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By Baris Yuksel LL.M., Gökçe Kuranel
The Internet is a functional and effective tool for conducting sales so that the prominence of online sales is increasing day by day.
By Ertuğrul Can Canbolat LL.M., Baran Can Yildirim, LL.M., Sinan Lahur
In recent years, the USA has been pursuing a very protectionist approach against imports and accordingly, it has initiated safeguard investigations and imposed very high measures (e.g. steel product).
By Ayberk Kurt, Mehmet Salan
Upon the application made by an anonymous party to the TCA on October 21, 2017, the TCA has initiated a preliminary investigation in order to determine whether Article 4 of the Law on the Protection of the Competition is violated ...
By Baris Yuksel LL.M., Mustafa Ayna, Gökçe Kuranel
In Turkey, the Leniency Regulation is in force since the beginning of 2009 and yet the number of leniency applications had always been very low, especially when compared to Europe and the Far East countries.
By Bahadir Balki, LL.M.
The Tenth Administrative Court of Ankara annuls the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority in a case regarding concerted practices between cement producers on the ground that the required standard of proof was not met (GOLTAS Cement).
By Mustafa Ayna, Hasan Güden
The Turkish Competition Authority ("TCA"), in the framework of its market evaluation, includes every factor which could potentially influence the market structure.
By Bahadir Balki, LL.M., Baris Yuksel LL.M.
The TCA had found that six cement producers operating in the Aegean Region of Turkey entered into a concerted practice to allocate certain geographical regions amongst themselves...
By Baris Yuksel LL.M., Mustafa Ayna, Hasan Güden
The TCA has published its short decision concerning the first investigation ever conducted in the electricity sector and has imposed a total fine of TRY 38 million on Akdeniz Elektrik Dağıtım A.Ş...
By Ertuğrul Can Canbolat LL.M., Baran Can Yildirim, LL.M., Sinan Lahur
While European Union's data protection regulations date as far back as to 1995, Turkey recently announced the enactment of the Turkish Law on the Protection of Personal Data after a decade of legislative process.
By Baran Can Yildirim, LL.M., Mehmet Salan
This is not the first time Qualcomm has been under scrutiny.
By Baran Can Yildirim, LL.M., Mehmet Salan
It is without dispute that the Turkish Competition Authority ("TCA") has, at least according to its laws and regulations, the power to investigate and fine companies outside Turkey...
By Ertuğrul Can Canbolat LL.M., Cansi Catak, Mehmet Salan
On 16 January 2018, the Turkish Ministry of Economy ("Ministry") published a new regulation which contains the rules and procedures regarding the application, allocation and usage of the tariff quotas...
By Ömer Bulgak
The year 2017 was quite active and intense in terms of competition law. Turkish Competition Authority (the "TCA") launched 27 new investigations, concluded 16 investigations, and imposed nearly TRY 205 million...
By Ayberk Kurt, Mehmet Salan, Ömer Bulgak
M&A Overview Report 2017, available at the website of the TCA as of January 8, 2018, provides brief information on the Turkish merger control system and makes comparison between 2016...
By Sera Erzene Yildiz, LLM, Ayberk Kurt
There are several ways triggering the Turkish Competition Authority ("TCA") to open an inquiry.