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A key driver of the global economy, the energy sector is affected by geopolitical, economic and regulatory pressures. You require advisors who understand your industry and work with leaders of energy companies, regulators, governments, industry bodies and investors on the cutting edge of commercial, regulatory and risk issues in the sector. Based across 15 jurisdictions in emerging Europe, we have been active in the region since the beginning of the privatisation and liberalisation of the energy sector across the region. We have helped to shape the sector by advising on the most high-profile and ground-breaking projects and transactions over many years.

The CMS Turkey team comprises a unique mix of specialist energy lawyers familiar with both Turkish and international practice within the energy sector. The team has valuable specialist knowledge of the Turkish energy market, having advised for example on the liberalisation of the Turkish electricity market, which means you have access to first-hand advice on any regulatory issues which may arise. 

Our multinational team has worked on many high profile energy projects and provided advice to both local and international energy players, meaning we are ideally placed to advise both local and international investors on their energy investments in Turkey.

Our dedicated energy lawyers work in every part of the sector, including upstream and downstream oil & gas, electricity, nuclear and renewables. Whether you are a NOC, IOC, independent, electricity company, investor, government or financial institution, we have the energy specialists to meet all your strategic challenges globally.

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07 May 2021
Tur­key Dis­missal ban has been ex­ten­ded again
The Pres­id­en­tial De­cision numbered 3930 was pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette on 30 April 2021 and ex­tends the peri­od of dis­missal ban un­til the end of June 2021. Thus, un­til 30 June 2021, the ban on...
07 May 2021
Tur­key in­tro­duces re­mote work­ing scheme
On 10 March 2021, Tur­key en­acted the Re­mote Work Reg­u­la­tion, which reg­u­lates the de­tails of re­mote work in ac­cord­ance with Art­icle 14 of the Turk­ish La­bour Law No. 4857. Gen­er­al pro­vi­sions on re­mote work...
23 April 2021
The Road to COP26: Our 101 on COP26
COP26 is sched­uled to take place from Monday 1st Novem­ber – Fri­day 12th Novem­ber 2021 in Glas­gow. It was ori­gin­ally in­ten­ded to take place last Novem­ber but was post­poned due to COV­ID-19.  It brings...
16 April 2021
Tur­key is­sues com­mu­niqué to cre­ate de min­imis flex­ib­il­ity in com­pet­i­tion...
On 16 March 2021, the Turk­ish Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity (the "Au­thor­ity") is­sued the Com­mu­niqué on Agree­ments, Con­cer­ted Prac­tices and De­cisions of As­so­ci­ations of Un­der­tak­ings Not Ap­pre­ciably Re­strict­ing...
26 March 2021
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – The Ever Giv­en
The Suez Canal opened in 1869. Along with the Panama Canal, it is one of the most im­port­ant mari­time “short­cuts” ever built. Today, the canal is 193km (120 miles) long and is one of the busiest wa­ter­ways...
18 March 2021
The Value and In­teg­ra­tion of Biod­iversity in Busi­ness De­cision Mak­ing
The Re­view of The Eco­nom­ics of Biod­iversity by Pro­fess­or Sir Partha Dasgupta com­mis­sioned by the UK Treas­ury was pub­lished on 2 Feb­ru­ary 2021[1]. The Re­view was tasked to as­sess the eco­nom­ic be­ne­fits...
10 March 2021
Tur­key: Peri­od of dis­missal ban ex­ten­ded again by 2 months
The peri­od of the dis­missal ban of em­ploy­ees has been ex­ten­ded by 2 months start­ing from 17 March 2021 fol­low­ing the pub­lic­a­tion of Pres­id­en­tial De­cision No. 3592 in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette on 9 March 2021...
05 March 2021
Tur­key launches a con­trolled nor­m­al­isa­tion pro­cess in the fight against...
On 1 March 2021, the Pres­id­en­tial Cab­in­et, led by Pres­id­ent Re­cep Tayyip Er­doğan up­dated Tur­key's strategy in the fight against the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic by in­tro­du­cing a new con­trolled nor­m­al­isa­tion pro­cess...
08 March 2021
CMS cel­eb­rates In­ter­na­tion­al Wo­men's Day on 8 March 2021
Missed the We­bin­ar? Here you have ac­cess to all re­cord­ings. CMS Reich-Rohr­wig Hainz in­vites you to its glob­al cel­eb­ra­tion of In­ter­na­tion­al Wo­men’s Day. This spe­cial we­bin­ar, ded­ic­ated to wo­men every­where...
01 March 2021
The Glob­al Sul­phur Ban – One Year On
Since 1 March 2020 all mar­ine ves­sels have been sub­ject to a ban from car­ry­ing on board high sul­phur mar­ine fuel oil (“HSFO”) with sul­phur con­tent great­er than 0.50% un­less they have a ‘scrub­ber’...
19 February 2021
Tur­key in­tro­duces new feed-in tar­iff for re­new­able en­ergy sup­port mech­an­ism
On 30 Janu­ary 2021, the Turk­ish Pres­id­ent is­sued De­cision No. 3453, which in­tro­duces a new feed-in tar­iff (see table be­low) for elec­tri­city gen­er­a­tion fa­cil­it­ies that have re­new­able en­ergy re­source cer­ti­fic­a­tion...
09 February 2021
BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...