Ömer Kesikli, LLM

Education
  • PhD, Private Law, Galatasaray University Faculty of Law - thesis phase
  • LLM, Business Law, Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law
  • MCL, Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • LLB, Marmara University Faculty of Law
Registered Bar

Istanbul Bar Association, Turkey Union of Bar Associations

Languages

English and Turkish


About

Omer Kesikli is the founding partner of Kesikli Law Firm (“Firm”). He is a trusted and recognized business lawyer in Turkey. His past experiences as the legal advisor to both investors and contractor companies coupled with his legal educational background enables him to deeply understand his clients’ concerns and to advise them on effective allocation of the relevant risks of their businesses appropriately.

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Kesikli has advised a number of local and foreign corporations and handled a broad range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters internationally and locally regarding various aspects of Turkish Law including consortium and joint ventures; structuring share purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, guarantee arrangements, strategic alliances, project development agreements, providing legal advice on corporate transactions, competition law, project finance, privatizations, energy law and regulatory matters, public tenders, construction law, EPC Projects, labor law, tax law and foreign investments.

Recognition

  • Legal500 EMEA - 2021 remarks that ‘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.’
  • Legal500 EMEA 2021 remarks ‘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.’
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2020 remarks that he has a strong knowledge of the law as well as good communication and negotiation skills.
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2020 remarks ‘The leader of the team, Omer, is always accessible, responsive and helpful’.
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2020 remarks that ‘Omer is exceptionally great; he consistently shows great skill and know-how with a friendly approach that is solution-oriented, commercially minded and practical’.
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2020 remarks that ‘Omer Kesikli is well qualified and experienced in renewable and fossil fuel powered power projects’.
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2019 remarks that “the ‘highly skilled, well-prepared, excellent lawyer’ Ömer Kesikli heads the team, which is ‘always responsive, detail-oriented, business-minded and creative’.
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2019 remarks that “Omer Kesikli is noted for its ‘quality work, sophisticated legal knowledge and good pricing’.
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2019 recognizes Omer Kesikli as a leading individual in Real Estate & Construction practices.
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2019 recognizes Omer Kesikli as a recommended lawyer in Energy Law, Projects & Project Finance, Real Estate & Construction practices.
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2018 remarks that Omer Kesikli has ‘vast experience and know-how in the energy business’ and advises on inbound and outbound investment into energy projects.
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2018 recognizes Omer Kesikli as a leading individual in Real Estate & Construction practices.
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2017 recognizes Omer Kesikli as a leading individual in Real Estate & Construction practices.
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2016 remarks that Omer Kesikli ‘has extensive knowledge and experience of power projects, both in Turkey and abroad’.
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2016 recognition: 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.
  • Legal500 EMEA – 2015 recognizes Omer Kesikli as a leading individual in Real Estate & Construction practices.
  • Legal 500 EMEA – 2015 describes Mr. Kesikli as a ‘first-class’ partner attracting high praise as having ‘keen knowledge of the power industry’, ‘commerciality’ and ‘dedication to his clients’.

Selected Publications & Speeches

  • General Aspects of Foreign Work Permits under Turkish Law
  • The Concept of Investment Under The ICSID Convention
  • The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Turkey Series No.2
  • International Carriage of Goods by Road and the Liability of the Carrier under CMR
  • Enforcement of ICSID Awards in Turkey
  • Energy Charter Treaty and Turkey: Turkey’s Standing for the Evaluation of the Investment Environment under Energy Charter Treaty
  • Liabilities of the Board Members in a Joint Stock Company
  • Third-Party Funding in International Commercial Arbitration
  • A New Era in Turkey Healthcare Sector: Remote Healthcare Services Officially Allowed Regulated
  • Economic Weakness of a Party&Validity Concerns in International Commercial Arbitration
  • Applicable Law to Marine (Cargo) Insurance Contracts
  • Entry a Residency of Foreigners in Turkey
  • Principles Encouraging Foreign Direct Investments in Turkey
  • Letters of Credit: UCP 600 and Turkish Law Aspects
  • Violation of Public Order - International Private Law Aspects
  • INCOTERMS 2020 – What is new?
  • Foreign Direct Investment” and “Foreign Direct Investor” Concepts
  • Letters of Credit - UCP 600 and Turkish Law Aspects
  • International Jurisdiction Agreements - Authorizing Foreign Courts (in Turkish language)
  • The Legal 500 Oil and Gas Guide 2019 Turkey Chapter written by Kesikli Law Firm, Co-Author
  • The Legal 500 Construction Guide 2019 (2nd edition), Turkey Chapter written by Kesikli Law Firm, Co-Author
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgements in Turkey, Co-Author
  • Corporate Authority to Sign Arbitration Agreements, Co-Author
  • Popular Apps and Websites in Potential Breach of GDPR, Co-Author
  • Portfolio Compensation under Turkish Law, Co-Author
  • 2016 Edition of Energy Book, Global Legal Insights, Turkey Chapter, (published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London)
  • 2016 Edition of International Comparative Legal Guides to Construction and Engineering (published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London)
  • Perspectives on the Energy Sector
  • Consequences of Termination of Public Procurement Contracts
  • 2015 Edition of Energy Book, Global Legal Insights, Turkey Chapter, (published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London)
  • 2015 Edition of International Comparative Legal Guides to Construction and Engineering (published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London)
  • Turkey Tax Guide 2015
  • EPC Contracts and Limitation of Liability, (presented at the International Conference on Energy and Management 2014)
  • Essential Legal Aspects of Acquisitions under Turkish Law (presented at the International Legal and Accountancy Solutions Conference in Istanbul, 2014)
  • Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Turkey
  • Power Plant Construction Contract (EPC Contract) and Some of Its Essential Provisions From a Perspective of Risk Allocation and Financing Requirements (presented at the ICCI International Energy & Environment Fair and Conference in 2012)
  • International Arbitration and Arbitrability from the United States Perspective
  • W. Scott Simpson & Omer Kesikli, The Contours of Arbitration Discovery, 67 Alabama Lawyer 280 (2006).

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