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Mehmet Feridun İzgi

Mehmet Feridun İzgi

Fırat–İzgi Attorney Partnership

Feridun İzgi received his LLB degree from Ankara University in 2001 and his LLM degree from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2006. In 2010, he was accepted as a visiting scholar by Columbia University in New York, where he conducted research on Energy and Climate Change law. He continues his PhD studies in Yeditepe University on Quasi-Arbitrational Dispute Resolution Methods.

Mr İzgi worked as an in-house counsel in a leading energy group and a global automotive company prior to the establishment of Fırat-İzgi in 2013. Mr İzgi regularly advises both for domestic and multinational clients on energy law, contracts law, commercial law, labour law, real estate law, consumer law, competition law and distribution networks contracts; and provides dispute resolution services in these areas. He particularly works on energy law, dispute resolution, corporate and employment law practices, with special expertise in energy and infrastructure industries. Mr İzgi supports clients of electricity generation, supply (wholesale and retail sale) and distribution companies operating with licenses and he is also experienced on drafting turnkey building contracts, derivation-tunnel, energy tunnel, shaft and switchyard construction agreements; electro mechanic equipment facility agreements, power transmission building agreements, road construction agreements, project and consultancy agreements and preparation of their annexes and specifications in relation to the carrying out of the company projects; legal analysing of the tender documentation and representation of the company before the agreement negotiations.

İzgi has numerous published articles on electricity market regulations, climate change regulations and labour law. He conveys opinions and sector updates in various panels, and regularly attends prominent international conferences. He joined numerous of conferences as a speaker and gave speeches regarding topics related with energy law. He also prepared legal opinions on electricity off take agreements of a wholesale company from competition law approach and due diligence report regarding share transfer of a hydroelectric power plant.

He lectured groups on energy law, renewables and climate change law at various universities including Ozyegin University, Yıldız Technical University, Bilkent University, Bahcesehir University and Istanbul Technical University; and Istanbul Bar Association Energy Commission.

He is an Energy Law Commission executive board member in Istanbul Bar Association, Power Law Committee Member in International Bar Association and also a member of Turkish Wind Energy Association and International Solar Energy Alliance Turkey Chapter.

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