Basak Arslan advises on all aspects of EU competition law.

Basak’s practice focuses on complex transactional matters (mergers and joint ventures), cartels, and behavioral cases. Her experience spans a wide variety of industries, including technology, transport, and financial services.

Basak joined the firm in 2016.

Notable Experiences

  • Sony in Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

  • OpenText in its $6 billion acquisition of Micro Focus International.

  • NVIDIA in merger proceedings before the EC in its then-proposed $40 billion acquisition of Arm.

  • Alstom before the EC and other antitrust agencies in its terminated €15 billion combination with Siemens’ Mobility business and its successful acquisition of Bombardier Transport.

  • NVIDIA in merger proceedings before the EC leading to the unconditional authorization of its $6.8 billion acquisition of Mellanox.

  • Google in the Turkish Competition Authority’s Shopping and Adwords investigations.

  • Essilor in its €48 billion acquisition of Luxottica.

  • General Motors Co. (GM) in the sale of its Opel/Vauxhall subsidiary and GM Financials’ European operations to PSA Group, in a transaction valuing these activities at €1.3 billion and €0.9 billion, respectively.

  • Citigroup in several European and national investigations and litigations, including the EC’s investigations of alleged conduct relating to Spot FX trading.

  • NSK in defense against a follow-on damages claim in the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal by Peugeot relating to the EC’s bearings decision.

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October 10, 2023
Association of Corporate Counsel Europe – Mentorship Program for In-House Lawyers in Turkey