Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) have increasingly become a common structure for the delivery of public infrastructure. PPP offer the opportunity for governments and nongovernmental bodies to achieve more efficient projects by sharing risks and responsibilities differently as compared to traditional procurement. These types of structures also can offer better protection against schedule and cost overruns, and give the private sector the chance to bring innovation to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of public infrastructure.
PPP arrangements tend to be long-term and therefore the parties involved need an accurate understanding, agreement and documentation of rights and obligations over the course of the project. All parties to a PPP agreement need experienced legal advisors to achieve workable agreements that serve all parties.
BASEAK’s lawyers have deep-rooted experience with PPPs. We have assisted public owners, concessionaires, lenders and contractors with all aspects of PPP arrangements across a broad range of infrastructure sectors. We have experienced lawyers who can assist with all PPPs whether in transport or utility, roads or accommodation.
Our PPP practice encompasses the following:
- Accommodation: hospitals, schools, retirement homes, prisons, and government buildings
- Project finance
- Transport infrastructure: airports, bridges, ports, rail, roads
- Water: water waste, water management, desalination
February 8, 2017
June 27, 2016
Decrees of the Council of Ministers regarding (i) Institutions, Resources and Assets Transferred to Turkish Wealth Fund and (ii) Transfer of Assets to Turkish Wealth Fund as well as Transfer Decision of the Directorate of Privatization Authority regarding share transfer to Turkish Wealth Fund. Read more
May 26, 2016
The public private partnership (PPP) is one of the investment models recently used notably in the healthcare sector in Turkey, with the aim of ensuring better and qualified infrastructure service in that sector as well as in other sectors. Since PPP contracts are long term contracts, and there are several structural differences between the parties from the point of investment and operational approach, a correct understanding by practitioners as well as decision makers regarding how to implement PPPs is extremely important. Read more
The demand for high quality public services, particularly with respect to health care, is growing rapidly in Turkey. This demand will only accelerate given the growing expectations of Turkey’s increasingly modern and sophisticated population. To satisfy this booming demand, the private sector—with its often superior access to resources, including financial, and its use of international best practices—is increasingly being tapped by the Turkish government to assist it in the provision of these public services. Read more
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December 5, 2016
BASEAK and Dentons teams advised TACA Construction in relation to the contract signed with the Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority for the construction of a 5-star hotel in Djibouti. Read more
October 26, 2015
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership was one of the sponsors of the 5th PPP in Turkey Forum which took place on November 23-24, 2016 in Ankara Mövenpick Hotel. Read more
BASEAK team, led by Partner Özgür Akman, successfully advised and represented China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) in the course of conducting settlement negotiations with ISKI (Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration) regarding a litigation dispute pending between the parties since 1998. In addition, BASEAK team successfully represented Norinco in reaching the settlement on the litigation file and upon the completion of the settlement between the parties; the case file is now closed. Read more