Gökçe Oksay was born in Ankara, in 1988. In 2009, she graduated from Yeditepe University, Faculty of Law with a bachelor’s degree.
Gökçe's interest in international trade law emerged through her participation in international certificate programs organized by different law schools while she was a law student. In 2008, she participated in “Comparative Law Systems” organized in Vienna by Loyola Law School in association with Vienna University. In 2007, she participated in “Legal English and Drafting” and “Introduction to US Law” organized in Istanbul by Washington Law School in association with Yeditepe University. Also in 2010, with the Scholarship of the European Commission, Gökçe participated in certificate program on “General Problems of Transnational Law and its Implications for the Companies in International Trade” organized in Bilbao by Deusto University.
After graduating, she has completed her compulsory internship in a reputable law firm and admitted to the İstanbul Bar Association in 2011. Subsequently, she decided to join the IELPO program where she was awarded with a partial scholarship due to her professional and academic backgrounds; and she had a chance to deepen her knowledge on the legal and economic aspects of international trade.
She is currently working in a global telecommunication company as an in-house lawyer where she advises the company and its subsidiaries on all their corporate activities, compliance with legal commercial liabilities and corporate governance principles and carries out procedures mainly related to incorporation of capital companies, M&A transactions within the group companies.
Gökçe is a native speaker in Turkish; she is fluent in English and has intermediate knowledge of Spanish.