Work History

Work History

DENTONS Law Firm

Nov 2013 - Jan 2015

Counsel

  • Exceeded the turnover target by 15% despite the depreciation of the local currency by more than 20%.
  • Supervised a team of 7 economists & lawyers.
  • Defended the biggest alcoholic beverage company at a high profile abuse of dominance case and conducted a customized economic analysis which reduced the fine.
  • Gave daily competition advice to clients in tobacco, FMCG, and pharmaceuticals industries.
  • Applied a comprehensive compliance program for the market leader automotive supplier in Saudi Arabia.
  • Defended successfully a high profile Phase II merger in bakers yeast industry.
  • Trained BTK (Telecomunications regulator) officials for a European Union project on “price squeeze” in telecomunications market.
  • Gave seminars at Galatasaray University Economics Department and Istanbul Bilgi University Law School.

ACTECON Competition & Regulation Consulting

Feb 2005 - Nov 2013

Partner

  • Applied compliance programs in market leader pharmacetuicals, chemicals, cement, tobacco, telecommunications and car industries.
  • Conducted quantitative analyses for the incumbent telecom operator for regulatative purposes. Managed the execution of the projects before the telecom regulator.
  • Conducted economic analysis in groundbreaking M&A cases.
  • Expert witness on profit loss calculations at international arbitration cases.
  • Founder of the competition and regulation law blog, Pazarlardanhaberler

FORBES Turkiye

Oct 2012 - Jun 2013

Columnist

Wrote monthly on competition, regulation and markets at his dedicated pages to 8 issues. (Articles can be found at http://pazarlardanhaberler.com/ciddi-sayfa/)

Turkish Competition Authority

Sep 1997 - Feb 2005

Competition Expert / Case handler

  • Investigated merger, cartel and dominance cases related to transportation, motor vehicle, insurance, audit, and healthcare industries.
  • Delegated as the reporter of the Industrial Policies Special Ad Hoc Committee of 8th Development Plan of Turkey.
  • Conducted training seminars to lawyers of Ankara Barr, experts from Central Asian and Balkan countries.

Education

Education

Boston University

Sep 2003 - Jan 2005

M.A

Economic Policy (GPA: 3.53/4.0)    

Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences

Sep 1993 - Jun 1997

B.A

Economics

Teaching

İstanbul Bilgi University

2009-2011

Pharmaceutical Law, LL.M Program

Publications

  • “Empirical Analysis of Competition Authority, Administrative Contribution to Damage Calculation”, in Outcomes of Competition Law in Private Law (Ed. Dr. K.Sanlı), 2013, Legal Kitabevi (in Turkish).
  • "Vehbi Bey'den E-Bay'e Bayilik" (Economic History of Turkish Distribution System), İnfomag Aylık is ve Ekonomi Dergisi, Eylül 2009, s.88-93, (in Turkish).
  • “The Economic Analysis of Vertical Agreements through USA and EU Laws”, in Competition Law and Vertical Agreements (Ed. Dr. K.Sanlı), 2009, On iki Levha Publications (in Turkish).
  • "Which Came first: the Cartel or the Crisis?", İnfomag Monthly Business and Economics Magazine, December 2008, p.106-108 (in Turkish).
  • Competition and Regulation in Turkish Electricity Market, (2008), Ekin Press.
  • “The Political Economy of Car Distribution”, in Competition Law & Policy in Automotive Industry in Competition Law & Policy in Automotive Industry, Ekin Press, 2006 (in Turkish).
  • “Defining the Relevant Product Markets in Car Industry: A Method Proposal and its Application to Turkish Market” in Competition Law & Policy in Automotive Industry, Ekin Press, 2006 (in Turkish).
  • The Political Economy and Legislative History of the Sherman Antitrust Act: the Myths and the Facts, Turkish Competition Authority Press, 2003 (in Turkish).

Memberships

Transperancy International Turkey

Mülkiyeliler Birligi (Alumni association of Ankara University Faculty of Political Science)

Association of Competition Experts