Mert Karamustafaoğlu, a competition and compliance expert at Erdem & Erdem, specifically focuses on competition compliance programmes, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commitment implementation, privatisations, investigations within the scope of competition law and competition law practices in the energy sector.

He worked at the Turkish Competition Authority for 15 years. He was the Chief Competition Expert with the Authority. Throughout this period, he actively took part in all kinds of competition investigations conducted with regard to competition violations in privatisations of the electricity, fuel oil, natural gas, mining, pharmaceutical, cement, ceramic and cinema sectors, and in public tenders. Moreover, Mert Karamustafaoğlu has frequently taken part in law-making processes and educational activities conducted within the body of the Competition Authority. He has also attended the preparation processes of the secondary legislation on competition law, in-service training and certificated internship programmes in this regard.

Mert Karamustafaoğlu received his master’s degree in law from the Freie Universitaet of Berlin in 2010, and is currently pursuing his postgraduate programme on energy and competition law. Additionally, he is part of the publication board of the Energy Law Journal that is published by the Energy Law Research Institute, and he is also a member of the management board of the Institute.