Lawyers Simru Tayfun

Simru Tayfun

Simru Tayfun

Gen & Temizer | Özer

Simru Tayfun is an Associate with experience in competition law. Simru has advised clients in diverse sectors including cement and RMX concrete, e-commerce, oil and gas, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, insurance as well as electricity. Before joining the competition law team in Kinstellar, Simru has worked in the competition law department of a leading law firm in Istanbul. She has filed numerous merger control filings before the Turkish Competition Authority and participated in delivering of competition law compliance programs. She also has played an active role in terms of the defences in investigations carried out by the Turkish Competition Authority. Simru has certificates for competition law practice in digital sectors and competition law in practice.

Practice Areas & Work Department

Competition Law & Compliance








Istanbul Bar Association


2018, Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Law, LL.B.

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.


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.


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.


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

Meta is currently under investigation for possible anti-competitive conduct through tying Instagram with Threads. In relation to this on-going investigation, the Board announced that it had taken interim measures to stop Meta from combining the data obtained from Instagram and Threads.


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

Pfizer has reached a USD 93 million settlement with drug purchasers who accused Pfizer of paying Ranbaxy to delay a generic version of the cholesterol drug Lipitor and therefore illegally extending its patent rights over Lipitor.


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

Amazon has abandoned its planned USD 1.4 billion purchase of robot vacuum cleaner manufacturer iRobot following the European Commission’s (“EC”) report not to allow the deal to go through. The EC launched a phase II probe into the deal in July 2023 on the basis that the proposed merger could potentially hinder iRobot’s competitors from selling their own products on Amazon’s online marketplace. Amazon declined to offer remedies for the concerns raised by the EC.


Two-minute Recap of Competition Law Matters Around the Globe – December 2023

The EU’s General Court (“GC”) blocked the attempts of eleven German energy suppliers to annul the EUR 43 billion asset swap deal between RWE and E.ON. Earlier, RWE acquired E.ON's renewable and nuclear assets, while E.ON's acquisition of parts of RWE’s subsidiary innogy received conditional approval after proposing divestments in Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Germany.


Two-minute Recap of Competition Law Matters Around the Globe – November 2023

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) upheld the European Commission's (“EC”) sanction against Altice for violating both EU standstill rules and failing to notify its acquisition of PT Portugal, a telecommunications and multimedia operator. The ECJ questioned identical penalty amounts for varying breach durations but affirmed that the notification and suspension of the closing requirements are indeed separate obligations.

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