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Competition & Antitrust

25 February 2021
Gönenç Gürkaynak New commitment mechanism turns the tide in ongoing investigations

Turkey - ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

In June 2020 Law 7246 Amending the Law on the Protection of Competition entered into force and introduced significant changes to Turkish competition law, including with regard to the commitment mechanism. The mechanism aims to address anti-competitive effects in a timely and effective manner and save time and red-tape costs incurred by both the Turkish Competition Authority and undertakings subject to investigation.

Authors: Gönenç Gürkaynak, Ali Kağan Uçar, Hakan Demirkan, Uzay Görkem Yıldız
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W Todd Miller Do three rights make a wrong? Private party challenging consummated merger can obtain divestiture years later

USA - Baker & Miller PLLC

For the first time, a private party has successfully challenged an acquisition and obtained an order requiring a divestiture of a company that had been acquired years before the case was filed. In a highly anticipated decision, a court of appeals has affirmed that order. The decision serves as a stark reminder of the antitrust litigation risk that the acquiring party to a transaction faces, potentially even years after the transaction closes.

Authors: W Todd Miller, Erin Glavich
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