ACTECON (Istanbul)

Burak Buğrahan Sezer

ACTECON (Istanbul)

Burak Buğrahan Sezer mainly works in competition, regulation and anti-dumping projects. He also assists the ACTECON team in day-to-day competition advisory services. Burak holds his bachelor degree from Bilkent University (2018). Burak is fluent in English.

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2019 Bulletin

Mustafa Ayna, Burak Buğrahan Sezer The Turkish Competition Authority’s decision to fine an association in the pharmaceutical sector on the grounds that some of its practices violated competition law, is overturned by the 13th Chamber of the Council of State (Turkish Pharmacists Association)


The TCA’s Decision Regarding the Turkish Pharmacists Association Has Been Overturned* With the recent decision given by the 13th Chamber of the Council of State on 24 May 2021, the administrative fine given to the Turkish Pharmacists Association (“TPA”) by the Turkish Competition Authority (...)

Caner K. Çesit, Burak Buğrahan Sezer The Turkish Competition Authority publishes a decision ruling that state owned financial entities are under the Same Economic Unity (Gunes Sigorta / Vakifbank)


On 9 December 2020, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) published a reasoned decision concerning an individual exemption application regarding two bancassurance agreements signed between (i) Güneş Sigorta A.Ş. (“Güneş Sigorta”) and Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası T.A.O. (“Vakıfbank”), (ii) (...)

Ertuğrul Can Canbolat, Burak Buğrahan Sezer, Caner K. Çesit The Turkish Constitutional Court issues a decision finding a violation of constitutional rights of the concerned undertaking during the appeal process of a competition law infringement action (Onmed)


Introduction On 30 September 2020, the Constitutional Court’s long-awaited decision as regards the controversies arisen from the application of the most favorable law in competition law cases was announced in the Turkish Official Gazette. This decision appears to be a crucial one as it is the (...)

Barış Yüksel, Nabi Can Acar, Burak Buğrahan Sezer The Turkish Competition Authority fines a Dutch company for obstructing parallel trade in the National energy solution market (Arti Marin / Mastervolt / Eltesan)


Introduction On 29.01.2020, Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) announced its final decision (“Final Decision”) concerning the investigation conducted against Artı Marin Mobil Enerji Sistemleri Inc. (“Artı Marin”) and Mastervolt International Holding BV (“Mastervolt”), a Netherlands based (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Nabi Can Acar, Burak Buğrahan Sezer The Turkish Competition Authority concludes preliminary inquiry into a Big Tech’s shopping unit bidding mechanism and takes decision not to proceed to full fledged investigation (Google)


TCA’s Preliminary Inquiry into Google’s Shopping Unit Bidding Mechanism On 07.11.2019, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) concluded its preliminary inquiry regarding Google’s bidding system and decided not to initiate a full-fledged investigation. Said preliminary inquiry had been (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Nabi Can Acar, Burak Buğrahan Sezer The Spanish Competition Authority initiates second-phase examination in connection with an acquisition of a white cement production base (Çimsa / Cemex)


Çimsa Çimento ve San. ve Tic. A.Ş. (“ Çimsa ”), a Turkey based international cement manufacturer has made a notification to the National Commission on Markets and Competition (“ CNMC ” in Spanish) on 05.06.2019 for its agreement with CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V (“ Cemex ”), aimed to purchase Cemex’s (...)

Barış Yüksel, Burak Buğrahan Sezer, Ayberk Kurt The Turkish Competition Authority fines a consumer electronics company for resale price maintenance in online sales (Sony)


Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) published its reasoned decision which concludes the investigation that was initiated on September 7, 2017 regarding the activities of Sony Eurasia Pazarlama A.Ş. (“Sony”). The main focus of the investigation was the allegations with respect to violation of (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Nabi Can Acar, Burak Buğrahan Sezer The Turkish Competition Authority fines an undertaking for abusing its dominant position via implementing exclusionary MFC clauses in its agreements (Yemeksepeti)


With the developments in online services, our habits in everyday life has been changing rapidly. Nowadays, one can cater any of its needs via websites or simple smartphone apps instantly. And all these developments have also been reflected its effects on maybe one of our most common and (...)


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