ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)

Harun Gündüz

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)
Lawyer (Counsel)

Mr. Harun Gündüz is a Counsel at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law. Having graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law in 2003, Harun received his LL.M. degree in Competition Law from King’s College London in 2012 and an MA degree in Administrative Law from Ankara University in 2013. For the last 16 years, since 2005 and before joining ELIG Gürkaynak, Harun has been successfully serving at the Turkish Competition Authority, most recently as the Chief Legal Counsel of the Turkish Competition Authority, for many years. At the Turkish Competition Authority, he has led numerous preliminary and full-fledged investigation cases along with the merger control aspects of M&A deals in various sectors as a competition specialist and then as a chief competition specialist. Subsequently, he worked as the head of department at the Strategy Development, Regulation and Budget Department, and subsequently, as the Chief Legal Counsel of the Authority. In addition to his extensive experience in competition law matters, Harun has written a book on the Turkish Competition Authority’s enforcement record in its initial 20-years enforcement period. Besides his theses on competition law matters, he published numerous articles in national and international journals, and he is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

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Harun Gündüz The Turkish Competition Authority announces its long-awaited decision regarding the imposition of fines on major banks for concerted practices concerning credit card fees and interest rates for deposits (Akbank / Denizbank / Finans Bank / Türkiye Garanti Bankasi)

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TCA Hits Banks With Record Fines* In Friday evening (8 March 2013), after the closing of stock exchange, the TCA has announced its long-awaited decision regarding major banks of Turkey. The TCA hits 12 major banks with record fines totalling 1,11 billion Turkish liras (around 480 million (...)

Harun Gündüz The Turkish Competition Authority imposes fines on two undertakings for bid-rigging, price-fixing, and information sharing on the steel straps market (Steel Straps Cartel)

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TCA Fined Steel Straps Producers* According to the press release published today, Turkish Competition Authority (the TCA) imposed fines on two undertakings for bid-rigging, price-fixing, and information sharing on steel straps market. Although the details of the case has not been publicized (...)

Harun Gündüz The Turkish Competition Authority’s member of the board expresses a dissenting opinion about the legality of the fines imposed according to the fining regulations

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Stories on the Fining Regulation (1): Can Anyone Spot The Difference?* The story begins in January 2008 by the amendments made to the Competition Act. These amendments mainly contain the inclusion of the leniency and the possibility of imposition of fines on individuals. Apart from that, the (...)

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