23 May 2019- Energy Disputes Conference

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We are pleased to announce that as ISTAC’s Energy Commission we are organising the first “Energy Disputes Conference” of ISTAC jointly hosted by Boden Law and Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys at Law which will take place in Istanbul on 23 May 2019.

The panels will consist of speakers from common and civil law backgrounds, including Stanimir A. Alexandrov, Dr. Sedat Çal, Nazlı Dereli Oba, Değer Boden, Feridun İzgi, Ben Hornan, Marina Matousekova, Dr. Mustafa Yavuz, Okan Demirkan, Brandon Malone, Ruslan Galkanov, Yaroslav Petrov. 

The Conference is intended to be practical in its approach, it will be of interest to lawyers, general commercial lawyers, arbitration practitioners, in-house counsel, experts and business people. This Conference will be conducted in English. No simultaneous translation will be offered.


09.00 – 09.20  Introductory Speech: ISTAC Arbitration and Energy Disputes

Prof. Dr. Ziya Akıncı (ISTAC, Galatasaray University School of Law)

09.20 – 09.40 Keynote Speech: Role of the Arbitrator in Energy Disputes

Stanimir A. Alexandrov (Stanimir A. Alexandrov PLLC, Principal)

09.40 – 10.40 First Panel: Energy Related Investment Arbitration Cases 

Moderator: Dr. Sedat Çal (Hacettepe University School of Law)

Speakers: Stanimir A. Alexandrov (Stanimir A. Alexandrov PLLC, Principal); Nazlı Dereli Oba (Karadeniz Holding, Legal Director); Değer Boden (Boden Law, Managing Partner)

10.40 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00 Second Panel: Legal Issues in Energy Trade and Supply Contracts

Moderator: Feridun İzgi(Fırat İzgi Law Firm, Partner)

Speakers: Ben Hornan (Hogan Lovells, Partner); Marina Matousekova (Castaldi Partners, Partner); Dr. Mustafa Yavuz (Çelik & Yavuz Law Firm, Partner)

12.00 – 13.00 Third Panel: Energy Transit Related Issues

Moderator: Okan Demirkan (Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Attorneys at Law, Partner)

Speakers: Brandon Malone (Brandon Malone & Company, Principal); Ruslan Galkanov (Energy Charter Secretariat, Head of Transit); Yaroslav Petrov (Asters Law, Partner)

13.00 -13.10 Closing Remarks


Registration and payment must be made online by filling the above form.

  • Standard fee : 300 Turkish Lira (VAT included)

All banking charges associated with the payment should be borne by the party making such payment.

Complimentary seat for government counsel is available. Please contact ISTAC at istac@istac.org.tr

Please note that complimentary seats are offered on a first-come-first-served basis and at the organizers’ discretion. Within a reasonable time, applicants will be notified by email with the result.



The registration fee includes coffee breaks. Attendance is limited due to the capacity of the venue. All applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Cancellation and Substitution Policy

A substitute delegate is welcome at any time and no extra charge if you are unable to attend. Full payment will be imposed if cancellation is made within 5 days of the event date. This also applies to any “no-shows” on the day of event.

All notices of cancellations or replacements must be made in writing to istac@istac.org.tr and must be acknowledged by ISTAC.

Programme Changes

Please note that ISTAC reserves the right to cancel (due to unforeseen circumstances) or to make minor alterations to the programme & speakers.

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