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Client Choice – International 2013
Okan Demirkan joined forces with his current partners in 2010 to
form Kolcuoglu Demirkan Attorneys at Law (KD), a full-service
law firm in Istanbul with approximately 30 fee earners.
Between 2004 and 2010 Mr Demirkan was heavily involved
in all legal issues surrounding the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC)
crude oil pipeline project, where he played a key role in several
regulatory, real estate and litigation issues. In addition to the
BTC project, he advised clients in connection with the Nabucco
gas pipeline and the Samsun-Ceyhan oil pipeline. In 2011 Mr
Demirkan led the KD team on the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project,
advising on the project’s legal structure in Turkey, including
intergovernmental agreements, natural gas market legislation
and various public international law matters. Mr Demirkan’s
energy experience also includes advising a US energy company
on its proposed bid for the privatisation of electricity distribution
entities, as well as assisting a multinational solar energy
company regarding contemplated investments in Turkey.
From January to June 2012 Mr Demirkan played a key role
in the Trans-Anatolian natural gas pipeline project. In this
multibillion-dollar project, the KD team drafted the host
government agreement and negotiated it with the Turkish
government, along with the intergovernmental agreement
between Azerbaijan and Turkey, signed in June 2012.
Mr Demirkan co-authored the Critical Energy Infrastructure
Security Project Final Report published by the International
Strategic Research Organisation in 2012.
Kolcuoglu Demirkan
Attorneys at Law
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What clients said
“Okan has always been knowledgeable, well
prepared and solution oriented.”
“Mr Demirkan has a great understanding of both
the Turkish and international legal framework, as
well as the dynamics of the market.”
“His social skills are at par with the multicultural
environment in which we are operating. I give him
my best recommendations.”
“Clear, to the point and friendly, while being
hardworking in a stressful environment.”
Demirkan, Okan
Kolcuoglu Demirkan Attorneys at Law – Partner |
Winner – Energy & Natural Resources, Turkey