Gür Law Firm ("Gür"), established by its founding partner Mr Tevfik Gür in 1984, is one of the leading Turkish law firms with a legal team comprising of 45 lawyers. Gür, being a full-service law firm, has six major departments divided as Banking & Finance, Corporate and M&A, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Shipping, Debt Collection and Intellectual Property. Besides having one main office in Levent, Istanbul, Gür has also an office in Moscow, Russia.
All of Gür's legal team has excellent writing and speaking skills of English language. The other languages spoken and written by the legal team of Gür include German, French, Italian, Russian and Arabic.
Gür's philosophy is to guarantee that the clients' needs, interests and above all the protection of their legal rights remain the uppermost priority by delivering services to the highest professional standards: from the initial contact through to the completion of the case.
Gür provides a wide range of legal services tailored to its clients' needs and has numerous local and international clients in various sectors consisting of mainly banking, finance, shipping, shipyard management, energy, tourism, hotel management, automotive, heating industry, steel sector, building construction, petrol, mining operations, transport, logistic, advertising, aviation, franchise, insurance, food, agriculture, textile, media, sport, entertainment and retail business.
Gür's shipping practice consists of advising and representing local and foreign vessel owners, shipyards, P&I clubs, brokers, agents in all aspects of maritime law, including but not limited to the shipping finance, shipping disputes and acquisitions in the shipping sector. Gür's shipping team also has extensive experience on the drafting and negotiating of charter agreements, as well as preparing, negotiating and drafting of contracts for the construction, purchase and sale of vessels and contracts to finance such operations.
Gür 's litigation and debt collection practice consists of representing its clients at all stages of court and enforcement proceedings. Gür's main strength is shipping and commercial litigation and the firm has achieved numerous judgments in various areas of litigation (shipping, real estate, commercial disputes and so on) and thus has satisfied clients' needs in the best way possible. Gür's litigation team has an extensive experience and skills in arbitration, initiating, carrying out and finalising all kinds of arbitrations in Turkey and in other countries. Gür's litigation team also hasstrong experience in recognition and enforcement of foreign court decisions and arbitral awards in Turkey.
Gür's banking and finance practice consists of advising banks, other financial institutions and multinational investors in financings (as the borrower counsel or as the lender counsel) and bank regulatory matters. Gür's solution-focused, hands-on banking and finance team has extensive experience in a wide range of domestic and international lending matters (such as project finance, acquisition finance, asset and commodity finance, ship and aircraft finance and Islamic finance) and assists the clients with all aspects of the deal structure as well as the negotiation, drafting and documentation involved in financing matters.
Gür's intellectual property practice consists of advising its Turkish and foreign clients in intellectual property law, consumer protection law, product liability, competition and antitrust law, and data protection law in Turkey. Gür represents its clients before the Turkish Patent Institute in all kinds of filings and registrations of trademarks, patents, designs and other industrial property rights. Gür's intellectual property team has extensive experience in civil and criminal intellectual property infringement actions, interim injunctions and seizures of counterfeits at customs and anywhere in Turkey. Gür's intellectual property team also has strong experience in representing its clients before the domain name arbitration centres in Geneva (WIPO) and Prague (Czech Arbitration Court).
Gür's corporate practice consists of advising local and foreign investors, multinational companies, joint ventures in merger and acquisition projects, privatisations, PPPs, daily corporate works (including holding general assembly meetings, correspondence with regulatory bodies, license applications to the public authorities), real estate matters, spin-off, liquidation, establishment of companies and conducting legal due diligence. Gür's corporate team provides clients with legal advice in all aspects of their corporate needs and assists them on the negotiation and drafting of the required documentation. Gür's corporate team can easily realise all kinds of legal due-diligence studies in all cities of Turkey and make investigations before all governmental authorities such as trade and/or land registries, tax offices, and courts.
Gür has an outstanding reputation offering a comprehensive range of legal services to international and local clients. With correspondent lawyers in several cities of Turkey, Gür is able to respond to its clients' needs promptly by providing time-efficient services and strives to develop a long-term relationship with each client, based on mutual trust and a thorough understanding of the clients' unique operations.
The goal of each and every department of Gür is to assist its wide range of clients, both national and international, in its endeavours with its highly qualified legal teams, who have particular knowledge and experience in their own field. With up-to-date knowledge of the market and a business-oriented approach, Gür promises unique legal counselling to its clients in all areas of law.