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KP Law

Turkey > Employment Tier 4

KP Law advises on all the processes of an HR department, from recruitment and performance management to employee termination in addition to compliance issues. The firm is also experienced in employment litigation matters, representing clients in mediation, arbitration and settlement proceedings. Isil Doganay focuses on contentious matters and co-heads the team with Çigdem Soysal who is involved in drafting contracts and workplace regulations.

Practice head(s):

Isil Doganay; Çigdem Soysal

Other key lawyers:

Alperen Kocalan


‘We have been working with KP Law since 2019 related to Turkish Business Law. They are very solution oriented. By their strategical thinking, and customer-oriented approach we collaborate very effectively.’

‘The team at KP Law is well-informed. They know what they don’t know, and then do the necessary research to be able to give a complete and well-thought-out answer.’

‘Çigdem Soysal is attentive to the client and knows when the partner’s attention is required.’

‘I think that each partner is an expert in their own field this enables them to be successful as a team. We are very grateful with the consultancy service we received.’

‘Each partner is good at job tracking and especially I would like to say Isil Doganay has a lot of legal knowledge and guides companies very well on the issues they need.’

‘We have very nice experience with KP Law. All feedbacks are on time and we reach to KP team anytime. Response time is really very short’

‘KP Law acts like us in all aspects. They are very close to the culture, represent us very well. We evaluate them as our best business partners and they also make us feel they are working for us by heart. People quality and fast responses also make them unique.’


Key clients


Borusan Holding

Citizens of Humanity









VHV Reasurans





KPMG Abogados

KPMG Law Germany


Work highlights

  • Advised Puma on all HR related processes including remote working during the pandemic.
  • Advised Citizens of Humanity on election of employee representatives.
  • Advised Borusan on creating the legal infrastructure of all internal policies related to remote working during and after COVID 19.

Our Firm: KP Law is an international law firm working in conjunction with KPMG Global Legal Services, an alliance of 2750 lawyers spanning 81 jurisdictions. This collaboration with multidisciplinary teams provides our local and multinational clients with industry-leading expertise and know-how in a vast range of critical matters.

Lead by Founding Partner Onur Kucuk, a forward-thinking visionary with over twenty years of experience managing high profile law firms and international corporations, KP Law takes innovative approaches, integrating high quality strategic thinking, commercial awareness, and state-of-the-art legal technology to deliver value-based results for our clients. Since 2016, KP Law has had a remarkable record of growth, building a top-flight staff of over 40 lawyers and professionals, working with well-known companies around the world.

Our Services: KP Law has a leading practice focused on Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial Law, Data Protection & Technology, Tax Law, Capital Markets, and Employment Law across a wide range of industries with particular emphasis on the retail, industrial manufacturing, fintech, e-commerce, and energy sectors.

Our Approach: We are legal experts with an unconventional mindset and approach.

  • We move beyond giving sole legal opinion; we embed ourselves into the heart of your business, understand your problems or needs and redefine them.
  • We anticipate problems before they arise and insulate you from the unexpected to give you the competitive edge.
  • We take an analytical approach, dividing even the most complicated issues into simple formulations to give you a clear path forward.
  • We deliver value to your business because we invest in a team of legal talent combined with strong financial literacy and strategic thinking.

Please visit us at for further details on our services, our team and our legal insights.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Onur Kucuk
Arbitration/ADR Prof. Dr. Cemile Demir Gokyayla
Intellectual Property and Contracts Ashli Weiss
Corporate, Commercial and M&A Ozge Tuncel
Corporate, Commercial and M&A Ekin Kotan Isal
Employment and Contracts Cigdem Soysal
Dispute Resolution, Employment and Contracts Isil Doganay
Restructuring and Insolvency Ece Kocabas
Business Development and Strategic Marketing Tugce Tercan
Photo Name Position Profile
Cemile  Demir Gökyayla photo Prof Dr Cemile Demir Gökyayla Prof. Dr. Cemile Demir Gökyayla acts as Partner, Head of Arbitration/ADR at…
Isil Doganay photo Isil Doganay Işıl Okutgen Doğanay leads Dispute Resolution team and co-leads Contracts and Employment…
Ekin Kotan İsal photo Ekin Kotan İsal Ekin Kotan Isal serves as Senior Associate at Corporate, Commercial and M&A…
Onur Kucuk photo Onur Kucuk Onur Kucuk is Managing Partner of the firm. He leverages his professional…
Çigdem Soysal photo Çigdem Soysal Associate Partner
Ozge Tuncel photo Ozge Tuncel Ozge Tuncel serves as the Leader of Corporate, Commercial and M&A team…
Ashli  Weiss photo Ashli Weiss Ashli Weiss is a U.S. attorney putting the firm in a unique position…
Lawyers : 35
Other Professionals : 10
Istanbul Bar Association
KPMG Global Legal Services (KPMG GLS)
KPMG Global Legal Services Network
Innangard International Employment Law Alliance
International Bar Association
International Trademark Association