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Gür Law Firm

Work +90 212 325 9020
Istanbul, Moscow


Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Gür Law Firm

Gür Law Firm’s team is ‘always willing to go the extra mile and regularly assists with last minute requests and questions’. It advises banks on financing transactions, mainly in the real estate and aviation sectors. Practice head Sena Apak leads on most major matters and is ‘strongly recommended’. Corporate head Serkan Yildirim is also noted.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Gür Law Firm

The team at Gür Law Firm provides ‘fast responses and good advice’, assisting clients in the insurance, transportation, software and technology sectors. Practice head Sena Apakasuccessfully leads a strong team of lawyers’: counsel Evren Guldogan is the firm’s competition specialist, associate Berk Can Biren is ‘diligent, persistent and responsible’, and Tevfik Gur is also noted. Ahmet Akguloglu joined ATG Law Firm in 2016.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Gür Law Firm

Gür Law Firm excels in commercial litigation and arbitration, and in particular, the enforcement of foreign judgments. The team recently handled ICSID and ICC arbitrations pertaining to debt recovery. Tevfik Gur and Serkan Yildirim are the key names.

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Transport - ranked: tier 1

Gür Law Firm

Gür Law Firm’s team advises on shipping and maritime disputes, including pertaining to groundings, salvage, pollution, collisions, marine insurance, and cargo and crew claims. Founding partner Tevfik Gur, who is ‘considered one of the most professional lawyers in Turkey in the maritime area’, handles cases involving maritime arrests and casualties caused by collisions, pollution, cargo claims and vessel arrests. Clients include H&M underwriters, P&I clubs, manufacturers, financiers, port authorities and insurers. Berk Can Biren is noted for ‘his diligence, persistence and responsibility’.

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Offices in Istanbul

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    As soon as Turkey started to take an active role in international trade, intellectual property rights have recently increased in importance. Due to the effects of European Union harmonization process, Turkey has made and is still continuing to make several amendments on its national legislation for the purpose of protecting the intellectual property rights more extensively.
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  • Quarterly Update on Anti-Dumping Cases in Turkey (December 2017)

    In Turkey, the authority to initiate dumping or subsidy examinations, upon complaint or, where necessary, ex officio , is given to the Ministry of Economy ("Ministry"). Within the scope of this authority, the Ministry announces its decisions with the communiqués published on the Official Gazette.
  • Crowdfunding Legislation Introduced in Turkey

    I - Introduction
  • Launch of the Legislative Framework for Interest-Free Insurance Systems

    Within the context of the 10th Development Plan of the Ministry of Development and the 64th Government Program, aiming to develop interest-free finance mechanisms, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency is currently working to finalize a draft bill regulating the interest-free financing principles under a single roof. As part of such initiative, the Regulation on Principles and Procedures relating to Participation Insurance (the “Regulation”) was published in the Official Gazette on September 20, 2017. The Regulation has entered into force 3 months following its publication; i.e., on December 20, 2017.
  • DOJ Makes the Pilot Program Permanent and Announces FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy

    The US Department of Justice ("DOJ") had announced a pilot program [1] ("Pilot Program") on April 5, 2016, which created new mitigation opportunities for companies that (i) voluntarily self-disclosed, (ii) cooperated fully, and (iii) took timely and appropriate remedial actions in FCPA matters that fell within the Fraud Section's mandate. The Pilot Program was to remain in effect for 1 year, starting from the day of its announcement. On March 10, 2017, the Acting Assistant Attorney General, Kenneth A. Blanco, announced in a speech that the Pilot Program would continue in full force until the DOJ reached a final decision on whether to extend it, and what revisions, if any, should be made to it. [2] The evaluation period of the Pilot Program ended on November 29, 2017, when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the new FCPA Enforcement Policy ("Policy"), which effectively makes the Pilot Program permanent with some revisions. According to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, the FCPA Unit received 30 voluntary disclosures during the time period that the Pilot Program was in force, as opposed to 18 voluntary disclosures that were received during the previous 18-month period. The Policy has been incorporated into the United States Attorneys' Manual in order to "be readily understood and easily applied by busy prosecutors" as opposed to being promulgated in memorandum format. [3]
  • Effects of State of Emergency Law in Turkey On Prison Sentences Under Criminal Execution Laws

    With the Statutory Decree No.671 dated August 17, 2016, and the recent changes with Regulations No.29987 and No.29824 on Regulation Regarding an Amendment on Placement to Open Punishment Execution Facilities effecting execution of the Law No.5275 on Punishment Execution Law has introduced significant changes.
  • Disputes on Health-Related Commercial Advertisements under Consumer Law

  • 2017 FCPA Enforcement Actions and Highlights

    Overall, this was a less active year in terms of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") enforcement actions, at least when compared to 2016. In 2017, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") took a total of 9 enforcement actions and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") took a total of 7 enforcement actions. Therefore, we observe that the DOJ has been more active than the SEC in terms of the number of enforcement actions this year. So far in 2017, we have witnessed only 2 declinations within the scope of the Pilot Program, [1] as opposed to 5 declination decisions in 2016.
  • Competition Board grants exemption to Tyre Industrialist Association's waste management plan

    The Competition Board recently published its reasoned decision on the Tyre Industrialist Association's application for an exemption for its Waste Management Strategies and Implementation Plan for Worn-out Tyres 2016 to 2020.
  • Regulation on Erasure, Destruction or Anonymization of Personal Data

    Regulation on Erasure, Destruction or Anonymization of Personal Data: First Prong of the Secondary Legislation

    Law No. 7036 Code of Labor Courts (‘Law’) published in the Official Gazette No. 30221 dated October 25, 2017; introduced fundamental changes in the settlement of labor disputes and abrogated the previous law on the subject Law No. 5521. The radical changes implemented with the Law No. 7036 are summarized below.