NATIONAL BOARD

Süleyman BOŞÇA

Chairman of the National Board

Süleyman Boşça, the founder and managing partner of BOSCA Law Firm, graduated from Ankara University in 2001. Mr. Boşça, who completed his Master’s Degree in Private Law, is also continuing his PhD in Energy Law. He completed the Energy Law Certificate Program organized by the Banking and Commercial Law Research Institute in 2005.  Süleyman Boşça presented papers in many national and international meetings and symposiums in the field of energy law and also gave lectures in this field. He has taken an active role in the preparation, negotiation, and management of many contracts, from energy supply contracts to EPC contracts and dispute resolution process in the energy sector. He is currently Chairman of the Energy Law Research Institute, Chairman of the Energy Efficiency Association Ankara Branch, Africa Coordinator Vice President and Chairman of the Turkey-Seychelles Business Council of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), member of the Turkish National Committee of the World Energy Council and Member of the African Energy Chamber.He has experience in the fields of energy law, commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, sports law, public procurement contracts and law, intellectual property law.


Prof. Murat ATALI

National Board Member

Prof. Murat Atalı was born on February 8, 1970 in Sürmene. He completed his undergraduate education at Ankara University Faculty of Law. He completed his law internship in Ankara Bar Association in 1991, his master’s degree in Selçuk University in 1993, and his doctorate in 2001 in Germany (Regensburg University). He received the title of “professor” in 2015. He worked as an instructor in various positions at Atatürk, Selçuk and Gazi Universities respectively. Dr. Murat Atalı has worked as a faculty member in the Department of Civil Procedure and Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law at Bilkent University Faculty of Law since 2008. Having served as the Turkish-German University Vice Rector in 2015 and 2017, Prof. Dr Murat Atalı has been working as a faculty member at Istanbul University Faculty of Law since 2017 and is also registered with the Ankara Bar Association. Prof. Dr. Murat Atalı has served as the general manager legal advisor at Türk Telekom Corporation and as a board member at the Information Technologies and Communication Authority (2004-2008). He worked as a member of the scientific commissions that prepared many bills, in particular the Code of Civil Procedure, Notary Public Law and Mediation Law in Legal Disputes, before the Ministry of Justice and the Turkish Grand National Assembly.


Assoc. Prof. İBRAHİM ERMENEK

National Board Member

İbrahim Ermenek was born in 1976 in Silifke. He completed his primary and secondary education in the same place. He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 1997. He completed his law internship at Ankara Bar Association in 1998. In 1999, he started his career as a research assistant in the Department of Civil Procedure – Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law at Gazi University Faculty of Law. He completed his master’s degree in 2001 and his doctorate in 2008 at Ankara University Institute of Social Sciences. He received the title of Assistant Professor in 2010 and Associate Professor in 2015 at Gazi University Faculty of Law. He is currently the Director of the Vocational School of Justice and the Head of the Department of Civil Procedure – Execution and Bankruptcy Law at the same university. Ermenek also served as the general secretary of the Energy Law Research Institute, which he is founder, until 2010, and is currently the Vice President of the Institute.


Yusuf GÜNAY

National Board Member

He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences. Since 1997, he served as the Prime Ministry General Manager of Laws and Decisions for 5 years. He studied Modern Public Administration Techniques and European Community Law at the Royal Institute of Public Administration in England between 1990-91. He became a European Community Law Specialist at Ankara University ATAUM. Since 1999, he served as a member of the General Assembly and Board of Directors of the Press Advertisement Institution and as the Deputy Chairman. He has chaired the Energy Market Regulatory Authority. He was elected to the ERRA (Energy Regulators Regional Organization) Board of Directors at the General Assembly held in May 2004, where the Energy Market Regulatory Authority was a full member on April 25, 2002, and 23 autonomous institutions from Central and Eastern European Countries and Central Asian Republics were full members and 4 institutions were observer members. Yusuf Günay has also been the Vice President of the Mediterranean Region Energy Regulators Community MEDREG since May 2006. At the 6th ERRA (Energy Regulators Regional Organization) meeting held in Istanbul in May 2007, he was elected as the ERRA president for 2 years. The duty of President of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority ended in November 2007.


