Ahmet Fatih Ozkan

University of Sussex
Academic staff member

Dr. Ahmet Fatih ÖZKAN is a member of academic staff at Gazi University, Faculty of Law (Ankara). He holds an LL.B magna cum laude and an LL.M. cum laude in “Law and Economics” from Bilkent University (Ankara), and earned the degree of PhD from the University of Sussex, UK. His research interests lie in the area of EU and Turkish competition law and policy, commercial law, energy law, and law and economics. He has several book chapters, articles and book reviews in international and domestic journals including European Competition Journal, European Competition Law Review, the Competition Law Review, International Energy Law Review, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, Competition Journal of the Turkish Competition Authority and Journal of the Ankara Bar Association. He was the former President of the Competition Association of Turkey. He is currently a non-practising lawyer and trademark representative.

Articles

8055 Bulletin

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority decides that a worldwide manufacturer of luxury sunglasses abused its dominant position by granting rebates and resorting to other exclusionary practices (Luxottica)

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This case note analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has decided that the worldwide manufacturer of luxury sunglasses, Luxottica, abused its dominant position it held in the market for the wholesale of branded sunglasses by its rebate schemes which include (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority rejects the complaint that the recommendation of some vehicle tracking system providers vis-à-vis others by the Union of Road Transporters Association violates the competition act (Mobiliz)

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This case note analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has decided that the recommendation of some vehicle tracking system providers vis-à-vis others in a letter drafted by the Union of Road Transporters Association in Ankara (Association) and sent to its (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority decides that recommending the use of a certain engine oil brand in authorised service centres does not amount to a vertical restraint (Castrol / Dogus Oto)

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This case note analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has decided that recommending the use of only Castrol branded engine oils in service centres authorised by Volkswagen and Dogus Oto, coupled with the practice of voiding the manufacturer’s warranty for (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority rejects the complaint that agreements between a major IT company and a number of OEMs on the exclusive pre-installation of mobile apps on a mobile operating system infringed competition rules (Yandex / Google)

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This case note analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has rejected the complaint of a rival IT company, Yandex, that agreements of a major IT company, Google, with a number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on the exclusive pre-installation of its (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Court of Appeals decides that follow-on actions for damages are subject to a limitation period of eight years starting from the claimant’s application to the Competition Authority (Yargıtay)

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This case note analyses the judgment of the Turkish Court of Appeals in which it has decided that private actions for damages are subject to a limitation period of eight years, which begins when the claimant applies to the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) prior to bringing a follow-on (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority closes the investigation it launched ex officio into consumer electronics suppliers and retailers for exchange of information (Samsung / Gold)

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This case note analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has decided that consumer electronics suppliers and retailers did not restrict competition by exchanging information with regard to price increases and decreases. Background Opened ex officio, the (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Ankara Administrative Court annuls the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority which found that a refusal to deal did not amount to an abuse of dominance (Congresium ATO)

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This case note analyses the decision of the Ankara Administrative Court in which it has annulled the decision of Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) to reject the complaint that Congresium ATO abused its dominant position by refusing to organise a furniture and decoration fair in its convention (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority closes its investigation into an electricity distribution and retail company for increasing the switching costs for eligible customers and impeding the opportunities of competitors (Ayedas)

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This case note analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has closed the investigation it launched into an electricity retail sale company, AYESAS, for unilaterally including most of the eligible customers into its own portfolio without signing an agreement (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Council of State annuls the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority which conditionally cleared the merger of the two largest cinema chains in Turkey in Phase II (AFM/Mars)

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This study analyses the judgment of the Turkish Council of State in which it has annulled the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority to conditionally clear in Phase II the merger of the two largest cinema chains in Turkey on the grounds that the merger remedies were insufficient to (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Ankara Administrative Court rules that the Fining Guidelines of the Turkish Competition Authority violate the hierarchy of norms in the Turkish legal system (MPS Metal/Bekap Metal)

