Born in 1973, Umut Güneş graduated from Ankara University Law Faculty in 1996. After completing his legal internship, he co-founded Güneş &Güneş Law Firm in Kemer/Turkey in 1999 together with his wife and colleague Ebru Güneş.
In his legal career exceeding 20 years, he handled cases in almost all legal specialties, though he mostly specialized in commercial law, criminal law, contract law, debt restructuring, construction and real estate law, administrative law, tourism law and litigation.
In 2018 he co-founded a second branch named Güneş&Çelebi Law Firm together with his colleague Barış Erkan Çelebi who specializes in maritime law, commercial law, transport law, contract law and insurance&reinsurance.
Throughout his career Umut Güneş has handled numerous high-profile cases that resonated with the members of Turkey’s legal community as well as the press. He successfully litigated against and on behalf of major corporations, hotel chains, banks, business tycoons, insurance companies and tourism firms.
Umut Güneş has also actively involved in politics. He ran several campaigns in Antalya and achieved various successes in his political life.
In addition to his legal and political careers, Umut Güneş has always pursued academics and is currently studying sociology as a second major.