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Mehmet Kömürcü

Gowlings, Counsel

I serve as counsel in Gowling WLG's Toronto office and is a member of the firm’s Energy, Mining, Infrastructure and Technology groups. Having spent the last decade in Istanbul, I provided counsel and direction to a range of corporate clients there in a variety of areas, including M&A, investment management, IP matters, litigation, dispute resolution, finance, corporate governance, privatization and IPOs. I worked extensively with multinational companies looking to expand into Turkey. In a previous role, I was General Counsel to Turk Telekom during its international expansion and subsequent IPO, which at that time was the largest in Turkey’s history. I have a doctorate in public international law from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Law School, I am admitted to the Bar in both Istanbul and New York. I am also registered with Law Association of Upper Canada as Turkish Legal Consaltant. I am Turkey chapter chair for the New York State Bar Association in Istanbul.