Region: Turkey

Turkish court annuls Roche and Novartis cartel fines over lack of evidence

A Turkish court has overturned the national antitrust watchdog’s decision to fine Roche and Novartis over €30 million in combined penalties for conspiring to spread misinformation about a cheaper eye treatment drug, ruling the authority failed to demonstrate illegal collusion.

30 January 2023

Turkey investigates Tetra Laval over abuse claims

The parent of global food packaging manufacturer Tetra Pak has said it is “surprised” by a recently announced probe by the Turkish antitrust authority examining whether it forecloses rivals, given it does not directly operate in the country.

24 January 2023

New year, new titles for several antitrust lawyers

Dechert, Commeo and Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão Advogados have strengthened their respective partnerships in Brussels, Frankfurt and São Paulo, while Actecon has promoted two senior associates to counsel in Istanbul.

11 January 2023

Turkey deepens two investigations into Nestlé

Turkey’s Competition Authority has opened two in-depth investigations into Nestlé’s local subsidiary to determine if the company imposed a series of vertical restraints on distributors and exchanged confidential price information with rivals.

10 January 2023

Turkey hits Coca-Cola, Haribo with hub-and-spoke fines

Turkey’s Competition Authority has fined 13 major food and beverage companies over €44 million for both a hub-and-spoke cartel and resale price maintenance, while five supermarket chains escaped penalties under double jeopardy rules.

03 January 2023

Turkey fines e-scooter app for false information in abuse probe

The Turkish Competition Authority has fined Marti for submitting inaccurate pricing information during an abuse of dominance investigation that the e-scooter provider settled three months ago.

13 December 2022

Turkey

Featured in GCR 100 2023

Several global firms have established a foothold in Turkey, but their local rivals lead the pack in competing for business before an active enforcer that has shown it is ready to tackle cutting-edge antitrust issues related to digital platforms and labour markets.

12 December 2022

Turkey cracks down on Ferrero’s alleged hazelnut monopoly

Turkey’s Competition Authority has opened an in-depth investigation into Ferrero, one of the world’s largest chocolate producers, after a preliminary probe identified competition violations at all levels of the hazelnut market production chain.

17 November 2022

Turkey fines Meta €18.6 million for WhatsApp data policy

Turkey’s antitrust watchdog has fined Meta €18.6 million after finding the technology company abused its dominance by merging data collected through WhatsApp with its Facebook social media platform.

26 October 2022

Turkish enforcer resumes decision-making after new board members appointed

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has re-appointed three members to the country’s competition authority, bringing an end to a temporary halt in its enforcement operations due to a lack of quorum.

08 September 2022

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