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Pelin Baysal

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Gün + Partners

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Insurance and Reinsurance
Dispute Management
Corporate and M&A
Construction and Real Estate



Pelin Baysal has been with the firm since 2006 and has been a Partner since 2013. She is chair of the firm’s insurance and reinsurance and corporate and M&A practices and co-chair of the firm’s dispute management practice.

She has acted as party counsel in and advised on numerous commercial and corporate disputes  before the Turkish courts and ICC arbitration, involving M&A disputes, shareholders disputes, joint venture disputes, distribution agreements, compensation cases, white collar crimes, insurance disputes, directors’ and officers’ liability disputes and enforcement of foreign court judgments and arbitral awards.

Pelin advised numerous reinsurers and insurers on all forms  of insurance under Turkish Law and advised on litigation, arbitration aspects, as well as coverage issues on policies including  general third party liability, professional third party liability, credit insurance, fire all risks, mechanical breakdown, construction all risks, D&O and Bankers Blanked Bond policies. She has also advised insurance and reinsurance companies on regulatory matters. In addition, she is the only listed lawyer from Turkey on Who’s Who Legal (WWL) Insurance & Reinsurance. The publication, which is based upon an independent survey of general counsel and private practice lawyers, profiles the foremost practitioners in the insurance and reinsurance community. They noted that Pelin Baysal is highly sought after by clients, who commend her “sharp and comprehensive analysis” as well as “the clarity of her advice” when it comes to insurance disputes.

Pelin has been involved in various M&A transactions and assisted foreign and Turkish companies to establish joint ventures, drafted and negotiated SPAs, SHAs and JV agreements, conducted due diligence processes and prepared and re-structured numerous commercial agreements. She also assisted global clients in their negotiations with the state owned banks and organizations with regard to different kind of contracts.


Turkish, English, German


International Insurance Law Association (AIDA)
The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
Legalink, Treasurer of Management Committee
Transparency International Turkey
International Bar Association (IBA), Secretary of Insurance Committee (2012-2017)
Istanbul Bar Association


Ruprecht-Karls University, Faculty of Law, Heidelberg, Germany (LLM. 2005)
Ankara University, Faculty of Law, Ankara (LL.B. 2001)


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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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Within: Compliance

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.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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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Within: Employment

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.

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Within: Insurance

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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