ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)

Eda Duru

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

Ms. Eda Duru graduated from Marmara Faculty of Law in 2005 and was admitted to the Istanbul Bar in 2007. Before joining ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law in 2014, Eda worked as a senior associate in the competition law department of a leading law firm based in Istanbul. Eda became a counsel within the “Regulatory and Compliance” department of ELIG Gürkaynak in 2018. She has extensive experience in competition law compliance matters, merger control, and defenses in investigations conducted by the Turkish Competition Authority. She has represented various multinational and national companies before the Turkish Competition Authority in various sectors. She is fluent in English.

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru The Turkish Competition Authority issues an opinion letter regarding its preliminary investigation of a manufacturer of ceramic and granite product for restricting active and passive sales of its dealers outside their territory and for forcing consumers to purchase its products within their provinces (Qua Granit)

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The Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) published its reasoned decision regarding its preliminary investigation pertaining to the allegations that Hayal Seramik Yapı ve Ürünleri San. Tur. ve Tic. A.Ş. (“Qua Granit”) violated Article 4 of the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru The Turkish Competition Authority acknowledges that market shares are not the sole indicators of market power and grants an unconditional clearance to an acquisition in the airline transport market (GA Akaryakıt / THY / Total / Zirve)

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This case summary concerns an analysis of the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Board”) IGA Akaryakıt/THY/Total/Zirve decision, in which the Board evaluated the acquisition of joint control over IGA Havalimanı Akaryakıt Hizmetleri A.Ş.’s (“IGA Akaryakıt”) shares by Türk Hava Yolları A.O. (“THY”), Total Oil (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru The Turkish Competition Authority acknowledges that market shares are not the sole indicators of market power and grants an unconditional clearance to the acquisition of a company in the energy sector (IGA Akaryakıt / THY / Total / Zirve)

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This case summary concerns an analysis of the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Board”) IGA Akaryakıt/THY/Total/Zirve decision, in which the Board evaluated the acquisition of joint control over IGA Havalimanı Akaryakıt Hizmetleri A.Ş.’s (“IGA Akaryakıt”) shares by Türk Hava Yolları A.O. (“THY”), Total Oil (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru The Turkish Competition Authority approves the transaction concerning the indirect acquisition of joint control over a chemical company by an investment fund (Cinven / Vakıf / Barentz)

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This case summary concerns an analysis of the Board’s Cinven/Vakıf/Barentz decision, in which the Board evaluated the acquisition of joint control over H.L. Barentz B.V. (“ Barentz ”) by (i) an investment fund, which was ultimately controlled by Cinven Capital Management (VI) General Partner (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru The Turkish Competition Authority approves the transaction concerning the indirect acquisition of control over a coal and steel company and its business unit for the distribution of steel pipes via a transfer of shares (Van Leeuwen / Benteler)

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This case summary concerns an analysis of the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Board”) Van Leeuwen/Benteler decision, in which the Board evaluated the acquisition of sole control over Benteler International Aktiengesellschaft’s (“ Benteler ”) business unit for the distribution of steel pipes (“ Target (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru The Turkish Competition Authority evaluates four stand-alone transactions upon a complaint received in the construction sector and concludes that the transactions are not subjected to an approval given that the jurisdictional turnover thresholds is not met (Akdağ Beton / Şenerler Beton / Saray Beton / Sarıkaya Beton / Üç Yıldırım)

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This case summary concerns an analysis of the Board’s Akdağ Beton/Şenerler Beton/Saray Beton/Sarıkaya Beton/Üç Yıldırım decision, based on an investigation initiated due to a complaint filed with the Turkish Competition Authority against certain ready-mixed concrete companies that were active in Yozgat, (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru The Turkish Competition Authority withdraws the individual exemption granted to an agreement containing exclusivity clauses in the on-trade beer market sector (Tuborg)

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This case summary includes an analysis of the Turkish Competition Board’s (the “Board”) Tuborg decision (20.06.2019; 19-22/335-152) in which the Board withdrew Tuborg Pazarlama A.Ş.’s (“Tuborg”) individual exemption granted to its agreements containing exclusivity clauses with sellers such as (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru The Turkish Competition Authority fines a professional association for its protocol which resulted in prohibitions regarding competitors’ offers and advertising activities (The Customs Brokers Association of Istanbul / Ünsped Gümrük Müşavirliği ve Lojistik Hizmetleri)

