Leading Turkish competition Economist

Ali Ilicak


With over 25 years of experience in competition and regulation consultancy, Ali has collaborated with:

  • International law firms
  • National governments
  • Blue-chip enterprises

During the foundational phase of the Turkish Competition Authority, he gained expertise as a competition expert.

Career Highlights

  • Played a pivotal role in investigations into mergers, cartels, and abuse of dominant position at the Turkish Competition Authority.
  • Competition, Data Privacy, and Economic Regulations Director at PwC – established the Competition and Data Privacy Law department.
  • Local partner at Dentons – led successful merger cases in bakers’ yeast and cement industries.
  • One of the co-founders of ACTECON.

Contributions & Recognitions

  • Columnist for Forbes, focusing on competition strategies, economic regulations, and market dynamics.
  • Lecturer on competition law at Istanbul Bilgi and Altinbas universities.


Visit Ilicak’s academia.edu page to download his publications.

His early competition policy blog pieces can be accessed at the pazarlardanhaberler archive.

Connect with Ali 

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  • Boston University (MA) – 2005
  • College of Europe – Competition Law – 1999
  • Ankara University (BSc) – 1997
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