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ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law
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Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Contracts Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law and Media Law, Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law




Mr. Tolga Uluay is a partner at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Koç University, School of Law in 2008 and was admitted to the Istanbul Bar in 2009. Following four years of practice as a litigation attorney, Tolga joined ELIG Gürkaynak in 2012. He has extensive experience as a litigator in administrative law, commercial law, contracts law, employment law, intellectual property law and media law. Tolga has represented various multinational and national companies before Turkish courts. In addition, he has co-authored many articles and essays pertaining to litigation matters concerning commercial contracts law, employment law and intellectual property law.




Mr. Uluay was admitted to the Istanbul Bar in 2009.


Mr. Uluay graduated from Koç University School of Law in 2008.

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Tolga Uluay – ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law‘s dispute resolution practice is active across a wide range of contentious matters, from commercial disputes, to IP litigation, to competition law and other administrative law cases. A key name for competition matters, the team is also noted for its experience in contentious IP and internet law-related disputes. The ‘very talentedGönenç Gürkaynak jointly heads the department with experienced litigator Tolga Uluay.

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.