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Turkish Data Protection Watchdog: If You Use Gmail, You Are Transferring Personal Data Abroad

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Turkish Data Protection Watchdog: If You Use Gmail, You Are Transferring Personal Data Abroad

The Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority ("DPA") recently released a number of decisions that are of significance in various terms such as abuse of right to process personal data and explicit consent. Unlike the Turkish Competition Authority, the DPA is not obliged to publish its decisions, which in fact came under criticism on the ground that it contradicts with the principle of transparency. In considering the range of subjects and sectors that the DPA's have dealt with so far in its published decisions, we understand that the DPA chooses carefully which of its decision should be published with a view to address publicly as many sectors as possible.

Merger Control in the EU and Turkey

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Merger Control in the EU and Turkey

We are happy to inform you that our book "Merger Control in the EU and Turkey: A Comparative Guide" by Fevzi Toksoy, Bahadir Balki and Hanna Stakheyeva has been published. The book focuses on comparing substantive, procedural and jurisdictional issues and draws parallels on their regulation in the European Union and Turkey.

6th Annual International Arbitration & Regulatory Global Summit

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6th Annual International Arbitration & Regulatory Global Summit

ACTECON is proud to be one of the sponsors to 6th Annual International Arbitration & Regulatory Global Summit organized by LEGALPLUS and supported by Wolters Kluwer.

The Spanish Competition Authority initiates second-phase examination in connection with an acquisition of a white cement production base (Çimsa/Cemex)

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The Spanish Competition Authority initiates second-phase examination in connection with an acquisition of a white cement production base (Çimsa/Cemex)

Çimsa Çimento ve San. ve Tic. A.Ş. (“ Çimsa ”), a Turkey based international cement manufacturer has made a noti¬cation to the National Commission on Markets and Competition (“ CNMC ” in Spanish) on 05.06.2019 for its agreement with CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V (“ Cemex ”), aimed to purchase Cemex’s Buñol Plant located in Valencia, Spain which is a significant white cement production base in European Economic Area (“ EEA ”).

A Brief Analysis of Competition Law Enforcement in Labor Markets and the Approach of the Turkish Competition Authority

Competition Law | Articles

A Brief Analysis of Competition Law Enforcement in Labor Markets and the Approach of the Turkish Competition Authority

When competition law is considered, first issues that come to mind are anticompetitive agreements between competitors, abusive unilateral practices of dominant undertakings and mergers that restrict competition in relevant product or service markets.

The TCA’s Unstable Approach Towards RPM Practices

Competition Law | Articles

The TCA’s Unstable Approach Towards RPM Practices

In May 2019, Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) has published two reasoned decisions, namely Bfit Decision and Minikoli Decision, in which it assesses the resale price maintenance (“RPM”) activities of the concerned undertakings. These decisions bear significance since they represent the TCA’s unstable approach towards RPM activities.

Recent Abuse of Dominance Cases in the Electricity Sector in Turkey

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Recent Abuse of Dominance Cases in the Electricity Sector in Turkey

In 2018 the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) had issued three landmark decisions regarding the Turkish electricity sector. These decisions concern the largest incumbent companies operating providing electricity distribution and retail sale services in various regions of Turkey, namely; CK , Enerjisa and Bereket.

Recent Developments on Personal Data Protection in Turkey (April – May 2019): Microsoft's Data Breach, Facebook's Violation, and More

Data Protection | Articles

Recent Developments on Personal Data Protection in Turkey (April – May 2019): Microsoft's Data Breach, Facebook's Violation, and More

Turkish personal data protection practice presented some noteworthy developments in April and May 2019 as the Turkish Data Protection Authority ("DPA") published through its website several summaries of its recent decisions shedding light on issues such as "legitimate interest of the data processor", "explicit consent", "obligation to inform", and "data security".

Meal Card Companies under the TCA’s Scrutiny: From Full-Functionality to Collusion

Competition Law | Articles

Meal Card Companies under the TCA’s Scrutiny: From Full-Functionality to Collusion

In April 2019, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) released its reasoned decision, as a result of its full-fledged investigation concerning the practices of the companies that operate in the “meal card services” sector.

State-Owned Turkish Bank was under the Scrutiny of the Turkish Data Protection Authority

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State-Owned Turkish Bank was under the Scrutiny of the Turkish Data Protection Authority

The Turkish Data Protection Authority ("DPA") on 27.05.2019 published through its website a summary of its decision concerning a Turkish state-owned bank, T.C. Ziraat Bankası A.Ş. ("Bank"). This is the third time the DPA has published a decision, in which a public institution is investigated, and the first time the DPA has revealed the name of the concerned public institution.

TCA's "Meal Card" Decision

Competition Law | Articles

TCA's "Meal Card" Decision

On 15.04.2019, the Turkish Competition Authority ("TCA") published its reasoned decision whereby it imposed administrative fines totalling to approximately TRY 8 million (EUR 1,2 million) against Sodexo and Edenred (two leading undertakings in the market for meal card services market1 in Turkey)

5th Day of TEİD Academy's 5th Term

Competition Law | News

5th Day of TEİD Academy's 5th Term

On 5th day of TEİD Academy's 5th term, our managing partner, Bahadır Balkı lectured on "Management of Leniency Process in Competition Law".

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