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Merger Control Comparative Guide
Merger Control Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Turkey, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
14 Oct 2019
The Turkish Competition Board Acknowledged that Reassessment of a Decision Must Not Harm the Appellant
The Competition Board ("Board") has recently published its reasoned decision in its reassessment of the Turkish Pharmacists Association (Türk Eczacıları Birliği) ("TPA") case, following the annulment decision ...
1 Oct 2018
Amendments To The Guidelines On Vertical Agreements
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.
22 Jun 2018
The Board's Reasoned Decision On The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality: "Is The Municipality An Undertaking Within The Meaning Of Competition Law?"
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.
31 May 2018
Quarterly Update On Trade Defence Cases In Turkey (March 2018)
In Turkey, the authority to initiate dumping or subsidy examinations, upon complaint or, where necessary, ex officio, is given to the Ministry of Economy.
3 Apr 2018
The Turkish Competition Board's Reasoned Decision Regarding Trakya Cam's Request to Access the Case File Is Published
The Turkish Competition Board's ("Board") reasoned decision (dated 13.07.2017 and numbered 17-22/352-157) regarding the request to access the case file submitted by Trakya Cam Sanayii A.Ş. ("Trakya Cam") has been published on the official website of the Turkish Competition Authority ("Authority").
19 Mar 2018
The Council of State Dismissed Tüpraş's Appeal against the Turkish Competition Authority's Record Fine for Abuse of Dominance
On October 15, 2017, the Council of State ("Court") upheld the Turkish Competition Board's ("Board") 2014 decision on Türkiye Petrol Rafinerileri A.Ş. ("Tüpraş").
13 Mar 2018
The Administrative Court Annulled the Board's Decision Not to Initiate an Investigation against Maysan Mando in Terms of Its Alleged Refusal to Supply
The 15th Administrative Court of Ankara ("Court") has recently rendered a decision in which it annulled the Board's decision[2] not to initiate an investigation regarding the allegations that Maysan Mando Otomotiv Parçaları San. ve Tic. A.Ş. ("Maysan Mando") had distorted competition by way of (i) refusing to supply, and (ii) colluding with the competitors of Tok Oto Market ("Tok Oto") in order to exclude Tok Oto from the downstream market.
5 Mar 2018
The Turkish Competition Authority's Draft Amended Guidelines on Vertical Agreements
The Turkish Competition Authority ("Competition Authority" or "Authority") has announced on July 20, 2017, on its official website, that its "Draft Guidelines on Vertical Agreements" ("Draft Guidelines"), which aims to revise the Block Exemption Communiqué on Vertical Agreements No. 2002/2 ("Communiqué No. 2002/2") and the Guidelines on Vertical Agreements ("Guidelines") has been made available for public notice and comment.
30 Nov 2017
The Turkish Competition Board's Decision on Turkish Pharmacists' Association Commercial Enterprise regarding Investigation on Article 6 of the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition
The Turkish Competition Board ("Board") published its reasoned decision on the investigation initiated against the Turkish Pharmacists' Association ("Türk Eczacıları Birliği" in Turkish) ("TEB") and Turkish Pharmacists' Association Commercial Enterprise ("Türk Eczacıları Birliği İktisadi İşletmesi" in Turkish) ("TEBII") on whether they had violated Article 6 of the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition ("Law No. 4054"), by abusing their domi
4 Oct 2017
Turkish Competition Authority's Amendments on the Merger Control Regulation in Turkey
The Turkish Competition Authority ("Authority") has introduced the Communiqué No. 2017/2 Amending Communiqué 2010/4 on Mergers and Acquisitions Requiring the Approval of the Competition Board ("Communiqué No. 2010/4") ("Communiqué No. 2017/2").
12 Jun 2017
The Board Published its Short-Form Decision on the Investigation Conducted against Yemek Sepeti
The Turkish Competition Board ("Board") announced on its official website the short-form decision on Yemek Sepeti Elektronik İletişim Tanıtım Pazarlama Gıda San. ve Tic. A.Ş. ("Yemek Sepeti", meaning the Food Basket), a Turkish online meal ordering platform,
7 Nov 2016
Ankara 15th Administrative Court Cancelled Turkish Competition Board's Administrative Act
Plaintiffs, who are representatives of the Keskin İş Güvenliği, a company active in the workplace safety in the province of Bursa, have submitted a complaint to the Turkish Competition Authority ("Authority") on the grounds that the alleged conduct of 3M Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
7 Nov 2016
Promising New Ruling On The Limits Of Administrative Bodies' Discretion Regarding The Right To Access To Information
The 2nd Administrative Court of Ankara (the "Court") annulled the Turkish Competition Authority's ("Authority") decision whereby the Authority dismissed the application of an undertaking (the "Undertaking") requesting access to information contained ...
3 Nov 2016
Single Continuous Infringement Concept And The Practice Of The Turkish Competition Authority
The concept of a single continuous infringement ("SCI") enables competition authorities to consider a series of agreements or conducts that have the same objective to distort competition in the market as one single continuous infringement.
23 Sep 2016
Evaluating The Notification Requirement Of Foreign-To-Foreign Transactions Under The Turkish Merger Control Regime
Per the general application of the effects theory, transactions that do not directly or indirectly impact Turkish markets are outside the scope of the Turkish merger control regime.
12 Mar 2015
A Revised Guideline On Undertakings Concerned, Turnover And Ancillary Restraints In Merger And Acquisitions Published By The Turkish Competition Authority
A very recent secondary legislation by the Turkish Competition Authority concerning the Turkish merger control regime further signals that modernization of the Turkish merger control regime will be one of the top priorities of the Turkish Competition Authority in 2013.
7 May 2013
Regulation Of Dominant Conduct
The main legislation applying specifically to the behaviour of dominant firms is article 6 of Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (Law No. 4054). It provides that ‘any abuse on the part of one or more undertakings, individually or through joint agreements or practices, of a dominant position in a market for goods or services within the whole or part of the country is unlawful and prohibited’.
22 Jul 2009
Hope at Last for Some Flexibility in Review of Ancillary Restraints
Unlike EU competition law practice, where the issue of ancillary restraints is considered only at the request of a notifying party, the precedents set by the Turkish Competition Authority have long established that it must evaluate and render an opinion on the existence or non-existence of the ancillary status of any non-compete obligation in the transaction documents of all notifications.
4 Aug 2006
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