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As per the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition, the Turkish Competition Authority has the right to realize on-the-spot inspections (i.e. raids) in exercising its duties including, among others, ...
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The Turkish Competition Authority ("TCA") has completed revising the Guideline on Vertical Agreements ("Guideline") and published the updated version on its official website on March 30, 2018.
On June 25, 2018, the US Supreme Court rendered its final decision with respect to the claims that American Express violated Article 1 of the Sherman Act via anti-steering provisions in its agreements with merchants.
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The Industrial Property Law entered into force on January, 10 2017.
Taking Turkey's 20-year history of the competition law practice into account, 2018 made history with the developments in administrative judicial review of the Turkish Competition Authority's decisions.
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In competition law, agreements between undertakings, which are at different levels of the supply chain, are classified as vertical agreements.
. It is interesting to note that the preliminary inquiry was initiated based upon a document which was obtained by the TCA during the on-spot inspection within the scope of another preliminary inquiry...
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The Board also noted that RPM could arise when the supplier directly or indirectly obligates the reseller to a fixed, minimum or maximum price.
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The Authority published revised Guidelines on Vertical Agreements on March 30, 2018. The Guidelines include newly introduced provisions and amendments with regard to online sales and MFN clauses.
In 2014 the TCA had granted a conditional clearance to acquisition of Dosu Maya by Özmaya which reduced the number of players in the yeast market and this decision was annulled by the decision of Ankara 8th Administrative Court .
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The parties of an investigation that is conducted in accordance with the Act on the Protection of Competition No. 4054 ("Competition Act") ...
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The Board defined the relevant geographic market as "Turkey" in light of the fact that all the players in the Turkish construction market would have benefitted from the information exchange in the course of the Survey contemplated by INTES.
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In light of the above, the Board rejected granting individual exemption to the relevant non-compete obligation as it does not meet the criterion "not limiting competition more than what is necessary".
Recently the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) announced a new reasoned decision in relation to Turkish beer market and has preserved the rule for beer coolers.
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The Board's reasoned decision regarding the allegations that the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality had violated the Law No. 4054 through certain activities regarding the right of way, was published on the Authority's official website.
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In Turkey, the authority to initiate dumping or subsidy examinations, upon complaint or, where necessary, ex officio, is given to the Ministry of Economy ("Ministry").
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This article will address significant amendments and novelties introduced for Turkish capital markets legislation during the first half of 2018 as in line with specific needs and interests...
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As an emerging market, Turkey is rightly considered to be a business and commercial hub for the EMEA region, as well as an important market for many multinational companies. In 2017, Turkey received a score of 40 points in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index, on a scale of 0 ("highly corrupt") to 100 ("very clean").
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The Board also noted that RPM could arise when the supplier directly or indirectly obligates the reseller to a fixed, minimum or maximum price.
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As for the SEC, the guiding principles on whether to open or close an investigation or to charge the corporation are regulated under the SEC's Enforcement Manual.
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Turkey was among the members who came under scrutiny during the Committee meeting after Brazil and Ukraine raised concerns about measures that had been imposed by Turkey.
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The ICTA has published the Draft Regulation Amending the Regulation on Network and Information Security in the Electronic Communications Sector, which regulates and sets forth the procedures and principles that operators must comply with.
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On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of competition law practice in Turkey, we have written and published an academic publication we hope will be valuable to the global discussion and study of competition law issues. The book is comprised of 12 academic articles and is a collaborative effort of lawyers specialising in competition law at ELIG Gürkaynak, including junior associates and novices in the field, in addition to Gönenç Gürkaynak’s own extensive contribution to each and every article.
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ELIG Gürkaynak has hosted a Turkish competition law webinar in collaboration with Lexology. During the webinar, head of our competition law and regulatory practice, Mr. Gönenç Gürkaynak, introduces remedies and Phase II reviews under the Turkish merger control regime.
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