Mr. Gönenç Gürkaynak is the managing partner of ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law, a leading law firm of 87 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, and he is qualified to practice in Istanbul, New York and Brussels. Mr. Gürkaynak also became a solicitor of the Law Society of England and Wales (currently non-practising) after passing the QLTT. Prior to joining ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law as a partner more than ten years ago, Mr. Gürkaynak worked as an attorney at the Istanbul, New York and Brussels offices of a global law firm for more than eight years. Mr. Gürkaynak heads the “Regulatory and Compliance” department of ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law. He also holds teaching positions at undergraduate and graduate levels at two universities and gives lectures at other universities in Turkey. He has a total of more than 150 international and local articles published in English and in Turkish, and 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.