ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law has promoted Tolga Uluay and Burcu Can to partner, effective January 1, 2019.
In addition, Ceren Yildiz has been promoted to Counsel.
Tolga Uluay obtained his undergraduate degree from the Koc University School of Law in 2008 and was admitted to the Istanbul Bar in 2009. Following four years of practice as a litigation attorney, Tolga joined ELIG Gurkaynak in 2012. According to the firm, "he has extensive experience as a litigator in administrative law, commercial law, contracts law, employment law, intellectual property law and media law. Tolga has represented various multinational and national companies before Turkish courts. In addition, he has co-authored many articles and essays pertaining to litigation matters concerning commercial contracts law, employment law and intellectual property law."
“It has always been inspiring and a privilege to be working with brilliant lawyers at ELIG Gurkaynak," Uluay said, "and I am honored to be deemed worthy of a partner role in the litigation team.”
Burcu Can graduated from the Ankara University Faculty of Law in 2008, and spent over five years at the Turkish Competition Authority as a competition expert case handler, where ELIG Gurkaynak reports that she "took part in leading antitrust and merger cases concerning banking, finance, motor vehicle and transportation sectors, contributed to the preparation of secondary legislation for competition law and several International Competition Network projects." She obtained her LL.M. degree from the Harvard Law School and worked for three years in the Brussels office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. She joined ELIG Gurkaynak in 2018.
“I am excited about my new role as I became one of the partners at the leading competition law practice of ELIG Gurkaynak, Can said. "I look forward to facing new challenges in a constantly growing competition law practice together with the talented and high-caliber lawyers in our team.”
According to ELIG Gurkaynak Founding Partner Gonenc Gurkaynak: “We look forward to an even stronger ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law as our very talented senior team continues to grow alongside the rest of the law firm. With this great team, we continue to strive for serving all of our clients with the highest quality of legal service subject to the most efficient response timings.”