Dr. M. Fevzi TOKSOY

Dr. M. Fevzi Toksoy is an EU Law specialist and also an economist with master degrees from Istanbul and Brussels (ULB) on European Union law and economics and a PhD in EU Competition Law. Dr. Toksoy is concentrated in EU and Turkish competition laws and international trade remedies. He is the founding partner of ACTECON and offers solutions to customers in competition investigations, merger clearances and preventive competition compliance programs.

Dr. Toksoy has broad experience in Customs Union based issues such as parallel trade, customs duties and antidumping. He contributed in a variety of antidumping investigations conducted in different industries (steel, pipes, HR Steel, ball bearings, polyvinyl alcohol, skid chains, Color TVs, Air-conditioners, Automotive tires, zippers, textiles, glass fiber) by Turkish and other antidumping authorities (EU, USA, India, Indonesia, Singapore, China, The Gulf Cooperation Council).

After 1997, the date at which the Turkish Competition Authority became active, he focused on EU and Turkish competition law and advised clients in majority of the investigations conducted by the Competition Authority. Dr Toksoy also prepared many successful merger notifications, negative clearance and individual exemption applications in a variety of industries.

Dr. Toksoy combined his competition law knowledge with its broad experience of economic aspects of antitrust matters across a wide range of industries, particularly in mergers and joint ventures, restrictive practices, distribution systems and abuse of dominant position, in areas such as automotive distribution, information technology, environment, energy, FMCG, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, telecommunications, airlines, financial services, sport, media, entertainment, computer software, electrical equipment, chemicals and engineering.

Dr. Toksoy advised multinational companies in Turkish part of their M&A transactions and especially renowned with his experience in complicated merger control cases. He has successfully negotiated remedies with the Turkish Competition Authority in many complex merger cases. He has practical experience in public and private sector competition law related commercial problems in Turkey such as subcontracting, licensing, distribution schemes and intellectual property rights. He currently conducts projects on this area with large multinationals in Turkey. Dr. Toksoy conducts competition compliance programs in different industries and leads and designs workshops and training sessions in mainly multinationals from different industries.

He serves as an expert member of the Competition Law and WTO Committees of TUSIAD, Turkish Businessmen and Industrialists’ Association. Dr Toksoy is an Associate Member of ABA and member of the Antitrust and M&A Committees and national reporter of International Antitrust committee. He is the co-author of Competition Law and Policy in Automotive Industry (ISBN 975-8768-79-4), Chief Editor of Competition Bulletin between 2000-2002, a professional quarterly competition law review and editor of Competition Board Decisions Vol. I, II, III and IV. He is also the author of articles on competition law, EU law and WTO related trade issues. His PhD thesis titled “Competition Law Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions in the EU and Turkish Law - Does Turkey Call for a Merger Reform? The Answer and a Policy Proposal” tackles many problematic issues of the Turkish merger control regime.

Dr Toksoy has been the guest of round tables on the legislative amendments of the Turkish Competition Law hosted by the Competition Authority. Dr. Toksoy lectures EU and Turkish Competition Law at Marmara University EU Institute and also lectures occasionally “Mergers & Acquisitions”, “International Trade Remedies” and “Competition Law Aspects of EU and Turkish Environmental Law”.


ARTICLES AND PAPERS

• EU Competition Law and Media Industry (Turkish),  (Rekabet Bülteni, 1999)
• EU Telecommunications Industry and Strategic Alliances (Turkish),  (Rekabet Bülteni, 1999)
• Competition Law and Internet (Turkish), (Rekabet Bülteni, 2000)
• EU BER in Automotive Industry (Turkish), (Rekabet Bülteni, 2000)
• Opel Netherlands Decision: Commission’s Determinedness in Automotive Sector (Turkish), (Rekabet Bülteni, 2001)
• State Aids and the Commission’s Approach: Case Analysis “Mercedes-Benz” (Rekabet Bülteni, 2001)
• The Future of the EU Merger Control Regime: The Review of the Merger Regulation (English), (Rekabet Bülteni, 2002)
• EU Automotive Industry and the new Rules in Competition Law: Laissez Vendre, Laissez Reparer… (Rekabet Bülteni, 2003)
• Determination of the Related Undertakings in EU Merger Control (Rekabet Bülteni, 2003)
• Vertical Block Exemption Regime and its Application, (Rekabet Forumu, 2006)
• Merger Control in Turkey: The “Catch-up All” Threshold Mechanism needs an Adjustment, (American Bar Association/ International Antitrust Bulletin, 2009)
• Turkish Competition Law Enforcement: An Ounce of (Compliance) Prevention is Better than a Pound of (Enforcement) Cure, (American Bar Association/ International Antitrust Bulletin, 2011)
• Regulation in Liberal Professions (Liberal Düşünce, 2012/67)
• Regulation, Deregulation and Competition Law in Liberal Professions (Rekabet Dergisi/Competition Journal, Turkish Competition Authority, 2013)


CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, PANELS (From 2011)

• Merger Control in Turkish Competition Law, Competition Law General Seminar, ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), 2011
• Conference on Merger Control in Turkey, İstanbul Bilgi University, Thresholds, Related Undertakings and other Jurisdictional Aspects, Moderator, 2011
• For a Better HR Policy in Competition Authorities, ICN-International Competition Network, 10th International Conference, Agency Effectiveness Working Group Member, The Hague, Netherlands, 2011
• TEID Workshop on Compliance and Managers’ Responsibility in Competition Law, TEID Ethics and Reputation Society, İstanbul, 2011
• ICN Cartel Workshop, "Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Fight Against Cartels", Moderator, Bruges, Belgium, 2011
• For a Better HR Policy in Competition Authorities, ICN-International Competition Network, 11th International Conference, Agency Effectiveness Working Group Member, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2012
• ICN Cartel Workshop, "Alternative Dispute Resolution", Moderator, Panama City, Panama, 2012
• BCCT, The British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey, The new understanding of the Competition Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Speaker, Seminar on The New Trends at Competition Law in Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012
• For a Better HR Policies in Competition Authorities, ICN-International Competition Network, 12th International Conference, Unilateral Conduct Working Group Member, Warsaw, Poland, 2013
• Thoughts on Collusions in Turkey, Speaker, Role of Competition in Fostering Trade and Investment, 3rd International Conference, Competition Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2013
• Competition Compliance Efforts in Turkey, Speaker, 7th International IMEDIPA Conference on Competition Law and Policy, Athens, Greece, 2013
• Workshop on Compliance and Managers’ Responsibility in Competition Law, Speaker, TEID Ethics and Reputation Society, İstanbul, Turkey, 2013
• The Green Gathering, Recycling Economics and Competition Law, Speaker, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey, 2013
• ICN Unilateral Conduct Workshop, Moderator, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013
• Rotary Club Istanbul, Competition Law in Turkey, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013
• TURKTAY, Waste Management Conference, ‘Waste Management and Competition Law’, Speaker, Ankara, Turkey, 2013
• OECD Anti-Corruption Advisory Board Meeting, Ethics and Reputation Society Representative, 2013
• OIC, Workshop on Competition Law And Policy in OIC Member States, Poverty reduction/economic development and the role of competition policy in OIC Member States, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013
• Les Multiples Facettes de Verrouillage, ICN-International Competition Network, 13th International Conference, Unilateral Conduct Working Group Member, Speaker, Marrakesh, Morocco, 2014
• Istanbul Bar Association, Amendment of the Fining Regulation in Competition Law, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014
• ETHICS Summit 2014, Workshop on Compliance and Managers’ Responsibility in Competition Law, Speaker, TEID Ethics and Reputation Society, İstanbul, Turkey, 2014
• İstanbul Electronic&Electrical Waste Summit, E-Waste Management and Local Administrations, E-WASTE Summit, İstanbul Technical University, Speaker, İstanbul, Turkey, 2015
• Making Efficiency Assessments More Effective, ICN-International Competition Network, 14th International Conference, Unilateral Conduct Working Group Member, Speaker, Sydney, Australia, 2015
• UNCTAD, 'Seventh United Nations Conference to Review All Aspects of the Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices', Observer, Geneva, Switzerland, June 2015


ACADEMIC PRACTICES

• Bahçeşehir University, Merger Control and Antidumping Courses/Competition Law and Regulation Program (2006)
• Marmara University, Jean-Monnet Institute,  “Competition Law in Turkey Seminars” (LLM and PhD Programs, 2008-2009-2010)
• Boğaziçi University, Department of International Trade, Competition Law in Turkey, (2010)
• Bahçeşehir University, Department of EU Studies, EU Competition Law course, (2011)
• Bahçeşehir University, EU Competition Law Course, Istanbul, 2012
• Bilgi University/ELSA  “Mergers & Acquisitions Summer School’s ACTECON Day Coordinator (2008-Ongoing)
• Yeditepe University Faculty of Law, EU Competition Law Course, Istanbul, 2013
• Marmara University EU Institute, EU Law Department, EU Competition Law and Free Movement of Goods, LLM courses, Istanbul, 2014-2015