Gönenç Gürkaynak

Gönenç Gürkaynak: Attorney with ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law


Mr. Gönenç Gürkaynak is the founding partner of ELIG Gurkaynak 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 Gurkaynak 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 Gurkaynak 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.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Competition Law
  • White Collar Irregularities
  • Internet Law
  • General Corporate/Contracts
  • Litigation
  • Antidumping
  • Health Care Regulation
  • Pharmacy Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
0090 212 327 1724  Phone
0090 212 327 1725  Fax
Law School Attended:
Ankara University Faculty of Law, LL.B., 1997; Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2001
Year of First admission:
1997, Istanbul; 2004, Brussels; 2004, England and Wales; 2002, New York
Corporate Governance Association of Turkey, 2012 - Present; Turkish Industry & Business Association (2013 - Head of the Competition Law Practice Group), 2012 - Present; The British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey, 2013 - Present, Istanbul Bar, 1997; New York Bar, 2002; American Bar Association, 2002; Law Society of England and Wales, 2004; Brussels Bar, 2004.
English and Turkish

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