center Teras Evler 046
34340 Levazim Besiktas

Turkey > Energy Tier 2

The ‘extremely professional‘ energy sector group at Yazici Attorney Partnership places oil and gas and energy-related infrastructure projects at the heart of its practice. It has a strong client base of international companies with interests in Turkey but also stands out for its advice to Turkish clients on projects abroad. Senior partners Murat Yazici and Bilge Müftüoğlu share leadership responsibilities, while Ayşe Yazıcı Adanır is the name to note for oil and gas exploration projects. Kerem Arıç has experience acting for companies in the oil and gas, power generation and mining sectors, and Ceren Ak Güngör is a key contact at senior associate level.

Practice head(s):

Murat Yazıcı; Bilge Müftüoğlu


‘Yazici are very responsive, extremely good at following up on matters and always on top of the issues. We are very impressed with their work and their client-handling skills.’

‘We mostly work with Murat Yazıcı and Ceren Ak Güngör. Both of them are exceptional lawyers, extremely responsive and excellent at coming up with legal strategies and solutions. They are very experienced and practical.’

‘The strengths of the practice are their experience and legal knowledge in the oil and gas and construction sectors, their engagement and collaboration with the technical team, the diversity of their legal team, and their expert network in different countries with a strong background in the local legal systems.’

‘A variety of in-depth legal knowledge in different work sectors, collaborative approach and excellent command of different foreign languages to be used in legal cases.’

‘The team lead by Murat Yazıcı is extremely professional. They always respond rapidly to any queries and have excellent communication skills. They easily understand the client’s requirements and do their best to help.’

Key clients

Marsa Turkey

AGE Enerji Üretim

Work highlights

  • Advised Marsa Energy on contractual and regulatory matters in relation to licence applications and renewals, amendments and registrations with the Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority and the General Directorate of Petroleum Affairs.

Turkey > Project finance/projects Tier 3

Kerem Arıç, who has a strong track record of advising on seaport projects, power plant construction, and mining-related transactions, steers the department at Yazici Attorney Partnership, which is particularly well known for its expertise in the energy sector and ability to handle energy-related infrastructure and construction projects. Ayşe Yazıcı Adanır brings additional expertise in project financing and development mandates to the team.

Practice head(s):

Kerem Arıç; Ayşe Yazıcı Adanır


‘The firm stands out for its contract management capabilities, as well as the ability to work in alignment with technical teams, especially in construction and power generation businesses.’

‘International macro approach along with local knowledge. The team facilitates legal process preparations.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas SA

Societe Generale, London Branch

ING European Financial Services PLC

AGE Enerji Üretim A.Ş.

Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium of banks, including BNP Paribas, on the funding for a mining project.

Turkey > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Yazici Attorney Partnership is increasingly known for its ‘very strong international arbitration team’, while remaining a solid choice for commercial litigation and advisory services relating to potential disputes. Şener Özkan, Elif Karagözoğlu, and Bilge Muftuoglu head the department, which is particularly strong in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Şener Özkan; Bilge Müftüoğlu

Other key lawyers:


‘Very strong international arbitration team.’

‘Strong female partners and leaders.’

‘Good commercial and legal advice.’

‘The practice has significant partner involvement in matters.’

‘The quality is always high, with many of the partners having experience at international firms.’

‘The team is also very flexible on fees and is eager to attract dispute work at competitive prices.’

‘They work as a team and in coherence. Result and work oriented. Good command of foreign language. Always on time.’

‘They are team players.’

Key clients

Lösev Lösemili Çocuklar Vakfı

Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Taq Taq Operating Company Limited

Tesem Teknik Sistemler Mühendislik A.Ş.

Doğuş İnşaat ve Ticaret A.Ş

Work highlights

  • Representing LÖSEV Lösemili Çocuklar Vakfı in two court cases before state courts.
  • Representing Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. in commercial and consumer law cases before the state courts.
  • Representing Tesem Teknik Sistemler Mühendislik Tic. A.Ş. in two commercial law cases before the state courts.

Turkey > Employment Tier 4

Yazici Attorney Partnership's employment team works closely with its dispute resolution practice to acts for clients in disputes concerning reinstatement, terminations, general advisory work, permits, contracts, collective labour law matters and redundancies. Elif Karagözoğlu, Şener Özkan and İnci Akın are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Elif Karagözoğlu; İnci Akın; Şener Özkan


‘Yazıcı’s team blends its employment law practice with its dispute resolution practice, and therefore they are always able to provide clear, valuable and proactive advice.’

‘Elif Karagözoğlu is very accessible and has a great depth of legal knowledge.’

‘Şener Özkan, who is also responsible for the dispute resolution team, is a great strategist and always provides transparent and clear advice.’

‘They are familiar with our company and our group company for a long time, and have all the history about us.’

‘The team is experienced on the subject topics. The team comprises of more than one person with vast knowledge on different subjects.’

‘The people are capable of dealing with a vast selection of topics.’

‘Kerem Aric and Sener Ozkan professionally lead their team of senior associates and associates.’

Key clients

Leonardo Turkey Havacılık Savunma ve Güvenlik Sistemleri A.Ş.

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 (headquarters in Australia)

Sicim-Yüksel-Akkord Joint Venture

Taq Taq Operating Company Limited

Genetec Inc.

Turner International Proje Yonetimi Ltd. Sti.

Genel Makina Tic. Ve San. Tic A.S. (“Genel Makina”)

Bosphorus Gaz Corporation A.S.

Work highlights

  • Advising Aviagen on labour law matters.
  • Advising Turner on labour law matters.
  • Advising Genetec Inc.’s Turkish subsidiary on the management of employment contracts, termination of employment contracts and Turkish labour law in general.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Operating from Ankara and Istanbul, Yazici Attorney Partnership's practice advises on a variety of matters, from incorporation to corporate re-structuring, through to day-to-day commercial matters and governance, to M&A and spin-offs. The team is co-headed by Murat Yazici, who is highly specialised in oil and gas, and Elif Karagözoğlu. Ayşe Yazıcı is another active name in the team.

Practice head(s):

Murat Yazıcı; Elif Karagözoğlu

Other key lawyers:


‘Yazici’s 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 transactions. Therefore, their advice on commercial transactions and corporate governance affairs are always efficient and on point.’

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

‘Our long term engagement since our inception has enabled a level of communication with utmost efficiency.’

‘The team is experienced on the subject topics. The team comprises of more than one person with vast knowledge on different subjects.’

Key clients

Termo Makina ve Tic. A.Ş.

Leonardo Turkey Havacılık Savunma ve Güvenlik Sistemleri A.Ş.


Turner Project Management

BTA Havalimanları Yiyecek ve İçecek Hizmetleri A.Ş. (“BTA”)

Hisarlar Makina San. A.Ş.

Genetec Inc.

Sepil Holding A.Ş.

Bosphorus Gaz Corp. A.Ş.

Erkunt Group Companies

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders on an inter-group share assignment and re-structuring.
  • Advising Erkunt Traktör and Erkunt Sanayi on corporate law matters related to the Board of Directors resolutions, General Assembly meetings, and specific corporate law-related queries.
  • Advised BTA on a joint venture agreement with a French catering company for operation of a commercial space in Amman, Jordan airport.

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.

Energy Murat Yazıcımyazici@yaziciao.com+ (90) (312) 442 5083
Istanbul Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
Ankara Bar Association