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Coca-Cola investigation fizzles out: Turkish Coca-Cola bottler subsidiary probe closed with commitments

September 2021 – The commitment mechanism entered Turkey’s competition law scene in 2020 following an amendment to Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Competition Law”). With this new tool, the Competition Board may decide (i) not ...

Coca-Cola’nın taahhüt paketi

Eylül 2021 – Türkiye rekabet hukuku rejiminde yerini alalı henüz bir yıl olan taahhüt mekanizmasıyla, tespit edilen rekabet hukuku endişelerinin giderilmesi halinde Rekabet Kurulunun yürütmekte olduğu önaraştırma veya soruşturmalara son ...

Turkish Personal Data Protection Board has imposed its largest ever fine on WhatsApp

September 2021 – A day after the Irish Data Protection Commission (on 2 September 2021) imposed a record fine of EUR 225 million against the Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) announced on 3 September ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – August 2021

September 2021 – In August 2021, the Turkish Competition Board approved 12 merger control filings and published 22 reasoned decisions. The Board also concluded the first settlement application in August, following the entering into force of the Settlement ...

Two-Minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Personal Data Protection Law – August 2021    

September 2021 – In August 2021, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) published a total of twenty decisions and announced seven data breach notifications. The Board clearly continued its focus on data breaches, as all but one ...

Brain freeze to the ice cream manufacturer: The Board penalised Unilever because of its practices in the ice cream sector

August 2021 – In 2019, the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) initiated a full-fledged investigation into the practices of Unilever San. ve Tic. Türk A.Ş. (“Unilever”) regarding the sale of competing ice cream products at final sales outlets.[1] ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – July 2021 

August 2021 – In July 2021, the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) approved 33 merger control filings and published 20 reasoned decisions. Another important development is that the Regulation on Settlement Procedure for Investigations on Anticompetitive ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish Personal Data Protection Law – July 2021    

August 2021 – In July 2021, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) published nine decisions and announced five data breach notifications. The Board was clearly focused on data breaches in July, as all its decisions last month relate ...

Rekabet Kurumu’nun 2020 Ocak’tan bu yana faaliyetleri

Ağustos 2021 – Rekabet Kurumunun resmi internet sitesine göre, 2020 yılının başından bugüne kadar Kurul 2020 yılında sonuçlanan 30 soruşturmada toplamda yaklaşık 3.5 milyar TL idari para cezasının uygulanmasına karar vermiş, 16 yeni ...

Enforcement by Turkish Competition Authority in Competition and Cartels in Turkey

August 2021 – Since January 2020, Turkish Competition Authority has handed down 30 final decisions n competition and cartels. It also opened 16 investigations and 3 sector inquiries. After an examination of the decisions handed down by Turkish Competition ...