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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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".

5th day of TEİD Academy's 5th term

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5th day of TEİD Academy's 5th term

On 5th day of TEİD Academy's 5th term, our managing partner, Fevzi Toksoy lectured on "Main Concepts of Competition Law-Public and Private Sector Tenders and Determination of Competition Law based Non-Compliant Issues"

Resale Price Maintenance in Turkey in Light of the Most Recent Case Law

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Resale Price Maintenance in Turkey in Light of the Most Recent Case Law

By the end of the first quarter of 2019, the Turkish Competition Authority ("TCA") consecutively published two reasoned decisions on resale price maintenance ("RPM") focusing on the practices carried out by Türk Henkel Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. ("Henkel") and Sony Eurasia Pazarlama A.Ş.'s ("Sony").

Young ISTAC seminar

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Young ISTAC seminar

Baran Can Yildirim gave a speech on “Competition Law and Arbitration” at the Young ISTAC seminar, on 21.03.2019 where he discussed the arbitrability of the competition law disputes and parallel proceedings.

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