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CITLENBIK SOKAK NO: 12, YILDIZ MAH, BESIKTAS, 34349 ISTANBUL, TURKEY
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Work +90 212 327 1724
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Fax +90 212 327 1725
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https://www.elig.com

Turkey

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law’s corporate and M&A practice has ‘deep knowledge and experience’ and provides advice on acquisitions, agreements, contracts, corporate restructuring and due diligence. Nazlı Nil Yukaruç heads the department alongside Gönenç GĂŒrkaynak; Tunç Lokmanhekim retired in late 2016. The firm’s client roster includes L’OrĂ©al Turkey, Edenred and Mobil Oil Turkey.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law’s competition practice has a stellar list of multinational clients, with the sizeable team advising on all aspects of competition law, including merger filings, preliminary and official investigations by the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA), and competition litigation. Recent highlights include advising General Electric on merger control aspects of its acquisition of Baker Hughes. In other work, the team represented MediaMarkt Turkey during investigations by the TCA. The ‘pragmatic and creative’ Gönenç GĂŒrkaynak heads the practice; Hakan Özgökçen and Korhan Yıldırım are also recommended. The firm recently added Panasonic, Maersk Line and beIN Media Group to its client base.

Leading individuals

Gönenç GĂŒrkaynak - ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 1

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law covers the full array of compliance-related matters, including the drafting and implementation of anti-corruption processes, privacy compliance, data protection and internal investigations. The ‘accurate, responsive and experienced’ team is led by Gönenç GĂŒrkaynak and is particularly experienced in whistle-blower protection. Ä°lay Yılmaz and Olgu Kama are other key figures. The firm’s client base includes Al Shaya Group, Mobil Oil and Banks Association of Turkey.

Leading individuals

Gönenç GĂŒrkaynak - ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

‘Proactive and pragmatic’, ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law’s dispute resolution department is led by competition law expert Gönenç GĂŒrkaynak and handles employment, commercial, competition and IP-related litigation. Recent highlights include defending Booking.com against a claim regarding unfair competition. Other clients include SanDisk, Google and 3M. Founding partner Tunç Lokmanhekim retired.

Leading individuals

Gönenç GĂŒrkaynak - ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

The ‘excellent’ ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law is particularly well known for its expertise in the data protection and privacy areas. In addition to contentious work, the firm handles transactions, contracts, licensing and regulatory compliance. The department is jointly led by Gönenç GĂŒrkaynak and Ä°lay Yılmaz and acts as sole Turkish legal adviser to Google, YouTube and Twitter concerning IT and telecoms-related matters. Clients include Dell, Mobil Oil and L’OrĂ©al Turkey.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law’s Gönenç GĂŒrkaynak and Ä°lay Yılmaz lead advice on contentious and non-contentious IP matters and cover copyright matters, trade mark registrations, cancellations, infringement and litigation. The client roster includes well-known companies from the media, IT and entertainment sectors, such as Twitter, Google and YouTube.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law’s media and entertainment practice is particularly well known in the digital media space. Led by managing partner Gönenç GĂŒrkaynak and Ä°lay Yilmaz, the team advises on litigation, IP-related matters and access bans. In an ongoing mandate, the team is advising Wikimedia Foundation on objections against the April 2017 access ban of all Wikipedia websites in Turkey. Clients includes several media giants, such as Twitter, Google, YouTube and, most recently, beIN Group.

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Turkey

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  • One Step Closer to EU Approach: Amended Guidelines on Vertical Agreements

    The Turkish Competition Authority (" Authority ") completed its work in progress on revising the Guidelines on Vertical Agreements (" Guidelines ") that was issued based on the Block Exemption Communiqué on Vertical Agreements (" Communiqué No. 2002/2 "). It took approximately 2 years for the Authority to finalize its work. The Authority has published the updated version of the Guidelines on its official on March 30, 2018 (Friday). Below is the summary of amendments made in the Guidelines:
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