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Within Competition, Gün + Partners is a third tier firm,

Gün + Partners’ recent highlights include obtaining exemptions, pre-investigation advice, and clearance filings. Clients of Özge Atilgan Karakulak’s team, which has a strong life sciences focus, include Fondo Strategico Italiano and Bausch & Lomb.

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Within Corporate and M&A, Gün + Partners is a third tier firm,

Gün + Partners is notable for its strengths in TMT and life sciences, which are reflected in a recent deal list which includes advising WPP and AstraZeneca on major Turkish transactions. Serra Basoglu Gurkaynak and Pelin Baysal co-head the practice.

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Within Dispute resolution, Gün + Partners is a second tier firm,

Gün + Partners’ team is praised for its ‘strength-in-depth – especially at associate level’, with Orcun Cetinkaya being singled out as ‘a highly effective court advocate’, and the ‘clever-as-they-comePelin Baysal recommended for insurance-related disputes. Riza Gumbusoglu is the other key contact.

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Within Intellectual property, Gün + Partners is a first tier firm,

Gün + Partners’ ‘excellent’ team ‘understands the IP needs of international clients’ and is widely acknowledged by clients and peers as being a market leader. Covering the gamut of IP matters, the team continues to assist its highly impressive client roster with trade mark issues, patent litigation and copyright, and has a particularly strong reputation in the life sciences sector. In a huge team, practice co-heads Bariş Kalayci, Özge Atilgan Karakulak and Uğur Aktekin all attract high praise, as do Hande Hancer and managing associate Zeynep Seda Alhas. Highly experienced managing partner Mehmet Gün continues to play an active role in the practice, and is a market-leading figure.

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Within IT and telecoms, Gün + Partners is a second tier firm,

Also notable for its leading reputation in IP, Gün + Partners has been assisting clients such as Mitsui and TomTom with a range of issues including regulatory matters and data protection. Serra Basoglu Gurkaynak and Ugur Aktekin co-head the department.

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Within Media and entertainment, Gün + Partners is a first tier firm,

Gün + Partners advises an impressive range of global clients including entertainment conglomerates and ISPs on topics spanning advertising regulation, privacy policy and broadcasting law. Hande Hancer and ‘formidable’ managing associate Başak Gürbüz are recommended.

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Legal Developments by:
Gün + Partners

  • Advertising Board Clamps Down on Added Nutrients

    The latest trend in the Turkish food industry is to attract consumers by adding nutrients to food products and marketing them as quick and easy solutions to health problems such as cholesterol. However, in general the Advertising Board holds such advertisements to be misleading to consumers and often orders that the advertising cease.
    - Mehmet Gün & Partners

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