Bahadır BALKI

Bahadır BALKI joined ACTECON in June 2008.  Bahadır BALKI graduated from University of Bahcesehir (Istanbul) and holds an LLM degree in the field of European Economic Law from Universitat des Saarlandes – Europa Institut. He currently pursues his Ph.D. education on European Union Law. Mr. BALKI is an admitted lawyer of Istanbul Bar Association.

Mr. BALKI provided advocacy services in many cartel and abuse of dominance investigations (i.e. insurance, banking, iron&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 (i.e. iron&steel, FMCG, ground handling, cooling systems, ready-made clothing, aviation, port management services, transportation, cement, movie theatre, toys). He conducts competition compliance programs and provides legal consultancy services to day-to-day business of his clients as well.

Mr. BALKI also acts on behalf of his clients in anti-dumping and sunset review investigations. He represented companies in a variety of investigations conducted in different industries (i.e. iron&steel, ceramics, solar panel, textiles, BOPP film, concrete pumps, ductile pipes, copper tubes, blanket, machine-made rugs, laminate flooring, flat glass, bicycle tyres/tubes, motor hoes etc.) by Turkish and other antidumping authorities.

He was appointed to the International Competition Network as an NGA by the Turkish Competition Authority and represented Turkey as a “resource person” on “Remedies, Commitments, and Cooperation” at ICN Marrakesh 2014. Mr. BALKI is one of the guest lecturers in LLM competition law courses at Istanbul Bilgi University.

Articles and Conferences

  • Highlights of the Turkish Competition Authority’s Recent Investigations, Av. Bahadır BALKI, Av. Sera ERZENE YILDIZ, December 2016
  • Abuse of Dominance in the Turkish Market of Pharmaceuticals, Av. Bahadır BALKI, Av. Sera ERZENE YILDIZ, December 2016
  • Merger Control Thresholds to be Revisited?, Av. Bahadır BALKI, Av. Murat Can KARABUDAK, December 2016
  • Questioning Legitimacy of Turkish Competition Board's Recent Decisions, Av. Bahadır BALKI, Ayberk KURT, November 2016
  • Innovation, Competition and Corporate Life, Boğaziçi University Innovation Works Research Center, Av. Bahadır BALKI, October 2016
  • Competition Authorities is keeping a watchful eye on Automotive Industry, Av. Bahadır BALKI, Mustafa AYNA, October 2016
  • Powers During Dawn Raids: Does The Turkish Competition Authority Exceed Its Powers? , Av. Bahadır BALKI, Av. Sera ERZENE YILDIZ, September 2016
  • A New Era is beginning in Automotive Industry regarding Implementation of Competition Rules, Av. Bahadır BALKI, April 2016
  • Analysis of Competition Authority’s Decisions regarding Leniency Applications: “Are the previous decisions an obstacle for leniency applications to increase?” , Av. Bahadır BALKI, April 2016
  • “A Brief Look at the Competition Law Practice in Cement Industry: What are the main lessons derived from Competition Authority Decisions” , Av. Bahadır BALKI, January 2016
  • Getting The Deal Through - Trade & Customs 2016 Turkey Overview , Dr. M. Fevzi TOKSOY, Av. Bahadır BALKI, July 2015
  • Uncertainties stemming from the implementation of Article 9/3 of “Protection of the Competition Law”, Av. Bahadır BALKI, May 2015
  • Getting The Deal Through - Trade & Customs in 19 Jurisdictions Worldwide 2015 Turkey Overview, Dr. M. Fevzi TOKSOY, Av. Bahadır BALKI, July 2014
  • Recidivism in Turkish Competition Law, Av. Bahadır BALKI, May 2014
  • Efficiencies and Benefits of Commitment Decisions, International Competition Network Annual Meeting, Morocco, Av. Bahadır BALKI, April 2014
  • European Convention on Human Rights and Constitutional Rights’ Effects on Competition Law Practices, Av. Bahadır BALKI, April 2014