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Erdem & Erdem Law Office
Ferko Signature, Büyükdere Caddesi
No. 175, Kat. 3
34394 Esentepe - Sisli, Istanbul

Work Department

Competition and Compliance


Mert Karamustafaoglu is Partner and Competition and Compliance Leader in Erdem&Erdem. He works specifically in the competition compliance programs, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, privatizations, investigations within the scope of competition law and competition law practices in the energy sector.

Mert Karamustafaoglu graduated from Istanbul University Law School in 1999 and subsequently in 2001 he started working at the Competition Authority as an expert. He worked in the Competition Authority as the Deputy Competition Expert until 2005, Competition Expert between the years of 2005 and 2011 and Chief Competition Expert between the years of 2011 and 2016. Throughout this period, he actively took part in all kinds of competition investigations conducted with regard to competition violations in privatizations in the electricity, fuel oil, natural gas, mining markets, pharmaceutical, cement, ceramic, cinema sectors and public tenders. Moreover, Mert Karamustafaoglu has frequently taken part in law making processes and educational activities conducted within the body of the Competition Authority. Also, he has attended the preparation processes of the secondary legislation on competition law, in-service trainings and certificated internship programs in this regard.

Mert Karamustafaoglu, received his master’s degree on law from Freie Universitaet of Berlin in 2010, currently continues his postgraduate program on energy and competition law. Additionally, he takes part in the publication board of the “Energy Law” journal that is published by the Energy Law Research Institute and he is also member of the Management Board of this Institute.


Turkish, German, English


Istanbul Bar Association
Competition Experts Association
Energy Law Research Institute, Board Member
Energy Law Research Institute, Electricity Market Law Working Group
Energy Law Journal Publication Board


Freie Universitaet Berlin (Private Law Doctorate) (2011-)
Freie Universitaet Berlin (LL.M.)
Istanbul Law School
Uskudar Anatolian High school

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Compliance

Erdem & Erdem Law Office advises domestic companies on compliance with regulations in a number of fields, including competition and antitrust, white-collar crime and fraud, tax, and data protection. In particular, the team has expertise in structuring and implementing executive training programmes and drafting internal compliance policies. The practice is led by corporate governance and regulatory specialists Ercüment Erdem and Mert Karamustafaoglu.

Turkey > Competition

Erdem & Erdem Law Office acts for major Turkish businesses in a variety of industries, including industrials, automotives, and financial services. The team represents clients in merger control proceedings and investigations, with a particular focus throughout 2020 on the retail sector and pricing investigations launched in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ercüment Erdem heads up the team alongside Mert Karamustafaoglu, an expert in Turkish and EU competition issues.