ACTECON (Istanbul)

Ertuğrul Can Canbolat

ACTECON (Istanbul)
Counsel

Ertuğrul Can Canbolat has extensive knowledge of and experience on all aspects of competition law. He provides legal consultancy services regarding day-to-day competition and regulatory compliance, the investigations initiated by the Turkish Competition Authority, merger control issues related to both domestic and cross-border mergers as well as exemption applications and representing clients in judicial review proceedings. Furthermore, Ertuğrul Can Canbolat assists in defending local and international clients before the Ministry of Economy in anti-dumping investigations. As for his education, he graduated with an LLM degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Exeter, UK with distinction and previously graduated from Bilkent University, School of Law in 2011, finished Österreichisches Sankt Georgs-Kolleg (Avusturya Lisesi) in Istanbul in 2006. Before joining ACTECON in 2015, Ertuğrul Can Canbolat worked at several reputable law firms dealing with the issues regarding competition law, M&A, regulatory matters, public procurement law, commercial law, law of obligations, intellectual property law, and privatisation. Ertuğrul Can Canbolat speaks fluent English and German.

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Articles

3567 Bulletin

Ertuğrul Can Canbolat, Muhammed Safa Uygur, Sila Coskunoglu The Turkish Competition Authority grants block exemption to a multi-category e-marketplace company after a preliminary investigation on alleged restriction of competition practices (Trendyol)

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On 17 January 2023, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) announced its reasoned decision rendered as a result of the preliminary investigation that was conducted against DSM Grup Danışmanlık İletişim ve Satış Ticaret AŞ (“Trendyol”). The preliminary investigation was initiated pursuant to a (...)

Ertuğrul Can Canbolat, Muhammed Safa Uygur, Deniz Kıvanç, Zeynep Tuna Akbas The Turkish Competition Authority publishes pioneer decisions on simultaneous implementation of leniency and settlement procedures (Beypazarı) (Kınık)

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Following the introduction of the settlement procedure, the number of undertakings applying for settlement has been increasing consistently. In this respect, the Turkish Competition Authority’s (“TCA”) evaluations regarding the implementation of the settlement procedure have become an object of (...)

Ertuğrul Can Canbolat, Deniz Kıvanç, Muhammed Safa Uygur, Sila Coskunoglu The Turkish Competition Authority announces the initiation of two full-fledged investigations concerning the pricing policies of private schools in Ankara

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On 12 January 2023, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) announced the initiation of two full-fledged investigations concerning the practices of certain private schools. Those investigations reveal that the TCA has been closely monitoring the news on the private schools’ pricing policies (...)

Ertuğrul Can Canbolat, Alper Karafil, Su Başak, Muhammed Safa Uygur The Turkish Competition Authority fines a leading electric scooter rental company for false and misleading information (Marti)

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On 5.12.2022, The Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) published its decision imposing a monetary fine on Martı İleri Teknoloji A.Ş. (“Martı”), a leading electric scooter rental company in Türkiye, for providing false and misleading information. The reasoned decision of the TCA indicated that the (...)

Ertuğrul Can Canbolat, Caner K. Çesit, Alper Karafil The Turkish Competition Authority fines auto expertise services providers for price fixing and supply cartel (Auto / Çözüm / Dyno Max...)

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On 17 December 2020, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) announced, on its website, the reasoned decision as a result of its investigation against certain auto expertise services providers in a province of Turkey (i.e. Gaziantep), unveiling a price fixing and supply cartel among the (...)

Ertuğrul Can Canbolat, Caner K. Çesit, Alper Karafil The Turkish Administrative Court decides that the practices based on secondary legislation in force cannot be deemed as violation of the competition law (EMO)

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Introduction On 13 October 2020, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) announced that Ankara 17th Administrative Court (“Court”) suspended the TCA’s decision fining the practices of Electrical Engineers Chamber (Elektrik Mühendisleri Odası – “EMO ”) with respect to the establishment of minimum (...)

Ertuğrul Can Canbolat, Caner K. Çesit, Celal Duruhan Aydinli The Turkish Competition Authority fines financial institutions for not responding to information requests (Citibank / Goldman Sachs / ING Bank / JPMorgan / Türkiye Garanti Bankası)

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No Excuses to Not Responding to Information Requests: Financial Institutions Case in Turkey* The issuance of requests for information (“RFIs”) within the scope of an investigation or a merger control case can be deemed one of the main tools that enables, on the one hand, a competition authority (...)

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)

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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 (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Ertuğrul Can Canbolat The Turkish Competition Authority announces the conclusion of its preliminary inquiry and finds no price fixing in the baby food products market (Numil / Nestlé / Montero / Kopas / Hipp / Hero / Abbott)

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Introduction In February 2019, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) released the public version of its decision with regard to its preliminary inquiry against the undertakings producing and/or selling baby food products. Contrary to the price fixing allegations, the TCA found that the (...)

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