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Sayin Law & Consulting
Ayazaga Mahallesi, Azerbaycan Caddesi
Vadistanbul Bulvar 2A Blok K: 11 No: 84-85-86 Sariyer

Turkey > Energy Tier 3

Sayin Law & Consulting fields ‘an experienced professional team‘ that ‘has proven itself in energy law‘ and focuses on providing contractual advice to prevent disputes arising from commercial activities in the energy sector. Founding partner Murat Sayın draws on his background acting as an in-house lawyer for energy companies. He leads  the team alongside İlhan Kul, who ‘knows the energy sector, especially the petroleum sector, very well‘, and senior associate Berrak Cantürk.

Practice head(s):

Murat Sayın; İlhan Kul; Berrak Cantürk

Other key lawyers:

Onur Pajo


‘I have known Murat Sayın for more than ten years and I must express that he and his team are very competent in the field of energy law. Sayın Law & Consulting is very good at understanding our needs and provides tailor-made legal services. Also, quick solutions are very important for our business and this point is what makes Sayın Law indispensable and different for us. For this reason, I have always preferred Sayın Law to be my business partner in this field of law.’

‘Sayın Law & Consulting is known for its achievements in energy law. This industry always demands extra attention and this team is one of the rare law firms that can provide it.’

‘Sayın Law & Consulting has proven itself in energy law. Since they are an experienced professional team, they can fully understand what you need.’

‘İlhan Kul is an experienced lawyer who knows the energy sector, especially the petroleum sector, very well. His success comes from his experience. Another person who must be mentioned is founding partner Murat Sayın, who is always available and ready to answer all our questions.’

‘Energy is a sector in which there is movement 24/7 and therefore legal support is very much needed. As a company, we are very pleased in this regard. Sayın Law & Consulting has experience advising on energy law in Turkey and also has offices in many cities in Turkey. All the members of the Sayın Law & Consulting team, especially Murat Sayın, give us the correct guidance in both litigation processes and legal opinions.’

‘We are very lucky to be working with Murat Sayın and his team. Every time I think about the role that this team plays in the activities of our company, I know working with them was the right decision. Sayın Law & Consulting is very active in the field of energy law and its partners are known for their expertise in this field.’

‘Founding partner Murat Sayın is great for the management of legal matters, and specifically for solving difficult issues. İlhan Kul has great legal and sectoral knowledge. The team is very dedicated and diligent, and highly knowledgeable about energy law. They provide straightforward solutions and are responsive, deliver high-quality legal advice and value for money, and have very good communication skills.’

‘Murat Sayın and his team are experienced lawyers, especially in the field of energy market regulation in Turkey. They always help us with our legal issues and answer our questions patiently. I totally recommend Sayın Law & Consulting. The most important feature that distinguishes the firm from others is that Sayın Law & Consulting has an Energy Law Bulletin that you can easily access from all technological devices.’

Key clients

TP Petrol Dağitim

Milan Petrol Dağitim

Güzel Enerji Akaryakit Dağitim

Socar Turkey

Gediz Elektrik Perakende Satiş

Aydem Elektrik Perakende Satiş

Igdaş Gaz Dağitim

Trakya Elektrik Dağitim

Istanbul Enerji

Kaan Akaryakit

IC Ibrahim Çeçen Holding

Tayraş Baz Yağ Rafineri

Renatus Marine Denizcilik ve Liman Işletmeciliği

Yurtiçi Kargo Servisi

Yurtiçi Lojistik Tedarik Zinciri Yönetimi ve Dağitimi

Yurtiçi Inşaat Pazarlama

Arikanli Holding

Maya Plastik Ambalaj

Mef Okullari ve Özel Eğitm

Iris Bağcilik Şarapçilik Üretim Pazarlama

Günari Mermer Maden

Mila Lojistik

Work highlights

  • Advising Tayraş Baz Yağ Rafineri on the delivery contracts for overseas purchases, financial contracts, obtaining the required licenses, and amending the articles of association of the company in order to comply with the local legislations and regulations.
  • Assisting Istanbul Gaz Dagitim with permits relating to an energy efficiency project.
  • Advising Socar on organising dealership contracts, litigation and regulatory compliance.

The firm: Founded by Murat Sayin, Sayin Law & Consulting is an Istanbul based (incorporated) full-service law firm offering high quality and solution oriented legal service in a professional business manner to corporations, individuals and investors operating across a broad range of industries.

