Ms Kardelen Özden

Kardelen Özden

Lawyer biography

Kardelen is an associate in the Commercial and Corporate Department at Gün + Partners since 2020. She received her LL.B. from Istanbul University Faculty of Law. She is fluent both in English and French.

Her practice mainly focuses on employment, business crimes and anti-corruption, dispute resolution, data protection & privacy, and corporate and M&A.

She provides consultancy to several multinational companies on employment contracts and policies, restrictive covenants, confidentiality, employee-related data protection, mobbing and discrimination, and settlement; and further participates in cases involving business crimes, compliance and legal audits.

She also advises and represents both national and international clients in their commercial law, law of obligations, and unfair competition related disputes.

Bar Admission: Istanbul Bar Association


• 2019, Faculty of Law, Istanbul University Faculty of Law, Turkey, LL.B.

• 2015, Robert College, Istanbul

Languages: English, French, Turkish


Employment & Immigration

Are mutual termination agreements covered by the COVID-19-related termination prohibition?
Turkey | 13 January 2021

Government bodies have introduced progressive measures and restrictions to minimise the COVID-19 pandemic's negative impact on employment and sustain employment relationships. One of the most significant arrangements in this respect is the termination prohibition. However, mutual termination agreements have become a point of contention in light of this prohibition as they are unregulated under Turkish law.

Constitutional Court rules on employers' review of employees' corporate emails
Turkey | 06 January 2021

Whether employers can review employees' corporate email accounts and rely on any findings collected during such an inspection in a potential termination is a controversial issue in terms of personal data protection and privacy. The Constitutional Court has rendered two recent decisions on the right to privacy and privacy of communication with regard to corporate email accounts. Both decisions elaborate in particular on employees' information rights.


Parties can now request an extension to object to expert reports
Turkey | 22 December 2020

Law 7251 on the Amendment of the Civil Procedure Code and Certain Laws (Amendment Law) recently entered into force. One of the significant amendments introduced by the Amendment Law concerns Article 281 of the Civil Procedure Code (CPC) 6100, which regulates parties' objections to expert reports. With this amendment, parties can now request an extension from the court to file their objections against expert reports under certain circumstances.