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Rekabet Kurumu Dijital Pazarlar İçin Sektör Araştırması Başlattı!

Şubat 2020 – Rekabet Kurumu tarafından Kasım ayı içerisinde gerçekleştirilen İstanbul Rekabet Forumu’nda ilerleyen günlerde dijitalleşen yeni ekonomik sistemlere yönelik çalışmaların başlayacağına dair açık sinyalleri almıştık. ...

Bankalar ve Rekabet Kurumu: Yeni Bir Raunt?

Şubat 2020 – 17.01.2020 tarihinde çeşitli ajanslar, Rekabet Kurumu tarafından mevduat, kredi, döviz ve aracılık hizmetlerinde birlikte hareket etmek suretiyle rekabeti ihlal ettikleri iddiasıyla 20’den fazla banka hakkında başlatılan bir ...

Turkish Competition Authority publishes 2019 Merger Control Overview

January 2020 – The Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) has published its Report on the Review of Mergers and Acquisitions for 2019 (“Report”). The Report provides general information on M&A transactions in Turkey in 2019 as well as brief ...

Personal data breach notifications can now be made online

January 2020 –  Pursuant to Article 12 of the Turkish Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698, “In case the processed data is collected by third parties through unlawful methods, the data controller shall notify the data subject and the Board within ...

Obstruction of competition law investigations: Don’t keep the Turkish Competition Authority waiting

December 2019 – It is a rare occasion, though increasing somewhat in frequency, for competition law to be a hot topic in Turkey’s mainstream press. One example is the recent dispute between Google and the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA). On 7 ...

Turkish Competition Authority’s approach against SMEs: the case of the egg producers

November 2020 – Turkish Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”) does not include a de minimis exception, and therefore any action, no matter its impact, that violates competition under Law No. 4054 is punishable. However ...

Turkey to put a 7.5% tax on digital services: What is the scope of the new proposal?

November 2019 – A draft Digital Services Tax Law (the "Draft Law") has been submitted to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. It proposes the introduction of a tax on the provision of certain digital services and it is expected to come into force ...

Under the microscope: How the Turkish Competition Authority finds out about unnotified transactions

October 2019 – Similar to many other European jurisdictions, the Turkish merger control regime requires that mergers and acquisitions that exceed certain jurisdictional thresholds are notified. Failure to notify a notifiable transaction may not only ...

Executive liability for M&A transactions in Turkey

July 2019 – An overview of the standard of liability of board members and executives in connection with M&A transactions in Turkey. Standard of liability. General standard. What is the standard for determining whether a board ...

A structured guide to M&A litigation in Turkey

June 2019 – A structured guide to M&A litigation in Turkey. . Types of shareholders' claims. Main claims. Identify the main claims shareholders in your jurisdiction may assert against corporations, officers and directors in connection ...