ACTECON (Istanbul)

Özlem Başıböyük Coşkun

ACTECON (Istanbul)
Senior Associate

Özlem Başıböyük mainly works in competition, regulation and anti-dumping projects. She also assists the ACTECON team in day-to-day competition advisory services. Özlem holds a law degree (LL.B.) from Marmara University (2014), and an LL.M. in International Commercial Law with distinction degree from Brunel University London (2017). She wrote a dissertation in the matter of “A Comparative Analysis of Merger Remedies under the European and Turkish Merger Control Regimes.” She was admitted to İstanbul Bar Association in 2015. Before joining in Actecon in 2018, Özlem worked at several law firms mainly specialized in commercial and company law. Özlem is fluent in English.

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Sera Erzene Yıldız, Özlem Başıböyük Coşkun, Selim Turan, Naz Çerçioğlu The Turkish Competition Authority publishes mergers and acquisitions overview report for 2022

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The Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) has published its Mergers and Acquisitions Overview Report for 2022 (“Report”) on January 6, 2023. For ease of reading, we will refer to M&As as mergers. The Report offers an overview of the TCA’s work on mergers and provides comparisons with previous (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Mustafa Ayna, Özlem Başıböyük Coşkun, Arda Deniz Diler, Selim Turan The Ankara 13th Administrative Court rules for the annulment of the Turkish Competition Authority’s cartel decision due to failure of standard of proof (Kronospan)

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The Ankara 13th Administrative Court (’Court’) recently annulled with its decision (“Court Decision”) the Turkish Competition Authority’s (’TCA’) cartel determination (“TCA Decision”) against Kronospan Orman Ürünleri San. ve Tic. A.Ş. (“Kronospan”) in a decision through which it had imposed on 11 (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Mustafa Ayna, Özlem Başıböyük Coşkun, Arda Deniz Diler The Turkish Competition Authority publishes a Communiqué which amends the turnover thresholds required for merger notification

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On 04.03.2022, important amendments/additions have been introduced to the Communiqué Concerning the Mergers and Acquisitions Calling for the Authorization of the Competition Board (“Communiqué No. 2010/4”). With this article, it is aimed to summarize these latest amendments in the Communiqué No. (...)

Özlem Başıböyük Coşkun, Mustafa Ayna, Selim Turan, Yüksel Talip Özbek The Turkish Competition Authority clears automotive companies of allegations of stockpiling and sensitive competitive information exchange

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Introduction The automotive sector has been on the radar of the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) for a long time. In this sense, the TCA conducted an investigation (“Investigation”) regarding the allegations that some undertakings operating in the first-hand and second-hand automotive markets (...)

Mustafa Ayna, Özlem Başıböyük Coşkun, Arda Deniz Diler The Turkish Competition Authority fines private hospitals for concluding no poach arrangements, conspiring to fix wages and service fees charged to freelance physicians (Private Hospitals Cartel)

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Introduction The Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) has published its reasoned decision dated 24.02.2022 and numbered 22-10/152-62 (“Private Hospitals Decision” or “Decision”) in which it examined the allegations that private health institutions and an association of undertaking (i) jointly (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Mustafa Ayna, Özlem Başıböyük Coşkun The Ankara Regional Administrative Court 8th Administrative Chamber rules for the stay of execution of the Turkish Competition Authority’s cartel decision because the Authority failed to reach the requisite burden of proof (AKKIM)

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A Critical Approach to Standard of Proof Adopted by the TCA* The Ankara Regional Administrative Court 8th Administrative Chamber (“Regional Court“) recently ruled for the stay of execution of the Turkish Competition Authority’s (“TCA“) cartel decision which has imposed on two undertakings active in (...)

Mustafa Ayna, Özlem Başıböyük Coşkun, Irem Eroğlu The Turkish Competition Authority publishes its reasoning behind the investigation conducted against a Big Tech company and its decision to fine the latter for abusing its dominant position (Google Adwords)

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Introduction In the previous days, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) has published its reasoned decision regarding the investigation conducted against Google. The decision comprises of the TCA’s assessments as to whether Google had abused its dominant position, in violation of Article 6 (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Mustafa Ayna, Özlem Başıböyük Coşkun The Turkish Regional Administrative Court annuls the Competition Authority’s decision that concluded a violation but no fine because the same action and subject had already previously been fined (Mey İçki)

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The Regional Administrative Court Found the Turkish Competition Authority’s Decision concerning Mey İçki Unlawful: Abuse of the Dominance Should Be Evaluated Separately in terms of Each Product Market!* Introduction The Ankara Regional Administrative Court’s 8th Administrative Chamber (“Regional (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Mustafa Ayna, Özlem Başıböyük Coşkun The Turkish Competition Authority imposes record fine on four major players operating in the fuel distribution sector (Shell / BP / OPET / PO)

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Introduction In March 2020, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) imposed a hefty fine amounting to approximately TRY 1.5 billion in total (approx. EUR 170 million) on four undertakings operating in the fuel distribution sector, namely BP Petrolleri A.Ş. (“BP”), OPET Petrolcülük A.Ş. (“OPET”), (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Mustafa Ayna, Özlem Başıböyük Coşkun The Turkish Competition Authority opens an investigation against an undertaking operating in the automotive sector in order to re-evaluate its previous decision since it was annulled by the 13th Chamber of Council of States (SCT)

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The Undertakings Operating in the Automotive Sector under the Review of the TCA Once Again* Introduction In the previous days, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) resolved under its decision dated 26.03.2020 and numbered 20-16/234-M to open an investigation against the undertaking (...)

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

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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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