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

June 2022 – In May, the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) approved six merger control filings and published 30 reasoned decisions. Settlement and leniency mechanisms applied together for the first time!. The Board has concluded ...

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

E-commerce platforms continue to be the “hot topic” in competition law around the globe. In May, the European Parliament—which recently reached a provisional agreement with the Member States regarding the Digital Markets Act (DMA)—met with ...

Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority establishes the “strictly necessary” exemption on the use of cookies

May 2022 – On 23 May 2022, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) issued a decision (“Decision”) on “cookies” used on websites and/or mobile apps by a data controller with a business in the e-commerce sector. In ...

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

In April, the Turkish Competition Board approved 16 merger control filings and published 41 reasoned decisions. Highlights of Turkish competition law in April are the new merger control rules entering into force and the publishing of the E-Marketplace ...

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

The leaked Digital Markets Act. A near-final version of the EU’s Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) was leaked to the public this month. The greatly anticipated regulation reveals that there may be hefty changes in the activities of so-called “gatekeepers” ...

Rekabet Kurulundan Çevrimiçi Platformlara Dair Yeni Bir Karar Daha

Nīsan 2022 – Rekabet Kurumu, son zamanlarda çevrimiçi platformları daha yakından inceliyor. Kurul’un çevrimiçi platformlara dair en güncel kararı Nadirkitap hakkındaki hakim durumun kötüye kullanılmasına ilişkin. Rekabet Kurulunun kararına ...

Turkish Competition Board fines online second-hand book sales platform for abusing its dominance

April 2022 – Turkey's Competition Authority has been closely scrutinising digital platforms for some time. On 12 April 2022, the Competition Board decided unanimously that the online book sales platform Nadirkitap holds a dominant position in the market ...

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

DOJ assesses “misuse of attorney-client privilege”. The US Department of Justice has requested that Google be penalised for misusing attorney-client privilege by training its employees to include in-house lawyers in written correspondences to ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – March 2022

April 2022 – In March, the Turkish Competition Board approved 27 merger control filings and published 55 reasoned decisions. . As we briefly mentioned in our February article, Turkish merger control thresholds have been updated, together ...

GTO Series on Turkey’s New Merger Control Regime – 3: Important changes introduced to Horizontal and Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines

March 2022 – The amendment to Turkish Competition Law in 2020 brought the legislative framework of Turkey’s merger control regime one step closer to the EU acquis by introducing the significant impediment of effective competition (“SIEC”) test ...