ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)

Barış Yüksel

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)
Lawyer (of Counsel)

Barış Yüksel graduated from Bilkent University Faculty of Law in 2010 and completed his LL.M. in Bilkent University Law and Economics Program with Summa Cum Laude in 2011. Before joining ELİG Gürkaynak Attorneys at Law in 2020 as counsel, he worked in the competition law and regulation departments of respected law firms. Barış is highly experienced in competition law and served numerous domestic and international clients during his career, providing legal advice and representing his clients before the Turkish Competition Authority in a wide array of cases. Barış is specialized in telecommunications and energy regulations and he consulted a number of regulated firms as well as the Information Communications and Technologies Authority of the Republic of Turkey. He is a member of Ankara Bar since 2014. He is fluent in English. Barış has many publications in the fields of competition law and sector specific regulations and he was listed among the “Next Generation Partners” in the “Competition Law – Turkey” chapter of “The Legal 500” in 2019.

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Barış Yüksel, Baran Can Yıldırım, Zeynep Ayata Aydoğan The EU Commission publishes a draft regulation aiming the imposition of ex-ante obligations on providers of certain pre-defined core platform services that qualify as gatekeepers

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1. Introduction The draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Contestable and Fair Markets in the Digital Sector (Digital Markets Act) (“DMA Proposal”) was announced by the European Commission (“Commission”) on December 15, 2020. The DMA Proposal envisages the imposition of (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Barış Yüksel, Baran Can Yıldırım, Zeynep Ayata Aydoğan The EU General Court confirms the Commission’s decision finding that a national rail company abused its dominant position on the market (Lietuvos geležinkelai)

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The Factors Affecting the Use of Essential Facilities Doctrine in Light of the Lithuanian Railway v Commission Decision: A Comparison with the Turkish Practice and Potential Implications 1) Introduction On November 18, 2020, the General Court of the European Union (“General Court”) upheld the (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Barış Yüksel, Baran Can Yıldırım The Ankara Administrative Court upholds the fines imposed by the Competition Authority on two electricity sales companies for abuse of dominance and annuls it for a third company (RESCs / AYEDAŞ)

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(1) Introduction In 2018, in its Enerjisa decision, the Turkish Competition Board (“ Board ”) had imposed administrative fines amounting to a total of TRY 143 million on three retail electricity sales companies (namely AYESAŞ, BAŞKENT and TOROSLAR) (together, the “ RESCs ”) and one electricity (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Barış Yüksel, Baran Can Yıldırım The EU Court of Justice addresses how incompatibility with net neutrality shall be assessed under the relevant legislation regarding open internet access (Telenor Magyarország / Nemzeti Média- és Hírközlési Hatóság Elnöke)

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (“ CJEU ”), in its recent decision with regard to the two joint cases (C‐807/18 and C‐39/19) brought before it for preliminary ruling, addressed how incompatibility with net neutrality shall be assessed under the relevant legislation regarding open (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Barış Yüksel The Turkish Competition Authority fines ready mix concrete producers for a cartel agreement (Coşkunlar / Irgatoğlu / Sorgun Emek / Tamer...)

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(1) Introduction The Turkish Competition Board’s (“ Board ”) Yozgat Ready Mixed Cement decision (“ Decision ”) was published on September 7, 2020. The Board concluded that certain ready mixed concrete producers operating in Yozgat province of Turkey entered into a cartel agreement by way of forming (...)

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

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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 energy (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Barış Yüksel The Turkish Competition Authority decides that delays by mobile operators regarding the signing of interconnection agreements do not amount to an anti-competitive constructive refusal to deal (NetGSM / Turkcell-Vodafone)

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The Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) concluded that Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş. (“Turkcell”) and/or Vodafone Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. (“Vodafone”) did not violate Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”) as their conduct did not amount to an anti- competitive constructive (...)

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)

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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” (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Barış Yüksel, Mustafa Ayna The Turkish Competition Authority finds exchange of informations and supply restrictions from nine undertakings during an investigation in the Poultry sector (Investigation in the Poultry Sector)

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The Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) has concluded its full-fledged investigation regarding a total of 20 undertakings operating in the poultry sector. In its decision dated 13.03.2019 and numbered 19-12/155-70, the TCA held that the following 9 undertakings violated Article 4 of the Law No. (...)

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

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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 Law (...)

Barış Yüksel, Fırat Eğrilmez, Özlem Başıböyük 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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