Supporting Sponsor

schoenherr is a leading full service law firm in Central Europe. Operating in a rapidly evolving environment, we are a dynamic and innovative firm with an effective blend of experienced lawyers and young talent. As one of the first international law firms to move into CEE/SEE, we have grown to be one of the largest firms in the region. With 12 offices and several country desks, our comprehensive coverage of the region means we can offer solutions that perfectly fit the given industry, jurisdiction and company. Since 2009 schoenherr is also active in Turkey, representing international clients in connection with their investments into Turkey as well as Turkish companies that invest in SEE/CEE. schoenherr operates in Turkey through Türkoğlu & Celepçi, a member of the Istanbul bar. 

schoenherr’s multi-disciplinary energy team advises on international and domestic energy matters, including transactions, development projects, M&A, privatisations, PPPs, regulatory matters, public procurement, strategic advice, competition matters and dispute resolution.



Noerr in Romania


First class European law firm

Excellent legal, tax and financial advice

Competence: one of the leading integrated advisory firms in Romania

Founded 1998

Professionals: with more than 40 professionals we deliver solution oriented advice to the highest professionals standards

Focussed: leading experts in many legal areas and branches of industry: Automotive, Aviation, Banking and Finance, Construction, Energy and Renewable Energy, Engineering and Plant Construction, Fashion Hotels, Industrial Services, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Telecommunication, Logistics, Media and Enterntainment, Pharma Industry, Real Estate, Retail and Customer Goods Tourism

Practice Areas: Corporate / M&A, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Insurance, Real Estate, Construction, Public Procurement, Competition, Antitrust & Distribution, Restructuring & Insolvency, Employment, IP & Media, IT & Telecom, Pharmaceutical and Health Care Law, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Energy & Environment, Tax & Financial Advice


In Association with

SC Electrica SA is a state-owned company, subordinated to the Ministry of Economy and Commerce. Its core activity is electricity distribution and supply and provision of the infrastructure of communications and information technology, which should allow high-quality management on the liberalized market, taking into account the competition in the field. The company’s main activities are the operation and development of the systems of distribution, communications and information technology, as well as the activities related to the supply of electricity to our customers. With the founding of the Department of Energy Services Maintenance, the company’s area of activity developed considerably, extending the range of services it offers to customers; these include services of electrical installations maintenance, design and counseling, repair of electric equipment, auto and commercial transportation, related activities, etc. SC. Electrica SA can operate other activities as well in order to sustain its object of activity, in compliance with the legislation and its own status. SC Electrica SA’s object of activity is detailed in the company status, published as addendum to the Government Ordinance no 627/2000 (completed by Government Ordinance 1342/2001). The developments in the legislation related to the basic activities of the electric power sector have led to regulations, implemented by the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), for electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply. SC Electrica SA operates its economic activities as a natural monopoly, with the obligation to ensure non-discriminatory access to its networks for all customers, suppliers and electricity generators who request it. The obligations and rights of SC Electrica SA are stipulated by distribution and supply licenses issued by ANRE.



 Supporting Organisations


The Turkish Competition Authority was established as per Article 20 of the Act No. 4054, in order to ensure the formation and development of markets for goods and services in a free and sound competitive environment, to observe the implementation of this Act, and to fulfill the duties assigned to it by the Act. Within that framework, the main duty of the Competition Authority is to prevent any threats to the competitive process in the markets for goods and services through the use of the powers granted by law. Ensuring the fair allocation of resources and increasing social welfare by the protection of the competitive process constitutes the basic foundation of the mission of the Competition Authority.





The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was established in 1991 when communism was crumbling in central and eastern Europe and ex-soviet countries needed support to nurture a new private sector in a democratic environment. Today the EBRD uses the tools of investment to help build market economies and democracies in countries from central Europe to central Asia.

The EBRD is the largest single investor in the region and mobilises significant foreign direct investment beyond its own financing. It is owned by 61 countries and two intergovernmental institutions. But despite its public sector shareholders, it invests mainly in private enterprises, usually together with commercial partners.




