ACTECON (Istanbul)

Caner Cesit

ACTECON (Istanbul)

Caner provides legal assistance to national and multinational clients for all matters of competition law, personal data protection law, and regulatory projects. Caner focuses on advising clients mainly on investigations, negative clearance/exemption applications, merger control filings and day-to-day issues on competition law as well as conducts follow-on competition litigation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University, Faculty of Law and he is admitted to Istanbul Bar Association since 2014. Caner received his master’s degree on capital markets and commercial law from University of Bahcesehir in 2019. He wrote a dissertation on the intersection between competition law and fintech development. Before joining ACTECON in 2020, Caner worked at a reputable competition law oriented boutique law firm. Caner speaks fluent English.

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Caner Cesit, Cansen Erensoy The Ankara Regional Administrative Court stays the execution of the Competition Authority’s decision to fine an online marketplace for obstructing a dawn raid (


Introduction As is well known, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) is authorized to examine all data and documents on electronic platforms and information systems during the on-site inspections pursuant to the amendment dated 16.06.2020 on Article 15 of Law No. 4054 on the Protection of (...)

Caner Cesit, Bahadır Aslan, Mehmet Taha Coşkun The Turkish Competition Authority fines an ice cream supplier for abusing its dominant position in the industrial ice cream market through the use of exclusionary practices and the imposing of a non-compete obligation on one of its e-commerce customers (Unilever / Algida)


Introduction The Turkish Competition Authority’s (“TCA”) reasoned decision dated 18.03.2021 and numbered 21-15/190-80, whereby it has decided to impose an administrative fine amounting to TRY 480,217,217 (EUR 77,624,758) on Unilever Sanayi ve Ticaret Türk A.Ş. (“Unilever”) for violation of Article 4 (...)

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 (...)

Caner Cesit, Burak Buğrahan Sezer The Turkish Competition Authority publishes a decision ruling that state owned financial entities are under the Same Economic Unity (Gunes Sigorta / Vakifbank)


On 9 December 2020, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) published a reasoned decision concerning an individual exemption application regarding two bancassurance agreements signed between (i) Güneş Sigorta A.Ş. (“Güneş Sigorta”) and Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası T.A.O. (“Vakıfbank”), (ii) Vakıf Emeklilik (...)

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 (...)

Ertuğrul Can Canbolat, Caner Cesit, 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)


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 Cesit The Turkish Constitutional Court rules that the principle of legality of crimes and punishments violated with respect to determination of administrative fine by the Competition Authority (Onmed)


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 (...)

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