Sayin Law & Consulting’s professional team consists of expert lawyers and support personnel, all of whom are experienced in their area, bilingual and have studied at recognized law schools in Turkey and/or abroad.

Sayin Law & Consulting’s young and dynamic team follows legal advancement and development day by day to provide the best legal service to its clients keeping them uptodate at all times.

Client focused service: Our professional team always works together with our clients by providing regular reports regarding the legal actions and executions; keeping them informed regarding all progress. We are aware that keeping our clients’ rights and claims safe, is top priority.

Best possible solution: Every legal need of a client is met with the best possible solution under the Sayin Law & Consulting’s roof. We achieve this by following the legal advancements and current situations of business life day to day and analyzing them for the most pragmatic and long-term solutions. Our team is connected with academic members, providing the most solid legal basis for the execution of our cases.

Top level secrecy: Every piece of information given to us by our clients is considered as a trade secret within our confidentiality policy. Our understanding of our professional work sees confidentiality obligation as a basis for client-lawyer interaction.

Full-time service: Our office provides every legal service a client needs under one roof. Legal advice regarding the risks encountered during business life, litigation services that are carried forward precisely and cautiously at every step, execution proceedings which are approached with great care to ensure that progress proceeds speedily and easily and also arbitration and negotiation services which are the future methods of settling disputes, are all provided under the roof of Sayin Law & Consulting.

Technology is a part of our work: Sayin Law & Consulting follows technological advancements daily, makes use of the best available software programs to track legal precedents accurately and has all the needed infrastructure for this purpose.

Fast and effective services throughout Turkey: Besides our main office in Istanbul, we have offices throughout Turkey. These include Ankara the capital; Izmir, the trade center of west and Antalya, the capital city of tourism. With offices all around Turkey, we provide the fastest and most effective solutions to our clients.


The fact that energy term is an inseparable part of our lives is undeniable. Energy, by its nature, continues its dynamism, starting with fossil energy sources in the past and continuing with the change and development of renewable energy sources today. In line with the increasing need for energy every day, it is inevitable that the activities of the production, distribution, supply, storage, transmission and transmission of energy to the final consumer shall increase. In the face of the intensification of these activities and the increase in social importance, it was essential to organize these activities and to establish a system of regulation that would take care of the public interest by the state hand. In this context, in our country, as in other countries, ensuring that energy is delivered to consumers in the most advantageous way in a competitive environment is considered a duty to be performed by the hands of the social state. Energy, which has a significant value in terms of both social benefit and economic value due to its importance, is protected by both administrative and criminal sanctions within the framework of all kinds of laws.

In the market regulated by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) in our country, the Petroleum Market Legislation, Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) Market Legislation, Natural Gas Market Legislation and Electricity Market Legislation are the primary legislation determining the rights and obligations of the market stakeholders in the sector. At the same time, fuel station operators engaged in the sale of products that considered dangerous is also engaged by Work Safety and environmental legislation. In addition to this, as an employer, it is closely related to Labour Laws, Law on the Protection of the Consumer and its underlying responsibilities within the scope of consumer regulations and as a trading company, it is closely related to Commercial Law, Law on Obligations and countless legislations.

Sayin Law & Consulting provides legal assistance and dispute resolution services to both domestic and foreign firms that are active in petroleum, LPG, natural gas, electricity, renewable energy and mining fields, regarding their projects that are either in Turkey or abroad. In this sense;

    • Providing legal advice and preventive legal services to firms who are active in petroleum, LPG, natural gas and electricity fields;
    • License applications, renewals, amendments and transfers on all subjects regarding the energy market; appealing, following and concluding permit processes;
    • Carrying out every procedure and resolving disputes that might come out during the procedures regarding the Energy Market Regulatory Authority; presenting pleas, following case processes regarding the cancellation of administrative fines;
    • Market tenders, buying-selling, trade and connection contracts, restructuring projects; coordinating the merger and demerger processes of energy companies and changing title and kind with regulatory authorities;
    • Following and settling disputes and proceedings by considering the market requirements, for clients that are active in the energy and mining fields; and establishing dealership relations with filling stations, preparing every contract required for the business and resolving disputes.
    • Establishing a dealership with fuel stations, preparing all kinds of contracts necessary in this regard and resolving any disputes that may arise,
    • Providing legal advice on financing energy projects,
    • Preparation, negotiation and execution of Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) for the joint ventures that domestic and / or foreign entrepreneurs want to establish,
    • Preparation, negotiation and execution of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) by providing legal consultancy services for electricity market legislation,
    • Preparation, negotiation and execution of Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC)
    • Preparation of reports based on the acquisition, purchase or legal review of energy companies and / or energy facilities,


