Ali Ilicak Joins Cetinkaya as Partner and Head of Competition and Economics

Ali Ilicak Joins Cetinkaya as Partner and Head of Competition and Economics

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Ali Ilicak has joined Cetinkaya in Istanbul as Partner and Head of the firm's Competition and Economics practice.

According to Cetinkaya, “in his three decades in the industry, Ilicak worked with international law firms, national governments, blue chip enterprises, and leading Turkish companies.” The firm reported that he ”helped establish the Turkish Competition Authority in 1997, gaining invaluable experience as an economics consultant conducting investigations into merger, cartel, and dominance cases.” Ilicak spent seven years as a Competition expert with the authority before moving to the Istanbul-based consulting company Actecon in 2005. After eight years there he joined Dentons, and in 2015 became Director of Competition & Regulations at PwC Legal.

Cetinkaya states that over the years, “Ilicak has represented clients in producing economic impact analyses used for competition litigation cases, successfully concluded in-depth merger investigations, and has advised on the introduction of competition compliance culture in the pharmaceutical, chemical, cement, tobacco, and automotive industries.”

Ilicak received his Master’s degree in Economics from the Boston University in 2005.

“It’s great to be back in the legal industry with a highly reputable, enthusiastic, and dynamic firm,” Ilicak commented. “My expertise and Cetinkaya’s variety of legal services will definitely create positive synergies."