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Mr. Gönenç Gürkaynak is a founding partner of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, a leading law firm of 90 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. He is qualified to practice in Istanbul, New York, England & Wales, and Brussels. Before founding ELIG Gürkaynak 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. Mr. Gürkaynak is an attorney with around 20 years of experience.

Mr. Gürkaynak heads the “Regulatory and Compliance” department of ELIG Gürkaynak 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 two 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 150 international and local articles published by various national and international publishing companies and more than 200 speeches at national and international conferences.

Contact & Links


  • Çitlenbik Sokak No:12
    Yıldız Mahallesi
    Istanbul 34349


  • English
  • Turkish

Bar Admissions

  • Turkey, 1997
  • New York, 2001
  • United Kingdom, 2004
  • Belgium, 2003

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Turkey 2016-17 for work in:

  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Corporate Law


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