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This case summary includes an analysis of the Turkish Competition Board’s (the “Board”) Istanbul Customs Brokers Association decision (20.06.2019; 19-22/352-158) in which the Board evaluated the allegations raised by Ünsped Gümrük Müşavirliği ve Lojistik Hizmetleri A.Ş (a customs brokerage and logistics (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru The Turkish Competition Authority approves the transaction concerning the acquisition of joint control over an airline company but gives a "no-go" to certain provisions of the transaction agreement (Air France / Virgin Atlantic)

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This case summary concerns an analysis of the Board’s Air France/Virgin Atlantic decision, in which the Board evaluated the acquisition of joint control over Virgin Atlantic Limited (“ VAL ”) by Air France-KLM S.A. (“ AFKL ”), Virgin Group Holding Limited (“ Virgin Group ”), and Delta Air Lines, Inc. (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru The Turkish Competition Authority persists in its assessment concerning exclusivity practices of a company dealership agreements concerning the sales of chicken meat and eggs (Abalıoğlu)

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In a preliminary investigation in 2011 on the allegations that Abalıoğlu Yem Soya ve Tekstil A.Ş. (“ Abalıoğlu ”) had exclusivity clauses in its dealership agreements concerning the sales of chicken meat and eggs under “Lezita” brand, the Board had decided that Abalıoğlu had not violated the Law No. (...)

Eda Duru, Gönenç Gürkaynak The Ankara 7th Administrative Court annuls the Turkish Competition Authority’s dismissal decision regarding the restriction of parallel imports allegations faced by a company in the market of energy systems (Mastervolt / Eltesan)

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The Ankara 7th Administrative Court (“Court”) annulled the dismissal decision of the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) concerning the allegations that Mastervolt International Holding B.V. (“Mastervolt”) and its exclusive distributor in Turkey, Artı Marin Elektrik Dış Tic. Ltd. Şti. (“Artı Marin”), (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru The Turkish Competition Authority fines a consumer electronics company for resale price maintenance on online sales channels (Sony)

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This case summary includes an analysis of the Turkish Competition Board’s (the “Board”) Sony decision (22.11.2018; 18-44/703-345) in which the Board evaluated the allegations concerning resale price maintenance (“RPM”) against Sony Eurasia Pazarlama A.Ş. (“Sony”) upon complaint of a former distributor (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru The Turkish Competition Authority conditionally clears a merger, subject to certain structural commitments, in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of sunglasses and prescription optical glasses (Luxottica / Essilor)

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This case summary concerns an analysis of the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Board”) Luxottica/Essilor decision, in which the Board evaluated the transaction concerning the merger of Luxottica Group S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) and Essilor International Compagnie Générale d’Optique S.A. (“Essilor”). (...)

Eda Duru, Gönenç Gürkaynak The Turkish Competition Authority decides not to open an investigation against a company active in online sales of flowers, edible flowers and gifts following allegations of predatory pricing (Çiçek Sepeti)

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This case summary includes an analysis of the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Competition Board” or “Board”) Çiçek Sepeti decision (08.03.2018; 18-07/111-58). The Board reviewed the allegations put forward by Çiçek Satış A.Ş. (“Çiçek Satış”) against Çiçek Sepeti İnternet Hizmetleri A.Ş. (“Çiçek Sepeti”) (...)

Eda Duru, Gönenç Gürkaynak The Turkish Competition Authority publishes its reasoned decision on the preliminary investigation on the allegations that a white goods manufacturer restricted online sales of its dealers (BSH)

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This case summary includes an analysis of the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Board”) BSH decision (22.08.2017; 17-27/454-195). The Board reviewed the allegations put forward by Ersan Pazarlama Tic. Ltd. Şti. (“Ersan Pazarlama”) against BSH Ev Aletleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (“BSH”). The Board assessed (...)

Eda Duru, Gönenç Gürkaynak The Turkish High State Court annuls the Competition Authority’s decision concerning parallel export restrictions in a vertical agreement (Roche / Corena)

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This case summary includes an analysis of the annulment decision of 13th Chamber of the High State Court (2010/4617 E., 2016/4241 K) (“High State Court”). The High State Court cancelled the Turkish Competition Board’s (the “Board”) decision on parallel export restrictions in vertical agreements. In (...)

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