Şükrü SARAÇ

National Board Member

He was born on 19.11.1952 in Denizli / Güney. He graduated from Ankara Police College, and after graduating from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 1975, he did his military service in Aydın for a short term. Saraç, who started his career as an Ankara judge candidate; He served as the Judge of Silvan, Sarıgöl, Lüleburgaz and Ankara respectively. Şükrü Saraç, who was elected as a member of the Supreme Court on 04.02.1999, was elected as the President of the Nineteenth Legal Department of the Supreme Court on 04.11.2014 by the Grand General Assembly of the Supreme Court of Appeals and still continues this duty. Saraç, speaks English and holds a master’s degree in Civil Law at Ankara University Faculty of Law, Department of Civil Law.


Selami Erdem URAS

National Board Member

Mr. Uras, is the legal representative of the TransAtlantic Petroleum and is a senior manager in terms of finance, land and operations of TransAtlantic Petroleum’s operating regions. He joined TransAtlantic Petroleum in Turkey in 2006 as Resident Representative / Manager . Before joining TransAtlantic Petroleum in 2006, he served as the Resident General Manager of ARCO Oil and Gas Company (ARCO) for 15 years. Uras led the Turkish branch until the merger of ARCO with BP in 2000. During his tenure with ARCO, many commercial discovery in Turkey and resulted in two deepwater exploratory wells in the Black Sea participated in several exploration and production projects. Between 1980-1985; he joined to GSA Esso for GSA in Turkey, Chevron, ARCO, Amoco, Shell, Mobil, Wintershall, Huffco Petroleum Corporation, a private American company and various seismic acquisitions projects, including projects to do with the Turks.


Assoc. Prof. Yüksel YALOVA

National Board Member

Atty. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yuksel Yalova; is a lawyer, politician, academician, writer, sports manager and actor. He is the former President of Aydınspor, former deputy of Aydın, former deputy chairman of the Turkish Grand National Assembly and former Minister of State.
Yüksel Yalova graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1979. In 1980, he started working as a Constitutional Law and Political Science assistant at Marmara University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. Mr. Yüksel carried out academic studies at the Faculty of Law and Economics at the University of Nice, France between 1981-1983. He completed his master’s degree in Political Sciences in 1985 at Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences and his doctorate program in 1994 with his thesis titled “The Concept of Legislative Immunity in the Example of Turkey”.
In 2005, he taught Political Science as a lecturer at Bahçeşehir University. He has established the Africa Application and Research Center at Istanbul Aydın University since 2013 and has undertaken the management of it and gave Energy Law lectures between 2013-2015. In 2016, he received the title of associate professor with the thesis he prepared in the field of ‘management and strategy’. He still teaches graduate lectures on “international security and strategy” at MEF University Faculty of Law, Urbanism and Zoning Law lectures at Beykent University Faculty of Law and basic law lectures at Police Vocational Schools. He is a faculty member at Istanbul Aydın University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of Okan University, President of the Turkish-French Cultural Association and Vice President of the African Diplomatic Academy.


Assoc. Prof. Alper Çağrı YILMAZ

National Board Member

Mr. Yılmaz graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law. After graduation, Mr. Yüksel completed his master’s degree in European Law at Gazi University Institute of Social Sciences and his PhD in International Law at the same university. He worked as visiting lecturer at the Oxford University Faculty of Law. He served as the head of the Turkish Law Institute. He has academic studies named “Protection of International Energy Investments”, “International Symposium on Current Issues in Private Law”, “Termination of International Qualified Player Agreement within the Framework of FIFA and CAS Rules”.Mr. Yılmaz, who speaks English well, is married and has two children.