Sayin Law & Consulting provides practical solutions to a diverse range of clients in all areas of law; particularly in Energy Law, International Law and Citizenship, Information and Technology Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Arbitration and Negotiation Processes, Labor and Social Security Law, Litigation and Execution and Bankruptcy Proceedings. Based upon our ambition to provide the best legal service to our clients; we evaluate all the alternatives that can come out during the judicial process and follow latest jurisdictional decisions of High Court daily.


In Sayin Law & Consulting, with our lawyers who have master’s degrees on Competition Law field, any legal problem regarding Competition Law can find its solution. Legal processes and consulting services are provided with a proffesional understanding, mainly in Energy Field, regarding non-compete agreements, abuse of dominant position, control of mergers and permission processes.


Our office mainly provides the following services regarding domestic and foreign corporate law:

  • Preparing commercial contracts and resolving disputes arising out of the contracts in question;
  • Founding and registration of commercial companies;
  • Securing and registering the titles and names of commercial companies;
  • Amending and registering the Articles of Association of the companies;
  • Carrying out the procedures regarding the General Assembly of the companies;
  • Capital increase and decrease of the companies;
  • Merger and acquisition and demerger of the companies; and
  • Providing legal assistance to prevent risks in advance.


Sayin Law & Consulting offers the following services under the title of Information and Technology Law:

  • Preparing, examining and editing software license contracts, maintenance and support contracts;
  • Securing copyrights regarding software;
  • Preparing contracts for buying, selling and trading domain names;
  • Identifying measures that needs to be taken for protection of personal data under the title of Information and Technology Law and the relevant regulations; and
  • Providing legal assistance for settling disputes within the scope of these subjects.


Sayin Law & Consulting provides legal support to his foreigner clients regarding the recognition and enforcement of the foreign judgments. In addition, Sayın Law&Consulting also carries out domestic arbitration negotiations, follows arbitration cases at ICC and ICSID and provides mediation services to settle disputes pre-court.


In today’s our modern world, the most valuable asset of societies has become “data”. The information society process, which continues exponentially with the spread of the internet, has brought with it many legal problems. As a result of this, it began to primarily damage fundamental rights and freedoms. Therefore, making legal regulations on the protection of personal data has become essential and one of the important reasons for making regulations is the increase of violations.

There was an amendment on Constitution, with the clause added to the Constitution, the ‘Right to Protect Personal Data’ has become a constitutional guarantee, and then on 24.03.2016 the Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698 (“KVKK”) and this right have been adopted by a special regulation and published in the Official Gazette on 07.04.2016. KVKK aims to prevent the violation of personal rights as a result of unlimited and irrelevant collection of personal data, access, disclosure or misuse of unauthorized persons.

Personal data and regulations that found their place in almost all areas also concerned commercial relations, and the sanctions imposed led to the formation of audit mechanisms. Therefore, taking measures in both legal and technical terms has become a necessity for the protection of personal data.

As Sayın Law & Consulting, our primary legal services in this field are:

  • Finalizing the Personal Data Protection Law compliance project in order to fulfill the required obligations within the scope of Personal Data Protection Law,
  • Complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR-Regulation), which stipulates additional regulations for the European Union,,
  • Preparing protocols for international data transfer and conducting compliance procedures with affiliated companies,
  • Preparation and / or revision of contracts in accordance with Personal Data Protection Law,
  • Providing in-company lectures for the relevant departments for Data Controllers,
  • Carrying out all Data Controllers Registry (“VERBIS”) processes for companies that are obliged to register in VERBIS.


We provide counseling and advocacy on resolving legal disputes to our clients who are providing services on land transport and logistics. Transportation and logistics sector has many actors such as, transporter companies, producer and shipper companies and warehouse companies. As Sayın Law & Consulting, we provide all these actors legal counsel on their legal disputes and track their execution files.

Primary services in this field:

  • Preventive advocacy services such as preparation and examination of the contracts Resolution of disputes arising during the transportation of goods
  • Legal services on consultancy, litigation and execution proceedings in case of loss, loss, damage
  • Providing consultancy and advocacy services to client companies in the transportation and logistics sectors
  • Resolution of disputes arising from CRM


Sayin Law & Consulting ensures that every procedure is carried out according to the regulations regarding labour law, as either a contractor or a sub-contractor, by providing the necessary legal consultation services to its clients and carry out all the proceedings arising out of a dispute.

