Born in 1973, Umut Güneş graduated from Ankara University’s Faculty of Law in 1996. After completing his legal internship, he co-founded Gunes & Gunes Law Firm in Kemer/Turkey in 1999 together with his wife and colleague Ebru Güneş.
In his legal career exceeding 20 years, Umut Gunes, the founding partner, has handled cases in almost all legal specialties, though he mostly specialized in commercial law, criminal law, contract law, corporate law, debt restructuring, construction and real estate law, administrative law, hotel lease and management contracts. He successfully litigated against and on behalf of enterprises across the full spectrum of business; especially major corporations, hotel chains, banks, business tycoons, insurance companies and tourism firms in numerous high-profile cases some of which resonated with the members of Turkey’s legal community as well as the press.
Umut Güneş has also actively involved in politics. He ran several campaigns in Antalya and achieved various successes in his political life. Apart from his legal and political career he is actively pursuing academics and is studying sociology.