Z. ElifAksoy Ph.D.


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Elif Aksoy's practice focuses on helping clients with antitrust matters, including M&A investigations, civil investigative demands, third-party subpoenas, and HSR filings. She has represented clients on antitrust matters in a variety of industries, including apparel, radio, cable TV, pharmacies, food, webcasting, public relations platforms, oil pipelines, and asphalt. She has experience on matters before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

In law school Elif participated in George Mason's Supreme Court Clinic. Before and during law school she worked in economic and financial analysis positions at the International Monetary Fund, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, and a trade association for global financial institutions.

Elif also maintains an active pro bono practice, including obtaining asylum for immigrants fleeing gang violence.


  • Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma to acquire late stage biopharma companies and form alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd. worth $3 billionJones Day is advising Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. ("Sumitomo") in an acquisition of late stage biopharma companies and formation of alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd.
  • Cabot sells its Specialty Fluids business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited for $135 millionJones Day advised Cabot Corporation in the sale of its Specialty Fluids Business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinomine Resource Group Co., Ltd., for $135 million.
  • GE sells Intelligent Platforms business to EmersonJones Day served as antitrust counsel to General Electric Company in the sale of Intelligent Platforms, a division of General Electric, to Emerson Electric Co.
  • Conagra Brands acquires Pinnacle Foods for $10.9 billion in cash and stockJones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a $10.9 billion merger.
  • Baker Hughes sells natural gas solutions business to First Reserve and Pietro FiorentiniJones Day advised Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), in the sale of its global Natural Gas Solutions (NGS) business to two separate buyers, First Reserve and Pietro Fiorentini.
  • Andeavor subsidiary Western Refining Company acquires west coast asphalt terminals from Delek US HoldingsJones Day advised Western Refining Company, L.P. ("WRC"), a subsidiary of Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV), in connection with the acquisition of asphalt terminals from subsidiaries of Delek US Holdings, Inc. for a total consideration of $75 million, plus working capital.
  • Rite Aid obtains antitrust clearance for proposed merger with AlbertsonsJones Day advised Rite Aid Corporation, one of the leading drugstore chains in the U.S., on the antitrust aspects of its proposed merger with Albertsons Companies, Inc.
  • CBS Radio merges with EnterCom for $1.6 billionJones Day served as antitrust counsel in the Reverse Morris Trust merger of CBS Corporation subsidiary CBS Radio, Inc. with Entercom Communications Corp.
  • Cintas secures antitrust clearance for $2.2 billion purchase of G&K ServicesJones Day represented Cintas Corporation in securing antitrust clearance from the Federal Trade Commission for its $2.2 billion purchase of G&K Services, Inc.
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