Awards & Recognition

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We pride ourselves on the outstanding service we provide to our clients and the resulting longevity of our client relationships. While we are pleased to deliver results to our clients and see the value we add to their lives and businesses, it is more satisfying and valuable for us to hear their sincere feedback about their experiences with us. We are equally proud of the international recognition we gained in the form of awards, rankings, and recommendations based on independent research and client feedback.

Legal500 EMEA – 2021 Edition’s remarks for Kesikli included the following:

"Strong expertise. Quick replies. High quality."

"Their approach is unique and suitable for what we need. It means that they can easily adapt to the situations they need to be involved in even if they are from different departments such as finance, sales, contract management etc, while protecting their customer rights and business as well."

"I strongly recommend Kesikli for any company that has the need of a law firm for corporate and energy transactions. I have been doing business with them for a number of years and have been extremely satisfied with the way they handle our work and the results they deliver. Quick turnaround times, commerciality, practicability and expertise are the hallmarks of this firm."

"Omer Kesikli has always been great to work with. Besides his legal expertise on commercial, construction and energy legal issues, he is a great listener and is very understanding. He always goes through the extra mile to find anything that could help with our projects or cases."

"They are acting as our own in-house lawyers. Very skilled to learn new business. Identifying all legal points related to business which our company would like to implement."

"Omer Kesikli and his team provide exceptional benefits to our company."

"Omer is exceptionally great. He consistently shows great skill and know-how with a friendly approach that is solutions-oriented, commercially minded and practical. He knows the law and energy matters inside out, translating his insights into practical advice."

"The overall level of service is high. The team has both practical and academic legal knowledge, but doesn’t focus on being academic; rather they look at what our circumstances require and advise accordingly. They communicate at all levels and ensure we have a clear understanding of the legal technicalities and what can be achieved without any unnecessary legal jargon."

Recommended by Legal 500 in 2021 as a Leading Law Firm for its Projects / Projects Finance Practices as follows: "Kesikli Law Firm advises the proponents and sponsors of infrastructure, construction and energy projects, with standout expertise in cross-border energy plant construction developments, including projects in Africa and the Middle East. Additionally, the team handles disputes relating to construction and project contracts. The team is led by Ömer Kesikli, who is a specialist energy and projects lawyer with experience in advisory and contentious work."

Recommended by Legal 500 in 2021 as a Leading Law Firm for its Real Estate and Construction Practices as follows: "Kesikli Law Firm focuses on construction projects within the energy and infrastructure sector, advising investors, developers and contractors on a range of issues including construction and procurement contracts, alongside regulatory matters. The firm's particular areas of expertise include construction disputes and cross-border projects, with involvement in developments in Africa, and acting for foreign investors in Turkey."

Recommended by Legal 500 in 2021 as a Leading Law Firm for its Energy practice as follows: "Focused, committed and intelligent' energy specialist Omer Kesikli heads up Kesikli Law Firm, handling complex regulatory and project development issues, including advising on site permissions, procurement contracts, and high-value disputes. In particula,r the firm specialises in cross-border projects, working on projects across the Middle East and Africa. Kesikli has broad expertise across corporate and commercial, financing, and contentious matters, and regularly lectures on energy and contracts law."

Legal500 EMEA – 2020 Edition’s remarks for Kesikli included the following:

“Very accurate and professional service, dedicated team, knowledgeable and committed lawyers, valuable sector knowledge.”

“Kesikli has such a balanced approach and well-equipped team managing and allocating the respective risks of the project successfully whilst finding solutions to satisfy all the parties involved.”

‘Kesikli deserves high respect due to its high degree of professionalism, expertise, and quality of services in this area’.

Recommended by Legal 500 in 2020 as a Leading Law Firm for its Projects / Projects Finance Practices as follows: “Kesikli has a longstanding track record in energy, infrastructure and construction projects in Turkey and in multiple jurisdictions overseas. Its team is sought out for its expertise in project finance, regulatory matters, dispute resolution, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, consortium agreements and strategic alliances. In the energy sphere, the group advises on the development, construction and operation of power plant projects, among other facilities. Clients include project developers, energy companies, operation and maintenance (O&M) contractors, EPC contractors and engineers.”

Recommended by Legal 500 in 2020 as a Leading Law Firm for its Energy Practice as follows: “Kesikli advises on issues surrounding the natural gas market, the electricity market, coal and other mineral extractions and licenses, feed-in tariffs, power plant projects and renewables. Omer Kesikli leads the team. Gul Nevra Aydin and Rustu Mert Kaska are also recommended.“

Recommended by Legal 500 in 2020 as a Leading Law Firm for its Real Estate and Construction Practices as follows: “The key strengths at Kesikli Law Firm include project financing, infrastructure and construction.“

Recommended by Legal 500 in 2019 as a Leading Law Firm for its Projects / Projects Finance Practices as follows: “Kesikli Law Firm advises EPC contractors, engineers, owners, project developers, private equity companies and energy companies on cross-border and local projects.”

Recommended by Legal 500 in 2019 as a Leading Law Firm for its Energy Practice as follows: “Kesikli Law Firm advises clients in the power and energy industries on energy law, construction law, corporate counseling and litigation. Areas of expertise include cross-border financings, contractual agreements and regulatory law. Ömer Kesikli heads the team, which is noted for its ‘quality work, sophisticated legal knowledge and good pricing.”

Recommended by Legal 500 in 2019 as a Leading Law Firm for its Real Estate and Construction Practices as follows: ‘Excellent in all respects’, Kesikli Law Firm provides advice on domestic and international real estate and construction projects. Areas of expertise include drafting, negotiation and management of EPC contracts, loan agreements and construction contracts. The ‘highly skilled, well-prepared, excellent lawyer’ Ömer Kesikli heads the team, which is ‘always responsive, detail-oriented, business-minded and creative’.

Recommended by Legal 500 in 2018 as a Leading Law Firm for its Project Finance / Projects Practices as follows: “Kesikli Law Firm is recommended for its ‘deep industry knowledge and practical approach’ and advises EPC contractors, project developers and energy companies on contracts, agreements and other aspects of inbound and outbound energy, infrastructure and construction projects. Practice head Ömer Kesikli is recommended for his ‘vast experience and know-how in the energy business’.”

Recommended by Legal 500 in 2018 as a Leading Law Firm for its Energy Practice as follows: “Ömer Kesikli leads Kesikli Law Firm’s energy department and ‘knows energy and project finance matters inside out’. The team advises on financing, contractual agreements, tender and regulatory law, and both inbound and outbound investments into the energy industry.“

Recommended by Legal 500 in 2018 as a Leading Law Firm for its Real Estate and Construction Practices as follows: “Kesikli Law Firm is recommended for its ‘in-depth industry knowledge and practical approach’ and advises on real estate and construction-related contracts and financing matters. Ömer Kesikli has ‘vast experience and know-how in the energy business’ and advises on inbound and outbound investment into energy projects.”

Founding partner of the Firm, Omer Kesikli, recognized as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 in 2018 for Real Estate & Construction practices.

Recommended by the Legal500 EMEA 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”

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