2-3 OCT 2019
TURKEY ENERGY FORUM 2019
ore than 100 energy developers, investors, financiers, multiaterals and energy technology suppliers attended Turkey Energy Forum 2019, on October 2-3 at Shangri-La Bosphorus in Istanbul.
For 10 years, Turkey Energy Forum has drawn regional high level executives who come to discuss the latest developments in Turkish energy sector, build their networks and attend sessions conducted by the most experienced industry experts.
As an introduction to our next event Turkey Debt Restructuring and NPL Forum 2020 that will be held in March, this year’s forum analysed debt restructuring efforts after sharp declines in the lira last year. In depth-analysis was delivered on other hot issues such as Turkey’s unique advantages as a regional gas trade hub.
Other key discussions included:
• The roadmap for Turkish renewable energy sector
• Developing Solar PV facilities
• Getting the right financing mix for ’bankable’ energy projects
• Legal and regulatory frameworks
• Digitalisation of the energy sector
• Overview of recent LNG developments.
Special thanks go to our Gold Sponsors: Clifford Chance, Yegin Çiftçi Attorney Partnership as well as ASClaw, Silver Sponsor: Demir& Partners, Co-Host: İş Bankası, Coffee Break Sponsor: Aktay Legal. This high intensity two-day event was endorsed by TEMSAN.
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Clifford Chance is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, the firm strives to exceed the expectations of the clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators and trade bodies.
After having advised domestic and international businesses active in Turkey for more than 30 years, Clifford Chance has been operating on the ground from Istanbul since 2011 in cooperation with Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership on Turkish law matters, focusing on a wide range of PPP, energy, infrastructure, finance, M&A and capital markets work where the firm already enjoys a strong reputation with major domestic and international businesses active in the Turkish market, holding also a strong track record with various landmark projects in Turkey.
Clifford Chance considers Turkey, as one of the exciting markets and keeps a long-standing commitment to Turkey which has given the firm a deep understanding of the Turkish market and unparalleled expertise in relation to cross-border transactions.
Clifford Chance Istanbul
Büyükdere Caddesi No: 185, Kanyon Ofis Binası
Kat 10, Levent 34394 Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 339 0000
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Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership
Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership focuses on banking & finance, corporate/M&A, capital markets and privatisations with a specific focus in PPPs, energy, and infrastructure. The firm advises major domestic and international banks, governmental entities and corporates on their Turkish and international operations.
Yegin Ciftci has a comprehensive understanding of the market and unparalleled expertise in relation to cross-border transactions, offering technical and practical expertise, delivering excellent quality and service to its clients on complex transactions, along with a proven track record of successfully advising on some of the highest profile transactions.
Büyükdere Caddesi No: 185, Kanyon Ofis Binası
Kat 10, Levent 34394 Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 339 0002
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Our specialist energy and natural resources team have an intimate and first-hand working knowledge of all industry and regulatory aspects of these sectors including in relation to hydropower, thermal, wind, solar, geothermal. We have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the regulatory frameworks and bodies that govern these sectors. With our experience in this sector, we have participated in Turkey’s largest and most complex project financings and merger & acquisition processes acting for or across from all of the large financial institutions.
Demir & Partners Law Firm provides services in English and German, as well as in native Turkish, for its local and multinational clients. It offers both legal consultancy and litigation services. In terms of consultancy services, we provide legal advisory services to our local and international clients, analyse administrative procedures, and inform on the possible outcomes of probable litigation proceedings. We also draw up contract drafts, review and adapt existing contracts if required, and provide sample forms. Furthermore we provide counsel on the incorporation of new companies or branches, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, real property due diligence, mortgages or liens on deeds and establishments thereof, research for IP rights, energy law and unfair competition status. We also conduct the relevant official proceedings on behalf of our clients. In terms of litigation proceedings, Demir & Partners is experienced in lawsuits, arbitration trials, debt collections and execution of court or tribunal decisions, and other proceedings before judiciary bodies.
Demir & Partners Law Firm is committed to ensuring the competency and willingness of its team, including both attorneys and support staff, in order to provide all services at the highest available standards, and diligently applies feedback from clients.
