Ağustos 18

Şafak Baskınında İşbirliği

Avusturya Yüksek Mahkemesi, Avusturya rekabet otoritesinin, Alman rekabet otoritesinin talebi üzerine Avusturya’da şafak baskını düzenleyebileceği yönünde karar verdi. Geçtiğimiz Haziran ayında, Alman asıllı bir şirketler topluluğunun Avusturya’da bulunan ofislerinde, Alman rekabet otoritesi Bundeskartellamt tarafından Avusturya rekabet otoritesi Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde (BWB)’den talep edilen işbirliği üzerine BWB bir yerinde inceleme gerçekleştirmişti. Soruşturma taraflarından (adı açıklanmayan) bir şirket, Avusturya […]

Reminder: merger procedural rules are important

In July 2017 the European Commission (EC) launched investigations into alleged breaches of EU merger procedural rules by Merck and Sigma-Aldrich, General Electric, and Canon, in particular by providing incorrect or misleading information by the first two companies; and by implementing a merger before notification and clearance by the latter company. This is just another reminder for […]

Patent settlement agreements in pharma: EC’s preliminary view on Teva/Cephalon

On 17 July 2017 the European Commission (EC) sent Statement of Objections to pharmaceutical company Teva with its preliminary view that a patent settlement agreement concluded with Cephalon was in breach of EU competition law. Under the agreement, Teva committed not to market a cheaper generic version of Cephalon’s drug for sleep disorders, modafinil. In […]

Developments On Vertical Agreements In Turkey: Draft Guidelines Are Open To Public Consultations

On 20 July 2017, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA“) announced its draft amendments to the Guidelines on Vertical Agreements (“Draft Guidelines“) on its website and provided the opportunity to the interested parties, including both the consumers and the undertakings, which are active in the markets that the amendments relate to, either to explain the market structure […]


On 5 June 2017 the Turkish Competition Authority launched an investigation into alleged abuse of dominance by Sahibinden.com via implementing excessive pricing. The case is expected to shed a light on such a debated issue as to what extend the excessive pricing shall be considered as a violation of competition law (if at all), as […]


On 27 June 2017 the European Commission decided to impose an unprecedented EUR 2,42 billion fine on Google (Google Inc. and Alphabet Inc.) for  an abuse of dominance by favouring its own shopping service/ads in internet searches (comparison shopping market). Previous EC record antitrust fine on a single company was EUR 1,06 billion for Intel […]

Haziran 28

Google’a rekor ceza

Google’a verilen cezayı Gülce Korkmaz anlatıyor.