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    ECJ’s view on attorney-client privilege: When will professional secrecy apply? What is the view from Turkey?

    The attorney-client privilege has always been considered within the scope of the right to defence by the ECJ. However, further to the Belgian Tax Decision, the ECJ now considers the privilege within the scope of respect for private life instead of right to privacy, thus widening the application of legal professional privilege. It is a matter of great curiosity whether (and how) the ECJ’s decision will affect local competition authorities, including the Turkish Competition Authority.

    Two-minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Competition Law – December 2022

    Two-minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Competition Law – December 2022

    Two-minute Recap of Competition Law Matters Around the Globe – December 2022

    Two-minute Recap of Competition Law Matters Around the Globe – December 2022

    Another hub-and-spoke cartel decision by Turkey’s Competition Board

    Turkey’s Competition Authority has been scrutinizing the retail market of fast moving consume goods for a while. After the Competition Board sanctioned the largest supermarket chains in Turkey along with one of their common suppliers, for creating a hub-and-spoke cartel in 2021, it opened a similar investigation against the same supermarkets, namely BİM, CarrefourSA, Migros, Şok and A101 as well as some of their common suppliers.