Istanbul Bar Association, Turkey Union of Bar Associations
English and Turkish
Dr. Omer Kesikli, Esq., is the esteemed founding partner of Kesikli Law Firm ("the Firm"). With a proven track record as a trusted and recognized business lawyer in Turkey, Dr. Kesikli brings a wealth of expertise and experience to his clients. His comprehensive background as a legal advisor to both investors and contractor companies, combined with his exceptional legal education, equips him with a deep understanding of his clients' concerns and enables him to provide strategic advice on the effective allocation of relevant risks in their businesses.
Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Kesikli has successfully advised numerous local and foreign corporations on a wide range of corporate, commercial, and regulatory matters, both domestically and internationally. His areas of specialization encompass various aspects of Turkish law, including consortium and joint ventures, the structuring of share purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, guarantee arrangements, strategic alliances, project development agreements, and providing legal counsel on corporate transactions, competition law, project finance, privatizations, energy law, regulatory matters, public tenders, construction law, EPC Projects, labor law, tax law, and foreign investments.
Furthermore, Dr. Kesikli is a registered mediator, renowned for his expertise in resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation and arbitration. His commitment to efficient and cost-effective dispute resolution enables his clients to navigate contentious matters with optimal outcomes, both in terms of time and resources.
Dr. Kesikli's exceptional skills and dedication to his profession have been consistently recognized. He has been ranked as a leading individual by the prestigious Legal500 for the past nine consecutive years, a testament to his outstanding legal acumen and client-focused approach.
With his unwavering dedication to providing exceptional legal services, Dr. Omer Kesikli is a true advocate for his clients, offering invaluable guidance and insights to propel their businesses forward.
Legal500 EMEA - 2023 remarks "Omer Kesikli is one of the best lawyers in the market, who leads a team of bright lawyers. The hallmarks of the firm are a solid market reputation, adaptation ability to changes, quick and to-the-point responses, attention to details, and exceptionally good quality legal service."
Legal500 EMEA - 2023 remarks "Omer Kesikli is a great business lawyer who regularly helps with complex transactions and disputes. His great personality, high integrity, and sector knowledge make him an ideal lawyer for any business. I highly recommend working with Omer and his team."
Legal500 EMEA - 2023 remarks "Omer Kesikli’s profound knowledge and experience in construction projects helped us a lot in closing our commercial deals. His communication skills, solution-oriented mindset and practical solutions make him indispensable to our business."
Legal500 EMEA – 2023 recognizes Omer Kesikli as a leading individual in Real Estate & Construction practices.
Legal500 EMEA – 2023 recognizes Omer Kesikli as a leading individual in Energy Law.
Legal500 EMEA - 2022 remarks "the ‘exceptional’ Omer Kesikli, who is highlighted for his strength in energy and construction projects, heads the practice at Kesikli Law Firm, which is also skilled in handling contentious matters arising out of the associated project contracts."
Legal500 EMEA - 2022 remarks "Omer Kesikli is a top-quality legal expert who is always ready to help in making deals and resolving disputes. He is reliable, knowledgeable and results-oriented.’"
Legal500 EMEA - 2022 remarks "considered by one client as ‘the go-to person for any energy-related transactional and dispute matters‘, practice head Omer Kesikli is experienced in the structuring and construction of energy projects, as well as acting in related disputes."
Legal500 EMEA - 2022 remarks ‘Omer Kesikli has incredible contract management skills, which eases the process from start to finish.’
Legal500 EMEA - 2022 remarks that ‘Omer Kesikli is a true deal-maker. He seeks out many options to find a mutually acceptable solution. He has great stamina and never-ending energy. He never gives up until the deal is concluded.'
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’.
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