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Dr Ekrem Kalkan

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Dr. Ekrem Kalkan is a Competition Economics Counsel at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law. He joined ELIG in April 2016 after spending more than 18 years in senior positions at the Turkish Competition Authority. These positions included senior competition expert, Director of Economic Research and Head of the Department of Economic Analysis and Research. Dr. Kalkan is a leading figure in competition economics in Turkey and an important academician in his field. He has authored various academic publications in relation to competition law and economics and spoken at a number of conferences on the subject. He has extensive experience in complex antitrust investigations, merger notifications and clearances, cartel legislation and enforcement. Dr. Kalkan has also actively contributed to the preparation of secondary legislation for competition law and the development of processes relating to the provision of in-service trainings and certified intern programmes.


Prior to graduating from Middle East Technical University in 2010 with a PhD in Economics specialising in applied industrial organisation and competition policy, Dr. Kalkan obtained an MSc from Tilburg University in the speciality of Economics of Competition and Regulation in 2009 and an MSc in Economics from the University of Montreal in 2000. He completed his BSc in Economics at Middle East Technical University in 1997.

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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:
    - ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

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