Work History

Work History


Nov 2013 - Jan 2015


  • 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


  • 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


Wrote monthly on competition, regulation and markets at his dedicated pages to 8 issues. (Articles can be found at

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.



Boston University

Sep 2003 - Jan 2005


Economic Policy (GPA: 3.53/4.0)    

Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences

Sep 1993 - Jun 1997




İstanbul Bilgi University


Pharmaceutical Law, LL.M Program


  • “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).


Transperancy International Turkey

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

Association of Competition Experts