We are very proud of announcing that Mert Karamustafaoglu has been promoted as Partner and Competition & Compliance Leader, as of January 1, 2019.
Mert Karamustafaoglu graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1999. Following his graduation, he received his LL.M from Free University of Berlin. He worked at the Turkish Competition Authority as Assistant Competition Expert from 2001-2005 and later as Competition Expert until his appointment as Chief Competition Expert in 2011 where he held this position until 2016. Mert Karamustafaoglu worked extensively on energy and electricity market transactions as well as leading investigations of ceramics and cement, M&As in pharmaceuticals and film and entertainment industry. He was part of the team reviewing privatizations of Eti Holding, TÜPRAŞ and several natural gas distribution companies. Moreover he took active part in drafting secondary legislation by the Competition Authority and participated as a contributor in training sessions.
After his 15 year experience in Competition Board, he joined Erdem & Erdem in 2016 as Competition and Compliance Expert. He works specifically in the competition compliance programs, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, privatizations, investigations within the scope of competition law and competition law practices in the energy sector.
Mert Karamustafaoglu delivered presentations in various academic conferences on competition law. He is currently studying for his Ph.D at Free University of Berlin.