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Kesikli Law Firm is an independent law practice based in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Law Firm goes beyond the traditional legal alternatives with a practical approach that is aggressive, creative, and based on legal expertise. Kesikli Law Firm is devoted to finding solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner for local and foreign developers, contractors, owners, individuals and organizational entrepreneurs.

The quality of our legal services matches global standards. We strive to apply these standards to everything we do, whether for local or foreign investors or entrepreneurs. We possess particular strengths & capabilities in a wide range of practice areas including Corporate & Commercial Law, Energy & Infrastructure Projects, EPC Contracts, Public Tenders & Privatizations, Competition Law, Labor Law and Intellectual Property.

Committed to our principle values, we combine legal, technical and commercial knowledge with hands-on experience to serve a diverse client base, from global corporations to small, entrepreneurial companies and individuals. We tailor our advice to the size, nature and complexity of our clients’ issues and endeavor to respond in a fast and efficient manner. Our practices cover a range of transactional, litigious and regulatory matters facing businesses and individual businessmen.

We regularly provide legal counseling for corporate & cross-boarder transactions and projects including EPC projects, BO & BOT projects, construction projects, share & asset transfers, project finance, guarantee letters, joint ventures, strategic alliances, foreign investments, operation & maintenance contracts, asset management contracts, privatizations, competition law matters, litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

We know what is required to create, enhance and protect real value for our clients. To that end we are committed to maintaining the highest level of personal service and professionalism.

We pride ourselves on the outstanding service we provide to our clients and the resulting longevity of our client relationships. We are equally proud of the international recognition we gained in the form of awards, rankings and recommendations:

Recommended by Legal500 in 2017 as a Leading Firm for Energy Practice

Recommended by Legal500 in 2017 as a Leading Firm for Real Estate & Construction Practices

Founding partner of the Firm, Omer Kesikli, recognized as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 in 2017 for Real Estate & Construction practices

Winner of the ACQ5 Law Award 2016 :  Energy Advisory Firm of the Year – Turkey

Recommended by Legal500 in 2016 for Energy Practice as follows: Kesikli Law Firm is notable for its experience in relation to regasification facilities and gas-fired power plants, solar and biomass generation, and waste facilities.

Founding partner of the Firm, Omer Kesikli, recognized as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 in 2016 for Real Estate & Construction practices

Recommended by Legal500 in 2016 as a Leading Firm for Real Estate & Construction Practices as follows: Led by founding partner Omer Kesikli, Kesikli Law Firm specialises in domestic and international construction and engineering projects, including power and energy projects, factories and industrial facilities. The practice covers contentious as well as non-contentious matters.

Winner of the M&A Today Global Award 2016: Construction & Energy Law Firm of the Year – Turkey

Recognized and awarded by the Global 100, 2015 rankings: Law Firm of the Year – Construction and Energy – Turkey

Winner of the 2015 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award: Construction Law Firm of the Year in Turkey

Winner of the 2015 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award: Power and Energy Law Firm of the Year in Turkey

Founding partner of the Firm, Omer Kesikli, recognized as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 in 2015 for Real Estate & Construction practices

Recommended and Ranked by Legal 500 in 2015 as a Leading Firm as follows: “Kesikli Law Firm is ‘a boutique which knows the construction sector’, with ‘first-class’ founding partner Ömer Kesikli attracting high praise as having ‘keen knowledge of the power industry’, ‘commerciality’ and ‘dedication to his clients’.”

Recognized and awarded the M&A Today Global Award – 2014: “Law Firm of the Year – Corporate and Construction – Turkey”

Recognized and awarded the Global 100 M&A International Award – 2013: “Law Firm of the Year – Corporate and  Construction – Turkey”

Recognized and awarded by the Global Law Experts Practice Area Awards – 2013: “Corporate Law Firm of the Year in Turkey”

Recognized and awarded by the Global Law Experts Practice Area Awards – 2013: “International Construction Law Firm of the Year in Turkey