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A Comparison: VBER vs. Turkish vertical rules—How different have they become?

November 2022 – Following a thorough evaluation and review of the 2010 rules regarding vertical agreements and concerted practices, the European Commission adopted the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”), which entered into force on 1 June ...

Recent Turkish Competition Board decisions on technology undertakings: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

In March 2022, the Turkish Competition Authority (“Authority”) amended Turkey’s merger control regime legislation. Together with a significant increase concerning turnover thresholds, the newly introduced definition of “technology undertakings” ...

Two-minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Competition Law – October 2022

In October 2022, the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) published 56 reasoned decisions, including 32 merger control filings. The highlight of Turkish competition law in October was that the Board opened a comprehensive amendment to Law No. 4054 ...

Two-minute Recap of Competition Law Matters Around the Globe – October 2022

UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) completes its review of Meta’s Giphy deal. In November 2021, the CMA found that Meta’s acquisition of Giphy could harm social media users and advertisers and ordered Meta to sell Giphy. After ...

Turkey’s Competition Board fines Meta EUR 18.6 million for the abuse of its dominant position through the collection of personal data

October 2022 – On 26 October 2022, the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) ruled that the economic entity “Meta”—consisting of Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook Inc.), Meta Platforms Ireland Limited and WhatsApp LLC—holds a dominant ...

Checklist for Compliance of Turkish Data Protection Law

October 2022 – We have prepared this checklist for data controllers that would like to audit themselves to determine how they generally comply with Turkish Data Protection Law numbered 6698[1] (the "DP Law") and the decisions of the Turkish Data Protection ...

Turkish Competition Law 2.0: Would you like your DMA with some Hot Turkish Spice?

September 2022 – Recently, the Turkish Competition Authority shared a Draft Amendment Bill (“Draft Bill”) on Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”) with various institutions for consultation. If the Draft Bill ...

Rekabet Kanununda Dijital Pazarlara İlişkin Değişiklik Yolda

Ekim 2022 – Geçtiğimiz günlerde Rekabet Kurumu (“Kurum”), 4054 sayılı Rekabetin Korunması Hakkında Kanunda (“4054 sayılı Kanun”) Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Düzenleme Taslağı’nı (“Taslak Kanun”) görüş ve değerlendirmeleri ...

Two-Minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Competition Law – September 2022

In September 2022, the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) published 26 reasoned decisions, 18 of which concern merger control filings. The highlight of Turkish competition law developments in September is that the Board concluded its investigations ...

A101 Kararı: Yerinde İncelemenin Engellendiği Nasıl Kanıtlanır?

Ekim 2022 – Yerinde inceleme yetkisi, tüm rekabet otoritelerinin ihlalleri ortaya çıkarmak üzere delil elde etmek için en önemli aracı. Doğası gereği, bir baskın gibi taraflara haber verilmeksizin Rekabet Kurumu (“Kurum”) uzmanlarınca ...