Energy Law

Energy Law

Since early history development of mankind and emergence of technology have necessitated energy. Starting with man-power and animal-power, energy needs of people were provided through wind and water power – today referred to as renewables – until one and a half century ago. The increasing energy demand brought on by the industrial revolution has resulted in use of fossil fuels, and in time developing technology has made turning to nuclear energy an option. Today, negative environmental effects of nuclear and fossil energy have given rise to a drive to find alternative energy sources, and in conclusion energy needs of today's world have come to be provided by alternative energy resources as well as nuclear and fossil fuels.

Turkey is geographically located between energy producing countries of the Region with more than 75% of the world's proven oil and gas reserves and the well-developed European energy consumer markets. The “East-West” gas pipeline projects which are envisaged to bring gas from Caspian and the Middle East regions to Europe through Turkey are referred to as “Southern Gas Corridor” (SGC). South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP), Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum Natural Gas Pipeline (BTE), Turkey-Greece Interconnector (ITG) are existing pipelines while the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) and the Trans-Adriatic-Pipeline (TAP) are planned projects within the context of Southern Gas Corridor.

The Energy Markets Regulation Authority, an independent administrative authority, is tasked and authorised to implement laws in order to establish an energy market compliant with fair competition rules in order to provide consumers with energy products in sufficient quantities and at compliant quality standards, for a reasonable cost, and in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly fashion in various markets including power, oil, natural gas and LPG.

We provide our clients with result oriented support with our attorneys specialised in energy law acting as attorneys in law and legal counsellors in regard of making license and certificate applications vis-à-vis the relevant authorities in regard of intended energy activities, preparing contracts for energy activities, applying to the Energy Market Regulation Authority for licenses and certifications, to make petitions to object against administrative fine decisions, license cancellation decisions, decisions to register guarantee letters as revenue, decisions to not return other expenses along with nationalisation price in case of license cancellation, decisions to block entry into market and other various decisions of the board and filing cancellation lawsuits against such decisions as necessary, filing cancellation lawsuits against regulatory actions issued by the board, filing objections petitions as well as cancellation lawsuits and full judicial proceedings against decisions of the Energy Market Regulation Authority, developing strategies in scope of relevant domestic and international legislations and representing licensed and certified companies in energy market vis-à-vis courts and arbitration proceedings as their attorneys, and filing lawsuits and referring to arbitration processes for activities and contract violations of licensed organisations and companies in the energy market.

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