Ertuğrul Can Canbolat is a senior associate at ACTECON, and has an extensive knowledge of and experience on all aspects of competition law, antitrust and international trade remedies.
Ertuğrul provides legal consultancy services regarding day-to-day competition and regulatory compliance, investigations initiated by the Turkish Competition Authority and merger control issues related to both domestic and cross-border mergers. He also represents clients in judicial review proceedings.
He leads the trade remedies practice of ACTECON and has an extensive experience in defending local and international clients in anti-dumping investigations initiated by the Turkish Ministry of Trade. Ertuğrul’s experience includes constructing successful defence strategies, preparing strong counterarguments against injury claims, and advising clients in presenting their case to the Ministry. He has attended many verification visits, public and private hearings and represented Korean, Chinese and European clients in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations. He has hands-on experience of the procedural and practical issues implemented by the Ministry. Ertuğrul also defends Turkish exporters in dumping investigations initiated by foreign authorities.
He obtained his LLM degree in international commercial law from the University of Exeter (UK) with distinction and his LLB degree from Bilkent University in 2011. He graduated from Österreichisches Sankt Georgs-Kolleg (Avusturya Lisesi) in Istanbul in 2006. He wrote a dissertation on the intersection between competition law and intellectual property law and earned the Dean’s Commendation for academic excellence.