Umay Rona

Umay Rona

Turkey, Istanbul
Associate at ACTECON
Profession: Attorney / Solicitor, Lawyer
Industry: Competition, Compliance, Law Practice


Umay Rona provides legal assistance for all matters of competition law covering merger control procedures and risk management strategies related to both domestic and cross-border transactions. In addition, Umay advises a wide range of clientele in preliminary investigations and fully-fledged investigations initiated by the Turkish Competition Authority in cartel and abuse of dominance cases as well as conducts follow-on competition litigation. Umay is fluent in English and French.


English, French, Turkish


AntitrustMerger ControlCompliance Programmes



Associate at ACTECON

March 2020 - Present • Istanbul, Turkey

Advising clients in complex merger control filings, including Phase II cases. Resenting clients in various sectors (primarily in FMCF, automotive, consumer electronics, e-commerce and retail) before the Turkish Competition Authority and Turkish courts. Assisting international and local companies in preparing compliance programs and providing services in all aspects of competition law such as full-fledged investigations, individual exemption cases, DD process' and risk assessments of M&A, and compliance. Co-authored various articles titled: (i) Competition Compliance 2020, Turkey, Lexology, (ii) Getting the Deal Through, with Fevzi Toksoy, Bahadır Balkı, and Ertuğrul Can Canbolat; (iii) "Guards up for Multinational Companies in Case of an On-The-Spot Inspection", Lexology, December 2020, with Bahadır Balkı.

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys at Law

Associate at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys at Law

2 years 5 mth • September 2017 - February 2020 • Istanbul, Turkey

Advised global clients on competition law and supporting areas. Co-authored various articles titled: (i) Competition Law Assessments in Big-Data Merger Reviews, The Second Academic Gift Book of ELIG Gürkaynak, Attorneys-at-Law on Selected Contemporary Competition Law Matters, 2019; (ii) Competition Law Consequences of Artificial Intelligence, The Academic Gift Book of ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of Competition Law Practice in Turkey, 2018; and (iii) Examination of Non-Compete Obligations in the Articles of Association of a Joint Venture under Competition Law and Commercial Law - An overview in Light of the Turkish Competition Board's WKS Istanbul Decision of 8 February 2018 in Mondaq, 2018.


Bilkent University

Bachelor of Law

Lycée International de Ferney Voltaire

Diplome du Baccalauréat Générale, Série ES International Baccalaureate

Université Lumière Lyon 2,

Bachelor of Law

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