The Turkish Competition Authority's Sector Inquiries: Past and Current Sector Inquiries Reviewed

Turkish Commercial Law Review, Vol.1, No.1, February 2015

10 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2018

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Gonenc Gurkaynak

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Ayse Guner Donmez

University of California Los Angeles

Ayse Gizem Yasar

Sciences Po

Date Written: February 2015

Abstract

The increasing use of sector inquiries by competition agencies, including the Turkish Competition Authority, is a result of the fact that sector inquiries reveal the competitive dynamics of a given sector much better than the traditional competition law enforcement means. Pursuant to its competition advocacy policy, the Turkish Competition Authority has so far conducted eight sector inquiries ranging from automotive to natural gas sectors, and four more inquiries are underway. While doing so, the Turkish Competition Authority observes the market research practices of its counterparts. However, conducting sector inquiries raises a number of problems such as costs and procedural transparency. This article reviews the competition law sector inquiries and provides a set of suggestions to improve sector inquiry procedures used in Turkey.

Keywords: Turkish Competition Authority, Sector Inquiry, Competition Law

JEL Classification: K21, L40, L44

Suggested Citation

Gurkaynak, Gonenc and Güner Dönmez, Ayşe and Yasar, Ayse Gizem, The Turkish Competition Authority's Sector Inquiries: Past and Current Sector Inquiries Reviewed (February 2015). Turkish Commercial Law Review, Vol.1, No.1, February 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3151814

Gonenc Gurkaynak (Contact Author)

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law ( email )

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Istanbul, Beşiktaş 34349
Turkey

Ayşe Güner Dönmez

University of California Los Angeles ( email )

10920 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
United States

Ayse Gizem Yasar

Sciences Po ( email )

27 rue Saint-Guillaume
Paris Cedex 07, 75337
France

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