Ahu Pamukkale is the Co-Managing and Founding Partner of Günbay Kural Abbasoğlu Law Firm (“GKA Law”) as well as heading the Employment Department. She has extensive experience in all aspects of individual and collective labour law, social security law, ethics and compliance, work health and safety law and dispute resolution on both contentious and noncontentious matters. Ahu is a mediator registered with the Mediation Department of Ministry of Justice and she performs mediation activities as an expert mediator on labour law. She also serves as an arbitrator in various commercial disputes involving Turkish Law.
Over the past 18 years, Ahu provides legal advice to domestic and international companies from a variety of sectors for all their needs. The sectors include pharmaceutical, medical devices, technology, cosmetics, FMCG, heavy industries, recruitment offices, hospitality, insurance, shipping, banking and finance and retail.
Ahu has been admitted to Istanbul Bar Association since 2005 and worked in reputable and top-tier law firms in Istanbul before establishing Gunbay Kural Abbasoglu Law Firm.
Following the first year of incorporation of GKA Law, Ahu Pamukkale has been recognized as “Leading Lawyer” every year and as “Leading Individual” in 2022 by a reputable legal directory in the field of Employment Law in Turkey. Recognition as “Leading Individual” has been granted only to 2 individuals in the field of Employment Law in Turkey.
• Istanbul Bar Association
• Turkish Bar Association
• Mediation Department of Ministry of Justice
• American Collegiate Institute Alumni Association
• Istanbul Bar Employment and Social Security Law Commission
GKA Law was incorporated in August 2016 by very well-known lawyers who are experts in their fields. The proactive and ambitious team aims to provide the highest quality, constant, tailor-made and practical legal solutions for its local and international clients in all sizes and various sectors. The firm was established by three founding partners and currently there are nine lawyers in total within the firm.
The team has extensive knowledge and expertise in advising its clients specifically in complex legal issues including but not limited to employment, corporate, litigation and tax matters.
The team is a trustworthy solution partner in consultancy and litigation matters and gives advice and provides services based on analysing the legal issues through sector specific perspective and know-how. The team informs its clients about the legislative developments on a timely basis. The firm has alliances with Turkish law firms in Ankara and Izmir.
Following the first year of incorporation, GKA Law is ranked as “Leading Law Firm” by a reputable legal directory in the field of Employment Law in Turkey.