The Power of Experience

Mesut Kaya


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Mesut Kaya joined Lexist in 2017 and is a Partner in the Corporate/M&A and Banking & Finance teams. He focuses on projects and M&As in highly regulated sectors, nuclear and financial services in particular.

Mesut has a rare niche and hands-on experience in nuclear energy matters and was seconded to a nuclear project owner EUAS International ICC, a subsidiary of Elektrik Uretim A.S which is the largest electricity utilities company in Turkey. Mesut has since advised on three Turkey-based nuclear power plant projects. His main services consisted of providing corporate governance solutions, drafting IGAs and host government agreements as well as implementation agreements and PPAs. During his work for EUAŞ, he also advised on the unique EPC contract requirements for newly built nuclear power plant projects and technology transfer agreements.

Mesut also has deep knowledge of Administrative Law, the Law of Obligations and the establishment and activities of sovereign wealth funds. He has been a team member of several motorway, hydroelectric power plants, M&A, bond issuance, digital banking, payment systems and restructuring projects.

Mesut takes his social responsibility commitments seriously and provides career mentorship and guidance to law and non-law students from Marmara University.

Before joining Lexist, Mesut worked in the litigation department of a reputable law firm. He played an important role in disputes arising  from public tenders and contracts, construction law and commercial claims.

Mesut was a senior member of the teams winning these awards:

2020 runner up Bonds, Loans and Sukuk’s natural resource finance deal of the year

2019 winner CEE Legal Matters’ deal of the year for the Turkish National Lottery privatisation

2017 winner EMEA Finance best syndicated loan in EMEA for the Northern Marmara Motorway project’s USD2.7bn loan (project value USD8bn)


Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
Real Estate & Construction


– Nuclear
– Renewables
Financial Services
Real Estate & Construction


Istanbul Bar Association


University of Montpellier International School of Nuclear Energy Law
LL.M. Galatasaray University
LL.B. Marmara University


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