Kasım 20

AGRICULTURAL SECTOR: WHAT ARE THE LIMITS TO THE DEROGATION FROM APPLICABILITY OF COMPETITION RULES?

On 14 November 2017 the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) delivered its preliminary ruling in Case C‑671/15.[1] The case was referred to the CJEU by the French Court of Cassation and concerned the interrelation between the competition law and agricultural policy in the EU. The main question the CJEU was to provide its clarification […]

“No twice punishment for the same” or Ne bis in idem PRINCIPLE IN COMPETITION LAW

On 25 October 2017 the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) finalised its 18 month investigation and decided on Mey Icki (Diageo plc’s subsidiary) case. It determined that the company abused its dominant position in the gin and vodka markets in Turkey by way of exclusionary practices against competitors via rebates, visual arrangements at sales points and […]

The Car Sector In The EU: Unannounced Inspections & More

The car/automotive sector plays an essential role in any economy. Over the past 10 years, the European Commission (EC) has been focusing on protecting competition in this crucial sector: 9 cartels in the automotive sector have been uncovered and  companies have been fined a total of more than EUR 6 billion for their illegal behaviour.[1] Below we […]

Ekim 04

İngiltere’den online satışlara korumacı tavır!

Serhat Mert, İngiltere Rekabet ve Piyasalar Otoritesi’nin online satışlara yönelik yaklaşımını aktarıyor. ABD merkezli golf kulübü üreticisi Ping Europe Limited (“Ping”), iki İngiliz perakendecisini Ping üretimi golf sopalarını online satma konusunda engellediği için İngiltere Rekabet ve Piyasalar Otoritesi (Competition & Markets Authority – CMA) tarafından 1.45 milyon sterlinle cezalandırıldı. Soruşturma sonunda, Ping’in inceleme konusu davranışlarıyla 1998 […]

Procedural Reasons For Successfully Challenging Cartel Cases In The EU

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) on 21 September 2017 delivered its rulings annulling for procedural reasons the judgements of the General Court (GC) in the Italian reinforcing bars cartel C-85/15 P Feralpi, (as well as C-86/15 P C-87/15 P Ferriera Valsabbia&Valsabbia Investimenti/Alfa Acciai, C-88/15 P Ferriere Nord,  and C-89/15 P Riva Fire). Now the European […]

Eylül 13

“Ne Ray Ban’miş be!” dedirten karar: Luxottıca Kararı ve İndirim Sistemleri

2017 yılının hemen ilk aylarında karara bağlanan Luxottica soruşturması, ekonomi bültenlerinde Rekabet Kurulu’nun adını duyurduğu önemli kararlardan birisi olmuştur. Luxottica ismi belki bazılarımız için pek bir çağrışım yapmasa da Ray Ban güneş gözlüklerinin üreticisi dediğimiz zaman hemen hemen herkes tanıyacaktır. Rekabet Kurulu tarafından 2015 yılından itibaren Luxottica hakkında indirim sistemi ve diğer dışlayıcı uygulamaları sonucu […]

INTEL CASE AND CONTROVERSIAL REBATES IN THE EU: EFFECT ASSESSMENT IS CRUCIAL

On 6 September 2017 the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) delivered its judgement in Intel Corporation Inc. v European Commission (Case C-413/14 P). The judgement cancelled the 2009 General Court’s (GC) judgement supporting the European Commission’s (EC) finding of abuse of dominance by Intel and imposing a record EUR 1,06 billion fine. Now […]