Prof. Dr. Gül Okutan Nilsson

Professor at Bilgi University

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Gül Okutan Nilsson is a Professor Commercial and Company Law, Director of Intellectual Property Law Research Center and Mediation Training Coordinator at the Istanbul Bilgi University. 

She is a graduate of Robert College of Istanbul and Istanbul University Faculty of Law. She completed her LL.M. as a Jean Monnet Scholar at the Amsterdam School of International Relations in the field of European and International Trade Law. She obtained her Ph.D. in the field of private law at Istanbul University. During her Ph.D. studies she conducted research at the Hamburg Max-Planck Institute of Foreign and International Private Law as a Max Planck Scholar and at the Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne, Switzerland as a scholar of the Swiss Confederation. Her PhD Thesis on Shareholders’ Agreements in Joint Stock Companies won the 2001 Caga Law Award.  She was a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Social Sciences, Visiting Scholar of the London Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and guest lecturer at the Vanderbilt University Law School.

She was appointed as an assistant professor at the Commercial Law Department of Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law in 2002. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 and Professor in 2017 at the same university. She completed the Mediation Training Programme at the Bilgi University and obtained the title of Mediator upon passing the certification exam in November 2019. She is part of the Advisory Committee of ADRIstanbul


She has publications in company law, capital markets law and intellectual property law. She speaks English, German and French.

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Company Law

 Intellectual Property Law

Office Address and Contact Information

İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Santral İstanbul Kampüsü Kazım Karabekir Cad. No: 2/13 34060 Eyüpsultan İstanbul



Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law

Member of Commercial and Corporate Law Department 

Director of Intellectual Property Research Center 

Mediation Training Coordinator


Istanbul University Private Law Doctorate-2001

Amsterdam School of International Relations, LL.M.-1993

Istanbul University Faculty of Law-1992