Top Tier Turkish Law Firm Specializing in Energy Law
Boden Law is a top tier law firm based in Istanbul with the objective of delivering the highest level of service to its clients. The firm offers sophisticated, effective, and attentive corporate and commercial legal advice. The practice specializes in key sectors and disciplines of the Turkish and international law.
The firm tailors its services to meet its clients’ needs and requirements. Members of the firm understand that sound judgments can only be made if they are based on thorough research and a deep understanding of the clients’ objectives and the law. In order to offer the highest level of service, professionals at Boden Law take the time and make the effort to get deeply involved with the clients’ businesses while trying to understand key factors and legislative developments that affect their performance. Practitioners at the firm adhere to the highest standards of legal excellence. They execute their work responsively, with a professional, result-oriented approach.
Lawyers at Boden Law are proficient in English, French and German.
As Boden Law, we are dedicated not only to our clients but also to our community. The Firm believes that lawyers have a duty to devote time to serve their society in positive ways. The Firm gives pro-bono advice to organisations and institutions such as My Climate Turkey, Carbon Footprint and Sustainability Association and Troya Environment Association. As Boden Law, we feel responsible for climate change and we aim to play an important role in contribution to a sustainable environment. We offset our carbon footprint, and committed to reduce our carbon emissions each year. We have a carbon footprint offsetting certificate from My Climate.
Clients of the firm include Turkish and international energy companies, banks and financial institutions (including investment banks and funds), mining companies and equipment suppliers. Energy corporations constitute a large portion of Boden Law’s clientele: the firm has advised public and private utility companies and power generators, traders, brokerage and exchange firms.
Key Practice Areas
Boden Law provides advice and representation particularly with respect to cross-border transactions (relating to Turkish and non-Turkish targets), project development and finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, alliances, and dispute resolution with special emphasis on arbitration, restructuring and creditor rights.
Energy, natural resources and infrastructure are the core industries that the firm is focused on. The firm differentiates itself with its industry specific expertise in these sectors. With the understanding of the complex dependencies between and within these sectors, the firm offers a unique service. The firm’s expertise in these sectors embraces all stages of the projects from development (including mine design, extraction of mines), construction, operation, financing, commodity trade (including commodity trade finance), regulation, and acquisition to disposition. The firm is highly regarded with respect to energy sale contracts and has unparalleled experience in commodity trade and EFET agreements (advised EFET in adapting its master electricity and gas trade agreements into Turkish law). The firm is also experienced in technology transfer agreements.
Boden Law acknowledges that privatization, project finance, merger and acquisition, joint venture transactions and dispute resolution/arbitration projects in the energy, infrastructure and mining & metals sectors require specific industry and regulatory knowledge. The firm’s track record in these areas and understanding of each of these sectors’ mechanics, allow the Boden Law to add value to its clients’ projects. The firm is also capable of providing unique regulatory advice and risk analysis in these sectors. Members of the firm have published numerous articles and lectured in many conferences regarding different aspects of the firm’s core industries.
We appreciate our clients and the trust they place in our firm. Below is what some of our clients have to say about our services:
“Energy boutique Boden Law is adept at representing energy companies and financial institutions in relation to project finance, M&A and energy trade transactions including tolling agreements and energy disputes. It advised SmartPulse Teknoloji on the structuring of a robotic power plant operation agreement. Other clients include Aksa Enerji, Axpo Trading and Engie Turkey. Değer Boden heads the team.”
Legal 500, 2019Ranked as 1st tier energy law firm
“Boden Law is ‘fast, reliable and has market know-how and experience’. It acts for clients in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors, with a particular focus on electricity and gas projects. Areas of expertise include drafting and negotiation of transaction documents, joint ventures, regulatory matters and transactions. The team advised Biga Maden on its €21m sale of a limestone quarry to Nordeka. Değer Boden heads the ‘very reliable and professional’ team.”
Legal 500, 2019Ranked as 2nd tier in project finance/ projects law firm
“Değer Boden’s expertise covers a wide range of transactional, financing and regulatory mandates relating to renewable and conventional energy projects. Clients praise her open and proactive approach and enthuse: “She provides legal services not only to manage current situations, but she also gives valuable feedback to minimise future problems.”
