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Brief Note on the Turkish Ministry’s Assessments Regarding Certain Arguments in Some of Its Trade Remedies Investigations Completed in 2022

International Trade | Articles

Brief Note on the Turkish Ministry’s Assessments Regarding Certain Arguments in Some of Its Trade Remedies Investigations Completed in 2022

In 2022, the Turkish Ministry of Trade (“Ministry”) continued its intensive work in trade remedies and made certain striking assessments which may shed light on the potential approaches that might be adopted by the Ministry in the future cases and which matter to exporters in their international trade compliance policies.

New Rules on Agricultural Research and Development Support Programme

Regulation | Articles

New Rules on Agricultural Research and Development Support Programme

It is possible to develop technology to provide sufficient and safe access to food for the rapidly increasing population with limited agricultural resources, only through Research and Development (“R&D”) and innovation activities.

EU's Foreign Subsidies Regulation

Regulation | News

EU's Foreign Subsidies Regulation

European Commission’s (EC) recent Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR) allows the EC to review subsidies granted by non-European Union (EU) states to companies operating in the EU.

The Turkish Competition Authority Fines Elon Musk due to Failure to Notify the Twitter Deal

Competition Law | Articles

The Turkish Competition Authority Fines Elon Musk due to Failure to Notify the Twitter Deal

On 06.03.2023, the Turkish Competition Authority ("TCA”) announced its decision to fine Elon Musk due to failure to notify the $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter.

The Turkish Competition Authority Concluded Its Preliminary Investigation Regarding Car Rental Services Market

Competition Law | Articles

The Turkish Competition Authority Concluded Its Preliminary Investigation Regarding Car Rental Services Market

On 31 January 2023, Turkish Competition Authority’s (“TCA”) decision dated 21 July 2022 and numbered 22-33/526-212 regarding a preliminary investigation into the car rental services market (the “Decision”) was published on the TCA’S official website. Back in 2020, the TCA started this preliminary investigation in order to determine whether the undertakings that are engaged in ...

Main Developments in Competition Law and Policy 2022 – Turkey

Competition Law | Articles

Main Developments in Competition Law and Policy 2022 – Turkey

If we are to summarise competition law developments of Turkey for 2022 in a few headlines, these would include the amendments to the merger control thresholds, the exceptions introduced for the technology undertakings with a view to catching killer acquisitions, the increased scrutiny over online platforms, the closer relationship between competition law and data ...

The TCA Publishes Pioneer Decisions on the Simultaneous Implementation of the Leniency and Settlement Procedures

Competition Law | Articles

The TCA Publishes Pioneer Decisions on the Simultaneous Implementation of the Leniency and Settlement Procedures

Following the introduction of the settlement procedure, the number of undertakings applying for settlement has been increasing consistently. In this respect, the Turkish Competition Authority’s (“TCA”) evaluations regarding the implementation of the settlement procedure have become an object of curiosity as the investigations that ended with settlement decisions continue to be announced on the official website of the TCA.

The Turkish Competition Authority Takes a Wide Interpretation of the “Technology Undertaking” Exception Applicable to the Turkey’s Merger Control Thresholds

Competition Law | Articles

The Turkish Competition Authority Takes a Wide Interpretation of the “Technology Undertaking” Exception Applicable to the Turkey’s Merger Control Thresholds

The interpretation of the exemption brought for “technology undertakings” took a sudden turn with the Turkish Competition Authority’s (“TCA”) recent Berkshire Hathaway Decision (15.09.2022, 22-42/625-261) which resolved that the exception brought to the merger control thresholds by the recent amendment for the technology undertakings shall be considered applicable, even if the activities ...

ACTECON contributed to Focus On feature of The Legal 500

Competition Law | News

ACTECON contributed to Focus On feature of The Legal 500

ACTECON contributed to the Focus On feature of The Legal 500 with an emphasis on the Draft Amendment to the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition.

Badmouthing—Abuse under Turkish Competition Law?

Competition Law | Articles

Badmouthing—Abuse under Turkish Competition Law?

In recent years, competition authorities around the world have been scrutinising new types of behaviour that might be deemed abusive within the context of antitrust laws. Although those relating to digital markets receive the most attention, not a day passes by without a surprising decision announced by the authorities or competent courts. The decision of the Ankara 7th Administrative Court of First Instance (“CFI” or the “Court”) requiring the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) to investigate allegations of denigration and ...

Where to Draw the Line of the Scope of Right to Access to Personal Data? The Constitutional Court Ruled on One’s Right to Access Their Own Personal Data

Data Protection | Articles

Where to Draw the Line of the Scope of Right to Access to Personal Data? The Constitutional Court Ruled on One’s Right to Access Their Own Personal Data

On 20.12.2022, The Turkish Constitutional Court’s (“Constitutional Court”) decision concerning the right to an effective remedy in connection to the right to request protection of the data subject’s personal data within the scope of the right to respect for private life was published in the Official Gazette.

Trendyol Avoids a Full-Fledged Investigation by the Turkish Competition Authority and Gets Block Exemption

Competition Law | Articles

Trendyol Avoids a Full-Fledged Investigation by the Turkish Competition Authority and Gets Block Exemption

On 17 January 2023, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) announced its reasoned decision rendered as a result of the preliminary investigation that was conducted against DSM Grup Danışmanlık İletişim ve Satış Ticaret AŞ (“Trendyol”). The preliminary investigation was initiated pursuant to a confidential complaint which alleged that Trendyol violated Articles 4 and 6 of Law No. 4054 on Protection of Competition (“Competition Law”) in the market for online food and supermarket order.

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