About Us

About Us

Founded in 1974 by Attorney Selçuk Gürkan, the Gürkan & Gürkan Advocates and Legal Advisers ranks among the largest and most respected law firms in Northern Cyprus. With offices in Kyrenia and Famagusta, and serving you with experts in their respective fields, our Firm is the trusted business partner to leading companies, international investors and individual clients.

The guiding principle of Gürkan & Gürkan Advocates and Legal Advisers is the establishment of strong relations built on trust. With our extensive history and vast experience, particularly in Corporate and Real Estate Law, we work in various legal fields for the success and strategic goals of our clients. Our technological infrastructure enables easy and speedy access to information, allowing us to provide quick and solution-oriented service to clients. With the Akan Gürkan Education Foundation, of which we are the proud founders, our Firm does its share in the field of societal development as well.

Our Professions

We serve in all fields, where our clients may need support.

The supremacy of law is an irreplaceable principle of democratic countries and economically advanced nations. It is equally accepted that, in today's world of advanced globalization, a strong legal infrastructure provides a competitive advantage. Therefore, legal consulting services, in addition to classic services provided by attorneys, are becoming ever more critical. Especially when large-scale investments and projects are on the table, evaluation of the matter by a team of attorneys with distinct expertise in varying fields will provide significant gains in efficiency, while also saving time. Our Services

Akan Gürkan Education Foundation

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Akan Gurkan Education Foundation was established in 2017 in memory of Adv. Akan Gurkan. The Foundation’s mission is to help youngsters imbue Adv. Akan Gurkan’s commitment to education, technology and knowledge, and contribute towards the progress and development of the society. Akan Gurkan Education Foundation awards scholarships to successful students ranging from high school level to high education level that can fulfil the criteria set forth under the scholarship regulations.

Who is Att. Akan Gürkan?

Adv Akan Gurkan was born in Nicosia on 13.06.1978. After graduating from 23 Nisan Primary School in Kyrenia, he was admitted to the Turk Maarif College in Nicosia ranking first in his class, where he completed his secondary school and high school educations. He was the recipient of the British Chevening scholarship, which at the time was awarded to only one pupil across Cyprus, and was admitted to Warwick University, one of the most prestigious universities in England, to study law with full scholarship. While studying law, he continued to pursue and develop his childhood interest and passion towards technology and computer programming. After graduating from university and completing his military service, he started working with Adv. Selcuk Gurkan in 2003 and became the managing partner of Gurkan&Gurkan Advocates and Legal Advisers. He achieved many accomplishments during his legal career, and was acknowledged as one of the most successful lawyers of his time by the legal community due to his brilliance, character and outstanding knowledge of the law. Due to his devotion to his profession, he served as a member of the Kyrenia Local Bar’s legal committee. Adv. Akan Gurkan contributed to the Annan Plan negotiations as well as many other important projects, draft bills and social matters. Adv. Akan Gurkan passed away in 2017 at the age of 39 in a road traffic accident.