Lawyers Görkem Bilgin

Görkem Bilgin

Görkem Bilgin

Gün + Partners

Görkem Bilgin has been with Gün + Partners since 2012 and became a partner in 2021. His practice is focused on corporate and M&A, life sciences, energy and natural resources, and insurance and reinsurance practice areas.

Görkem’s practice mainly concentrates on corporate and commercial law issues with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance issues. He has been involved in various M&A transactions and advised foreign and Turkish companies on their joint ventures, drafted and negotiated SPAs, SHAs, and JV agreements, conducted the due diligence processes, and prepared and re-structured numerous commercial agreements.

Görkem also advises and represents clients from the life sciences sector, especially multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies in relation to their complex agreements and engagements with the authorities as well as their distributors and manufacturers.

Görkem advises clients, both national and international, on Turkish energy and natural resources legislation, providing advisory services in the areas of energy law. 

Görkem assists insurance companies from the regulatory aspect, and he advises national and international insurance companies regarding the localization of the insurance and reinsurance policies in Turkey.

Practice Areas & Work Department

Corporate and M&A

Life Sciences

Energy and Natural Resources

Insurance and Reinsurance

Construction and Real Estate





International Bar Association (IBA)

Corporate Governance and Directors' Duties in Turkey 2024 - Part 2

The principal duties of directors are: • To act prudently and diligently when conducting business and performing their duties and the business of the company. • To monitor and supervise the management and the business of the company to ensure that it complies with the principles of good faith and the interests of the company and its shareholders.


Corporate Governance and Directors' Duties in Turkey 2024 - Part 1

The main forms of corporate entity used in Turkey are the: • Limited liability company (LLC). • Joint-stock company (JSC).


Recent Changes in the Turkish Commercial Code

With the Law no. 7511 Amending the Turkish Commercial Code and Certain other Laws (the “Amendment Law”), which entered into force after being published in the Official Gazette dated 29.05.2024 numbered 32560, amendments are made primarily to the Turkish Commercial Code numbered 6102 (the “TCC”) and other certain laws.


Corporate Governance in Türkiye 2024 - Part 3

The TCC allows a board of directors to consist of just one member (a real person or a legal entity) assigned by the articles of association or elected by the general assembly.


Corporate Governance in Türkiye 2024 - Part 2

A share buy-back system that was already available for listed companies under capital markets legislation has been introduced by the TCC for joint stock companies in exceptional cases. The conditions for the buy-back are as follows (TCC, article 379):


Corporate Governance in Türkiye 2024 - Part 1

The Turkish Commercial Code (TCC) dated 13 January 2011 (Law No. 6102) entered into force on 1 July 2012. The TCC has important objectives, such as ensuring transparency, adopting corporate governance standards and introducing internationally accepted auditing and reporting standards.


Bazı Menkul Satış Sözleşmelerinde Dövizle Ödeme Yasağı Kalktı

Türk Parası Kıymetini Koruma Hakkında 32 Sayılı Karara İlişkin Tebliğ’de (“Tebliğ”) 21 Nisan 2022 tarihinden itibaren geçerli olmak üzere yapılan değişiklikle birlikte, Türkiye'de yerleşik alıcılar için, taşıt sözleşmeleri hariç olmak üzere, menkul satış sözleşmelerinde, sözleşme kapsamındaki tüm ödemelerin döviz cinsinden veya dövize endeksli olarak yerine getirilmesi yönünde bir kararlaştırma yapılması durumunda, bu yükümlülüklerin Türk lirası cinsinden yerine getirilmesi gerektiği yönünde düzenleme yapılmıştı.


Ban on Foreign Currency Payment in Certain Sale of Goods Contracts Lifted

With the amendment made to the Communiqué on the Decree numbered 32 Regarding the Protection of the Value of the Turkish Currency, effective as of April 21, 2022, for buyers residing in Türkiye, except for vehicle sale contracts, in the event that there is an agreement in the sale of goods contracts that all payments under the contract are to be made in foreign currency or indexed to foreign currency, it was regulated that these obligations must be fulfilled in Turkish lira.

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