Firm Profile > Guden International Law Firm > Istanbul, Turkey
Guden International Law Firm Offices
Varyap Meridian C Blok, Barbaros Mah.
Ardic Sok. No.172. K.23
Guden International Law Firm > Firm Profile
Guden is an international law firm founded in 2012 by Ali Guden who is a dual qualified lawyer in Turkey and England & Wales. Mr Guden was admitted as a Turkish Attorney to the Istanbul Bar Association in 2002 and admitted as a Solicitor to the Law Society England & Wales after completing his English law degree from BPP Law School in London.
Mr Guden is specialised in international commercial disputes, anti-bribery and corruption, negotiation and conflict resolution, immigration law, arbitration and mediation. He holds an LL.M degree in EU Law from Queen Mary University of London. He is an accredited CEDR Mediator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Mr Guden is also a comparative law lecturer at Ozyegin University in Istanbul.
Guden together with his partners have got more than 20 years’ experience and provide legal services particularly in arbitration & dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law, regulatory & compliance, technology law and business immigration law.
Given the wide-ranging expertise of its team members, Guden is exceedingly versatile and its work is carried out with sophistication and efficiently. The firm considers the main competition to be the international law firms operating in Turkey. In this regard, Guden is much more competitive on price and believes in most cases Guden can provide superior legal service because of the synergies between the local and international knowledge of its Turkish and foreign lawyers.
Guden is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association, The Law Society England and Wales, The British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey (BCCT) and a founder member of Worldwide Lawyers Association (WLA) LLP, an international law association headquartered in London.
Staff FiguresNumber of Lawyers : 11
MembershipsIstanbul Bar and Turkish Bar Association The Law Society of England & Wales
Our goal is for our community to comprise people of every race, ethnicity, belief or lack of belief, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, and gender identity, as well as people with disabilities.
Guden International Law Firm is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace and is a recognised leader in seeking and promoting diversity. The firm remains committed to recruiting and supporting diverse candidates. We recognize that a diverse team makes us stronger and more effective. We will continue to have an open, fair and inclusive workplace.
The firm shall strive to be as diverse as the communities and clients that it serves. We shall also strive to provide all of our team members with the opportunity to achieve their full and best potential.
The firm shall:
- Create and maintain an environment of respect for all lawyers and staff;
- Maintain programs to support and mentor diversity;
- Arrange professional and networking opportunities designed to meet the needs of our diverse lawyers and staff;
- Work to ensure the rate of retention and advancement of lawyers and staff of diverse backgrounds; and
- Ensure that lawyers and staff of varying backgrounds and perspectives are represented in leadership positions within the firm.
Mr Ali Guden, Founding PartnerFounding Partner Ali Guden explains how the firm is adapting to the clients changing needs
What do you see as the main points that differentiate Guden International Law Firm from your competitors?
Our aim is to understand our clients’ business. We know every business’ needs are unique so we would like to add value to their already established business even more. We also give our best to provide uncompromising quality and result-oriented advice to achieve the highest satisfaction from our clients. Furthermore, we continuously try to improve ourselves as an individual and as a professional to remain different and attractive to our clients.
Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?
We are expecting IT Law and Technology Law will be the key fields for future interest of our clients. With the unprecedented times like these such as COVID-19 pandemic made a huge impact on how we work and how our client’s businesses alter with such circumstances, we understood the importance of technology and information alter together. As Guden International Law Firm is a member of International Technology Law Association, we first hand see the changes around the world to become a digital environment.
What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?
We are seeing more litigation-based cases and disputes in which we expanded our Litigation Team with new additional Associates to join Guden. We have diversity in our firm in which our clients can benefit the diverse field experiences from our firm.
Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?
Of course! We are not remaining the same. We are continuously improving and learning the new world every day. We have multinational clients in which we have to adapt to new changes around the world. With COVID-19 Pandemic we understood the importance of digitalized day to day activities. We have a digitalized system in which we could easily connect with our clients and other inquiries we have from our clients as well as potential clients.
Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?
Most of our clients has a specific need or idea to achieve when they are inquiring our services. First of all, we have an introduction meeting and during the meeting we try to understand if we could provide the services they would like to achieve as well as the compatibility or our harmony with each other. We value our clients as a family member and if they would like to be part of us, we try to do our best to honour our commitments to our clients. We see problems as opportunities to be solved in which we set and manage expectations accordingly and in three years’ time we would like to seek to promote a brighter future for new graduates in the legal profession, which means doing our part to engage and groom future lawyers. We would like to grow even further to keep deserving the praise and loyalty they have earned from our peers and clients.