Moroğlu Arseven is pleased to announce that Gökçe İzgi and Ülkü Solak have been promoted from Senior Associates to Counsel, effective from 1 April 2014.

The firm’s Partners collectively congratulate Ülkü and Gökçe, noting that their promotion is the result of sustained hard work and demonstrated commitment to the firm, with both consistently striving to achieve the best possible results for clients. The firm wishes both of them a long and prosperous career.

Gökçe joined the firm in 2009 and has 9 years’ experience advising clients on a full range of intellectual property issues and transactions, including trademarks, unfair competition, industrial designs, patents, copyrights and domain names. She manages the trademark portfolios of large, multi-national brands and corporations, often arranging seizure processes for counterfeit products. Gökçe has particular experience with prosecution of trademarks, patents, and designs, as well as international patent applications and licensing. She has successfully litigated numerous intellectual property matters for leading international companies, including complex trademark and industrial design infringement cases, design cancellation actions, and unfair competition matters. Gökçe’s work often involves regulated markets such as the pharmaceutical and tobacco industries. She is a member of INTA, Vice-chairman of the LES International committee for Trademarks, Designs, and Merchandise.

Ülkü joined the firm in 2006 and has 8 years’ experience structuring and implementing corporate and commercial transactions and deals, spanning all business phases. Her work includes cross border and domestic M&A transactions and contracts, supporting clients from entry to exit. She has advised clients on both buy-side and sell-side during transactions. Ülkü also advises clients on finance and foreign direct investment issues, acting as a senior legal advisor for corporate restructuring projects, corporate governance, corporate litigation (shareholders’ disputes) and general advisory services. She has particular experience in seed investments, angel investments, venture capital and private equity matters, along with IP and software licenses. Information and Communication Technologies are key industry sectors for Ülkü. She is currently studying her master’s degree on Information and Technology Law and she is a National Reporter in relation to Corporate Law and M&A for the International Association of Young Lawyers.