Mehmet Komurcu, PhD Counsel


Speaks:  English, Turkish

Year of Call: 2018 - Ontario

Year of Call: 2001 - New York

Year of Call: 1995 - Turkey, Istanbul Bar Association

Primary phone: +1 416-862-3510

Secondary phone: 416-454-5662

Fax: +1 416-862-7661

Email: mehmet.komurcu@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto




Mehmet Komurcu, PhD

Mehmet Komurcu serves as counsel in Gowling WLG's Toronto office and is a member of the firm's Energy, Mining, Infrastructure and Tech groups. Having spent the last decade in Istanbul, Mehmet provided counsel and direction to a range of corporate clients there. He has delivered strategic advice in a variety of areas, including M&A, investment management, IP matters, litigation, dispute resolution, privatization and IPOs.

Mehmet has worked extensively with multinational companies looking to expand into Turkey. In a previous role, he was general counsel to Turk Telekom during its privatization, international expansion and subsequent IPO, which at that time was the largest in Turkey's history. As a result, Mehmet has worked in the foreign investment environment across Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East, and possesses strong relationships with lawyers and government leaders throughout the region.

Mehmet is licensed to practise law in Ontario, Istanbul and New York, and holds a doctorate in public international law from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Law School. He is the Turkey chapter chair for the New York State Bar Association in Istanbul.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      June2018
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2005

    • Career
      December2005
      Turk Telekom A.S., General Counsel
  • 2002

    • Career
      March2002
      Birsel Law Offices, Senior Counsel
    • Education
      2002
      University of Wisconsin, SJD PhD
  • 2001

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2001
      Year of Call, New York
  • 2000

    • Education
      2000
      University of Wisconsin, LLM
  • 1997

    • Career
      September1997
      MIGA, Worldbank, Legal Analyst
    • Education
      1997
      American University, LLM
  • 1995

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1995
      Year of Call, Turkey, Istanbul Bar Association
  • 1993

    • Education
      1993
      Ankara University, LLB

Memberships

  • Turkey chapter chair for the New York State Bar Association
  • ICT Related Matters in the New Turkish Constitution, Symposium, April 2012
  • Evaluation of the Draft New Commercial Code, Economic Research Foundation, Seminar, Istanbul, November 2007
  • Worked on a number of the largest privatization deals in Turkey, Bulgaria, Albania and Kirgizstan, including the privatization of the largest telecommunications company in Turkey
  • Acted for multinational clients in disputes against government bodies
  • Worked with companies on matters, including M&A, intellectual property, corporate finance, privatization and IPOs