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Work +90 212 354 0000
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www.gun.av.tr

Turkey

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners handles transactions, corporate restructuring, joint ventures and day-to-day corporate and commercial advice. The practice is led by Pelin Baysal, and Mehmet Gün is another key figure. The client base includes local and international companies from the automotive, life sciences and retail sectors.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 3

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners’ competition department is particularly active in contractual and merger-related work and is recommended for its ‘sector knowledge and pragmatic approach’. The team also advises on cartels and internal investigations and is noted for its expertise in the life sciences sector. Mehmet Gün and Özge Atılgan Karakulak jointly head the department.

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 1

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners advises on regulatory compliance, anti-corruption, internal investigations, and external and criminal investigations related to matters including fraud, theft and breach of trust. The practice is led by Barış Kalaycı and Pelin Baysal. Another standout figure is managing associate Filiz Toprak Esin, who is experienced in compliance law and anti-corruption. Clients include multinational companies from multiple sectors, including life sciences, retail, construction and finance.

Next generation lawyers

Filiz Toprak Esin - Gün + Partners

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners handles administrative, commercial and corporate litigation and advises on disputes concerning tax, insurance and regulatory compliance. The department is jointly-headed by Mehmet Gün, Rıza Gümbüşoğlu and Pelin Baysal. The team is also experienced in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners covers the full array of contentious and non-contentious mtrters, including employment litigation and advice on contracts, termination agreements, obtaining visas, employment permits and labour-related data protection. The team also handles labour matters arising from acquisitions, mergers and liquidations. The practice is led by Rıza Gümbüşoğlu and Pelin Baysal and advises clients from multiple sectors, including pharmaceuticals, technology, insurance and construction.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners has extensive knowledge and experience in data protection and privacy, regulatory compliance, transactional, contractual and IP-related matters in the sector. The team handles both contentious and non-contentious work for multinational clients from various sectors, including media, IT, life sciences, automotive and advertisement. Hande Hançar Çelik and Uğur Aktekin jointly head the department.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Gün + Partners

Pelin Baysal heads the insurance team at Gün + Partners, which advises on regulatory, transactional and contract-related insurance matters. The firm also assists with market entry and is particularly experienced in insurance litigation. Recent highlights include advising Ak Sigorta on third-party claims, liability and right of recourse with respect to a $28.5m dam construction failure. The team is particularly active in the construction and infrastructure sectors.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Gün + Partners

Market powerhouse Gün + Partners has a stellar list of multinational clients spanning the media, retail, energy and finance sectors, for whom it handles patents, trade marks, anti-counterfeiting and IP prosecution. In a recent highlight, the team represented multiple clients, including Burberry, Lacoste and Gucci, in a raid on counterfeit goods in Turkey, which resulted in the seizure of 2.1 million fake goods. The practice is jointly led by Uğur Aktekin, Mehmet Gün, Özge Atılgan Karakulak and Barış Kalaycı, who is ‘an expert in anti-counterfeiting matters and the go-to person for brand protection’. In January 2017, the firm strengthened the practice by inviting Güldeniz Doğan Alkan, Mutlu Yıldırım Köse and the recommended Zeynep Seda Alhas into partnership.

Leading individuals

Barış Kalaycı - Gün + Partners

Mehmet Gün - Gün + Partners

Uğur Aktekin - Gün + Partners

Özge Atılgan Karakulak - Gün + Partners

Next generation lawyers

Zeynep Seda Alhas - Gün + Partners

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners continues to build its profile in the media and entertainment sphere and covers everything from regulatory compliance and intellectual property issues to employment, corporate and commercial, and competition law matters, and it is also experienced in sector-specific disputes. The practice is jointly led by Hande Hançar Çelik and Uğur Aktekin. Clients include well-known international multimedia, IT and broadcasting companies.

Leading individuals

Uğur Aktekin - Gün + Partners

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Turkey

Offices in Istanbul

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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