Firm Profile > Güner Law Office > Istanbul, Turkey

Güner Law Office
Levent Caddesi Alt Zeren Sokak No.7
Levent Istanbul 34330
Turkey

Media and entertainment Tier 1

Güner Law Office, whose practice is jointly led by Ece Güner Toprak and Burçak Kurt Biçer, advises media companies on broadcasting, M&A, corporate, commercial, IP, regulatory, employment, dispute resolution and contractual issues. It also advises on administrative, consumer and competition matters. The firm advises key client Fox Networks Group on a wide range of matters.

Testimonials

‘The prominent characteristic of the firm is its responsiveness’.

‘The team is well-established and we have a meaningful collaboration’.

Key clients

21st Century Fox (formerly News Corporation)

Twentieth Century Fox International Corporation

Fox Networks Group

Fox Turkey

The Walt Disney Company

A&E Networks

Viacom International Media Networks

Sky Plc

Endemol Shine Group

The New York Times

Dow Jones (The Wall Street Journal)

Intellectual property Tier 2

Güner Law Office's practice is jointly led by Ece Güner ToprakÖmer Erdoğan and Burçak Kurt Biçer. Its non-contentious work includes registering IP rights, oppositions before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Organisation, licensing and production agreements. In addition, IP litigation is another key strength. Clients include domestic and multinational businesses in the media and entertainment, IT and telecoms, and energy sectors.

Key clients

21st Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

The Walt Disney Company

Fox Networks Group Turkey

Schneider Electrics SE

Gunsan Elektrik Malzemeleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.

SKY PLC

Man With A Mic LLC

F/S Istanbul

Endemol Shine Group

HTC

The New York Times

Fox Turkey

IT and telecoms Tier 3

Güner Law Office's client roster includes multinational companies in the broadcasting, media and entertainment, and telecoms sectors. Ece GünerBurçak Kurt Biçer and Ömer Erdoğan are the joint heads of the practice. The varied portfolio of IT and telecoms work includes matters involving corporate, commercial, regulatory, IP and compliance issues. Dispute resolution is another driver of activity.

Testimonials

‘Strong negotiating relationship with the regulator has enabled us to address queries and reach solutions in a timely fashion’.

‘The Guner team brings credibility to the room’.

‘Everyone has demonstrated a willingness to understand and accommodate our business needs’.

Key clients

Fox Network Group and Fox Turkey

Microsoft Mobile Turkey (formerly Nokia Turkey)

HTC

ICANN

Sulake Corporation Oy

DCom Distrubition GmbH

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Güner Law Office's practice is jointly led by Ece Güner ToprakÖmer Erdoğan and Burçak Kurt Biçer. It excels in transactions involving syndicated loans, asset finance, project finance, trade finance, Islamic finance, among other areas. The team has has particular experience of the financing aspects of greenfield and brownfield mine projects. Clients include domestic and international financial institutions, and also multilateral entities funding Turkish companies and banks.

Key clients

China Eximbank

HSBC Bank France

Öksüt Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Centerra Luxembourg Holdings

Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria EAD

Limak Africa

ING Bank A.Ş.

ING Bank N.V.

Akbank T.A.Ş.

Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş.

Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası A.Ş.

SACE S.p.A., SACE FCT S.p.A.

Castleton Commodities UK Limited

Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited

Denizbank A.Ş.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Güner Law Office's corporate and commercial practice has been a cornerstone of the firm's work since its inception in 1996. It acts for domestic and international investors in a wide range of matters, including joint ventures, privatisations, and sales of public and private companies. The telecoms, media and mining sectors have emerged as core areas of expertise for the team, which is jointly led by Ece Güner Toprak and Burçak Kurt Biçer.

Key clients

A&E Networks

General Electric (through Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP)

Imerys S.A.

Ferro Corporation

Fox Networks Group

Konecranes OYJ

Mapei International

Knot Yapı ve İş Güvenliği Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. /Tractel International S.A.S.

Worldwide Machinery (through Jones Day)

Mastercard (through Citco)

Gimatic S.R.L

Sicame S.A.S.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Güner Law Office's team is experienced in various types of commercial arbitration proceedings, including disputes connected with joint ventures and M&A-related matters. It also represents clients in litigation connected with insolvencies, debt restructurings, IP, consumer and product liability, and employment. The group acts for clients such as large multinational companies and smaller domestic businesses. Ece Güner Toprak and Can Güner are the joint heads of the team.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Can Guner provides excellent support to us’.

‘Can Guner is very proactive’.   

Key clients

Fox Networks Group Turkey

Endemol Shine

Generali Sigorta A.Ş.

Kone Turkey

Konecranes Ticaret ve Servis Ltd. Şti.

SMSA Express

Medi-link International

Terex Operations Italy

Sky Plc

Photo Name Position Profile
 Burçak Kurt Biçer photo Burçak Kurt Biçer Burcak is the partner heading the firm’s Corporate/M&A and Employment practices.  She…
Mr Ömer Erdoğan  photo Mr Ömer Erdoğan Ömer is qualified in Turkey and has more than 15 years’ of…
 Ece Güner Toprak photo Ece Güner Toprak Ece has a total of 20 years of experience in these fields…

CLIENT: A&E Television Networks LLC

COMPANY/FIRM: Guner Law Office

TESTIMONIAL: A&E Television Networks LLC has been represented in Turkey for several years by the Guner firm. Their representation in connection with a joint venture and Channel in Turkey has been excellent. They have advised us on corporate and shareholder matters, regulatory matters and other legal questions. We have received prompt and highly professional representation and continue to use the firm for ongoing advice.


CLIENT: Ferro Turkey

COMPANY/FIRM: Guner Law Office

TESTIMONIAL: Ferro Turkey has been represented by Guner Hukuk for several years on different fields such as; M&As, cooperate matters and different legal issues. We have been very satisfied with their cooperation; quick but also detailed responses, friendly and professional attitude, high knowledge of different matters. Special gratitude to Burcak Kurt Bicer who manages the whole operation for Ferro Turkey and also to Berrak Sipahioglu who covers most of the issues for us. We surely think to continue our cooperation with the firm.


CLIENT: Endemol Shine Group Amsterdam HQ

COMPANY/FIRM: Guner Law Office

TESTIMONIAL: Guner Law Office has been our counsel with regard to various legal matters (from IP to corporate law) and we have always appreciated their hard work, resilience, kindness and understanding of our needs.


CLIENT: Mapei SpA

COMPANY/FIRM: Guner Law Office

TESTIMONIAL: Mapei Yapi has been followed in Turkey for years by Guner Law Office in several corporate matters. The law firm often drafted internal directives and board of directors resolutions with efficiency and professionality. We have always received prompt answers and advises from our lawyers.