Değer is the founding partner of the Boden Law. She has significant experience in energy, infrastructure and arbitration matters. She is listed in Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal as a leading individual for her energy and natural resources’ practices.
She has extensive experience working on project development and finance transactions in the areas of power, oil and gas, ports, metals & mining and general infrastructure. Değer has a very unique energy practice in Turkey; she has been involved in many different aspects of the Turkish energy sector. Her expertise in the sector embraces commodity trade transactions, mergers and acquisitions including asset and stock acquisitions, turn-key EPC contracts, project finance transactions, privatizations, public service contracts and concession agreements. She assists clients in avoiding or resolving disputes and regulatory issues (including energy regulations) through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Her experience embraces international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. She was a member of the team in representation of the Republic of Turkey in the very first ICSID arbitration case pursued against the Republic of Turkey. The case was regarding a power plant project based on BOT model and against the abrogation of treasury guaranties and long term power purchase agreements. She also acts as an arbitrator.
She publishes, teaches and speaks extensively on arbitration and energy matters.
She takes an active role in the society for environment protection. She largely lectures and speaks on climate change and sustainability matters. She lectures “Energy Project Management and Law” course at the Energy Systems Engineering Department of Kadir Has University. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development (CESD). She is also a Board member in the Carbon Footprint and Sustainability Association.