Mehmet Gün, the founder of the Firm, is truly a self-made man. Despite the enormous difficulties of his childhood, born into poverty in a rural area of Turkey, he managed to break these boundaries to become the founder of one of Turkey’s top law firms and earned global recognition and respect as one of the leading international lawyers in Turkey, instead of herding goats and donkeys in his hometown in the Taurus Mountains in Anatolia.
In a professional career of almost 40 years, he founded and developed a firm which is renowned locally and internationally for its expertise in commercial and corporate, intellectual property, life sciences & pharmaceuticals and commercial litigation practices in Turkey. In addition to leading the firm, he developed an ERP software suite for managing law firms and other professional service businesses which has become the backbone of the firms’ continuous development.
He was among the pioneers in the development, regulation, promotion and enforcement of modern Turkish IP laws by the Turkish government, and advised several industry NGO’s and parliamentary debates of the most recent Industrial Property Act of Turkey. He considers himself as a litigator and has acted as lead and co-counsel in numerous local and international litigation, arbitration and mediation. He currently focuses on complex litigation frequently with cross border elements, business concerns and acts as a strategic advisor to clients and the large team of lawyers in the firm.
He has made significant contributions to his country’s and business community’s benefit of his international legal expertise, outstanding understanding the legal and administrative structure of the Turkish Republic, the state of the rule of law, the boundaries of the Turkish Judiciary and their effects on the business and social environment Mr. Gün has established the Better Justice Association and Istanbul Arbitration Association NGOs.
Mehmet Gün has been recognised by many independent legal directories including The Legal 500, Chambers, Benchmark Litigation and WWL.
Additionally he has been member of Turkish Industry and Business Association (President of the Judicial Reform Committee and Honor Board Member), Better Justice Association (Founder and Chairman), Istanbul Arbitration Association (Founder and Chairman), Istanbul Arbitration Center (Chairman of Intellectual Property Working Commission), Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (Vice President of Board of Directors, Co-Chairman of Government and Public Relations Commission)