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Developments on Vertical Agreements in Turkey: Draft Guidelines are Open to Public Consultations

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Developments on Vertical Agreements in Turkey: Draft Guidelines are Open to Public Consultations

On 20 July 2017, the Turkish Competition Authority ("TCA") announced its draft amendments to the Guidelines on Vertical Agreements ("Draft Guidelines") on its website and provided the opportunity to the interested parties, including both the consumers and the undertakings, which are active in the markets that the amendments relate to, either to explain the market structure for better approach to be pursued or to raise the competitive concerns which may occur as a result of such amendments

New Anonymous Whistleblower Tool: Individuals in Fight Against Anti-Competitive Practices

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New Anonymous Whistleblower Tool: Individuals in Fight Against Anti-Competitive Practices

Starting from 16 March 2017, individuals can help the European Commission ("EC") in uncovering cartels and other anti-competitive practices without disclosing their identity, made possible by the introduction of encrypted communications through an external service provider. Such positive step is expected to increase the effectiveness of the EC policies, as well as the workload of the competition authorities in their fight against anticompetitive practices.

Turkey Amends Merger Control Communiqué

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Turkey Amends Merger Control Communiqué

The Turkish Competition Authority (the "TCA") amended the Communiqué governing the Turkish merger control implementation (Communiqué No. 2010/4 on Mergers and Acquisitions Requiring the Approval of the Competition Board on February 24, 2017. While there is no change to the currently applicable notification thresholds, the amendments concern the regime for successive transactions as well as for the change of control through stock exchange operations.

Turkish Competition Authority Fines Turkey's Dominant Alcoholic Drink Producer for Abuse

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Turkish Competition Authority Fines Turkey's Dominant Alcoholic Drink Producer for Abuse

The Turkish Competition Authority ("TCA") has recently adopted a landmark decision in relation to Turkish traditional alcoholic beverages market (rakı). This decision is important from several perspectives.

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