In this regard the provided services are as follows:

  • Resolving disputes regarding reinstatement and receivable claims;
  • Operating the termination of labour contracts and dismissal of the employees, either by settlement agreements or proceeding necessary cases;
  • Keeping labour contracts up to date with current legislation changes; and
  • Holding legal records of important events, demanding defence statements from employees and preparing warning and termination notices.


Our office and its experienced team can get prompt results from both litigation and execution proceedings. We also provide legal consultation and follow up services regarding bankruptcy and arrangements of bankruptcy. In this regard provided services are as follows:

  • Running pre-court negotiations that are obligatory by legislation;
  • Following up execution proceedings and court cases from beginning to end;
  • Carrying out researches in order to locate the debtor’s assets, rights and claims;
  • Getting in contact with debtors to establish protocols regarding their debts and collecting our clients claims easily; and
  • Resolving disputes that might arise during all these procedures.


Sayin Law & Consulting contributes to Turkey’s international economic relationships by promoting both domestic and foreign business projects and investments ran by either public institutions or private-corporations.

We also provide legal support regarding Turkish law to our foreign clients; and help Turkish clients with their international commercial businesses with our international link of foreign law offices.

Sayin Law & Consulting’s experienced multilingual team also provide legal assistance to foreigners regarding the subjects such as becoming a Turkish citizen, buying real estates or investing in Turkey within the scope of Nationality Law. In addition, our office also provides legal services for acquiring Turkish citizenship, short and long term residence permits and work permits; represents foreign investors before Turkish entities and makes sure that they make use of the incentives that are available in Turkish legislation.

Energy Law Murat Sayı 212 212 40 70
Competition Law Murat Sayı 212 212 40 70
Energy Law Ilhan 212 212 40 70
Commercial and Corporate Law Onur 212 212 40 70
Mergers & Acquisitions Onur 212 212 40 70
Arbitration and Dispute Resolutions Beril Atikyı 212 212 40 70
Energy Law Berrak Cantü 212 212 40 70
Transportation and Logistics Elif Uzungüngö 212 212 40 70
Commercial and Corporate Law Ezgi Güzel Yü 212 212 40 70
Execution Proceedings Gizem Kara Yü 212 212 40 70
Data Protection Hilal 212 212 40 70
Information and Technology Law Hilal 212 212 40 70
Commercial and Corporate Law Fatih Aslandağ 212 212 40 70
International Law and Citizenship Yusuf Eray Sayı 212 212 40 70
Partner : 4
Lawyer : 27
Union of Turkish Bar Associations
Istanbal Bar Association

TESTIMONIAL: Our company is one of the biggest oil distribution company in Turkey. In every legal matter with respect to the market our company is active, we consult Sayin Law & Consulting and in each area such as execution and litigation proceedings, consultancy or inside corporate issues, we get back rapid brief solutions. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has affected the world and we had to operate our business online. During the lock down, we carried on our business smoothly thanks to Sayin Law & Consulting. They set up meetings via video conference and made them updated and accessible 7/24.

TESTIMONIAL: Our company is the unique refinery producing base oil from the waste oil. This unique project is very environmental and we work with Sayin Law for all the legal matters. Sayin Law&Consulting cares about their clients and they work strictly scheduled. They always right on time which makes our business continues without interruption. What makes the Sayin Law&Consulting practices unique and very valuable to us is that it has team, which have a brilliant command on languages and international regulations. As a legal counsellor, I can highly recommend Murat SAYIN. He always finds a creative way to deal with a legal issue. He gives value to all of his clients and send us monthly reports about the current situations and risks of our ongoing cases.

TESTIMONIAL: SAYIN Law & Consulting houses a thriving energy practice. Their lawyers are very responsive on time-sensitive matters. SAYIN Law & Consulting has strength across country. Their extensive knowledge in energy law continuously improving and you can always count on them being practical and detecting the issues that really matter. Their only focus is problem solving and we know we can count on them to deliver the desired results. Through his career, he served as a legal counsel within international companies like ours. His team is clearly benefiting from his experience and knowledge. His work ethic and leadership skills are promising.

