Gurkan and Gurkan
Advocates and Legal Advisers
Gurkan & Gurkan is the leading Northern Cyprus law firm with valuable local expertise in all areas of Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot legal system. The firm is based in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus and serves an extensive and growing clientele.
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Litigation   Banking and Finance   Probate and Trusts  
Commercial disputes, administrative law and judicial review, traffic accident cases, criminal litigation, debt collection, defamation, personal injury, negligence and torts, arbitration and ADR.
Banking law, guarantees, indemnities, loans and security, project finance, corporate finance, off-shore banks, bank formations, banking regulations, formation and management of offshore trusts and companies.
Advising on estate administration and planning, wills, probate and re-sealings. Assisting in formation of trusts, appointment and supervision of trustees. Advising on immigration matters and residency and work permits.
Corporate and Commercial Insurance Taxation and Tax Planning
Advising businesses on commercial transactions, structuring commericial agreements including resolving commercial disputes and assisting in formulating corporate structure, management and governance. Bankruptcy and insolvency litigation advising on mergers and acquisitions (local and abroad), capital raising, tenders.
Advising the insurance industry on formulation of policies, formation and structure of insurance companies and brokers, underwriting and financing issues and legal restrictions.
In association with leading accountants and other business partners, advising on taxation levels, double taxation, estate and inheritance taxes, international tax planning and structuring for businesses.
Property and Construction Intellectual Property and e-Business EU - Acquis Communautarie
Contracts of sale and purchase for residential and commercial property, conveyancing, purchase permits, construction agreements, operating agreements, tenancy agreements, letting agreements, commercial leases, advising on long-leases from the government, advising the constructon industry on large scale projects and tenders.
Registering, licensing and protecting copyright, trademarks, design rights and patents; actioning and defending cases of passing off and other infrigements of IP rights; advising on contractual issues in the electronics industry assisting the development of IT Law within the local legislation; advising on contractual issues in the electronic environment, dealing with domain and disputes, consumer protection, data protection and security.
Advising industries, companies, individuals and the government on effects of the EU law on trade, import export of goods and services,  competition and other issues. Assisting to the harmonization of the Turkish Cypriot legislation with the EU acquis communautaire. Advising
on human rights and discriminations issues and on the availability of local and international remedies for human rights infringements.
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