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This study analyses the judgment of the Ankara Administrative Court in which it has annulled the decision of Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) to impose fines on MPS Metal and Bekap Metal for bid rigging, price coordination and exchange of information in the market for packaging steel straps (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority fines an ex-state-owned oil refinery for abusing its dominant position by charging excessive prices and imposing unfair trading conditions (Tüpraş)

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This study analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has decided that the ex-state-owned oil refinery, TUPRAS, abused its dominant position by charging excessive prices contrary to its tariffs for a period of three months and by imposing unfair trading (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority finds that optimum price system of the multinational producer of hygiene, health and home care products does not amount to resale price maintenance, but its non-competition clauses do not benefit from block exemption (Reckitt Benckiser)

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This study analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has decided that optimum price system of the multinational producer of hygiene, health and home care products, Reckitt Benckiser, did not amount to resale price maintenance, but its non-competition clauses (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Ankara Administrative Court annuls the decision of the TCA which rejected the alleged predatory pricing and abuse of regulatory procedures of the national flag carrier airline of Turkey (Turkish Airlines/Pegasus)

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This study analyses the decision of the Ankara Administrative Court in which it has annulled the decision of Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) to reject the allegations that Turkish Airlines engaged in predatory pricing and abused regulatory procedures in the market for domestic and (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority closes the investigation it launched ex officio into alleged resale price maintenance of the market leader LPG distribution company (AYGAZ)

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This study analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has closed the investigation it launched ex officio into alleged resale price maintenance of the market leader LPG distribution company, AYGAZ, due to a lack of appreciable effect on competition in the LPG (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority announces some of the most common anti-competitive practices in the bread industry based on its experience and informs bread manufacturers about the competition rules that are to be complied with in the relevant market

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This study analyses the announcement of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has informed bread manufacturers about the competition rules that are to be complied with in the industry and made it clear that some practices that are common among bread manufacturers across Turkey, (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority rejects the claims of predatory pricing and abuse of regulatory procedures in the market for domestic and international flights (Turkish Airlines/Pegasus)

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This study analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has rejected the claims that Turkish Airlines engaged in predatory pricing and abused regulatory procedures in the market for domestic and international flights with a view to driving one of its competitor, (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority conditionally clears the merger of the two largest cinema chains subject to divesture of twelve cinemas and notification of ticket prices (AFM/Mars)

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This study analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has cleared the merger of the two largest cinema chains in Turkey in Phase II conditional upon the divesture of twelve cinemas and notification of average ticket prices for a period of five years, which were (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority applies leniency by granting total immunity and a significant reduction in the amount of fine in a case dealing with anticompetitive cooperation agreements in the air transport sector (SunExpress/Condor)

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This study analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has granted total immunity to SunExpress and reduced the amount of fine of Condor by 50 percent, after SunExpress applied for leniency and disclosed the existence of the agreements it signed with Condor (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority unconditionally clears an acquisition in the film production, theatrical distribution and home entertainment distribution markets (Fida Film/Tiglon)

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This study analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority in which it has cleared the acquisition of Tiglon, active in the film production market and the third largest firm in the theatrical distribution market, by Fida Film, dominant on the market for screen advertising in cinemas, (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority decides not to launch an in-depth investigation into a cartel-like joint-venture formed by three manufacturers in the school uniform market (Okulcu)

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This study analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has decided that a company formed by three manufacturers of school uniforms could not be regarded as a joint-venture, nor could it be given an individual exemption. Although the formation of the company was (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority closes investigation into a state-owned intercity coach station for refusing to allocate a slot to a private coach company (KISOT)

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This study analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has closed its abuse of dominance investigation into the state-owned Kirikkale intercity coach station (KISOT) after six months from its previous cease-and-desist order to halt potentially abusive refusal to (...)

Ahmet Fatih Ozkan The Turkish Competition Authority decides that a price-fixing agreement between bread manufacturers does not appreciably restrict competition (Bergama Firincilari)

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This study analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has decided that a price-fixing agreement, which was entered into by twelve small- and medium-sized bread manufacturers in a small town in the West of Turkey, did not appreciably restrict competition even (...)

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