TESTIMONIAL: Our company is active in the field of fuel sales and electricity producing. We are glad to work with Sayin Law. They are always very direct, honest and informative in their approach. Through their extensive experience, they are quite impressive in recognising potential risks in legal proceedings. They have a vision ready for the era and the future. With their legal solutions and their constant support, they enable us to take a safe path in our initiatives. For this reason, Sayin Law is different from other law firms. Sayin Law, in order to provide us with legal consultancy services all over the world, shows this with video conferences, various legal softwares and information and report presentations.

TESTIMONIAL: We are one of the biggest company working in the fields of energy, infrastructure, construction and tourism. We get legal assistance by Sayin Law & Consulting, and its team who have a good command of international law and energy law. We can find all of our searches in Sayin Law & Consulting. Especially, they provide legal consultancy on the projects we deal with. As we know that they have managed such projects before, therefore we worked directly with Sayin Law & Consulting.

TESTIMONIAL: I must express that Mr. Murat Sayin and his team are very competent and pioneer in the field of energy law. Sayin Law & Consulting is very good at understanding our needs and provide tailor-made legal services. Also, quick solutions are very important for our business. This point is what makes Sayin Law & Consulting indispensable and different for us. For this reason, I have been undertaking important roles in companies in the energy sector for many years and I always preferred Sayin Law & Consulting to be my business partner in the field of energy law. Sayin Law & Consulting has a strong and stable human resource.

Murat Sayin, Founding Partner

Founding partner Murat Sayın shed light on vision of the firm, Turkish energy sector and near future.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Sayın Law & Consulting from your competitors?

As SAYIN Law & Consulting, we care about our clients and we want to make sure that they feel unique. To understand them better, we put ourselves in their shoes and for their legal issues we always think outside of the box. These are our main principles that are impress our clients. In our industry, trust is an essential matter and our clients are like business partner to us therefore we are always in this together. With our dynamic, well-informed, hardworking team and their amazing communication skills we constantly achieve to manage earn our clients trust therefore, they feel that they are in the safe hands.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

It is irrefutable fact that since the COVID-19 defined as pandemic, has a huge impact on world. In the simplest term we gained new words in our daily language and started work from home. Thus the legal sector impact from these changes. In line with these developments, information technology law gained a value and shall be one of the essential area legal sector within the 12 months. Other than the IT law, with the huge increase on online shopping, it is impossible not to see the electronic commerce law shall gain a huge value. We would like to state that with all these electronic developments also there is a risk for our personal data therefore, data protection law shall be one of the important areas within 12 months. In these matters with our well-informed, dynamic team that are following the developments, we are ready to support our clients.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

As an expert firm in energy law, we regularly publish bulletin called “Energy Law Bulletin” for our clients in the energy industry. With our publication, we make our clients aware from the latest regulations related to energy law. In addition to that, we changed our case reports into an online system and with this development;our clients can reach an updated information whenever they want. We make weekly client meetings via video conference thanks to this innovation and we can solve our clients problem quickly, safely and satisfy their needs in an efficient way.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Our world is changing rapidly, especially when the World Health Organization’s (“WHO”) characterized COVID-19 as a Pandemic and the lockdowns started in all over the world, everything started to be online. Technology became an essential part of our lives. SAYIN Law & Consulting, with its young and dynamic team, was already working in harmony with the latest technology. During the quarantine period, there was no change in the functioning of our firm in the transition to the home office. We continued to inform our clients by making Case Reports up-to-date and accessible 7/24. In addition, we have always kept our clients informed with the active use of our social media accounts, which are an indispensable part of technology, especially with academic articles on our LinkedIn page. Technology is an indispensable part of our lives and thanks to technology, we can provide fast, accurate and efficient service to our clients.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

The energy sector in our country is regulated by EMRA (Energy Market Regulatory Authority), an administrative institution. Our main sector is energy law therefore, our clients may have some legal trouble with EMRA’s fines. To explain more briefly, one of our key clients is a company whom is obliged to operating under the EMRA’s obligations. Administrative fine was imposed on the said company by EMRA and with our legal support, all these unlawful administrative fines and possible economic losses have been prevented.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Stability, balance and loyalty are the key elements for us and for ourclients. In our opinion, law firms should present stability and strategic direction to their clients. As SAYIN Law & Consulting, we constantly provide great quality of service and protect our line. With this principle of ours our clients feel themselves more valuable and trust us even more. Within three to five years, our goal is expand our family thus, to open an international branch in Europe.