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Ece Güner Toprak

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Güner Law Office

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M&A, TMT (with a focus on telecoms and media), project work (PPP, infrastructure and energy), litigation, arbitration, and privatization and generally in cross-border investment transactions.


Ece has a total of 20 years of experience in these fields of law. She formed her office in July 1996. As resident and founding partner, she has been leading projects of the firm in Turkey for the past 17 years. Ece Guner advised Shell on its over US$4 billion acquisition (as part of a consortium with the Koc Group) of Turkish state-owned refinery Tupraswhich formed the second biggest oil distribution company in Turkey.Some other examples of clients the firm advised include international private equity fund General Atlantic in its recent acquisition of the leading Turkish ecommerce company YemekSepeti, MapeiS.p.a. in its acquisition of Wallmerk adhesives, Cadbury Schweppes Plc, Advent or Aviva Plc. among others. The Firm’s strong banking and project finance expertise covers all aspects of B&F matters including syndicated and structured loans, asset or trade finance, project finance and Islamic finance. The Firm advised Standard Chartered Bank on a loan facility worth close to a $1 billion granted to a local bank; SociétéGénérale on a project financing of a mining project worth USD 325,000,000, İs Bankası on acquisition finance for the acquisition of AFM Cinema; as well as ING Bank NV, Raiffeisen Bank International AG and HSBC Bank plc among others. The Firm recently advised an energy company owned by Gama and General Electric on theproject financing of an 840MW combined cycle gas turbine power project and Limak in relation to the USD 105,000,000 financing of the privatization of the Hamitabat 1,120MW power plant. Ece Guner is proud to be legal advisors to some of the largest global technology, media and telecoms companies including News Corporation, Fox International Channels, Nokia Corporation, ICANN etc. on all corporate, broadcasting and regulatory matters in Turkey.


Managing Partner since 1996.


French, English.




University of Law of Paris II (Pantheon-Assas, attached to the Sorbonne) Qualified Masters Degree with a major in Commercial and Tax Law and a minor in International Private Law, with the Highest Honor Degree: ‘Mention Tres Bien’.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Güner Law Office provides advice on syndicated loans, asset finance, project finance, trade finance, Islamic finance and commodities transactions. It is particularly experienced in advising on the financing of greenfield and brownfield mine projects in Turkey. Clients include HSBC Bank France and Limak Afrika. Ece Güner Toprak and Ömer Erdoğan are the key names.  Associate Anıl Tıngır left the firm.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Güner Law Office advises domestic and international clients on M&A, joint ventures, financings, advisory matters and corporate transactional matters. Ece Güner Toprak and Burçak Kurt Biçer head the team, which advised Weil, Gotshal & Manges, counsel to General Electric, on the Turkish aspects of GE Water's sale to Suez. Other clients include A&E Networks, Fox Networks Group and Schneider Electric.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Güner Law Office is adept at handling international commercial arbitration and disputes arising from joint ventures and M&A. The team also deals with litigation matters such as solvency, debt restructuring, product liability and employment disputes, with a particular focus on the IP, media and entertainment sectors. It is headed by Ece Güner Toprak and senior associate Can Güner, who joined from an in-house role at energy company Teknokon Group.

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IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Güner Law Office handles corporate, commercial and regulatory work, consumer matters, compliance and disputes. It continues to advise Fox Networks Group Turkey on compliance and personal data protection issues. Other clients include Microsoft Mobile and HTC. Ece Güner Toprak and Burçak Kurt Biçer head the team.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Güner Law Office advises domestic and multinational clients on various IP issues including transactional and contentious matters. Areas of expertise include IP registrations, transfers, licensing, copyright and IP infringement matters. 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company and Fox Networks all instruct the team headed by Ece Güner Toprak with support from Burçak Kurt Biçer. Senior associate Can Güner joined from an in-house role at energy company Teknokon Group.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Güner Law Office adeptly handles media and entertainment-related IP, regulatory, consumer, employment, M&A, corporate, contractual and dispute resolution matters. It continues to advise Fox Networks Group on broadcasting, contractual, compliance, data protection, regulatory and contentious matters. Other clients include The Walt Disney Company, Sky and The New York Times. Ece Güner Toprak is the key practitioner.

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