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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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www.elig.com

Turkey

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law provides ‘first-rate advice at very competitive rates’. Recent mandates include advising Çimsa on its acquisition of Sançim Bilecik. Tunç Lokmanhekim has a strong reputation.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Lawhas a high level of expertise and is excellent before the Competition Authority’. Recent mandates include preparing a joint merger-control filing with the local counsel of Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund, and representing TPG Capital before the Turkish Competition Authority. Gönenç Gürkaynak and Korhan Yildirim lead the practice. Öznur İnanılır was promoted to the partnership, and Ayşe Güner was promoted to counsel. The firm recently hired Ekrem Kalkan, former chief economist of the Turkish Competition Authority, as full-time competition economics counsel.

Leading individuals

Gönenç Gürkaynak - ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law represents high-profile local and international clients, recently representing Philip Morris in a claim for compensation following the termination of an exclusive dealership agreement with Test Tütün. Gönenç Gürkaynak and Tunç Lokmanhekim jointly head the team.

Leading individuals

Gönenç Gürkaynak - ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law is providing assistance to new client BlaBlaCar, a long-distance car-sharing service new to the Turkish market, in relation to its website operations. It also provided advice on Turkish e-payment regulations to Boyner Holding, in relation to its new loyalty programme. Managing partner and team head Gönenç Gürkaynak and İlay Yılmaz are the primary contacts.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law is representing Google in several IP disputes, including trade mark infringement proceedings filed against the client regarding the use of ‘google adwords’, which Murat Balyali, the owner of the ‘adworks’ trade mark, is disputing. Gönenç Gürkaynak is the key contact.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

At ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law, Ilay Yilmaz was promoted to the partnership in 2015 and co-leads the team with managing partner Gönenç Gürkaynak. Recent mandates include acting for Twitter in ongoing proceedings arising from the reversal of the Telecommunication Communication Presidency's ban on Twitter usage in Turkey.

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