ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)

Ceren Özkanlı Samlı

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

Ms. Ceren Özkanlı Samlı is a competition lawyer. She graduated from Başkent University, Faculty of Law in 2008. She obtained her LL.M. degree in International Trade Law and Business Law from Liverpool John Moores University in 2010. She was admitted to the Istanbul Bar in 2011. Ceren has joined ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law in the same year. Ceren has extensive experience in all areas of competition law including merger control and cartel investigations conducted by the Turkish Competition Board. Ceren has represented various multinational and national companies before the Turkish Competition Authority in their mergers and acquisitions filings and cartel investigations concerning various sectors. She is fluent in English.

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Ceren Özkanlı Samlı The Turkish Competition Authority finds the allegations of an abuse of dominance against an automobile services company groundless and does not initiate a full-fledged investigation (Samuklar / Brisa)

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On February 13, 2020, the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) initiated a preliminary investigation upon the complaints received from Samuklar Motorlu Araçlar Madencilik İnş. San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti.’s (“Samuklar”), which previously worked as the dealer of Brisa Bridgestone Sabancı Lastik San. ve Tic. (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Ceren Özkanlı Samlı The Ankara Administrative Court reassesses the Competition Authority’s decision on price squeezing allegations in the telecommunications sector (Türk Telekom / TTNET)

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Background In 2012, the Board launched a full-fledged investigation against Türk Telekom and TTNET upon the complaints of certain Internet service providers (“ISP”), alleging that Türk Telekom and TTNET had abused their dominant positions in the wholesale and retail markets for fixed broadband (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Ceren Özkanlı Samlı The Turkish Council of State rejects an appeal request made by a cement producer concerning the Regional Administrative Court’s decision which imposed a monetary fine for engaging in concerted practices with its competitors, increasing prices and territorial allocation (Batısöke)

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This case summary includes an analysis of 13th Chamber of the Council of State’s (“Council of State”) decision (E. 2019/1035, K. 2019/4253, 11.12.2019) concerning the last stop of the judicial review. In the judicial review process, Batisöke Söke Çimento Sanayii T.A.Ş. (“Batısöke”) filed to annul (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Ceren Özkanlı Samlı The Administrative Court of Ankara annuls a decision of the Competition Authority in the electronic communication sector due to the incomplete examination (Dogan / Cisco)

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This case summary includes an analysis of Ankara 11th Administrative Court’s (the “Administrative Court”) decision (24.10.2019, E. 1315, K. 2115) in which the Administrative Court annulled the Turkish Competition Board’s (the “Board”) decision (15-28/317-95, 07.07.2015) due to the incomplete (...)

Ceren Özkanlı Samlı, Gönenç Gürkaynak The Turkish Competition Authority finds no-poaching clauses in a gym company’s franchising agreements to be against competition law (BFIT)

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This case summary includes an analysis of Turkish Competition Board’s (the “Board”) BFIT preliminary investigation decision (07.02.2019, 19-06/64-27) in which the Board evaluated non-compete and no-poaching obligations imposed by Bfit Sağlık ve Spor Yatırım ve Tic. A.Ş. (“BFIT”) to its franchisees. (...)

Ceren Özkanlı Samlı, Gönenç Gürkaynak The Turkish Competition Authority publishes its reasoned decision on the investigations conducted upon the allegation of resale price fixing in the auto gas market (Aygaz)

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This case note analyses the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Board”) Aygaz decision dated 16.11.2016 with No. 16-39/659-294. The Board assessed allegations that Aygaz and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mogaz A.Ş. (“Mogaz”), had engaged in resale price maintenance (“RPM”). Background The Board initiated (...)

Ceren Özkanlı Samlı, Gönenç Gürkaynak The Turkish Competition Authority concludes that a turnover rebate system does not constitute an abuse of dominance in the fuel wholesale market (Tüpraş / Ader)

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This case note analyses the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Board”) TÜPRAŞ decision of 16.03.2016, No. 16-10/159-70. The Board reviewed the allegations of abuse put forward by Akaryakıt Ana Dağıtım Şirketleri Derneği (“ADER”) against Türkiye Petrol Rafinerileri A.Ş. (“TÜPRAŞ”). TÜPRAŞ allegedly abused its (...)

Ceren Özkanlı Samlı, Gönenç Gürkaynak The Turkish Competition Authority confirms that the geographical scope of an ancillary restraint should be limited to the “area of operation of the seller before the transaction and its natural sales hinterland" (Cementeire Aldo Barbetti / Çimko)

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In Turkey, non-compete obligations may be evaluated under the scope of “agreements that restrict competition” or “abusive conducts of dominant undertakings” (Article 4 and 6 of Law No. 4054 on Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”), akin to Article 101 and 102 of TFEU, respectively). However, (...)

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