Gönenç Gürkaynak is a founding partner and the managing partner of ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law, a leading law firm of 70 lawyers based in Istanbul, Turkey. Mr Gürkaynak holds an LLM degree from Harvard Law School, and he is qualified to practise in Istanbul, New York, Brussels, and England and Wales (currently a non-practising solicitor). Prior to founding ELIG in 2005, he worked as an attorney in 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, which currently consists of 36 competition law specialists. He has unparalleled experience in all matters of Turkish competition law counselling with over 19 years’ experience starting with the establishment of the Turkish Competition Authority. Mr Gürkaynak also holds teaching positions at undergraduate and graduate levels at two universities, and gives lectures in other universities in Turkey. He has published more than 150 international and local articles in English and Turkish, and a book published by the Turkish Competition Authority.