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ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law ‘stands out with its longstanding position in the market and established service quality’. The practice advises on all aspects of competition law, and is representing 3M Sanayi ve Ticaret in a Turkish Competition Board (TCB) investigation of manufacturers of traffic safety materials. Gönenç Gürkaynak is ‘truly a competition law specialist with unprecedented knowledge and experience in his field’.
Mehtap Yildirim Öztürk and of counsel Gamze Oz at Çakmak Avukatlik Bürosu are renowned competition lawyers. The group is representing Cimpor in various matters including lawsuits to invalidate a TCB decision and a TCB antitrust investigation. Visa Europe and Garanti Bank are also clients. Çağdaş Evrim Ergün was promoted to the partnership.
Zümrüt Esin and ‘competition expert’ Derya Genç co-head Esin Attorney Partnership’s competition practice, which advises on issues such as compliance and TCB investigations. The team recently represented Thomas Cook in a TCB investigation. Other clients include Abraaj Capital and SK Planet.
Paksoy’s ‘very responsive’ group recently advised Dow Chemical on its TCB filing to establish a joint veture with Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii and acted for MetLife in its filing regarding its acquisition of Deniz Emeklilik. Practice head Togan Turan is ‘an absolute go-to lawyer for complex competition matters’.
YükselKarkinKüçük recently advised Yildiz Holding in its joint acquisition (in partnership with ADM Capital) of food producer Dardanel and on obtaining unconditional clearance for the deal. It is also very active in representing clients in TCB investigations. Practice head Zeynep Ergün is ‘very qualified in terms of competition law issues, and has the ability to foresee future risks before they occur’.
Cerrahoglu Law Firm is particularly strong for merger control matters. It advises clients across a number of industries including financial services, healthcare, technology, energy, and aerospace. The team also has experience advising in cartel and abuse of dominance investigations. Seçil Abali is recommended.
Erdem & Erdem Law Office advises clients on regulatory issues relating to restrictive trade practices, and also regularly advises clients on other compliance issues, and merger notifications and applications to the TCB. Ercüment Erdem is recommended.
Ismen Law Firm leverages its solid corporate client base and focuses on matters arising from M&A, but also has experience in TCB investigations. Name partner Tolga Işmen is recommended.
Mehmet Gün & Partners advises on merger notification issues and distribution strategies, particularly in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries, and also provides compliance advice and training. Sevi Bozoğlu Firat leads the practice, which also includes Mehmet Gün and of counsel Neşe Önder.
Clients are ‘particularly impressed’ with Turunç’s competition practice head Esin Çamlibel and the group’s ‘incredible knowledge’ of the automotive industry. The firm regularly advises clients including Chevrolet, General Motors and Nissan.
Meltem Akol leads Akol Avukatlik Bürosu’s competition practice, which acts for clients such as Dexia, Cigna and Nestlé, and is particularly active in M&A notification work, exemptions and clearance applications.
Birsel Law Offices’ Begum Durukan Ozaydin and Cagnur Alp are the names to note for competition work. The practice remains busy with notification matters.
Çaga & Çaga’s competition practice represents clients in a host of matters including general consultancy, representations before the TCB, and litigation. The firm has a number of media and broadcasting clients. Practice head Barbaros Çaga and Ömer Yiğit Aykan are recommended.
Ersoy Bilgehan Lawyers & Consultants’ Dogan Eymirlioglu is recommended for his competition expertise. Work includes notifications and competition advisory work regarding mergers, distribution agreements and franchising.
Güner Law Office recently obtained TCB clearance for a joint venture between Siemens and Verbund. Ece Güner is the main contact.
Hergüner Bilgen Özeke’s competition practice benefits from the firm’s reputation and strength in corporate matters, with M&A transactions driving the workload. The team is advising a US client on a leniency application to the TCB. Piraye Kuranel Basol is recommended long with associate Süleyman Cengiz, who is a competition law specialist.
Pekin & Bayar Law Firm’s competition work is driven by TCB notifications and applications. Şefika Pekin is recommended.
Kemal Serdengeçti heads Pekin & Pekin’s competition practice, which also includes ‘up-and-coming’ senior associate Okan Or.
Özel & Özel’s Haluk Can Özel is recommended for competition law advice.