ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)

Berfu Akgun

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)
Of Counsel

Ms. Berfu Akgun is a Counsel at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law. Berfu graduated from Bilkent University, Faculty of Law in 2013. She was admitted to the Ankara Bar in 2014 and later on transferred to Istanbul Bar. She obtained her LL.M. degree in City University of London in 2015 and same year joined ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys- at-Law. Berfu is experienced in all competition law related matters in general, including merger and acquisition and investigations conducted by the Turkish Competition Authority. Berfu has represented various multinational and national companies in various sectors before the Turkish Competition Authority. She also co-authored several articles pertaining to her area of expertise. She is fluent in English.

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Articles

1682 Bulletin

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Berfu Akgun, Zeynep Ayata Aydoğan, Ersagun Berkay Kiltan The Ankara 9th Administrative Court annuls the Turkish Competition Authority’s decision to impose an administrative monetary fine on a chemical supplier stating that the standard of proof has not been met (Hicri Ercili)

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The Ankara 9 th Administrative Court (“Administrative Court”) annulled the decision of the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) where an administrative fine of TL 11,214,051.26 was imposed on Hicri Ercili Deniz Nakliyat Kimyevi Maddeler San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti.) (“Hicri Ercili”), a supplier of the (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Öznur İnanılır, Berfu Akgun, Nil Zeren Ozdemir The Turkish Competition Authority accepts for the first time in the preliminary investigation stage the commitments proposed by a glass manufacturing company to remedy the competition concerns relating to abuse of dominance in the glass production market (Şişecam)

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The Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) decided that Şişecam, through its subsidiary Çevre Sistemleri, has abused its dominant position in the market for glass manufacturing, by way of excluding its competitors in the upstream market for recycled glass, utilized its buyer power to narrow the margin (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Berfu Akgun, Beyza Nur Adıgüzel The Turkish Competition Authority fines a manufacturer of small household appliances and its distributor after concluding they restricted resellers and online distributors in price setting (Groupe SEB / İlk Adım)

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Introduction Article 4 of Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition prohibits the fixing of: the purchase or sale price of goods or services; elements such as cost and profit that form price; and any other terms of purchase or sale. On 24 August 2021, the Competition Authority announced (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Öznur İnanılır, Berfu Akgun The Turkish Competition Authority announces the launch of a full-fledged investigation against thirty-two undertakings for gentlemen’s agreements in labor markets across Turkey (Yemek Sepeti / Zomato / Commencis...)

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On April 20, 2021, the Turkish Competition Authority (“Authority”) announced on its website that the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) had launched a full-fledged investigation against thirty-two undertakings for gentlemen’s agreements in labor markets across Turkey, in order to determine whether (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Öznur İnanılır, Berfu Akgun, Buğrahan Köroğlu The Turkish Competition Authority introduces a settlement mechanism under national competition law

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In an effort to take one step further in harmonizing the Turkish Competition Law with the EU legislation, the Turkish Competition Authority (“Authority”) has recently introduced the settlement mechanism under Article 43 of the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”) and the (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Öznur İnanılır, Berfu Akgun The Turkish Competition Authority imposes fines on two pharmaceutical companies for engaging in concerted practices to expand the use of Lucentis as opposed to Altuzan in treating eye diseases (Roche / Novartis)

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The Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) decided that Novartis and Roche violated Article 4 of the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”) by way of engaging in concerted practice to expand the use of Lucentis as opposed to Altuzan, both of which are the drugs used for the (...)

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