ELIG ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, MANAGING PARTNER OF
Mr. Gönenç Gürkaynak is the managing partner of ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law, a leading law firm of 65 lawyers in Istanbul Turkey. Mr. Gürkaynak graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law in 1997, and was called to the Istanbul Bar in 1998. He holds an LLM degree from Harvard Law School, and he is qualified to practice in Istanbul, New York and Brussels. Mr. Gürkaynak also became a solicitor of the Law Society of England and Wales (currently non-practising) after passing the QLTT. Prior to joining ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law as a partner more than ten years ago, Mr. Gürkaynak worked as an attorney at the Istanbul, New York, Brussels and again in Istanbul offices of a global law firm for more than eight years.
Mr. Gürkaynak heads the “Regulatory and Compliance” department of ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law. His main areas of practice include the fields of competition law, anti-corruption and irregularities, internet law, freedom of expression and fundamental rights and freedoms, compliance projects, contracts law, administrative law and commercial litigation. He also holds a teaching position at undergraduate and graduate levels at three different universities in the fields of law and economics, competition law and Anglo-American law.
He has two books, one published on “A Discussion on the Prime Objective of the Turkish Competition Law From a Law & Economics Perspective ” by the Turkish Competition Authority, and the other on “Fundamental Concepts of Anglo-American Law” by Legal Publishing. He has also a total of more than 100 international and local articles published by various national and international publishing companies and more than 200 speeches at national and international conferences.