Unwin Estate Agents
P.O.Box: 768
Mersin 10,
Telephone: +90 392 822 3509
Fax: +90 392 822 3510
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Law and Solicitors

Law In Northern Cyprus

Whilst making a property purchase we strongly recommend that you take professional legal advice to give you a clear idea of all aspects relating to the property buying in Northern Cyprus. It will also give you an idea of other matters for example; wills, tax liabilities, corporation and company law etc. The list below is for your information and the North Cyprus companies that we have had experience of recently:

Advocates And Legal Advisers:

  1. Munir Akil
  2. Gürkan and GürkanLtd.
  3. BHLEX Law and Consultancyy Bureaux


Munir Akil

Munir Akilis legal history commenced when he was called to the Bar in 1972 in the U.K as Head of Chambers and as a Barrister at Law. He has been registered as an advocate in the Republic of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus since 1973 and is currently the only lawyer in North Cyprus entitled to practice law in both the U.K. and the TRNC.
Between 1981 and 1990, when he was registered with the Bar in the TRNC, he was also appointed district court judge and later senior district court judge. Between 1990 and 1992 he was enrolled at the Bar in U.K where he practised at a chambers in London as a barrister and then from 1991-1992 Mr Akil worked for The Crown Prosecution Office in North London.
His law company has chambers in Kyrenia in Northern Cyprus and currently employs 2 further highly qualified and experienced lawyers both with an excellent command of the English language.
Since his return to TRNC at the end of 1992, Munir Akil's office has flourished and are highly qualified in Civil Cases, company law, Trademark, patents and copyrights. Also his practice has developed extensively in property and conveyancing matters to provide a comprehensive and reliable service, especially for property searches and applications to Council of Ministers for foreigners to purchase property in TRNC.

Gürkan and Gürkan Ltd.

Selcuk Gürkan


- Graduated from Ankara University in 1973.
- Called to the Cyprus Bar in 1974
- Called to the T.R.N.C. Bar in 1974
- Languages spoken: Turkish, English, Greek

Akan Gürkan (LL.B.)

- Graduated from the University of Warwick 1999.
- Called to the T.R.N.C. Bar in 2001
- Languages spoken: Turkish, English

Ayse Seyitoglu

- Graduated from the Eastern Mediterranean University in 2001.
- Called to the T.R.N.C. Bar in 2002
- Languages spoken: Turkish

Gürkan & Gürkan provide the following services and more:


Commercial disputes, administrative law and judicial review, traffic accident cases, criminal litigation, debt collection, defamation, personal injury, negligence and torts, arbitration and ADR.

Banking And Finance

Banking law, guarantees, indemnities, loans and security, project finance, corporate finance, off-shore banks, bank formations, banking regulations, formation and management of offshore trusts and companies.

Probate, Trusts And Family

Advising on estate administration and planning, wills, probate and re-sealings. Assisting in formation of trusts, appointment and supervision of trustees. Advising on immigration matters and residency and work permits.

Corporate And Commercial

Advising businesses on commercial transactions, structuring commercial agreements including resolving commercial disputes and assisting in formulating corporate structure, management and governance. Bankruptcy and insolvency litigation advising on mergers and acquisitions (local and abroad), capital raising, tenders.


Advising the insurance industry on formulation of policies, formation and structure of insurance companies and brokers, underwriting and financing issues and legal restrictions.

Taxation And Tax Planning

In association with leading accountants and other business partners, advising on taxation levels, double taxation, estate and inheritance taxes, international tax planning and structuring for businesses.

Property And Construction

Contracts of sale and purchase for residential and commercial property, conveyancing, purchase permits, construction agreements, operating agreements, tenancy agreements, letting agreements, commercial leases, advising on long-leases from the government, advising the construction industry on large scale projects and tenders.

Intellectual Property And E-Business

Registering, licensing and protecting copyright, trademarks, design rights and patents; actioning and defending cases of passing off and other infringements of IP rights; advising on contractual issues in the electronics industry assisting the development of IT Law within the local legislation; advising on contractual issues in the electronic environment, dealing with domain and disputes, consumer protection, data protection and security.

EU - Acquis Communautaire And Human Rights

Advising industries, companies, individuals and the government on effects of the EU law on trade, import export of goods and services, competition and other issues. Assisting to the harmonisation of the Turkish Cypriot legislation with the EU acquis communautaire. Advising on human rights and discriminations issues and on the availability of local and international remedies for human rights infringements.




Bengüsu are concerned with litigation and associated areas and an international property and investment consultant. Supported by a highly trained multilingual staff of paralegals and administrative assistants.




Ozge Bengüsu is originally from Famagusta here in the TRNC. She attended Eastern Mediterranean University and graduated in 2004 with a LLB HONS after which she completed an internship with a prestigious firm in Nicosia. During this time she passed her bar exams and became a member of the law society in 2005. She later attended Utrecht University in Holland and graduated with an LLM in International and European Protection of Human Rights. She has also gained experience from a second internship in a well known Non Governmental Organisation in the Hague after which she returned to Cyprus and has spent a further two years practicing law in firms in Nicosia and Kyrenia. Ozge is also currently a PHD candidate in International Criminal Law.


Unwin Estate Agents
P.O.Box: 768
Mersin 10,
Telephone: +90 392 822 3509
Fax: +90 392 822 3510
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