Burcu Can

ELIG Gürkaynak (Istanbul)

Burcu Can is a Counsel at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law. Ms. Can’s practice focuses on antitrust and competition law, and she has published on various aspects of evidence and proof in cartel cases. Prior joining the firm, she worked as a case handler at the Turkish Competition Authority between 2009 and 2014, where she took part in leading antitrust and merger cases concerning banking, finance, motor vehicles and transportation sectors. She was also involved in drafting secondary legislations for the Authority and contributed to several work products of International Competition Network. Ms. Can holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, a Master’s degree in commercial law from Gazi University and a Bachelor’s degree in law from Ankara University. She is a member of the bars in New York and Brussels.

Linked authors

University of St. Gallen (St Gall)
DG COMP (Brussels)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
ELIG Gürkaynak (Istanbul)


89 Bulletin

Burcu Can, Gönenç Gürkaynak The Turkish Competition Board fines an electricity distributor and its subsidiary for abuse of dominance (Akdeniz Elektrik)


Upon a number of complaints, the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) opened an in-depth investigation against Akdeniz Elektrik Dağıtım A.Ş. (“Akdeniz Elektrik”), CK Akdeniz Elektrik Perakende Satış A.Ş. (“CK Akdeniz”) and AK DEN Enerji Dağıtım ve Perakende Satış Hizmetleri (“AK DEN”), which were all (...)

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Burcu Can, François-Charles Laprévote, Johannes Laitenberger, Simon J. Evenett Competition and trade policies: TTIP or the return of the UFOs? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 13 June 2016)


This first roundtable of the “New frontiers of Antitrust” conference held in Paris on June 13th 2016 was dedicated to the links between competition and trade policies in light of the ongoing negotiation of the TTIP between the European Union and the United States. After an introduction of (...)

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