Gönenç Gürkaynak holds an L.L.B. degree from Ankara University Law School (1997), and an L.L.M. degree from Harvard Law School (2001). He is a qualified attorney of the Istanbul Bar (1998) and the New York Bar (2002), and he is also a Solicitor of the Law Society of England & Wales (2004). He lectures at three universities in Istanbul and also holds a permanent teaching position at undergraduate and graduate levels at the Bilkent University Law School in Ankara, where he has been teaching since 2004. Gönenç Gürkaynak is one of the founding partners of ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law in Istanbul, and he heads the Regulatory & Compliance Department at ELIG. He has had over 100 international and local articles published in English and in Turkish on various matters of Turkish law, and two books taught at law schools.