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Global Leaders in Media Law Practice

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law is an eminent, independent Turkish law firm based in Istanbul. The firm was founded in 2005.

ELIG provides clients with high-quality legal services in an efficient and business-minded manner. We focus on the interests of our clients, and strive to find flexible legal solutions that fit the ever-changing needs of our clients in their international and domestic operations.

ELIG builds and maintains close working relationships with a number of international law firms and collaborates with them to serve mutual clients on a range of transactions.

Our legal team consists of 55 lawyers. While ELIG lawyers have the knowledge and experience to assist clients in almost all fields of law, ELIG’s core strengths are corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, competition law, EU law, internet law, IT and telecommunications law, media law, white collar irregularities and compliance, data protection law, banking and finance, litigation, energy, oil and gas law, administrative law, labour law, real estate and intellectual property law.

Many ELIG team members have obtained their graduate degrees in law schools in the US, the UK, Switzerland, France and Turkey. In addition to membership of the Istanbul Bar, one of our founding partners, Gönenç Gürkaynak, is also qualified in New York, and is further qualified as a solicitor of the Law Society of England and Wales (as a non-practising solicitor).

Practice Areas

Unlike many law firms in Turkey, ELIG has a recognised and significant practice in media, internet and new media, and telecommunications law.

ELIG’s media department has experienced a significant increase in works undertaken over the past 12 months and the team has had a great deal of success. The team comprises two full-time partners, two senior associates and five associates.

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law


Firm Overview

Firm Overview

The practice mainly covers domain name disputes, website agreements, film distribution agreements, internet copyright and internet trademarks, internet-related litigation, regulatory counselling, notice and takedown or judiciary decision enforcement assistance and localisation of telecommunication agreements and licenses to be signed with carriers.  


ELIG’s media department handles high profile and internationally publicised matters for a number of Fortune 500 companies and multinational corporations including Warner Bros, Google Inc., Twitter Inc., YouTube LLC and WordPress.


ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

Çitlenbik Sokak, No:12
Yıldız Mahallesi 34349
Beşiktaş, İstanbul


T: +90 212 327 1724

F: +90 212 327 1725

E: info@elig.com

Key Media Contact

Gönenç Gürkaynak

Managing Partner

T: +90 212 327 1724

E: gonenc.gurkaynak@elig.com


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