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Two-Minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Competition Law – December 2021

January 2022 –  In December 2021, the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) approved 23 merger control filings and published 40 reasoned decisions. In all, 2021 was a busy year for merger control activity in Turkey. . Year in review: Merger ...

Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority issues announcement to shop stores concerning the explicit consent of customers

December 2021 – On 17 December 2021, the Turkish Data Protection Authority (the “Authority”) issued a public announcement regarding the explicit consents collected by shop stores via verification codes sent by SMS to customers’ telephone numbers. ...

Two-Minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Competition Law

December 2021 – In November 2021, the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) approved 26 merger control filings and published 56 reasoned decisions. In addition, the Board accepted a commitment package at the preliminary investigation stage for ...

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

December 2021 – In November 2021, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) published two decisions and announced three data breach notifications. The amounts of administrative fines for 2022, calculated according to the revaluation ...

This is not a drill: The Turkish Competition Board’s recent decisions confirm the on-site inspection powers of the Turkish Competition Authority

November 2021 – The Turkish Competition Authority is equipped with a broad range of powers to determine the material facts of a case and assess allegations concerning violations of Turkish competition law. Perhaps the most important of these powers ...

Silerek Silemezsin: Yerinde İncelemenin Engellenmesine Dair Rekabet Kurulunun Güncel Kararları

Kasım 2021 – O gün ofisten çalışma gününüz, sabah erken kalkmış trafikle boğuşup kendinizi ofise atmışsınız ve kahvenizi içiyor ve gününüz planlıyorsunuz. Birden Rekabet Kurumu uzmanları ofisin kapısından içeri giriyor ve masanızda ...

Two-Minute Recap of Recent Developments in Turkish Competition Law – October 2021

November 2021 – In October 2021, the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) approved 26 merger control filings and published 33 reasoned decisions. The Board also held a long oral defence meeting that lasted from 10:30 a.m. to 02:30 a.m. the next day. ...

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

November 2021 – In October 2021, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) published its evaluation regarding the right to be forgotten in the context of search engines and announced two data breach notifications. Can a search ...

Bir Gecede Muafiyet Dışı Kaldık: Dikey Anlaşmalardaki Grup Muafiyeti Pazar Payı Eşiği %30’a Çekildi

Kasım 2021 – 5 Kasım 2021 tarihinde uyanıp Resmî Gazete’yi açtığımızda rekabet hukukunda yıllardır bilinen bir ezberin değiştini gördük. Dikey anlaşmalara ilişkin grup muafiyet için 2002’den bu yana uygulanagelen %40’lık eşik ...

Rota Yeniden Hesaplanıyor: Kurul’un Trendyol Hakkındaki Geçici Tedbir Kararı

Ekim 2021 – Kurul’un son yıllarda aldığı en önemli kararlarından biri olan Trendyol kararı, dijital pazarlar için adeta bir regülasyon niteliğinde. Hem Türkiye’de hem de dünyada e-pazaryerlerine ilişkin belki de bir ilk olan bu karar ...