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Investigation into the Small Household Appliances Sector Concluded with Settlement Procedure!

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Investigation into the Small Household Appliances Sector Concluded with Settlement Procedure!

The Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) initiated a full-fledged investigation (“Investigation”) against Korkmaz Mutfak Eşyaları San. ve Tic. A.Ş. (“Korkmaz”), Gençler Ev Araç ve Gereçleri Pazarlama Tic. A.Ş. (“Gençler”) and Punto Dayanıklı Tüketim Malları İth. İhr. Tic. Ltd. Şti. (“Punto"). These companies operate in small household appliances and kitchen tools sectors.

Unveiling the Distinction: Turkish Competition Authority Clarified “Mergers” and “Acquisitions” under Turkish Merger Control Regime

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Unveiling the Distinction: Turkish Competition Authority Clarified “Mergers” and “Acquisitions” under Turkish Merger Control Regime

With its decision dated 17 March 2022 and numbered 22-13/205-88, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) cleared the transaction concerning the merger of Slim Fusina Rolling S.R.L. (“Slim Fusina”) and Niche Fusina Rolled Products S.R.L. (“NFRP”) (the “Transaction”) on the grounds the Transaction does not significantly impede effective competition.

The Commitment Mechanism is not Open to Negative Matching Agreements

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The Commitment Mechanism is not Open to Negative Matching Agreements

The Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) launched a full-fledged investigation (“Investigation”) against Arabam Com İnternet ve Bilgi Hizmetleri A.Ş. (“Arabam.com”), Vava Cars Turkey Otomotiv A.Ş. (“VAVA CARS”), Araba Sepeti Otomotiv Bilişim Danışmanlık Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (“KAVAK”), and Letgo Mobil İnternet Servisleri ve Ticaret A.Ş. (“Letgo”) ...

Simultaneous Utilization of  Both Commitment and Settlement Mechanisms

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Simultaneous Utilization of Both Commitment and Settlement Mechanisms

The settlement and commitment procedures have been increasingly utilized within the decisions of the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”), but the adoption has been debated since 2014, when the mechanisms came to the agenda of the parliament but were refused after long discussions. However, on 24 June 2020, Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Competition Law”) ...

The Turkish Competition Authority Has Concluded the Investigation Conducted against One of the Leading Household Appliances Companies with the Approval of the Proposed Commitments! (BSH)

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The Turkish Competition Authority Has Concluded the Investigation Conducted against One of the Leading Household Appliances Companies with the Approval of the Proposed Commitments! (BSH)

The TCA has been initiating one investigation after another into sectors that closely affect the lives of consumers in recent times. Large and small household appliances sector is one of these sectors and there are many recent investigations (ongoing and completed) initiated against the undertakings operating in the sector.

The Turkish Competition Authority Publishes the Final Report on the Turkish FMCG Retailing Sector Inquiry

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The Turkish Competition Authority Publishes the Final Report on the Turkish FMCG Retailing Sector Inquiry

The Fast-Moving Consumer Goods ("FMCG") retailing sector is one of the most important areas under the TCA’s focus due to its structure and key role in the economy. The TCA regularly monitors the sector with sensitivity and follows developments in the sector. In this context, following the publication of the Final Report on the Turkish FMCG Retailing Sector Inquiry dated 24 May 2012 ...

The New Regulation Sets Out the Framework for the Authority and Social Network Providers – Interested Parties Should Scrutinise

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The New Regulation Sets Out the Framework for the Authority and Social Network Providers – Interested Parties Should Scrutinise

The Decision of the Information and Communication Technologies and Communication Board (“Board”) on Procedures and Principles Regarding Social Network Provider1 (“Decision”) entered into force on 1 April. The Decision reiterates most of the provisions laid down in the previous Procedures and Principles Regarding Social Network Provider, which had entered into force in 2020.2

Competition Authority On-Site Inspection Training

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Competition Authority On-Site Inspection Training

We are delighted to share with you our online "Competition Authority's On-Site Inspections Training" prepared in cooperation with Compliance House.

Establishment of the Rebar Monitoring System:  New Obligations for Rebar Producers, Importers and Taxpayers Operating in the Construction Sector?

Regulation | Articles

Establishment of the Rebar Monitoring System: New Obligations for Rebar Producers, Importers and Taxpayers Operating in the Construction Sector?

On 16 March 2023, the Ministry of Treasury and Finance (Turkish Revenue Administration) published the General Communiqué on Application of Rebar Monitoring System. After emphasizing the importance of monitoring and analysing certain inputs of the construction industry for the prevention of tax evasion and the building safety, the Communiqué sets out the main procedures and ...

The Constitutional Court of Turkey Examined the Constitutionality of the Amendments Made in 2020 to Turkish Competition Law

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The Constitutional Court of Turkey Examined the Constitutionality of the Amendments Made in 2020 to Turkish Competition Law

The Constitutional Court of Turkey (the “Court”) delivered a judgment on 9 November 2022 regarding the action for an annulment application made by the 137 members of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey against amendments introduced in 2020 to various articles of Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Competition Law”).

State Aids – Does New Regulation Bring Precision?

Regulation | Articles

State Aids – Does New Regulation Bring Precision?

On 31 March 2023, a Presidential decision was announced in Official Gazette with respect to the enactment of the Regulation on the Procedures and Principles Regarding the Implementation, Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation of State Aids (“Regulation”). The relevant regulation appears to bring clarity regarding the definition of state aids and procedures ...

Lawyers@Work

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Lawyers@Work

Members of ELSA visited ACTECON's offices on Friday, March 31, 2023, as part of the Lawyers@Work event organised by ELSA, and discussed competition law with our Senior Associates, Muhammed Safa Uygur and Alper Karafil.

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