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Gökalp focuses on corporate law and commercial litigation. He assists domestic and foreign clients during their day-to-day corporate issues, as well as helps during litigation and other contentious legal matters. Gökalp also supports clients with regulatory compliance projects, mainly focused on data protection, privacy and e-commerce.

Gökalp has participated in multiple data protection compliance projects, helping clients to understand and navigate a range of complicated regulatory requirements. He supports during due diligence and risk assessment stages, as well as helps compile data inventories and develop data security or audit mechanisms. Gökalp also assists clients to update their related policies, practices and business arrangements, helping them implement regulatory requirements for data protection and e-commerce into their day-to-day operations.

He helps with all facets of commercial litigation, ranging from the early stages of evolving disputes, through to supporting clients in court or enforcing court decisions. Issues include conflicts arising from commercial agreements, administrative law, as well as a range of employment and social security disputes.

Gökalp assists in preparing and revising commercial agreements, including corporate governance, employment, and lease agreements. He researches and drafts memoranda for clients, supporting them to understand and navigate Turkish corporate and regulatory compliance issues, obligations or restrictions in this context.

Gökalp supports a broad range of domestic and international companies, most notably in the technology, insurance, facility management, energy, media and entertainment sectors.

Before joining the firm, Gökalp worked at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, researching the limitation of liability for maritime claims. During his studies, Gökalp was a country representative at the Model United Nations in Chicago.

REGISTRATIONS

  • Istanbul Bar Association (2018)

EDUCATION

  • Istanbul University, Faculty of Law (2016)
  • Universidad La Autonoma de Madrid, Erasmus Exchange Program (2014)

LANGUAGES

  • English