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CITLENBIK SOKAK NO: 12, YILDIZ MAH, BESIKTAS, 34349 ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Tel:
Work +90 212 327 1724
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Fax +90 212 327 1725
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Web:
www.elig.com

Turkey

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law's ‘solution-oriented’ team advises large international clients on day-to-day commercial matters. Areas of expertise include M&A, general corporate law and contracts law. The ‘hardworking, creative and well-organised’ team is headed by Gönenç Gürkaynak and Nazlı Nil Yukaruç. Clients include L’Oréal Turkey and Ralph Lauren.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law provides ‘an outstanding level of service under challenging deadlines by providing clear and impactful advice with an academic approach’. The firm is adept at defending clients before the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) and is experienced in competition-related litigation and advising on merger control issues. It represented Mercedes-Benz Turkey in relation to an investigation by the TCA. Other clients include Coca-Cola, Associated British Foods, Rolls-Royce and Medtronic Turkey. The large team is led by Gönenç Gürkaynak, who has ‘a unique and respectable technical and commercial knowledge with a client-oriented approach’. Hakan Özgökçen and Korhan Yıldırım are also recommended. Eda Duru was promoted to counsel and the team has been bolstered by the arrival of Burcu Can from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's Brussels office .

Leading individuals

Gönenç Gürkaynak  - ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 1

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law advises multinationals and Turkish conglomerates on the full gamut of compliance matters including anti-corruption, data protection issues, internal investigations and privacy compliance. Clients include Huawei, Associated British Foods and Mercedes-Benz. The ‘very professional’ team is co-headed by partner İlay Yılmaz and counsel Damla Doğancalı, who joined from Kolcuoglu Demirkan Koçakli, and Gönenç Gürkaynak, whose work is ‘inspiring for all lawyers’. Olgu Kama left for Norton Rose Fulbright.

Leading individuals

Gönenç Gürkaynak - ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law is ‘strong, proactive and adopts the right strategies’ when handling litigation matters such as breach of contract, debt collection and enforcement. It represents clients from various industries including IP, IT, telecoms, broadcasting, transport, tobacco, healthcare and energy. Twitter, YouTube, Warner Bros. and Booking.com all instruct the team. The ‘innovativeGönenç Gürkaynak co-heads the practice with counsel Ceyda Karaoğlan Nalçacı and newly promoted partner Tolga Uluay, who is ‘a talented lawyer with a wealth of experience’.

Leading individuals

Gönenç Gürkaynak  - ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law advises clients on internet law, data protection, data privacy, online platforms, mobile payment services, software development, hardware regulations, broadcasting and regulatory matters. Other areas of expertise include licensing, copyright and litigation. Twitter, Google, YouTube, LinkedIn and Warner Bros. instruct the team headed by Gönenç Gürkaynak and İlay Yılmaz.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law handles trade marks, patents, copyrights, industrial designs and IP-related transactions. Other areas of expertise include IP infringements and litigation. The team represents high-profile multinational media companies including Twitter, Google, YouTube and Warner Bros. Gönenç Gürkaynak and İlay Yılmaz head the team.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law handles various matters in the media and entertainment sector including access ban and removal requests, trade marks, copyrights, privacy issues, freedom of speech issues and litigation and has a particular focus on the e-commerce, telecoms and social media sectors. It continues to act for the Wikimedia Foundation in its attempt to overturn the decision by The Information Communication and Technologies Authority (ICTA) to ban Wikipedia access in Turkey. Other clients include Twitter, YouTube and Warner Bros. Gönenç Gürkaynak and İlay Yılmaz head the team.

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Turkey

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Legal Developments by:
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  • Quarterly Update on Trade Defense Cases in Turkey (June 2019)

    The authority to initiate dumping or subsidy examinations, upon complaint or, where necessary, ex officio , has been given from the Ministry of Economy to the Ministry of Trade ("Ministry"). Within the scope of this authority, the Ministry announces its decisions with the communiqués published on the Official Gazette.
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