ACTECON (Istanbul)

Alper Karafil

ACTECON (Istanbul)
Legal Advisor

Alper Karafil provides legal advice to national and multinational clients concerning competition law, regulation and data protection law. Alper assists clients mainly on the investigations initiated by the Turkish Competition Authority, merger control related matters and day-to-day issues on competition law. He also plays an active role in compliance projects conducted within the scope of the Turkish and European data protection legislations. After beginning his education at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Law, Alper obtained his LLB degree from Bahçeşehir University, Faculty of Law. Before joining ACTECON in August 2019, Alper worked in the data protection and compliance department of a reputable law firm. He is fluent in English and German.

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1272 Bulletin

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


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 Cesit, 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)


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 (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Ayberk Kurt, Alper Karafil The Turkish Competition Authority investigates RPM allegations against leading energy drink company and decides to close its in-depth investigation without imposing any administrative fines (Red Bull)


In 21 April 2020, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) published its reasoned decision on resale price maintenance and de facto exclusivity conducts focusing on the practices carried by Red Bull Gıda Dağıtım ve Pazarlama Tic. Ltd. Şti. (“Red Bull”) Resale price maintenance and exclusionary (...)

Ayberk Kurt, Alper Karafil The Turkish Administrative Court annuls a Competition Authority’s decision assessing excessive pricing in the online market and provides guidance on the standard of proof to be followed by the Authority (


The standard of proof plays a significant role during the process of the investigations performed within the framework of the competition law. However, no explicit provision regarding the standard of proof which shall be taken as basis in the preliminary and full-fledged investigations carried (...)

Ayberk Kurt, Alper Karafil The Ankara Regional Administrative Court annuls the lower Court’s decision due to the claimant’s lack of capacity to sue in a case alleging resale price maintenance in the market for cereals and legumes (Duru Bulgur)


Capacity to Sue of Consumers Whose Interests Are Affected Was Held Under the Microscope of the Administrative Courts in Turkey* The issue of the “appropriate claimant” or the capacity to sue always comes into question at the stage of the judicial review of the decisions of the competition (...)

Barış Yüksel, Fırat Eğrilmez, Alper Karafil The Turkish Competition Authority imposes a daily fine on a Big Tech company for not complying with the 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” (...)

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