Gün + Partners


Gün + Partners is a full-service institutional law firm with a strategic international vision, providing transactional, advisory and dispute resolution services. It is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Turkey and is internationally recognised among the top tier legal service providers in the country. The Firm is based in Istanbul, with working and correspondent offices Ankara, Izmir and the major commercial centres in Turkey. Lawyers in the Firm are fluent in Turkish and English and also work in German, French and Russian.


Specialised Practice Areas:

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Finance
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Business Crimes and Anti-Corruption
  • Administrative, Tax and Regulatory
  • Competition
  • Life Sciences
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Technology, Media and Telecom
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Patents and Utility Models
  • Trademarks and Industrial Designs
  • Copyrights
  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • IP Prosecution

Life Sciences Team

The team provides a one-stop-shop legal service for life sciences companies combining the firm’s strengths in all practice areas. Our expertise cover wide range of life sciences products including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food supplements, healthcare products and cosmetics. We advise and represent clients;

  • In relation to all types of commercial transactions and contracts;
  • Across all phases of the business cycle of life science products in healthcare industry;
  • In compliance with the FCPA and UKBA and the corresponding Turkish rules and regulations as well as offering compliance audits and training programs;
  • In relations with governmental organisations and peers, as well as establishing regulatory policies, position papers and the like.


Advising clients in all types of commercial transactions and contracts:

  • Licensing, technology transfer
  • Co-marketing, co-promotion and toll manufacturing agreements
  • Joint research, collaboration and development schemes
  • Data privacy
  • Competition law

Advising clients across all phases of the business cycle of life science products in healthcare industry: supporting corporate clients with the

  • Clinical trials
  • Marketing authorization procedures
  • Pricing and reimbursement regulations
  • Observational studies
  • Promotional activities
  • Ethical rules governing relations with healthcare professionals

Supporting corporate clients with the:

  • FCPA and UKLA
  • Turkish rules and regulations and
  • Conducting compliance audits and training programs

Listings & recommendations

  • Who’s Who Legal (2015):
    Turkey Law Firm of the Year

  • Legal 500 (2016):
    IP: Tier 1
    Media and Entertainment: Tier 2
    IT and Telecom: Tier 2
    Dispute Resolution: Tier 2
    Commercial Corporate and M&A: Tier 3
    Corporate M&A: Tier 3

  • Chambers and Partners (2016):
    Employment: Band 1
    Intellectual Property: Band 1
    TMT: Band 2
    Dispute Resolution: Band 2
    Competition, Antitrust: Band 3
    Corporate / M&A: Band 4 (Global), Band 5 (Europe)

  • IFLR 1000 (2016):
    M&A: Tier 4
    Competition: Other notable
    Infrastructure: Other notable
    Energy: Other notable

  • LMG Life Sciences (2015):
    Corporate & Commercial: Highly recommended
    Regulatory: Highly recommended
    IP: Highly recommended

  • LMG Rising Stars (2015):
    Hande Hançer, Ozan Karaduman, Begüm Yavuzdoğan

  • Who’s Who Legal (2015):
    Mehmet Gün is selected as being among the world’s leading life sciences lawyers, telecommunications media & technology lawyers and leading patents lawyers.

  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars (2016):
    Patent contentious: Tier 1
    Patent prosecution: Tier 3
    Trade mark contentious: Tier 1
    Trade mark prosecution: Tier 2

  • Client Choice (2016):
    Zeynep Seda Alhas has been chosen as the exclusive winner of the Intellectual Property – Designs & Trade Secrets category for Turkey.

  • World Trademark Review (2016):
    Trademark enforcement and litigation gold firm.

  • Intellectual Asset Management (2015):
    Patent litigation and transactions highly recommended firm,

  • The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards (2015):
    Shortlisted firm for Trademark Law firm of the Year – Turkey

  • Media Law International (2015): Tier 1

  • Acquisition International (2015): Recognized Leader for M&A in Turkey

Esentepe Mahallesi, Gün + Partners Avukatlık Bürosu, Kore Şehitleri Caddesi, Şişli/Istanboel, Turkije

tel: + (90) (212) 354 00 00
fax: + (90) (212) 274 20 95
web: http://gun.av.tr
Biolegis contact:
Mehmet Gün

Our specialist Mehmet Gün is happy to meet you.

Our specialist Selin Sinem Erciyas is happy to meet you.

Our specialist Özge Atılgan Karakulak is happy to meet you.

Our specialist Hande Hançer is happy to meet you.