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Burcuhan Yıldıran Kuroğlu

Founding Partner, Lawyer, Mediator

Burcuhan Yıldıran Kuroğlu is specialized in Commercial/Corporate Law, M&A, Tax and Insurance Law, Personal Data Protection Law, Family Law and Mediation. She provides legal consultancy to many local and international clients in transportation, construction, white goods, real estate and sports sectors and serves on the supervisory board of a public company operating in the iron and steel sector.

She is a member of the Disciplinary Board of Sakaryaspor A.Ş. sports club representing the club within the Football Federation of Turkey as an authority, and also, a member of Fenerbahçe A.Ş. sports club’s Law Committee and The British-Turkish Lawyers Association.

Prior to joining our firm, Burcuhan  worked at a law firm in London between 2010 and 2012. She is a graduate of Istanbul Bilgi University (LLB 2008) and holds an LLM degree from Bournemouth University in International Commercial Law. Burcuhan Yıldıran Kuroğlu is a member of Istanbul Bar Association and speaks English fluently.


Oktay Gözen

Founding Partner, Lawyer

Oktay Gözen is an experienced lawyer specialized in Commercial/Corporate Law, Contract Law, Intellectual and Industrial Property Law, Labor, Tax and Insurance Law and Personal Data Protection. He offers legal advice to many Turkish and international clients in the health, transportation, engineering, textile, media and retail sectors. Additionally, he provides legal counselling concerning the conduct of affairs for international associations in Turkey.

He is also a member of Istanbul Bar Association Sports and Sports Law Commission. In addition, Oktay  has attended many seminars on the Personal Data Protection Law. He is a graduate of Istanbul Bilgi University (LLB 2009) and holds an LLM degree in Business Law from Istanbul Bilgi University. Oktay is a member of Istanbul Bar Association and speaks English fluently.

Emmy Di Gioia

Partner – Legal Consultant- Lawyer

Emmy Di Gioia, an Italian lawyer based in Istanbul with Italo-Turkish origins, is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Palermo and a member of the Palermo Bar Association. She provides legal support to foreign investors in the areas of Labor Law, Commercial Law, Contract Law, M&A, Procurement and Corporate Law according to the regulations of the Turkish and Italian legal system. 

After working in one of Turkey’s most established and well-known law firms, in 2017 with her participation to Yıldıran Gözen Law Office as partner and counsel, YGD Legal Consulting and Mediation Office started giving services. Emmy Di Gioia offers consulting services to foreign entrepreneurs, especially to Italian citizens, who intend to invest in Turkey or are already based in Turkey and viceversa, in Turkish, Italian and English languages. Having more than six years of experience in Istanbul, Emmy has had the chance of legally representing and giving legal consultancy  to many multinational and domestic companies and institutions among which there are the General Consulate of Italy in Istanbul and the Consulate of Italy in Izmir, together with many Italian Companies and the European Union.


Aslıhan Evcil

Associate Lawyer
Aslıhan Evcil graduated from Akdeniz University Faculty of Law in 2018. During her studies she she did an internship in Italy within the Erasmus + Internship Programme. During and after her legal education, she attended various certification programmes

Aslıhan Evcil, who is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association is speciliased on: Commercial/Company Law, Labour Law and Contract Law as well as Dispute Resolution and Litigation. She is fluent in English.

Emre Kaplan

Associate Lawyer
Emre Kaplan, after completing his high school education in Hacı Sabancı Anadolu Lisesi, has graduated from Özyeğin University Faculty of Law. During his legal education, he attended various certification programmes and is currently doing his LLM in Private Law at Özyeğin University.

Emre Kaplan, who is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association is speciliased on: Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Commercial/Company Law, Sports Law, Labour Law and Contract Law. He is fluent in English.

Zeynep Begüm Ulufi

Zeynep Begüm Ulufi graduated from Maastricht University, European Law School in 2020 with a minor in Entrepreneurship. During her studies she has learned about different legal systems with a unique focus on European Union law. She completed her Erasmus at the Universidad de Carlos III de Madrid. As a member of MUN and EYP she has participated in many international conferences.

Zeynep Begüm Ulufi specilises in EU Law compliance, Commercial/Company Law, Competition Law, GDPR and is fluent in English and speaks Spanish.

Vincenzo Santonocito

Erasmus Trainee
Vincenzo Santonocito is a student of the final year of the Catania’s University of Law, who, collaborating with some different law firms, is having the opportunity to acquire more experience on different aspects of Italian Law, such as European and International law, administrative and environmental law.
He also has a specialization in European Data Protection Law (GDPR), about what provides consultancy to the national desk of ELSA (European Law Student Association) Italia.

At the time being Vincenzo is doing the Erasmus internship at the YGD law firm in Istanbul. He is fluent in Italian and English.

Musa Bıyık

Legal Intern
Musa Bıyık graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 2021. During his studies, he participated and also worked as a coordinator in diverse events such as the Parliament Simulation Event organized at the University of Ankara. Subsequently to his graduation, he participated in Erasmus+ Internship Mobility by doing an internship in Germany.

Musa Bıyık is currently doing his legal internship in our law firm and speaks English as a second language.

Marlene Bruzzese

Erasmus Trainee
Marlene Bruzzese recently graduated (class 2022) from the University of Catania with a Master’s Degree in Law. She was a junior member of the “Coesione & Diritto” Legal Clinic, where she had the opportunity to investigate issues related to the right of citizenship, immigration, and international protection. She completed her Erasmus studies at the University of Szczecin, Poland. She is interested in the fields of commercial and international law.

Marlene is currently doing a post-graduate Erasmus Traineeship at our Law Firm.

Ayşegül Gonca Ay

Attorney at law
Ayşegül Gonca Ay, completed her undergraduate education at Istanbul Ticaret University in 2020 after her education at Koy Hızmetleri Anadolu Lisesi. During her law education, she participated in various academic certificate programs. She is a member of Istanbul Bar Association. She is fluent in English. She is carrying on work of commercial law, corporate law, labor law, case and dispute resolution, citizenship law and law of contracts.


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