Burcu Can

Burcu Can

Turkey, Istanbul
Managing Partner at Burcu Can Attorneys at Law
Profession: Attorney / Solicitor
Industry: Competition, Law Practice, Digital, Data Privacy


Founder & Managing Partner at Burcu Can Attorneys at Law. Burcu started her career in 2009 as a case handler at the Turkish Competition Authority. After about 5 years at the TCA, she joined Cleary Gottlieb's competition law practice in Brussels for more than 3 years. In 2018, Burcu joined ELIG in Turkey as counsel and was promoted to partner in 2019. In late 2020, she started her own law firm where she continues advising global clients on competition law, data privacy & digital markets.


English, Turkish


EU LawAntitrustMerger ControlLitigationAdvocacyState AidCompliance ProgrammesCompetition PolicyE-CommerceTrade LawDigital MarketsData Protection and PrivacyTurkish Law


Rekabet Kurumu - Turkish Competition Authority

Case Handler at Rekabet Kurumu - Turkish Competition Authority

4 years 7 mth • January 2009 - August 2013 • Ankara, Turkey

Investigated competition law infringements and handled merger applications in banking & finance, motor vehicles, transport and tourism sectors; involved in drafting secondary legislations of the TCA; contributed to work products (manuals, best practices, anti-cartel enforcement templates and conferences) of UNCTAD, OECD and ICN as an author and speaker; participated as a lecturer in training programs for young competition agencies in other countries and public agencies in Turkey.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

3 years 2 mth • November 2014 - January 2018 • Brussels, Belgium

Advised global clients (primarily in pharmaceuticals, airlines, transport and banking & finance) on the EU competition law, international trade law and coordinated multijurisdictional antitrust & merger matters.


Ankara University Faculty of Law

Bachelor's Degree in Law

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Exchange Programme focusing on EU and international law (2 semesters)

Harvard Law School

LL.M. Degree

Gazi University Faculty of Law

LL.M. Degree in Commercial Law

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