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ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law
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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 > Media and entertainment

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law advises clients on official requests and court filings related to digital platforms, content liability issues and user data requests. Its group has niche expertise in freedom of information and expression. In addition, other areas of focus include access bans and removal requests, trade marks, copyrights and privacy issues. Clients of the practice include e-commerce companies, global media enterprises, radio and internet broadcasting companies and social media platforms. Tolga Uluay, who made partner, heads up the team with Gönenç Gürkaynak and counsel Ceren Yıldız. İlay Yılmaz left for Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie International.

Turkey > Intellectual property

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law advises on various IP matters including trade marks, patents, copyright, industrial designs, IP litigation and IP-related corporate issues.  The team is able to offer a full service to clients by working with practitioners in the dispute resolution, corporate and M&A, and TMT departments. Areas of strength for the group include the TMT, IT, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. Tolga Uluay, who made partner, co-heads the team with Gönenç Gürkaynak and counsel Ceyda Karaoğlan Nalçacı. İlay Yılmaz left the firm for Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie International.

Turkey > Dispute resolution

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law‘s team includes Gönenç Gürkaynak, who is experienced in defending clients before the Civil Courts, the Court of Appeals, the Administrative Courts and the High State Court. Gürkaynak co-heads the group with recently promoted partner Tolga Uluay and counsel Ceyda Karaoğlan Nalçacı. It has a broad disputes practice that covers arbitration proceedings, mediation and litigation. Areas of expertise include general commercial disputes, labour law, unfair competition, administrative law, contract enforcement, shareholder disputes and IP disputes. International brands and Turkish companies are among the firm’s clients.