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Bahadir Balki

Bahadir Balki
Firm:
Office:
Çamlica Köşkü, Francalaci
Sok. 28, Arnavutköy
Beşiktaş
34345
City:
Istanbul
Country:
Turkey
Tel:
+90 212 211 50 11

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers

Bahadir Balki, who is the managing partner of ACTECON, graduated from the University of Bahcesehir (Istanbul) and holds an LLM degree in the field of European economic law from Saarland University – Europa-Institut. He is currently pursuing his PhD education on European Union Law. Mr Balki is an admitted lawyer of the Istanbul Bar Association.

Mr Balki is known for his excellent work discipline, together with his intriguing and effective defences which he has repeatedly demonstrated in many major cartels and abuse of dominance investigations launched by Turkish Competition Authority. Mr Balki has successfully led leniency applications and closed many substantial merger control notifications throughout his career. He conducts comprehensive competition compliance programmes and provides legal consultancy services on a day-to-day business for his clients who come from a wide range of industries.

Mr Balki provided advocacy services in many cartel and abuse of dominance investigations (ie, insurance, banking, iron and steel, automotive, cement, ready mix concrete, telecommunication, broadcasting rights, ro-ro transportation, salty snacks, alcoholic beverages, etc) launched by the Competition Authority and also leaded many successful merger notifications in a variety of industries (ie, iron and steel, FMCG, ground handling, cooling systems, ready-made clothing, aviation, port management services, transportation, cement, movie theatre, toys).

He is acknowledged and welcomed by other institutions in the area of antitrust law. He was invited to the ICN Annual Meeting 2014 as a resource person on Remedies, Commitments, and Cooperation. He was also a member of drafting team for ICN Unilateral Conduct Workbook chapters on Loyalty Rebates and Discounts, and Tying.

Mr Balki has acted as an academic referee of the Competition Journal, published by the Turkish Competition Authority. Additionally, he is one of the guest lecturers in LLM competition law courses at Istanbul Bilgi University.

WWL says: Bahadir Balki is a competition law expert known for his high-quality work on abuse of dominance and cartel matters.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Competition which can be purchased from our Shop.

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