Serra Haviyo and Yasemin Koyuncu have been promoted to Partner at the Gur Law Firm.
Haviyo, who has been with the Gur Law Firm since 2014, specializes in corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, real estate and construction transactions, tenancy law, law of contracts, business, and labor law. According to the Gur Law Firm, "she has advised and assisted both local and foreign companies to establish joint ventures, drafted and negotiated share purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, subscription agreements, joint venture, and partnership agreements conducted legal due diligence processes and prepared numerous commercial agreements. She also has broad experience in advising different companies of multinational brands in the process of their implementation in Turkey and incorporating any type of company, branch and liaison offices.” Haviyo graduated from the University of Koc in 2009, and prior to joining Gur, she practiced law for over two years with the Postacioglu Law Office and almost two and a half years with the Borbay Law Office.
Koyuncu, who been with the firm since 2017, specializes in IP matters including copyrights, unfair competition, and other related areas of practice such as mass media, consumer protection, advertising, and competition law, as well as advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters including implementing IP protection and enforcement strategies and representing clients before the Ankara IP courts. She also works in IP enforcement where she supervises and drafts oppositions and appeals on trademark and design applications before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. According to the Gur Law Firm, "with almost 9-years of experience on IP, Yasemin has been involved in numerous anti-counterfeiting campaigns and she represents foreign, multinational, and Turkish clients from various business sectors including food and beverage, fashion, cosmetics, textile, electronics, hotel and tourism, pharmaceuticals, stationary on all aspects of Intellectual Property and regulatory matters.” She graduated from the Marmara University School of Law and holds LL.M.s from both the Istanbul Bilgi University and the University of Maastricht. Before she joined Gur, she practiced law for four years with Deris Intellectual Property Attorneys and almost a year with Moroglu Arseven.