Chambers & Partners, 2019
“Boden Law has ‘deep knowledge of energy law in Turkey’ and advises on regulatory matters, contracts, joint ventures and disputes. Recent work includes advising solar power generation company Gildemeister on due diligence, agreements and the financing structure of its solar power plant projects in Turkey. The client base also includes Tractebel, Naturelgaz and Talesun. ‘Standout energy lawyer’ Değer Boden heads the practice and is recommended for her ‘exceptional transactional skills and expertise in highly regulated industries’.”
Legal 500, 2018Ranked as 1st tier energy law firm
“Project development in the energy sector is a standout practice area for Boden Law. The firm is also active in M&A. The energy sector was core for the M&A practice and during the research period the firm acted for Talesun Solar Switzerland on a corporate matter. The project development team was strong in energy and worked on a numerous deals in the infrastructure and mining sectors. In one highlight deal the firm advised German solar power generation company Gildemeister on its solar power plant projects in Turkey. European Federation of Energy Traders, Nordeka Maden, Axpo Trading and Axpo Turkey Enerji are some of the firm’s key clients.”
IFLR 1000, 2018Ranked as 1st tier law firm in project development: power
“Değer Boden rises in the rankings this year following glowing praise from interviewees, who describe her as “a real veteran of the energy sector” who is “probably the most knowledgeable person in Turkey on electricity law.” Her expertise covers a broad range of transactional and regulatory matters relating to renewable and conventional energy projects.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017
“Clients praise the team’s in-depth knowledge of the energy sector. According to interviewees, they are “experts in regulated sectors” who have “been involved in the energy industry and the market for a long time,” meaning that “they can provide a full legal view which covers both the international and local aspects of a project.”
Clients also appreciate that the firm “provides feedback which doesn’t only answer our questions but also raises potential problems and issues that may arise as a result of each action – it’s very well rounded, developed and considered feedback which they provide on a timely basis.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017
“Boden Law represents a somewhat unique prospect in the Turkish market, given it is wholly focused on the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors.”
IFLR 1000, 2016Ranked as 1st tier energy and infrastructure law firm
“Boden Law is a dedicated and energy-focused legal firm and it has a unique position in Turkey. The lawyers are very knowledgeable about energy markets regulations and they are very successful in due diligence and agreement negotiation tasks”.
IFLR 1000, 2015Ranked as 1st tier energy and infrastructure law firm
“I worked with Boden Law in different project development and financing transactions in the energy and mining sectors. The firm actually covers a broad range of activities including project finance, M&A, litigation and arbitration, but I think its focus in power and gas, mining, and infrastructure makes it special in its advice. As the firm know these industries very well, its approach is extremely practical and result oriented to the issues. I believe that business knowledge always adds value to legal work. The entire team has a very strong legal background and capabilities.”
one senior energy clientclient feed-back published in IFLR 1000, 2018
“We are extremely content about the service that we received from Boden. It is very evident that the team is very competent in their area. They have an in-depth knowledge on the regulatory matters and they provide prompt and business-oriented advice to their clients”.
one in-house lawyer at a solar energy companyclient feed-back published in IFLR 1000, 2016
“Boden Law is a boutique company that has a deep understanding, not only of energy but also procurement, M&A and financing deals. With their significant experience and hands-on approach, we always get prompt action against our calls. In addition to their experience in the region they can provide the necessary services together with their partnering law offices throughout the world. They also provide their customers a very innovative approach with the conferences held annually”.
one natural resources manufacturerclient feed-back published in IFLR 1000, 2016
“They’re one of the boutique law firms in our market in Turkey. They have a good team working with us. Their expertise and network is helping us solve many issues in an efficient and effective way”.
one senior energy clientclient feed-back published in IFLR 1000, 2016
“This team provides a very good service to its clients, including sector-specific knowledge”.
Chambers & Partners, 2016
“Değer Boden is broadly respected for her energy and infrastructure focus, advising clients on a range of corporate, regulatory and development issues. Sources state: “She is very intelligent and has good legal knowledge but she also understands the necessities of the industry. She can define the critical issues for her clients and cover those risks”.