The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) is a regional financial institution founded by the 11 countries of the greater Black Sea region- Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. BSTDB supports economic development and regional cooperation by providing loans, credit lines, equity and guarantees for projects and trade financing in the public and private sectors in its member countries. The Bank focuses priority on sectors that are of key importance for the economic development of its member countries - energy, manufacturing, transport, telecommunications, support for small business and foreign trade, etc.  The Bank also mobilizes financial resources to its countries of operation from outside the region, while mitigating the risk of private investors. The recently increased authorized capital of the Bank is SDR 3 billion (approx. USD 4.85 billion). BSTDB is rated Long Term A3 with positive outlook and Short Term P2 by Moody’s.



The Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation was established on 25 June 1992 in Istanbul by the Heads of State or Government of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine. BSEC came into existence as a unique and promising model of multilateral political and economic initiative aimed at fostering interaction and harmony among the Member States, as well as to ensure peace, stability and prosperity, encouraging friendly and good-neighbourly relations in the Black Sea region.

With the entry into force of its Charter in 1999, BSEC acquired international legal identity and was transformed into a full-fledged regional economic organization.

With the accession of Serbia in 2004, the Organization’s Member States increased to twelve.




Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)

The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) is a voluntary organization comprised of independent energy regulatory bodies primarily from the Central European and Eurasian region, with affiliates from Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Purpose and objectives:

- to improve national energy  regulation in member countries;

- to foster development of stable energy regulators with autonomy and authority;

- to improve cooperation among energy regulators;

- to facilitate the exchange of information, research, training and experience among  members and other regulators around the world.




PETFORM (Petroleum Platform Association) was established on 15th September 2000 by the pioneering domestic and foreign companies actively operating in the exploration, production, processing, storage, transmission and refinery of the crude oil and natural gas as well as import, distribution and sales of natural gas. PETFORM has played a crucial role since its establishment in the transfer of private sector concerns to the authorized public institutions in all legislations Turkey requires in the energy sector and has actively participated in the development of the relevant legislation the energy market needed, most significantly the Natural Gas Market Law and Turkish Petroleum Law. There are two working groups under the Board of Directors of the Association, which aims to integrate the expectations of all members in a melting pot, following a transparent and participatory management: E&P Group and Gas Group.

E&P Group is a technical working group which focuses on solutions to the problems of the companies operating in Turkey and abroad in crude oil and natural gas exploration and production; while Gas Group is a technical working group which offers solutions to the problems of companies operating in natural gas import, distribution and sales activities.




Media Partners

Anadolu Agency is serving as the Turkish semi offical news agency since it was founded on April 6, 1920 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. Anadolu, the biggest and most trusted national news agency of Turkey, has 28 bureaus nationwide, 30 representative offices and a number of correspondents abroad.  Anadolu, which always introduces latest trends to Turkish media, delivers fast and  unbiased news to daily newspapers, radios, televisions and online customers with coverage in text, photos and videos. It can be monitored in a real-time basis with satellite system, Internet and mobile phone. Anadolu, which has been applying quality management system since 2002, has achieved TS  EN ISO 9000 certificate. Anadolu is the member of international news agencies associations like Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), The Association of the Balkan News Agencies -Southeast Europe (ABNA) and Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies ( AMAN).



Argus Media is the world's largest independent energy news and price reporting agency. It uses a precise and transparent methodology to assess prices in the oil, electricity, natural gas, coal, emissions and transportation markets. Many Argus assessments are used as a reference price by major market participants in physical and swaps contracts. Argus also publishes a broad range of business-critical intelligence reports on the energy, transportation and emissions markets which contain exclusive data and expert analysis of industry developments and trends. For further information, please visit www.argusmedia.com



CEEMarketWatch is a subscription based, fully-integrated analytical network covering the emerging regions of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. We provide the essential combination of reliable and timely information flow with in-depth macroeconomic and political research and analyses on Emerging Markets. CEEMarketWatch delivers tailor-made news, features, analyses and press reviews on 15 countries in CEE, 23 countries in MENA, while Brazil is the first step in our LatAm coverage.


