Pinar Akman

University of Leeds
Associate Professor

Dr Pinar Akman is an Associate Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of Leeds. Previously, she was a Professor of Law at the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy and UEA Law School, University of East Anglia. She has degrees in law from the University of Ankara and the University of East Anglia. She is a qualified lawyer in Turkey and is an expert in EU and UK competition law and economics. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals such as the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the Modern Law Review. She is the author of The Concept Abuse in EU Competition Law: Law and Economic Approaches (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2012). She is a Non-Governmental Advisor to the UK for the International Competition Network’s (ICN) Unilateral Conduct Working Group.

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Pinar Akman The EU Court of Justice rules that a national competition authority is not precluded from applying Article 101(1) TFEU to an agreement situated below the threshold specified by de minimis notice (Expedia)

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Article published on Centre for Competition Policy blog. The Court of Justice’s Expedia ruling undermines the economic approach by eliminating the ‘de mimimis’ defence in object agreements* One of the most important holdings of the Court of Justice in recent times is buried in paragraph 37 of (...)

Pinar Akman The Court of Appeal dismisses an appeal seeking to strike out a damages claim brought against a company that was not the addressee of a EU Commission decision: an encouragement towards more private litigation in England? (Toshiba Carrier)

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On 13 September 2012, the Court of Appeal (England and Wales) dismissed an appeal which sought to strike out a damages claim (or grant summary judgment) brought against a company that was not the addressee of a European Commission decision finding an infringement of EU competition law. In (...)

Pinar Akman The Turkish Competition Board confirms lack of anticompetitive conduct in the bio-tech pharmaceuticals market despite evidence of bid rigging brought by criminal proceedings (Roche)

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The Turkish Competition Board (TCB) confirmed its previous finding of lack of anticompetitive conduct by Roche in the bio-tech pharmaceuticals market in Turkey. The decision of the TCB comes after its original decision being annulled by the Council of State for not having taken into (...)

Pinar Akman The Turkish Competition Board rejects a consumer complaint alleging restriction of competition on the market for PC operating systems and application software (Duzgit v HP, Teknosa and Penta)

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On 8 November 2007 the Turkish Competition Board (TCB) rejected a complaint by a consumer alleging the restriction of competition on the Turkish market for PC Operating Systems (OSs) and application software. The complainant had alleged that the consumer’s request to install another OS onto the (...)

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