Prof Dr Ali Paslı > Gökçe > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution


Prof. Dr. Ali Paslı, one of the partners of Gökçe, has been lecturing on commercial law at Istanbul University Faculty of Law since 2000. Prof. Paslı has been acting as an “expert witness” to Turkish and international courts for approximately 20 years. He is the author of Turkey’s first book on “corporate governance”. Ali Paslı is the author of four books on commercial law which have won several awards.

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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 > 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 > Dispute resolution

Gökçe‘s offering in disputes is particularly strong when it comes to shareholder cases and IP matters. The firm acts in a variety of other commercial disputes and is praised as being ‘easy to reach, multilingual and having a very good attitude‘. Ali Paslı, Müberra Gürdal and Erkan Sarıtaş co-lead the broader department, and senior associate Aslihan Kayhan stands out below partner level.

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.