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Gül Ruscuklu

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Gül Ruscuklu


Gül Ruscuklu has over thirteen years of successful experience in corporate law, M&A, negotiations, domestic and international arbitration, media and entertainment law and copyrights. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in international investment law, negotiations and arbitration. In 2017 she passed the Mediation Exam and became a registered mediator.

After gaining experience at prestigious law firms both in Lausanne and Istanbul, Gül Ruscuklu founded Yanık Law Firm in 2012. At the beginning she focused especially on enforcement law, family law, rental agreements, establishment of LLCs and claims for damages. In due course, she continued her education with courses and seminars about international arbitration and mediation. She started to organize conferences, courses and networking events with the purpose of growing arbitration and alternative dispute resolution in Turkey. She  became the ICC YAF Representative for Turkey and continued her duty until March, 2017. She is the pioneer of the “Young ISTAC Future Arbitration Counsel Competition” idea and one of the founders of Young ISTAC platform. She organised and spoke at numerous worldwide conferences and wrote several articles about international arbitration, institutional arbitration and mediation. Supporting development of arbitration and mediation in Turkey has been her natural volunteer activity, specifically between the years 2012  and 2018. Currently she continues her support to the arbitration and mediation community in various platforms.

Gül Ruscuklu’s practice also focused on Capital Markets and associations and foundations law. Between the years 2015 and 2019 she was counselling two IPO projects and an international foundation which focuses on addiction.

In 2019,  she collaborated with one of the major law firms in Turkey for an international investment project and lead the team for the negotiations. Shortly, she became a partner in this firm and lead the international law and business development departments. After one and a half years of invaluable experience there, in November, 2020, Gül Ruscuklu founded Ruscuklu Law and Mediation Office in Istanbul.


Istanbul Bar Association
Ministry of Justice Mediators Registry


Université de Lausanne, Faculty of Law, LL.M.
Başkent University, Faculty of Law, LL.B


Turkish, English, French, Italian

Practice Area

  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • International Arbitration
  • Law on Foreigners
  • Litigation
  • Copyrights of Artists