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Turkey

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

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners adeptly handles transactional matters including M&A, dispositions, spin-offs and capitalisations. On the commercial side the team has experience in advising on partnership agreements, corporate services including entity formation, governance, restructuring and securities. Key sectors of expertise include life sciences, TMT, insurance, financial services and energy. Pelin Baysal and newly promoted partner Ali Ozan Karaduman head the team. Mehmet Gün is another notable practitioner.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 3

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners handles a broad range of competition law matters including M&A, distribution and technology transfer practices, cartels and abuse of dominance issues. Other areas of expertise include competition law trainings, compliance audits and mock dawn raids. Mehmet Gün and Özge Atılgan Karakulak jointly head the team.

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 1

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners provides advice on ‘strategy and practical day-to-day matters enabling businesses to effectively mitigate compliance risk’. Areas of expertise include anti-corruption, internal and external investigations, anti-bribery, fraud, sanctions and compliance matters. The team, led by Bariş Kalayci and Pelin Baysal, acts for large multinationals in sectors such as energy, TMT, construction, real estate and life sciences. Managing associate Filiz Toprak Esin is also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Filiz Toprak Esin - Gün + Partners

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners displays ‘a high level of professionalism and empathy’. It advises clients on end-to-end litigation, arbitration and mediation services including ADR. Experience in commercial dispute resolution includes the areas of insurance, labour and administrative law, tax and compliance. The team is headed by Mehmet Gün, Rıza Gümbüşoğlu and Pelin Baysal, who provides ‘a solution-oriented perspective with prompt and accurate advice’.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners provides ‘practical, cost-effective advice on both strategy and day-to-day employment matters’. It covers the full gamut of employment law including advisory and litigation, restructurings and reorganisations, employment contracts, terminations, collective bargaining, severance payments and business immigration. Key sectors include media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, consumer goods, IT and telecoms, transportation and energy. Rıza Gümbüşoğlu ‘stands out from the crowd with his practical approach and business-oriented advice’. Pelin Baysal is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Rıza Gümbüşoğlu - Gün + Partners

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners advises clients on data protection, compliance, inter-company data transfers, privacy issues, and telecoms transactions and contentious matters. IT-related expertise includes outsourcing as well as service level and software license agreements. Practice co-heads Hande Hançar Çelik and Uğur Aktekin are ‘knowledgeable and provide timely and concise advice’. Newly promoted partner Ozan Karaduman also co-heads the team and is ‘a high-profile lawyer in relation to data protection’. The team is ‘very responsive, detail-oriented and provides commercially astute advice’.

Leading individuals

Ozan Karaduman - Gün + Partners

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners is adept at handling insurance litigation, regulation, contracts and M&A-related insurance matters. Other areas of focus include third-party claims, policy cover, settlement negotiations, litigation and arbitration. Construction and infrastructure count among the key sectors of expertise. Pelin Baysal heads the team.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners advises a vast array of high-profile international clients in the media, retail, energy and finance sectors. Areas of expertise include litigation, advisory, transactions, prosecution matters, trade marks, designs and copyrights, patents and utility models. The team acts for various highbrow fashion brands and recently organised an anti-counterfeiting project confiscating 12,000 counterfeit products from manufacturers and retailers and rising awareness for police forces around trade mark infringement. The nine-partner team of ‘experienced litigators’ is led by Mehmet Gün, Uğur Aktekin, Barış Kalaycı and Özge Atılgan Karakulak. Selin Sinem Erciyas, Hande Hançar Çelik, Güldeniz Doğan Alkan, Mutlu Yıldırım Köse and Zeynep Seda Alhas are also recommended.

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' ‘highly competent and experienced’ team acts for global multimedia, IT and broadcasting companies and retail brands. Areas of expertise include marketing, advertising, licensing, transactional, advisory and contentious matters. It also covers regulatory, corporate, commercial, employment and competition law matters in the media and entertainment sector. The team is co-headed by Uğur Aktekin, Hande Hançar Çelik and newly promoted partner Ali Ozan Karaduman.

Leading individuals

Hande Hançar Çelik - Gün + Partners

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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