October 2019 – Kinstellar, Emerging Europe and Central Asia's leading independent law firm, is delighted to announce that Bulut Girgin has joined the Istanbul office as Counsel and head of the firm's local Competition and Compliance practice.

Bulut Girgin has over 10 years of experience in competition law, regulated industries and compliance. He has advised clients in diverse sectors including telecommunications, FMCG, automotive, construction, media and technology.

Bulut has represented various multinational and national companies before the Turkish Competition Board, administrative courts and the Council of State regarding cartel and abuse of dominance investigations and has filed numerous M&A and negative clearance filings with the Turkish Competition Authority. He has also conducted, as both as an in-house lawyer and outside counsel, several comprehensive compliance programmes on competition law, anti-corruption matters and internal investigations.

He joins Kinstellar from a leading competition practice. He previously worked as Compliance Manager for FOX TV, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Turkcell and Legal Consultant at ACTECON. He earned his LLM degrees from King's College, London and Law and Economics degrees from Bilkent University, Ankara.

Edmund Emre Özer, Partner in Kinstellar's Istanbul office, comments: ''We are delighted that such a senior and high-profile practitioner as Bulut has joined our team. His extensive and varied experience and strong client relationships will enable us to deepen our coverage in Turkey and to serve clients even more effectively."