Legal Services

Energy, Mining & Infrastructure

We have advised on some of the largest transactions in Turkey and assisted clients including industry leaders involved in mineral exploration, extraction and production; pipeline facilities; refineries; industry services; power generation; and infrastructure projects. Deep understanding of the full value chain in energy transactions enables us to provide insightful advice on the current state of the market, maintain high-level contacts among industry participants, and help clients anticipate and seize opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

We handle matters related to public infrastructure, public private partnership (PPP), build-operate-transfer (BOT), and privatization projects, helping clients in their interactions with government authorities at each project stage, from tendering through contract negotiations and final implementation. With our in-depth understanding of the expectations of international financing sources, we guide our clients in developing bankable projects. In international and cross-border transactions, we bridge the gap between developed and developing countries’ legal systems.

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International’s experience includes having advised a consortium of investors in connection with aviation sector privatisation. Name partner Ismail Esin and Duygu Turgut are the key figures.

Legal 500, Privatization, Turkey 2014

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International has recently advised on a number of energy-related project financings as well as a healthcare sector project.

Legal 500, Project finance/projects, Turkey 2014

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International is advising Chinese conglomerates on potential and pending energy investments into Turkey, and acting for a major natural gas producer in relation to Turkish gas market regulation. Duygu Turgut is ‘an excellent lawyer – especially in M&A.’

Legal 500, Energy, Turkey 2015

How we can help

We provide tailored and insightful advice on matters specific to the EMI sector, including:

Acquisitions, sales, and privatizations. We advise owners, sponsors, infrastructure funds, and governments on acquisition and financing structures, the purchase and sale of project assets, including interests in joint ventures, and tenders and controlled auctions for infrastructure assets. We also conduct due diligence and contract and title review.

Project finance. We support cross-border projects, representing developers, governments, banks, export credit agencies and multilaterals, and other financial institutions.

Project development and transactional matters. We advise PPPs, such as BOTs and other concessions. on public procurement tenders and claims, and appeals of tender decisions; bidding processes; project contracts (including construction and operating contracts); intergovernmental and host government agreements; shareholder agreements and related documents.

EMI. We advise on industry-specific regulations, including investment incentives and compliance issues, and manage the complexities in drafting and negotiating all types of project agreements and related documentation.

International arbitration. Our lawyers have thorough knowledge of the rules, procedures and cultural dynamics of the world’s leading arbitration institutions, and are deeply involved in national arbitral institutions and associations. Their relevant regional and industry experience come into play when advising clients about arbitrators, as well as their energy and project related cases.

Regulatory issues. Our service covers all aspects of energy regulatory transactions throughout a wide range of jurisdictions. We regularly advise electric utilities, utility affiliates, independent power developers, natural gas pipeline developers, distribution and marketing companies, power traders, equipment manufacturers, construction companies, oil companies, industrial companies, and international companies investing in the global energy industry.

Corporate issues. We provide general corporate advisory service and advice on energy companies’ day-to-day operations. Corporate advisory services are provided by the same lawyers who advise on regulatory issues, helping ensure that our clients benefit from our unique knowledge of their industry.