Ecem Süsoy Uygun

ecemsusoy@erdem-erdem.av.tr
Ecem Süsoy Uygun

Ecem Susoy Uygun is a Senior Associate in Corporate Affairs Department of Erdem & Erdem. Her practice especially focuses on M&A transactions, general corporate advice as well as competition and data protection law matters. She participated in several M&A transactions in a wide range of geography including Turkey, Europe and South America.

She advises domestic and international clients on cross-border transactions, antitrust and trade regulation matters in various industries. She assists clients with regard to merger control and exemption filings made before the Turkish Competition Authority and she further represents clients in all phases of the competition law investigations before the Competition Authority. Also, she helps companies to comply with data protection compliance programs.

She advises companies operating in the energy markets for their regulatory requirements, assists them in reviews of contracts and complying with competition law requirements. She is also listed as an arbitrator in the arbitrator list of Energy Disputes Arbitration Center.

She provides assistance on the daily corporate needs of companies including but not limited to holding general assemblies, preparation of board of directors’ resolutions, share transfers, re-structuring, and establishment of foundations. She further advises entrepreneurs and startup companies at every stage of their activities

Ecem completed her LL.M. degree in Freie Universitaet Berlin and received a law degree from Bilkent University. During her studies, she took legal courses at Cambridge University.

Illustrative Recent Representations

  • Represented one of the biggest retail market chain in an investigation conducted by the Competition Authority.
  • Represented a client active in the financial and payment systems sector before the Competition Authority with regard to its various individual exemption, applications and providing daily competition law support.
  • Provided counselling in representation of the majority lenders before the Competition Authority in restructuring of OTAS, the Turkish telecommunication company, in one of the largest project finance deals in Turkey.
  • Assisted to the largest household glassware provider in Turkey with regard to designing a distribution system and preparing of the individual exemption filing that was made the Competition Authority.
  • Provided counselling to biggest stationery manufacturer in Turkey with regard to designing a distribution system and preparing of the exemption filing that was made the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Advised startup companies operating in digital markets for preparation of general corporate documentation and reviews of contract.
  • Advised one of the biggest electricity distribution and sales company in reviews of relevant contracts.
  • Prepared data protection law compliance programs to companies operating in construction, banking, tobacco, iron and steel industry and to non-governmental organisations.
  • Assisted companies operating in energy, IT, automotive, white goods, iron and steel industry to ensure compliance with competition compliance program.
  • Assisted a Turkish group company in the acquisition of all shares of Mota-Engil Logistica and Tertir Terminais de Portugal that amounts to 335 million.
  • Assisted a Turkish group company in the acquisition of all shares of Senerji A.Ş. and Düzce Enerji A.Ş.
  • Performed legal due diligences on behalf of domestic and international companies for the acquisition of the shares of the companies operating in cement, port, tourism and plastic pipe sector, ensured coordination with the foreign legal firms in the multijurisdictional transactions.
  • Assisted to the largest double glazing provider in Turkey with regard to designing a franchise system and preparing of the exemption filing that was made the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Advised a client in establishment of a foundation in Turkey.
  • Assisted a Turkish group company who is active in mining sector, in the acquisition of coal-mining assets in Colombia.
  • Acted as the supporting personnel for the restructuring of the financing of hydroelectric power plants in Turkey owned by a Turkish company.
  • Conducted legal due diligence on behalf of a Turkish group company, for the privatization of Derince port.
  • Conducted legal due diligence on behalf of a Turkish group company, for the privatization of Kalamis Marina.
  • Advised international companies in trademark registration before the Turkish Patent Institute.
  • Provided legal advice to an international company in objection against a trademark subject to the application before the Turkish Patent Institute.

Education

  • Freie Universitaet Berlin, LL.M. MBL
  • Bilkent University, Law Faculty
  • TED Ankara College Foundation Private High School

Languages: Turkish, English, French

Memberships

  • Istanbul Bar Association
  • Energy Law Research Institute Management Board
  • Istanbul Bar Energy Law Commission