İş Bankası is well positioned in the Turkish banking sector due to the diversity and size of its customer portfolio, its extensive relationships with prominent industrial institutions in Turkey and its widespread branch as well as correspondent network. This wide distribution network along with its experienced and devoted staff enables the Bank to be a major player in international trade and handle a sizeable portion of Turkey’s imports and exports.
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Our partners have advised on watershed transactions and complex financings in Turkey. With its established know-how, experience and knowledge of the expectations of all parties to a transaction, it is considered as a remarkable law firm by all circles.
TOCC is apable of providing advice to its clients in Turkish, English, French and German. It also has connections in Ankara, facilitating the rendering of services throughout Turkey. The firm has a dynamic team most of which have LL.M. degrees from reputable universities in Turkey and/or abroad.
In all respects, our team is capable of understanding the requirements of domestic and foreign clients. As stated above, TOCC is a full service law firm that consist of providing legal assistance in areas including corporate and commercial, regulatory, litigation, intellectual property, employment, competition, real estate and tax. We also represent companies in connection with their ongoing contractual relationships with suppliers, distributors and customers.
The TBCCI works closely with the Council of Foreign Chambers of Commerce in the UK, British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey, Business Links, Commercial Departments of Turkish and British Embassies, Turkish Consulate, MEA (Middle East Association), regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry and NGO’s in UK and Turkey.
The Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry maintains relations with the All Party British Parliamentary Turkey group at the House of Commons and is an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce.
If you are thinking of starting a business or trade between the UK and Turkey, searching for a business partner, or wish to increase your present trade volume and investments, TBCCI with long years of service and experience since 1980 in promoting trade relations between Turkey and the UK, is the right platform for you.
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The energy team consists of experienced and service-minded consultants and we are located in Istanbul covering many different areas such as:
– consultancy on international trade and business development
– market research
– partner identification
– organizing international meetings and export promotion events in Turkey and in Denmark.
We have a close cooperation with the Embassy in Ankara and we take advantage of the Trade Council’s wide international and regional network.
The 18th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference (Riga, September 23-24) is a true professional meeting point of practising energy regulators and market participants -hosted by the Public Utilities Commission of Latvia.
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Current advisory practice is leveraged by Ms. Kildir’s 15 years of experience in Corporate Banking, last 5 years as a project finance manager in Turkiye Is Bankasi A.S. (Isbank, Turkey), with ~20 billion USD Project Financing track record. Isbank’s Project Finance Portfolio was managed by structuring & arranging & closing & monitoring deals from pre-development up to final operation. Project Finance Portfolio of the bank consisting of infrastructure & commercial real estate, M&A, energy production & distribution, Public Private Partnership deals in energy, transport, health and infrastructure was managed leading a team of project finance specialists. Main tasks included structuring & arranging deals, financial modelling, performing feasibility & sensitivity analysis of projects, analysing credit risk & project risk & environmental risk, risk based & asset-liability management based loan pricing, coordinating & managing project due diligence studies, completing financial documentation via negotiations and contract drafting, monitoring projects on technical, environmental and financial terms in construction and operation periods, analysing re-financing alternatives.
Currently Consultancy/Advisory work is performed both on own terms under Profinstance Project Finance & Corporate Finance Advisory & Training Services, and as a outsource advisory service companies. Ms. Ozlem Kildir also works as researcher & instructor for Energy Financing course at Sabanci University “Energy Management Graduate Program” and Project Finance course at the Koc University “CASE Undergraduate Program”.
The current work on providing Project Finance & Corporate Banking Advisory and Training Services focuses on increasing project financing capability & model development in Turkey, supporting renewable energy & energy efficiency development & financing in Turkey, establishing world-class university & online education in theoretical & practical project finance fields, supporting infrastructural development of Turkey along with up to date civil engineering practices in global contract management procedures & fund sourcing, sharing expertise in project financing to insurance & technical & legal & environmental advisory institutions in forming auxiliary financial and project finance practices.
As a result of her works in Project Finance in 2018, she was recognized as Best Project Finance Advisory – MENA & Most Inspirational Woman in Project Finance by Wealth & Finance International.