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Two-minute Recap of Turkish Competition Law Developments - June 2024

Canon, the Japanese optical and imaging company known for its iconic cameras, was fined approximately EUR 1 million for interfering with prices charged by its resellers.

Gen Temizer
12.07.2024

Two-minute Recap of Competition Law Matters Around the Globe - June 2024

E-commerce platform Coupang was fined a record 140 billion won (EUR 94.5 million) by the Korea Fair Trade Commission for manipulating search results to favour its own private brand products over competitors.

Gen Temizer
08.07.2024

A Less Stringent Approach to the Deletion of Data during Dawn Raids?

The Turkish Competition Authority’s most effective tool for obtaining evidence is dawn raids for hard and soft data.

Gen Temizer
23.06.2024

The Latest Competition Law Amendment – Any Change?

On 3 May 2024, a proposed amendment to several laws, including Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition, aiming to expedite and hasten the conduct of investigations was published.

Gen Temizer
23.06.2024

Two-minute Recap of Global Competition Law Matters - May 2024

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) sued Ticketmaster, and its parent company Live Nation, alleging its market monopoly hurts fans, artists and competitors by driving up ticket prices, stifling innovation and constraining artists, venues and ticketing systems.

Gen Temizer
06.06.2024

4054 Sayılı Rekabet Kanununda Yapılan Değişiklikler

3 Mayıs 2024 tarihinde TBMM Başkanlığı'na sunulan 6102 sayılı Türk Ticaret Kanunu ile Bazı Kanunlarda Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Kanun Teklifi üzerindeki görüşmeler tamamlanmıştır.

Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak
31.05.2024

Rekabet Kanununda Değişiklik Teklifi - Neler Değiştirebilir?

3 Mayıs 2024 tarihinde yayımlanan kanun değişikliği teklifi ile 4054 sayılı Rekabetin Korunması Hakkında Kanun da dahil birçok kanunda değişiklik önerisi sunuldu.

Gen Temizer
28.05.2024

Yerinde İncelemenin Engellenmesi Cephesinde Değişen Bir Şey Var mı?

Rekabet Kurumunun delil elde etmek için en önemli silahı, teşebbüslerin fiziki ve elektronik ortamda tuttuğu verileri ve belgeleri incelemek üzere gerçekleştirdiği yerinde incelemeler.

Gen Temizer
23.05.2024

Turkish Competition Authority to fine Meta for Non-Compliance

On March 18, 2024, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) took action against Meta Platforms, Inc., (“Meta”), by issuing a provisional measure to cease the transfer of data between Instagram and Threads and imposed a daily administrative penalty of approximately TRY 4.8 million for Meta's failure to adequately address antitrust concerns.

Sohaibani & Partners
22.05.2024

Competition Newsletter - May 2024

This competition law newsletter provides information on the latest developments in relation to the Turkish competition market and the implementation of Law No 4054 on the Protection of Competition in light of recent announcements and publications by the Competition Authority and decisions of the competition board published in March 2024.

Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak
17.05.2024

Rekabet Kurumu’nun Akaryakıt Sektör İncelemesi Raporu Yayımlandı

Rekabet Kurumu 2020 yılında başlattığı akaryakıt sektörüne yönelik sektör incelemesini tamamlayarak hazırladığı Akaryakıt Sektör İncelemesi Raporu’nu 18 Mart 2024 tarihinde resmi internet sitesinde yayınladı.

Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership
17.05.2024

Turkish Competition Authority’s Fuel Sector Inquiry Report Published

The Turkish Competition Authority published the Fuel Sector Inquiry Report on 18 March 2024 after completing its sector inquiry, which was initiated in 2020.

Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership
16.05.2024

Anayasa Mahkemesi Kararı Işığında Avukat Müvekkil Gizliliği

Anayasa Mahkemesi’nin (“AYM”) 18 Ocak 2024 tarihinde birden fazla kanun hükmünün Anayasa’ya aykırılığı iddiasıyla açılan iptal davasına ilişkin kararı (“AYM Kararı”) 3 Nisan 2024 tarihli Resmi Gazete’de yayımlanmıştır.

Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership
14.05.2024

Two-minute Recap of Competition Law Matters Around the Globe – April 2024

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has decided to initiate a Phase II investigation into Vodafone’s proposed merger of its UK branch with Three, a UK mobile operator owned by CK Hutchison, based in Hong Kong.

Gen Temizer
02.05.2024

The Constitutional Court Decision on Legal Professional Privilege

The Constitutional Court issued a decision on 18 January 2024 in response to the annulment lawsuit filed against multiple statutory provisions for inconsistency with the Constitution.

Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership
25.04.2024

Two-minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Competition Law - March 2024

On 6 March 2024, the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) announced the conclusion of its full-fledged investigation into potential violations of Turkish competition law through informal agreements (known as “gentleman’s agreements”) not to recruit each other’s employees.

Gen Temizer
14.04.2024

Two-minute Recap of Competition Law Matters Around the Globe – March 2024

X (formerly Twitter) and Booking have notified the European Commission (“EC”) of their potential gatekeeper status under the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”). The EC has 45 working days from 1 March 2024 to review the gatekeeper status. Companies will have six months to comply with the DMA if they are designated as gatekeepers.

Gen Temizer
08.04.2024

Competition Newsletter - April 2024

This competition law newsletter provides information on the latest developments in relation to the Turkish competition market and the implementation of Law No 4054 on the Protection of Competition (the "Law") in light of recent announcements and publications by the Competition Authority (the "Authority") and decisions of the competition board (the "Board") published in February 2024.

Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak
08.04.2024

The European Commission’s Revised Market Definition Notice: A Reflection of Current Market Dynamics

On 8 February 2024, the European Commission released a revised version of the Market Definition Notice, following a review process that started in 2020 and involved feedback from various stakeholders. The Revised Notice stands as the first update to the Market Definition Notice since its introduction in 1997.

Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak
29.03.2024

Avrupa Komisyonundan Apple'a Tarihi Ceza

Avrupa Komisyonu (“Komisyon”), 4 Mart 2024’te Apple’a, uygulama mağazası Apple App Store (“App Store”) aracılığıyla iPhone ve iPad kullanıcılarına (“iOS Kullanıcıları”) müzik dinleme uygulamalarının dağıtımı pazarındaki hâkim durumunu kötüye kullandığı gerekçesiyle 1,8 milyar Euro para cezası (yaklaşık 61 milyar TL) verdi.

27.03.2024
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