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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...

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).

Kinstellar advises Turkey Wealth Fund on the merger control approval for its acquisition of a controlling interest in Turkcell

October 2020 – Kinstellar’s Kyiv office has successfully advised Türkiye Varlık Fonu (Turkey Wealth Fund) in connection with obtaining the merger control approval from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition of a controlling interest...

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...

Turkey: What is in the Bill on Social Networks?

July 2020 – On 29 July 2020, important amendments were made by the Turkish parliament to the “Law on the Regulation of Broadcasts via the Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts” (“Law No. 5651”). Law No. 5651 is...

Kinstellar advises Vivense, the leading Turkish online furniture retailer, in relation to a USD 130 million investment by Actera

July 2020 – Kinstellar has assisted Vivense and its CEO and founder, Kemal Erol, in relation to a USD 130 million investment by Actera Group, the largest private equity firm focusing on investments in Turkey.

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

July 2020 – The most important Turkish competition law development in June was the enactment of a law that entered into force on 24 June 2020, bringing significant amendments to Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Turkish Competition...

Amendments to Turkish Competition Law—five significant changes

June 2020 – Several long-awaited and comprehensive amendments to Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition ("Law No. 4054") were approved by the Turkish parliament on 16 June 2020.