ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)

Fırat Eğrilmez

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)

Fırat Eğrilmez provides legal advice to national and multinational clients concerning competition law, regulation and trade defence instruments. Fırat focuses on advising clients mainly on the investigations initiated by the Turkish Competition Authority, merger control related matters and day-to-day issues on competition law. Fırat also involves in the projects related with international trade regulations including anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard proceedings. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Bilkent University, Faculty of Law and he is admitted to Ankara Bar Association since 2017.

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


2013 Bulletin

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Fırat Eğrilmez The Turkish Competition Authority imposes a fine totalling EUR 173,8 million in the fields of retail food and cleaning products for a hub & spoke cartel involving resale price maintenance practices (Savola / A101 / Carrefour / Migros...)


(1) Introduction On January 19, 2022, Turkish Competition Authority (“Authority”) has published a highly anticipated decision of the Competition Board (“Board”) regarding the investigation against retail grocery chains and suppliers of such chains, active in the fields of retail food and cleaning (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Fırat Eğrilmez The Turkish Competition Authority imposes administrative monetary fine on a major paint supplier for resale price maintenance and exclusive distribution (DYO)


This case summary aims to shed light on the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Board”) DYO Decision, whereby the Board imposed an administrative fine of TL 21,036,866.58 to DYO Boya Fabrikaları Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (“DYO”), a major paint supplier in Turkey, on the ground that DYO has violated Article 4 (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Onur Özgümüş, Fırat Eğrilmez The Turkish Competition Authority publishes guidelines for the examination of digital data during on-site inspections


(1) Introduction The Guidelines on Examination of Digital Data during On-site Inspections (“Guidelines”), which was recently published by the Turkish Competition Authority (“Authority”), specifically refer to the procedure to be followed when the case handlers encounter situations calling for the (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Fırat Eğrilmez, Seniha Irem Akin The Turkish Act No. 7244 introduces a new regulatory authority to battle the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on economic and social life in Turkey


How Will Turkey Deal with Unfair Practices During COVID-19 Outbreak: Establishment of the Unfair Price Assessment Board* Introduction While the world is dealing with novel coronavirus pandemic, many countries resorted to protectionist measures in order to preserve the quality of social life (...)

Fırat Eğrilmez, Barış Yüksel, Alper Karafil The Turkish Competition Authority imposes a daily fine on a Big Tech company for not complying with previously imposed obligations (Google)


Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) recently published its decision (“Review Decision”) reviewing the obligations that ought to be fulfilled by the economic integrity comprised of Google LLC, Google International LLC and Google Reklamcılık ve Pazarlama Ltd. Şti. (will be referred to as “Google” (...)

Barış Yüksel, Fırat Eğrilmez, Özlem Başıböyük The Turkish Competition Authority finds the bundled sales of a telecommunication company not to be anti-competitive (TTNET)


Turkish Competition Authority to Shape the Future of Multi-Play Services in Telecommunication Industry [TTNET]* INTRODUCTION On 21 December 2018, Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) published its decision regarding the investigation conducted against TTNET A.Ş. (“TTNET”), the leading internet (...)


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