Çukur & Yılmaz
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In a world ruled by the global economy, protection of international trade from unfair competition holds great importance
Turkey's Court of Cassation recently held that the Consumer Court is the appropriate forum for a lawsuit filed by a consumer against a bank, seeking compensation for damages arising from the bank's competition law violation.
Roche Müstahzarları Sanayii A.Ş. ("Roche") and a pharmaceutical wholesaler named MTS İlaç Dağıtım Tic. A.Ş. ("MTS") entered into an Exclusive Tender Depository Agreement ("Agreement"). They requested an individual exemption from the Board for the Agreement. v
In their reviews, competition law authorities might be led to directly examine the undertakings' pricing strategies, which can be perceived as a direct intervention in their freedom to set their own prices, as opposed to the principles of the free market economy.
The Turkish Competition Board ("Board") recently published a reasoned decision, deciding not to initiate a full scope investigation into an anonymous allegation of customer sharing and price fixing for bulk cement by six cement producers in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
The Turkish Competition Board ("Board") will conduct a full scope investigation into Google's exclusivity agreements with original equipment manufacturers.
As of 7 March 2017, Guidelines explaining the new Block Exemption Communiqué No. 2017/3 on Vertical Agreements in Motor Vehicle Sector are available on the website of the Turkish Competition Authority.
The Board recently published its reasoned decision on the
preliminary investigation conducted against the Chamber of Forest
On December 21, 2016, the Ministry of Economy ("Ministry"), by way of publishing the Communiqué on the Prevention of Unfair Competition in Imports ..
Erdem & Erdem Law
Undertakings in various levels of the chain of distribution, as well as with end-consumers, may incur damages from anti-competitive conduct by other undertakings.
The Board published its reasoned decision concerning the request for negative clearance for the "Standardized and Binding Framework Agreement" ("SBFA"), published by the Banks Association of Turkey ("BAT").
Erdem & Erdem Law
The Competition Board concluded its investigation with regard to the booking services provided by Booking.com B.V. and by Bookingdotcom Destek Hizmetleri LLC, operating as the Turkish representative of Booking.com.
Paksoy & Co
One of the amendments made by the New Communiqué includes a new legal threshold in relation to the withdrawal of the exemption.
The competition law enforcement in Turkey is based on private and public enforcement pillars. TCA has sole discretion to enforce the Competition Act whereas the litigations initiated by the victims of anti-competitive conduct are seen in private courts.