Ms Ece GÜNER > Güner Law Office > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

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 Guner has more than 25 years of experience. 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 25 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’.

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Media and entertainment

The practice at Güner Law Office is experienced in corporate, commercial and TMT regulatory matters in addition to IP rights, administrative consumer and employment work. Recent highlights for the practice include advising on the first foreign equity participation in a Turkish terrestrial broadcasting company. Ece Güner Toprak is well-versed in litigation and cross-border investment transactions. She co-heads the team with Burçak Kurt Biçer who assists clients in structuring their businesses and data protection issues.

Turkey > Intellectual property

Güner Law Office advises clients on various aspects of IP, including both transactional and litigation matters with expertise in the media, entertainment and telecommunication sectors. The team is experienced in IP rights transfers, oppositions before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Organization, production agreements and drafting licences. Ece Güner Toprak represents clients in IP disputes and co-heads the practice with Burçak Kurt Biçer who has transactional IP experience.

Turkey > Dispute resolution

Ece Güner Toprak and Can Güner oversee the contentious matters at Güner Law Office, which is especially well-versed in IP and media and entertainment litigation. It also has a strong presence in international arbitration, particularly those arising from corporate and commercial ventures, and administrative litigation is a further area of focus.

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Güner Law Office is the counsel of choice for a number of international companies looking for day-to-day corporate law guidance. The team also has capabilities in traditional M&A and has broad strength and a longstanding client base in the media sector. Ece Güner Toprak and Burçak Kurt Biçer are the practice heads.