ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Gönenç Gürkaynak

Istanbul, Turkey Europe Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Competition/Antitrust , TMT
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Competition/Antitrust - Turkey

Band 1

Founding partner Gönenç Gürkaynak advises clients on a wide range of competition matters, including both merger clearances and behavioural investigations conducted by the Turkish Competition Authority. He has substantial experience representing clients from the pharmaceutical sector.
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TMT - Turkey

Band 2

Gönenç Gürkaynak regularly assists multinational technology clients and corporates with data protection compliance. He is also well placed to advise on media-related mandates.
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Mr Gönenç Gürkaynak is a founding partner of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law. Mr Gürkaynak graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law in 1997, and was called to the Istanbul Bar in 1998. Mr Gürkaynak received his LLM degree from Harvard Law School, and is qualified to practise in Istanbul, New York and Brussels, as well as in England and Wales, where he is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Mr Gürkaynak heads the competition law and regulatory department of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, which currently consists of 45 lawyers. He has unparalleled experience in Turkish competition law counselling issues, with more than 20 years of competition law experience, starting with the establishment of the Turkish Competition Authority. Mr Gürkaynak represents multinational companies and large domestic clients in written and oral defences in investigations of the Turkish Competition Authority, antitrust appeal cases in the high administrative court and merger clearances of the Turkish Competition Authority, in addition to coordinating various worldwide merger notifications, drafting non-compete agreements and clauses, and preparing hundreds of legal memoranda concerning a wide array of Turkish and EC competition law topics.

Professional Memberships

Istanbul Bar Association (1998); New York State Bar (2002); Brussels Bar (2003), Law Society of England and Wales (2004).

Gönenç Gürkaynak

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

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Total 2 contributions

Law and Practice

Cartels 2021 in Turkey

Authors: Gönenç Gürkaynak, Barış Yüksel

Law and Practice

Merger Control 2020 in Turkey

Authors: Gönenç Gürkaynak, K Korhan Yildirim

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 59 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases