Senior Associate

Merve Bakırcı

Department Competition and Compliance
Languages Turkish, English
Merve Bakırcı
Biography
Service Areas
Representative Matters
Education
Publications
Memberships

Biography

Merve Bakırcı is a Senior Associate in Corporate Affairs / Competition and Compliance Department of Erdem & Erdem. Her practice especially focuses on competition law matters, joint ventures, preliminary investigations and investigations within the scope of competition law, M&A transactions, general corporate matters, and anti-corruption law. She has represented a wide range of leading national and international private corporations in preliminary investigations and investigations before the Turkish Competition Authority. She also has vast experience in assisting clients in Turkey, Europe and in the United States in relation to competition law aspects of M&A transactions. She has also advised many multinational and local companies on competition and corporate law matters.

Ms. Bakırcı provides consultancy to the clients with respect to Turkish and European Commission competition law legislations and assists them to fully comply with competition law compliance programs. She further represents clients in all phases of the competition law investigations before the Turkish Competition Authority.

She further provides counseling for local and multinational corporations in relation to daily corporate matters regarding all aspects of general corporate governance work including preparation of articles of association, general assembly resolutions, board of directors’ resolutions and capital increases and decreases.

In addition, Ms. Bakırcı also advises clients in relation to anti-corruption laws and provides intra company trainings in this regard.

She completed her LLB degree in University of Southampton and her Legal Practice Course (Accelerated Corporate- M&A) at the College of Law, London, UK.

Service Areas

Anti-Corruption
Anti-Corruption
Aims to prevent the illegal and unethical use of authority.
Competition and Antitrust
Competition and Antitrust
Field of law that regulates and protects competition in a free market economy.
Compliance
Compliance
Ensures that corporate activities are in accordance with existing legislation.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions
The merger of two or more companies and the acquisition of one company by another.

Representative Matters

Competition and Antitrust
Compliance
Mergers and Acquisations
  • Advised a company active in fabric industry in relation to its merger control filing and provided legal consultancy in this regard.
  • Advised a company active in payment services and financial technologies industry in relation to its individual exemption applications before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a company active in banking industry in preliminary investigations before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a company active in glass industry in preliminary investigations and investigations before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a company active in flakeboard industry in an investigation before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented companies active in hot air balloon rides industry in an investigation before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a company active in retail industry in an investigation before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a company active in automotive industry in an investigation before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a company active in insurance industry in an investigation before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a company active in banking industry in an investigation before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a company active in meal card industry in an investigation before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a company active in online retail platform services in an investigation before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a search engine company in two investigations before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Advised many international companies including private equity funds in their merger control filings in several sectors.
  • Represented a company active in beverages industry in an investigation before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a company active in e-commerce logistics company in an investigation before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a company active in transportation sector in an investigation before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a company active in fertilizers sector in a preliminary investigation before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Represented a company active in online food ordering sector in an investigation before the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Prepared competition law compliance programs to companies active in various sectors such as banking, automotive, insurance, FMCG.
  • Prepared legal memorandum on treasury receivables for a leading foreign bank.
  • Provided legal consultancy to companies in relation to their regular regulatory, competition and corporate matters in various sectors such as beverages, securities, banking.
  • Conducted internal reviews within the scope of competition law compliance for companies active in various sectors such as banking, insurance, automotive, glass, metallurgy and FMCG.
  • Provided legal consultancy for a publicly held bank within the scope of banking law.
  • Prepared due diligence report in acquisition of majority shares in a company producing spare parts.
  • Advised on the share sale of a company active in fabric sector.
  • Advised a company active in payment services and financial technologies industry in relation to its spin-off transaction.
  • Advised on the due diligence report and SPA in contemplated acquisition of shares in a renewable energy company;
  • Advised on the due diligence report in contemplated acquisition of a company active in health care industry.
  • Advised on the due diligence report and the merger control filing in contemplated acquisition of a company active in mining industry.
  • Advised on the due diligence report in contemplated acquisition of majority shares in a company active in production of military spare parts.
  • Advised on the due diligence report in contemplated acquisition of majority shares in a company active in transportation sector.

Education

LLB Accreditation, Dokuz Eylul University


The College of Law, Legal Practice Course (LPC)


University of Southampton, LLB

Publications

Newsletter Articles
Other Articles
  • Gönenç Gürkaynak, Merve Bakırcı, Sevgi Mutafoğlu “Excessive Pricing Enforcement in Dynamic Sectors: Should You Stop Reading Now?” The Academic Gift Book of ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of Competition Law Practice in Turkey, 143-75 (2018), May 2018.
  • Gönenç Gürkaynak, Ceren Özkanlı, Ceren Göktürk, Merve Bakırcı “Excessive Pricing: A Rare Concept In Competition Law”, Mondaq, October 2017.


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