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Dr. Ekrem Kalkan joins internationally renowned competition law team, ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

April 2016

Istanbul, Turkey, April 5, 2016 - ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law is proud to announce that Dr. Ekrem Kalkan has joined the firm’s internationally renowned competition law team, effective April 5, 2016.

Ekrem is a leading figure in competition economics in Turkey and an important academician in the field with more than 18 years of service to the Turkish Competition Authority; as the Authority's Chief Economist since 2012. 

Ekrem joined the Authority as an assistant competition expert in 1997 and has since held various senior positions at the Authority including Director of Economic Research and during the past four years as Head of the Department of Economic Analysis and Research. 

Along with completion of his PhD in Economics from Middle East Technical University in 2010, with a specialisation in applied industrial organisation and competition policy, Ekrem is a graduate of Tilburg University (Economics of Competition and Regulation, MSc 2009), University of Montreal (Economics, MSc 2000) and Middle East Technical University (Economics, BSc 1997).

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law managing partner, Mr. Gönenç Gürkaynak, said this of the development: "We are happy to see Ekrem as a part of our team going forward. No doubt, with our 5 partners, 2 counsel and over 30 associates entirely dedicated to Turkish competition law, ELIG is striving to secure ways of keeping its lawyers well learned and guided, and our clients well satisfied. This appointment is yet another solid step in that direction, and will gain ELIG access to further avenues of high-quality thought and analysis through adding Ekrem to our ranks."

Ekrem said of his new step forward to ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law:  "It is well known, both in Turkey and globally, that ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law is in a league of its own as far as Turkish competition law is concerned. Gönenç is a leading lawyer and a highly respected academician, and I am sure both he and his team at ELIG will keep me busy with cutting edge matters. I look forward to this new phase of my professional life, where I will have the opportunity to contribute to integrating economic analysis and law."

For further information, please contact Cherie Hannam, Marketing Manager ( or +90 212 327 1724).

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