Hilal Utku

Hewlett Packard (Istanbul)
Legal consultant

Hilal UTKU, who worked as a Legal Consultant at ACTECON, has participated in consultancy and advocacy services in many sectors such as health, automotive, FMCG and media. Utku has graduated from Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law in 2005 and completed her master’s degree in Competition, Consumption and Industrial Property Rights at Faculty of Economics of University of Rennes 1 (France). Hilal Utku has worked as a trainee at DG Competition, Consumption and Anti-Fraud (Department of Competition Investigations) of Ministry of Economy of France and prepared her final report on Competition Policies in Public Procurements. She speaks Turkish, English and French and is a member of Istanbul Bar Association. She is currently Legal Counsel of Hewlett Packard in Turkey.

Articles

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Hilal Utku The Turkish Competition Authority concludes its investigation in banking industry regarding “gentlemen’s agreement” between 8 banks and imposed an administrative fine of 33 million Euros on 8 banks for anti-competitive agreements and concerted practices

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I. Background Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) concluded its investigation in banking industry regarding “gentlemen’s agreement” between 8 banks. The investigation has been launched in August 2009, and hearing before the Competition Board took place on March 1, 2011. The short version of the (...)

Hilal Utku The Turkish Competition Authority imposes €17,3 M fine on the incumbent telecommunications operator for its abusive practices in GSM and mobile marketing services market (Turkcell)

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Procedure After the completion of its investigation dated 09 October 2008, the NCA announced the short version of its final decision on 30 December 2009. Turkcell has been accused of abusing its dominant position in GSM services market via exclusive cooperation agreements in mobile marketing (...)

Hilal Utku The Turkish Council of State orders by unanimity stay of execution of Turkish NCA’s clearance regarding acquisition of “Tekel Birası” brand by the dominant company in Turkish beer market (Mey İçki/Anadolu Efes Biracılık)

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Background In its decision of 25 August 2009, the Turkish NCA authorized the acquisition of “Tekel Birası” brand of MEY İçki by Anadolu Efes Biracılık (Efes), the dominant company in Turkish beer market. “Tekel Birası” is the first national beer brand created by TEKEL, the state-owned enterprise which (...)

Hilal Utku The Turkish Council of State orders stay of execution of Competition Board’s remedies inherent to its conditional clearance decision in daily political newspapers market (Vatan Newspaper / Dogan Group)

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Background On 10 March 2008, the Turkish Competition Board has conditionally cleared the acquisition of Vatan Newspaper (Vatan) by Doðan Gazetecilik A.Þ. (Doðan Group) - the biggest media holding both in terms of audience and advertisement revenues- , by accepting the “failing company defense”. (...)

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