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Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – December 2020

January 2021 – In 2020, the Turkish Competition Authority (the “Authority”) concluded a total of 178 merger control filings in Phase I. At the same time, the Authority was quite busy in 2020 with developments in digital markets—increasing the...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – November 2020

December 2020 – In November, the most important development in Turkish competition law news was the publication by the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) of its draft “Communiqué on Commitment to be Submitted in Preliminary Investigations...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – October 2020

November 2020 – In October, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) announced two important new regulations. One contains guidelines regarding on-site inspections and the examination of digital data. In a nutshell, the TCA has indicated that it...

Turkish Competition Board penalises five international banks for not providing requested information

November 2020 – The Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) recently published its reasoned decision[1] (“Decision”) concerning the requests for information pertaining to data on traders’ chat-rooms from a number of financial institutions operating...

Procedures and principles for social network providers in Turkey

October 2020 – Recent amendments to Turkish Law No. 5651 “On the Regulation of Broadcasts via the Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts” (the “Amendments”) have widened the scope of Law No. 5651 to cover social...

Czech Republic attempts to make approval of state aid measures conditional on the absence of links to non-cooperative jurisdictions

October 2020 – The fight against the so-called tax havens has been a major ongoing issue both at the European Union level and also for Member States. A list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions has been maintained by the EU since 2017. The battle against...

The Turkish Competition Authority wants to take “a quick look” at employees’ personal mobile devices

October 2020 – Overview of recently issued “Guidelines for the Examination of Digital Data during On-site Inspections”.

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – September 2020

October 2020 – After initiating several on-going investigations and two sector inquiries (on digital markets and on e-commerce), it can be said that September was quite an active month for the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA).

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – August 2020

September 2020 – Turkish merger control activities in August continued the momentum gained in previous months. Merger control activity was higher compared to August 2019. As we have previously announced the oral hearings for the on-going investigations...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law - July 2020

August 2020 – In July it appears that Turkish merger control activities left the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic behind. Based on the M&A decisions table, the number of M&A decisions shows a significant increase compared to the previous three...