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Remedies and Phase II Analyses in Merger Control in Turkey

ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law


The growing number of Phase II reviews and conditional approval decisions in recent years signals that the Turkish Competition Board is inclined to go into Phase II review and seek commitments if it finds a transaction causes potential competition law concerns. This indicates that remedies and conditional clearances are becoming increasingly important under the Turkish merger control regime. 

During this webinar, Mr. Gönenç Gürkaynak, a founding partner of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-At-Law, will introduce you to the remedies and Phase II reviews under the Turkish merger control regime.
The webinar will include discussions on:

  • Procedural aspects of a Phase II Review 
  • Use of documentation and economic analysis in a Phase II Review
  • Recent trends and challenges in terms of remedies in Turkey
  • Cross-border consequences of remedies
  • Structural vs. behavioral remedies

 The webinar will also feature recent merger decisions from Turkey with a specific focus on transactions taken into Phase II review.


Gönenç Gürkaynak
Founding Partner

Mr. Gönenç Gürkaynak is a founding partner of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, a leading law firm of 90 lawyers based in Istanbul, Turkey. Mr. Gürkaynak graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law in 1997, and was called to the Istanbul Bar in 1998. Mr. Gürkaynak received his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, and is qualified to practice in Istanbul, New York, Brussels and England and Wales (currently a non-practising Solicitor).  Before founding ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law in 2005, he worked as an attorney at the Istanbul, New York and Brussels offices of a global law firm for more than eight years. 

Mr. Gürkaynak heads the competition law and regulatory department of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, which currently consists of 45 lawyers. He has unparalleled experience in Turkish competition law counseling issues with more than 20 years of competition law experience, starting with the establishment of the Turkish Competition Authority. Every year Mr. Gürkaynak represents multinational companies and large domestic clients in more than 35 written and oral defences in investigations of the Turkish Competition Authority, about 15 antitrust appeal cases in the high administrative court, and over 85 merger clearances of the Turkish Competition Authority, in addition to coordinating various worldwide merger notifications, drafting non-compete agreements and clauses, and preparing hundreds of legal memoranda concerning a wide array of Turkish and EC competition law topics.”


Gönenç Gürkaynak


25 January 2018
16:00 - 16:45 UTC
45 min