Mr Görkem Gökçe > Gökçe > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile



Managing Partner


Görkem Gökçe, the founding partner of Gökçe, has worked in several reputable international law firms following his graduation from Istanbul University Faculty of Law, while continuing his graduate studies in Istanbul University. As part of his graduate studies, he took commercial law courses at Harvard University, US. He founded Gökçe Attorney Partnership in 2010 and took part in various mergers and acquisitions, project finance and privatization projects. He received several awards due to his work on Internet ventures.

Görkem has represented during his career several local and international clients, international and domestic media groups and leading entertainment companies. Görkem acted as the Secretary to the British-Turkish Association between 2008 and 2010; he is also the Turkey representative of International Technology Law Association, Associate Member of the Esports Bar Association and he has been recommended for several law practice areas in Legal 500 lists. He is a Supervisory Board member at Endeavor Turkey. Görkem is the author of the first book on e-sports law in Turkey.

He has key expertise in technology and internet-based businesses, he also represents his clients on several complex and voluminous commercial disputes. He provides legal consultancy on compliance, intellectual property, internet, IT and technology sectors to several Turkish and foreign clients.

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Görkem Gökçe – Gökçe

Corporate matters in the technology space are a standout strength of independent firm Gökçe, which has recently established itself as a key player in the software and online gaming sub-sectors. Founding partner Görkem Gökçe co-leads the department with experienced commercial lawyer Ali Paslı. Senior associate Yılmaz Toygun Tecirli joined in April 2021 and is admired for his ‘result-oriented mindset‘.

Turkey > Employment

The employment team at Gökçe assists both local and international clients with employment matters in Turkey, such as reviewing agreements, unilateral termination, transfer of employees and workplaces. The team operates in a number of highly regulated sectors including aviation, insurance and healthcare and is co-headed by Görkem Gökçe and Müberra Gürdal .

Turkey > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Görkem Gökçe – Gökçe

Turkey > Media and entertainment

The practice at Gökçe covers licensing, joint ventures, IP rights management, regulatory research, commercial agreements and advertising law. The team has unique expertise in NFTs in regard to regulatory compliance, IP management and preparation of smart contracts for blockchain transactions. Görkem Gökçe advises media companies on IT matters, and co-heads with experienced arbitrator Ali Paslı  and cybersecurity expert, Bedii Kaya.

Turkey > IT and telecoms

Gökçe is experienced in the fintech sector in relation to matters including payment services and digital payments, e-money service providers, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, digital banking and outsourcing regulations. The firm’s clients include emerging tech companies, venture capital investors, private equity funds, start-ups and healthcare companies. Görkem Gökçe is a popular choice for local and international clients. Ali Paslı  combines his practice in IT and telecoms with expertise in intellectual property and Bedii Kaya focuses on internet law, digital forensics and cybersecurity matters.