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ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Work Department

Dispute resolution and arbitration and Litigation, administrative 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 > Intellectual property

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law works on a cross-practice basis with its IT and telecoms, disputes, and corporate teams in handling intellectual property matters for a wide range of clients, including Twitter and Google. The team has particular strength in the IT, telecoms, media, and life sciences sectors, advising and representing clients in trade mark, patent, and copyright matters. The team is led by experienced disputes and regulatory lawyers Gönenç GürkaynakCeren Yıldız, and Tolga Uluay.

Turkey > Dispute resolution

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law represents clients in a variety of disputes, with experience in administrative, corporate, employment, property, and IT-related proceedings. The firm has a particularly strong record in competition matters, where it acts for a number of major multinational companies. The firm’s lawyers have argued cases before Turkish courts, as well as the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. Specialist competition litigator Gönenç Gürkaynak leads the team, alongside Tolga Uluay, who handles a diverse range of cases.

Turkey > Media and entertainment

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law advises and represents major international media and telecoms clients in a broad range of matters encompassing data protection, freedom of speech, regulatory compliance, and risk management. Social media and e-marketing are key focuses, with the firm notably representing Wikipedia in its ongoing appeal against its Turkish access ban, alongside other notable representations including those of Google and Amazon. The team is led by experienced TMT-sector litigator Gönenç Gürkaynak, regulatory compliance specialist Ceren Yıldız, and Tolga Uluay, who focuses on contentious regulatory and administrative issues.