Pinar is a Professor of Law specializing in competition law at the University of Leeds School of Law. She is the Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice.
She previously held a Chair at the UEA Law School, University of East Anglia. She is an Associate Member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy. Prior to coming to the UK, she worked at the University of Ankara Law School, Department of Commercial Law and qualified as a lawyer in Turkey.
She has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law from University of Ankara Law School. She was ranked first overall in her undergraduate degree. Following her Masters, she received an ORSAS (Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme) Scholarship funded by the UK Secretary for Education and a UEA Scholarship that provided full-funding for her doctoral studies at UEA Law School. Her PhD focused on the topic of abuse of a dominant position in EU competition law.
She is the author of The Concept of Abuse in EU Competition Law: Law and Economics Approaches (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2012). Her peer-reviewed articles have been published in some of the most prestigious journals such as the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Modern Law Review, European Law Review, Journal of Business Law, Journal of Law and Society, etc. She was nominated for an Antitrust Writing Award in 2015/16 organized by Concurrences Review and George Washington University Law School Competition Law Center.