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ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Gönenç Gürkaynak

Istanbul, Turkey Europe Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Competition/AntitrustTMT
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Competition/Antitrust - Turkey

Band 1

Founding partner Gönenç Gürkaynak has "excellent knowledge of the law, understanding of complex issues and is very approachable and responsive," according to a client. He advises clients on a wide range of competition matters, including both merger clearances and behavioural investigations conducted by the Turkish Competition Authority.
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TMT - Turkey

Band 2

Gönenç Gürkaynak acts for multinational technology clients and corporates on IP and TMT matters. He handles trade market registration applications, as well as data privacy matters, cloud computing and access bans.
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Mr. Gönenç Gürkaynak is the founding partner of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, a leading law firm of 95 lawyers based in Istanbul, Turkey. Mr. Gürkaynak graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law in 1997, and was called to the Istanbul Bar in 1998. Mr. Gürkaynak received his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, and is qualified to practice in Istanbul, New York, Brussels and England and Wales (currently a non-practising Solicitor). Before founding ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law in 2005, Mr. Gürkaynak worked as an attorney at the Istanbul, New York and Brussels offices of a global law firm for more than eight years.

Mr. Gürkaynak heads the competition law and regulatory department of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, which currently consists of 52 lawyers. He has unparalleled experience in Turkish competition law counseling issues with more than 25 years of competition law experience, starting with the establishment of the Turkish Competition Authority.

Mr. Gürkaynak frequently speaks at conferences and symposia on competition law matters. He has published more than 200 articles in English and Turkish by various international and local publishers.

Gönenç Gürkaynak

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

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Total 2 contributions

Law and Practice

Cartels 2022 in Turkey

Authors: Gönenç Gürkaynak, Harun Gündüz

Law and Practice

Merger Control 2021 in Turkey

Authors: Gönenç Gürkaynak, K Korhan Yildirim

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 81 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases


Turkey: Digitalization In Turkish Corporate Law Practice

Authors: Gönenç Gürkaynak, Nazlı Nil Yukaruç, Selen Ermanlı Sakar, Nisa Aybüke Eroğlu


Turkey: Dividend Right Certificates

Authors: Gönenç Gürkaynak, Nazlı Nil Yukaruç, Nisa Aybüke Eroğlu


The Unstoppable Rise of Fintech and the Competing Efforts of Authorities to Catch Up:

Authors: Gönenç Gürkaynak, Dilara Yeşilyaprak, Zeynep Ayata Aydoğan, Ersagun Berkay Kiltan