About Us

Istanbul Bilgi University Competition Law and Policy Research Centre ("CLPRC") was founded in 2010 as the first academic institution in the field of competition law and policy in Turkey with the aim of conducting and supporting research on competition law and providing a discussion forum at the national level for academics, lawyers and other professionals in the field.

The activities of the CLPRC are founded on three main principles:

  1. Interdisciplinary Approach: Making use of (industrial) economics in the area of competition law and regulation and emphasizing the importance of law and economics approach.
  2. Comparative Law Perspective: Approaching competition law in a comparative manner by closely following the developments in the EU and the US laws.
  3. Collaboration between Academics and Practitioners: In order to follow the actual problems of competition law enforcement and to meet the needs of the markets, maintaining close cooperation with professionals.

The CLPRC’s activities can be grouped under five main categories:

  1. Teaching Activities
  2. Research Activities
  3. Organization of Academic Events
  4. Collaboration Between Academics and Practitioners
  5. Dissemination of Knowledge

Teaching is the CLPRC’s principal activity. The CLPRC aims to increase the number of competition law courses both in graduate and undergraduate levels, to organize certificate and training programs for professionals, lawyers and public sector employees; especially for judiciary with the aim of enhancing professional knowledge re competition law and regulation.

Another central task of the CLPRC is conducting and supporting research activities on competition law and policy. In this respect, research activities and publications that are based on law and economics approach (economic analysis of law) regarding competition law and regulation are encouraged and especially interdisciplinary and comparative studies will be promoted via scholarships, awards etc.

Another priority of the CLPRC is organizing academic activities in order to increase awareness of competition law and regulation matters and to provide a discussion forum for scholars and practitioners on actual competition law matters. Therefore, the CLPRC hosts publicly available academic activities such as conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Dissemination of knowledge via publishing the results of our research and teaching activities is another primary goal of the CLPRC. With this purpose in mind, the CLPRC follows a policy of supporting academic research and publications in the area of competition law. In this respect, the CLPRC publishes the papers that are presented in the conferences and seminars and intends to keep following this policy and to grant awards for distinctive papers and publish successful dissertations in the field. In addition to publications, the CLPRC also provides video records of the seminars on its YouTube channel, the videos can be found on https://www.youtube.com/c/RekabetHukukuMerkezi 



Prof. Dr. Kerem Cem SANLI

Kerem Cem Sanlı graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1996. He received his master's degrees from Marmara University private law program in 1999 and from Harvard University's law department in 2000. Then he completed Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences private law program and earned the title of doctor in 2006, the title of associate professor of civil law in 2017, and the title of professor in 2023. Sanlı is a faculty member at Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law and has been the director of the Competition Law and Policy Research Centre since 2010.

Areas of Study: Competition Law, Liability Law, Behavioral Law and Economics, Economic Analysis of Law

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E-mail: cem.sanli@bilgi.edu.tr 

Phone: +90 (212) 311 51 60


Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. Yeşim M. ATAMER

Yeşim M. Atamer received her undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees from Istanbul University Faculty of Law. Then she worked as an associate professor in 2006 and a professor in 2012 at Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law. Atamer has been appointed as a professor of private law, business law, European law, and comparative law at the University of Bern in Switzerland in the 2019-2020 academic year, and at the University of Zürich since February 2020. Her main areas of research are the law of domestic and international sale of goods, Turkish and EU consumer law, and harmonization of European contract law.

As a scholar of the European Union Jean Monnet program, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Max Planck Society, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) she has conducted research in Lausanne, Basel, Rome, Munich, Hamburg, and Cambridge (USA). In 2007 she was awarded the Distinguished Young Scientist Award by the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA). She is elected member of the Science Academy (Turkey), Academia Europaea, the International Academy of Comparative Law, and the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law. Yeşim M. Atamer, who has been both a visiting professor and a visiting researcher in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, has many books, book chapters, and articles published in English, German and Turkish. She is the consultant of the Competition Law and Policy Research Centre.

Areas of Study: Private Law, Business Law, European Law, Comparative Law

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E-mail: yesim.atamer@rwi.uzh.ch 


Deniz Tanlı started his undergraduate education by studying economics at Istanbul Bilgi University. After completing four semesters in the department of economics, he moved on to pursue a degree in law at Bahcesehir University. He graduated from Bahcesehir University Faculty of Law in 2018 as a high honor student. Then he completed a mandatory year-long internship to become a lawyer and obtained his practice certificate in 2019. Deniz Tanlı mainly conducts research in the fields of competition law and regulation. He has been working as a researcher at Istanbul Bilgi University Competition Law and Policy Research Centre since 2021 and at the same time pursuing an LL.M. degree at Istanbul Bilgi University in the field of business law.

E-mail: deniz.tanli@bilgi.edu.tr 

Phone: +90 (212) 311 77 47