Burak Bedük TRAIL+ 4
Burak Bedük was born in Mersin, Turkey. After acquiring an international vision in Tarsus American College, he joined Istanbul Bilgi University’s LL.B programme where his passion for international law was born. He was a part of university’s moot court team that won the European Regional Round of John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition with best written submissions in Naples, which later on participated in the Final Rounds in Geneva.
After obtaining his law degree, he joined the Competition, Public Policy and Regulation team of Balcıoğlu Selçuk Ardıyok Keki Attorney Partnership (affiliated firm with Dentons in Istanbul) as a legal intern and proceeded as an attorney after his admission to Istanbul Bar.
His main practice included assisting multinational and local clients in investigations, merger clearances, individual exemptions before the Turkish Competition Authority. In addition to his role as a competition lawyer, he was an essential member of the Dentons International Trade Practice in Istanbul. He advised clients in relation to anti-subsidy, anti-dumping and surveillance investigations as well as government policies’ compliance with the GATT and the covered agreements. He authored more than 15 articles for Dentons’ blog and Mondaq regarding developments international trade and distributed weekly international trade bulletin to Dentons’ international trade practice group and its clients.
Alongside his profession, he was also involved in extra-curricular activities. He coached Istanbul Bilgi University’s teams that participated in 17th and 18th editions of John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition. He authored the first moot court case on WTO law in Turkey, which focused on environmental measures and subsidies in hybrid automobile engine industry for the protection environment and national security, for Veritas Moot Courts Conferences.
Burak speaks fluent Turkish and English, and enjoys bowling.