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ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Work Department

Pharmaceutical and healthcare regulatory, anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations, anti-corruption and white collar irregularities, commercial law and contracts law  




Ms. Ceren Yıldız is a partner at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law. She graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Law in 2009 and joined ELIG Gürkaynak following her graduation. She was admitted to the Istanbul Bar in 2011. Ceren has extensive experience in regulatory matters, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical and medical device regulatory, e-commerce, e- money and payment services regulatory, corporate compliance matters, internal investigations, white collar irregularities, contracts law and anti-dumping law. She provides legal consultancy to various multinational and domestic clients in a wide range of fields concerning their day-to-day operations, sector related regulatory issues and contracts. Ceren has also represented clients in both international and domestic anti-dumping investigations and provided legal consultancy to clients during internal investigations concerning white collar irregularities. Ceren has coauthored a number of articles pertaining to regulatory and compliance matters. She is fluent in English.




Ms. Yıldız was admitted to the Istanbul Bar in 2011


Ms. Yıldız graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Law in 2009.

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Compliance

(Next Generation Partners)

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Strong offerings in anti-corruption and data protection matters combine with ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law‘s standout competition practice to give a rounded service in compliance across the board. Clients include Google Youtube and Twitter, with technology being a standout sector. Banking and finance is also an area in which the team is seeing an increased number of instructions. Experienced figurehead of the firm, Gönenç Gürkaynak is recognised as a leading figure in competition law compliance and wider contentious regulatory matters. He jointly heads the practice with Ceren Yıldız, who focuses on regulatory matters in the pharmaceutical and e-commerce sectors.

Turkey > IT and telecoms

The ‘accurate, efficient and responsive‘ team at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law counts Google, YouTube and Twitter among its long-term heavyweight clients in the technology industry. While cross-border data protection and privacy matters in the TMT space are a particular strength, the firm offers comprehensive cross-practice support to its clients in these industries. Gönenç Gürkaynak and Ceren Yıldızare very good at reading the regulatory atmosphere‘ and share the department leadership duties.

Turkey > Intellectual property

As part of its cross-practice offering in IT and telecoms, corporate law and dispute resolution, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law assists multinationals with various IP issues; Google is a standout client for which the team handles a range of matters. Leadership of the IP practice is divided between three experienced partners with strengths in disputes and regulatory work: founding partner Gönenç Gürkaynak, compliance expert Ceren Yıldız and disputes lawyer Tolga Uluay.

Turkey > Media and entertainment

The team at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law brings its ‘exceptional knowledge and experience‘ to bear in a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters for its strong client base of media and technology companies. Matters relating to the social media space and its fluid regulatory framework are a notable strength of the practice and data protection advice is also an important component of its support to clients. Founding partner and experienced litigator Gönenç Gürkaynak co-leads the department alongside regulatory compliance expert Ceren Yıldız and Tolga Uluay, whose strengths lie in dispute resolution.