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Güleryüz & Partners

Turkey > Dispute resolution Tier 6

The dispute resolution team at Güleryüz & Partners 'works professionally, economically and creatively', acting in a variety of corporate and commercial cases, with shareholder disputes being a notable strength. Tarık Güleryüz receives client recommendation for 'his impressive and sophisticated solutions', and he co-leads the team with Nihat Özbek, who joined in January 2022 from an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Tarık Güleryüz; Nihat Özbek

Other key lawyers:

Barış Ülker; Selin Nacar Öztürk


‘Güleyüz Partners offers an unparalleled service and experience through their collegiality and by proactively bringing together their global and diverse talent. It is what makes working with Güleyüz Partners special. They strive to make a positive difference to the communities in which they operate through our work, their community investment programmes, their pro bono advice and their sustainability goals.’

‘I think that successful lawyers almost always have a true passion for their job. I have seen this passion while working closely with the team of Tarik Güleryüz. Tarik Güleryüz and Selin Nacar are committed to representing and helping their clients with dedication to their clients.’

‘Güleryüz Partners supports our team by respecting autonomy through trust. They place emphasis on how work is done and more on the fact that it is done- on time and to standard. Therefore, the team feels very safe and in comparison they succeed very well on their work.’

‘Tarik Güleryüz always supports the team with his impressive and sophisticated solutions. He leads the team and makes every one of them work collaboratively with each other and the firm to create more open-minded and inclusive solutions for the case. Tarik’s verbal skills surprise me in every trial. He is so persuasive and knows the law very deeply.’

‘When you work with Güleryüz & Partners, you don’t just get the experience of an individual lawyer. You get a purpose-built, tightly woven network of legal thought leaders who marry their passion for business with a deep, focused understanding of the law. The team works professionally, economically and creatively, developing the law to promote fairness and justice in the legal system and, in society. Güleryüz & Partners differs from its competitors not only in terms of the quality of their legal services, but also in its commitment to associates working at the firm.’

‘TarIk Güleryüz is a leader who can always structure the best ways of solutions in order to help his clients. Barış Ülker utilises advanced methods to solve the most complex legal issues. He perfectly manages the tasks while working with the tight deadlines. On the other hand, Selin Nacar is an experienced young associate who is able to manage and solve such complex disputes together with her team members.’

‘Every lawyer and staff person in Güleryüz Partners knows that the firm’s values are deeply rooted in putting their clients’ interests first in everything they do. In comparison with the other law firms, excellent client service is a longstanding, overarching objective of Güleryüz Partners as I see in every case we work together. Güleryüz Partners team makes a real big effort to support and understand the business as opposed to taking questions at face value. They seek to understand the underlying question and grasp what is fundamentally important for our case.’

‘Very innovative legal strategies. Thinking outside the box.’

Key clients

Save the Children

Süreyya Ağaoğlu Çocuk Dostları Derneği

Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı (TOG)

Abdulbari Koç

Work highlights

  • Represented Abdulbari Koç, a citizen suffering from air pollution before administrative court and started a nation-wide campaign to raise awareness on the subject.
  • Advised a Turkish agricultural conglomerate to eliminate the risk of compulsory enforcement caused by the impossibility of making payments to Russian banks because of the sanctions imposed on Russia following the military operation it started in Ukraine.
  • Represented a Turkish construction company in arbitration proceedings against Turkmenistan before ICSID.

We are Guleryuz & Partners Attorneys at Law, an Istanbul based full-service law firm, whose practice focuses on litigation and dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, enforcement, bankruptcy and restructuring law, wealth management and family businesses, administrative law, general corporate and contracts law, real estate and construction, venture capital investments and start-ups, anti-corruption and white-collar crimes, capital markets and corporate governance and employment and labor. With this year’s new recruitment, as a team of 17 [ten] associates and 3 [three] supporting staff, we aspire to become a prominent law firm among the world’s top trusted corporate law firms. This includes having a respected and sizeable turnover and a significant practice with a strong focus on cross-border claims and deals.

Providing niche legal advisory services in all areas of law, our firm is always endeavoring to take a client-centric approach and to understand and cater to clients’ needs. Our main objective, which underpins the firm’s identity, is to offer high quality technical advice that fully respects the principles and ethical values of the legal profession: being relationship-driven; being result-oriented and providing tailor-made legal service. You may also visit our website at www.guleryuz.av.tr.

Furthermore, our team manages tasks properly and carefully enables Guleryuz & Partners to improve and grow day by day. All associates of Guleryuz & Partners share the same hallmarks such as empathy with clients, ongoing dedication to understanding clients’ needs, respecting diversity, and strict compliance with ethical standards. These qualities, together with broad experience and academic background will make our firm one of the most reputable and professional law firm in the industry.

We also do not limit our M&A practice to the top deal sizes as we want to be there to advise our clients on their entire corporate lifecycle, including small, medium-sized and also big-ticket M&A work. Given our experienced partners and associates, we believe our added value is highest on deals with a cross-border element requiring a seamless coordination amongst jurisdictions.

Our next aim is to further strengthen our corporate M&A practice and continue to build our reputation over the Turkish and global market. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we also see more opportunities to leverage our market reputation in restructuring for distressed deals.

Our successful litigation and dispute resolution team offers foolproof legal services in litigation, alternative dispute resolution [ADR] and international arbitration. Within this, our team has special experience in the following areas:

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Commercial disputes
  • Compensatory and punitive proceedings
  • Employment-related disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Real estate and investment disputes
  • Inheritance and custody related disputes
  • White-collar crimes
  • Execution proceedings and insolvency litigations
  • IT and telecom eisputes
  • Enforcement and recognition of foreign court decisions and arbitral awards

We focus on helping our clients to avoid disputes becoming litigious wherever possible. From the outset, we work with our clients to develop a clear strategy for managing any dispute in a way which identifies and analyses the risks, optimizes the pressure points, and seeks out the opportunities for resolution, all with the goal of cost effectively meeting the desired commercial outcome.

Our dispute resolution partner has substantial trial experience, and the team can boast numerous successes in the Court of First Instance, as well as the Regional Court of Second Instance and the Court of Appeal. In addition, we have extensive experience of using ADR procedures such as mediation to obtain commercial settlements for our clients.

Unlike most of our competitors, we are a truly full-service law firm. This is at the heart of our strategy. Being able to offer such a broad scope of services in-house is starting to really make a difference with the traditional law firms that are becoming more and more global niche players [rather than well-rounded full-service firms].

In addition foregoing qualities, our firm also prides itself on fostering and promoting the diversity of our workforce and we are very proud that our firm is committed to recruiting, hiring, training, employing, promoting, compensating, and administering all terms, conditions and privileges of employment without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other consideration protected by international and local laws.

Guleryuz&Partners also invests heavily in its Pro Bono projects in Turkey, where our lawyers work together with the institutions, foundations, and other organizations to give legal advice to the persons in need of help, while acknowledging that the high cost that is usually associated with high quality legal services limit the access to justice for many people.

Partner M. Tarık Güleryüzt.guleryuz@guleryuz.av.tr+905324433516
Partner Dr. Zahide Altunbas Sancakz.altunbas@guleryuz.av.tr+905327070448
Zahide Altunbas Sancak photoDr Zahide Altunbas SancakDr. Zahide Altunbas Sancak, a member of Istanbul and New York bar…
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Associates : 17
Supporting Staff : 3