Mr. Gönenç Gürkaynak is a founding partner of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law, a leading law firm of 90 lawyers based in Istanbul, Turkey. Mr. Gürkaynak graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law in 1997, and was called to the Istanbul Bar in 1998.

Mr. Gürkaynak received his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School and is qualified to practice in Istanbul, New York, Brussels, and England and Wales. Before founding ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law in 2005, Mr. Gürkaynak worked as an attorney at the Istanbul, New York, and Brussels offices of a global law firm for more than eight years.

He is practicing as an independent attorney in a number of jurisdictions on matters of international law for nearly 20 years. Mr. Gürkaynak heads the “Regulatory and Compliance” department of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law. His main areas of practice include the fields of competition law, anti-corruption and irregularities, internet law, freedom of expression and fundamental rights and freedoms, compliance projects, contracts law, administrative law, and commercial litigation.