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Okan Gunduz

Okan Gunduz

Senior Legal Consultant

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A business lawyer with 20+ years’ experience providing legal advice to multinational corporations in the fields of commercial law, employment law, compliance, competition law and dispute resolution. He has been advising clients in a wide range of sectors which include:

  • Technology / Electronics / Consumer
  • Medical Devices / Healthcare / Life Sciences
  • Oil & Gas
  • Education Testing Services

Areas Okan can help with;

  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts, including distribution, agency, sale and purchase, license and supply
  • Manage disputes in a diverse range of commercial matters relating to agency, distribution, recovery of large-scale debts, insolvency, product liability, consumer protection, and customs
  • Advise on all aspects of employment law, including reviewing and drafting employment documentation, employment contracts, company policies, employee handbooks, unilateral and mutual terminations and representing parties in court cases.
  • Advise on corporate and consumer law, data privacy, public tenders, partnership agreements, and healthcare-related regulatory matters
  • Conduct competition law and compliance training

Experience Highlights

Worked on various contentious matters ranging from USD 50K to USD5M

Advised on employment law aspects of merger of two large tech companies and prepared legal documents for benefits harmonization

Advised foreign-based company developing components and systems for the hydraulic industry in its formation of company in Turkey which included preparation and negotiation of share purchase agreement, articles of association and employment contracts.

Career History

  • 2009-2019 Acted as Partner under the partnership of various law firms in Turkey
  • 2019-2022 Solo practice under his own consultancy firm

Previous Law Firm

  • 1998-2009 Managing Associate at Herguner Bilgen Ozeke, Istanbul, Turkey


  • Advanced Advocacy Skills and Legal Drafting, DIFC Academy of Law, Dubai, UAE
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. Marmara University, PhD in Private Law, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Master of Laws, LL.M. Golden Gate University, School of Law, LL.M. in International Legal Studies, San Francisco, US (with honors)
  • Bachelor of Laws, LL.B. Marmara University, School of Law, Istanbul, Turkey

Professional Membership

  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2021
  • Admitted to Istanbul Bar Association, Turkey, 2000