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ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, Hakan Ozgökçen, Istanbul, TURKEY

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Hakan Ozgökçen

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ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

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Mr. Hakan Özgökçen is a partner at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law and joined the firm in 2007. Mr. Özgökçen has extensive experience in competition law, mergers & acquisitions, contracts law, administrative law and general corporate law matters. He has represented various multinational and national companies before the Turkish Competition Authority and Turkish courts. In addition, he is active in writing and speaking on competition law matters, having authored and co-authored many articles and essays and spoken at several conferences and symposia.


English and German


Mr. Özgökçen has been a member of the Istanbul Bar since 2005.


Mr. Özgökçen graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Law in 2003 and has an LL.M. degree from Istanbul Bilgi University.



Within: Competition

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law provides ‘an outstanding level of service under challenging deadlines by providing clear and impactful advice with an academic approach’. The firm is adept at defending clients before the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) and is experienced in competition-related litigation and advising on merger control issues. It represented Mercedes-Benz Turkey in relation to an investigation by the TCA. Other clients include Coca-Cola, Associated British Foods, Rolls-Royce and Medtronic Turkey. The large team is led by Gönenç Gürkaynak, who has ‘a unique and respectable technical and commercial knowledge with a client-oriented approach’. Hakan Özgökçen and Korhan Yıldırım are also recommended. Eda Duru was promoted to counsel and the team has been bolstered by the arrival of Burcu Can from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's Brussels office .

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