Emerging Europe Monitor is internationally recognised as providing essential information for anyone doing business in, or with, Emerging Europe. The publication provides subscribers with systematic political risk assessment, economic forecasts and business analysis for every country across the region. Published by Business Monitor International, the emerging market specialists, Emerging Europe Monitor is broken down into three sub regional publications, of which any combination can be subscribed to. The Emerging Europe Monitor website www.emergingeuropemonitor.com includes ALL the content from the publications, a 24-month archive, and gives the added flexibility of exploring that content by country, topic or keyword.


European Energy Review

Will our energy future be green or grey? Ruled by the market or the state? Dependent or independent? These are the questions that lie at the heart of the great European energy debate. And they lie at the heart of European Energy Review. The energy journal, written by correspondents and professionals all over Europe - for decision-makers throughout Europe. Be part of the energy transition. Sign up for free to European Energy Review.


ICIS Heren is a world-leading publisher of gas, power and carbon market information. A series of market reports provide news, analysis, benchmark price assessments and indices. These publications are complimented by far reaching historical data packages, which provide a comprehensive information solution to the energy sector’s information requirements. For further information please visit www.icis.com/heren

SeeNews is a business and financial news and information provider which brings its visitors and customers access to detailed coverage on the fast-growing companies, economies and markets of ten Southeast European countries- Romania, Bulgaria,Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania andMoldova. SeeNews combines real-time news and data, alerts, research, analysis, stock and FX quotes and topical categorisation at a single convenient location. It delivers decision-relevant business and investment intelligence for corporate executives and professionals in investment banking, fund management, asset management and the securities industries as well as for media, marketing and PR specialists. Visit our website: www.seenews.com


Today there is no shortage of information on issues related to energy – magazines, newsletters, national newspapers, email newsletters, dedicated Internet sites – the list goes on. Yet in this age of information overload, most professionals still take the time to read their favourite daily newspaper. The Energy Industry Times is a ‘newspaper’ dedicated to providing forward-looking reporting on the key issues driving this exciting sector. At last, an easy way to keep abreast of the latest news in the power and energy sectors – from a source you can trust.





The Journal of Turkish Weekly is one of Turkey's most respected English-language sources for international political news and analysis. Established in 2004, the JTW is published by USAK (International Strategic Research Organization), a Turkish think-tank based in Ankara.

Apart from the news and comments of its staff, the JTW also republishes articles from respected international news sources including Anadolu Agency, RFERL, VOA News, IWPR, Jerusalem Post, Mehr News, Swissinfo, voxEU.org, Project-Syndicate, REGNUM, Eurasian Home, UzReport, Sofia News Agency, Trend News Agency, Tehran Times, The Canberra Times, and The Georgian Times. Our main website is: www.turkishweekly.net




Yeni Enerji magazine covers industrial news, presentations of new projects, interviews, technical and scientific articles on renewable energy technologies.

Doga Trade Publishing Group conventional and electronical publishing activities provide knowledge-sharing support for companies, associations and foundations that need communication with each other. As an ISO 9001-2000 international quality certificate owner company, Doga Trade Publishing Group execute it’s trade publishing activities according to ISO 9001:2008 International Quality Management System standards. Besides the b2b publishing activities, Doga is also the representative of  “www.industrystock.com.tr ” ; an industrial, manufacturers’ and products’ web directory.



Official Advertising Agency

ADVector is a full service advertising agency specialized in business to business marketing communication. Whether you’re preparing to launch a fully integrated campaign, developing a targeted marketing initiative or simply emphasizing an existing message, our team members can provide you with a broad range of industry and client service experience. Our agency can offer in-depth market analysis, insights, opinions, direction and new ideas in-line with our clients' goals. We offer our clients a whole range of specific services, such as: Strategy, Creation and Implementation because we make it our business to learn about their products and industries. Previous experience and market knowledge have helped us acquire and maintain all types of clients such as: medium-sized and large companies, professional firms and governmental agencies (Agrana Romania, INTEREX, Electrica, Ruukki Romania, Transelectrica).