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 colleague Ebru Güneş.
In his legal career exceeding 20 years, Umut Güneş, the founding partner, has handled cases in almost all legal specialties, though he mostly specialized and reached success in commercial law, criminal law, contract law, corporate law, debt restructuring, construction and real estate law, administrative law, hotel lease and management contracts.
Also getting actively involved in politics, Umut Güneş volunteered in several non-governmental organizations and undertook several social responsibility projects.
Apart from his legal and political career he is actively pursuing academics and is studying sociology.
Umut Güneş speaks English.