• Overview

ELIG aims to provide clients with high-quality legal service in an efficient and business-minded manner. The firm focuses on the interests of clients, and strives to find flexible legal solutions that fit the ever changing needs of clients in their international and domestic operations.

The firm has a legal team of 33 people. While the firm takes pride in being able to assist clients in almost all fields of law, the main focus of the practice consists of corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, competition law, EC law, banking and finance, litigation, energy, oil and gas law, administrative law, real estate law, and intellectual property law.

As an independent Turkish law firm, ELIG collaborates with many international law firms on various projects.

So far in 2011, ELIG was involved in more than 27 clearances of merger notifications, more than 13 defence projects in investigations, and over six appeals at the High State Council; together with approximately 22 antitrust education seminars provided to the employees of clients. Gönenç Gürkaynak is the head of the competition law department at ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law in Istanbul/Turkey. The department consists of six associates supervised by Mr Gürkaynak.

In addition to unparalleled experience in merger control issues, ELIG has vast experience in defending companies before the Competition Board in all phases of an antitrust investigation. The firm has in-depth knowledge of representing defendants and complainants in complex antitrust investigations concerning all forms of abuse of dominant position allegations and all other forms of restrictive horizontal and vertical arrangements, including price-fixing, retail price maintenance, refusal to supply, territorial restrictions and concerted practice allegations.

Furthermore, in addition to a significant antitrust litigation expertise, the firm has considerable expertise in administrative law, and is therefore well equipped to represent clients before the High State Council, both on the merits of a case, and for injunctive relief.

ELIG also advises clients on a day-to-day basis concerning business transactions that almost always contain antitrust law issues, including distributorship, licensing, franchising, and toll manufacturing.

ELIG often forms consortiums for purposes of participating in major projects in Turkey requiring the existence of a foreign law firm. There are cases where ELIG works together in different parts of a project, especially in cases of the foreign clients' projects in Turkey where ELIG acts as the local counsel.

Key Practice Areas: Corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, Competition law, EC law, banking and finance, litigation, energy, oil and gas law, administrative law, real estate law, and intellectual property law.


Çitlenbik Sokak, No:12
Yildiz Mahallesi

Number of fee earners: 35
Number of lawyers: 32
Number of partners: 2