ACTECON (Istanbul)

Ertuğrul Can Canbolat

ACTECON (Istanbul)
Lawyer (Senior Associate)

Ertuğrul Can Canbolat has extensive knowledge of and experience on all aspects of competition law. Ertuğrul provides legal consultancy services regarding day-to-day competition and regulatory compliance, the investigations initiated by the Turkish Competition Authority, merger control issues related to both domestic and cross-border mergers as well as exemption applications and representing clients in judicial review proceedings. Furthermore, Ertuğrul assists in defending local and international clients before the Ministry of Economy in anti-dumping investigations. As for his education, he graduated with an LLM degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Exeter, UK with distinction and previously graduated from Bilkent University, School of Law in 2011, finished Österreichisches Sankt Georgs-Kolleg (Avusturya Lisesi) in Istanbul in 2006. He wrote a dissertation on the intersection between the competition law and intellectual property law and he has got the Dean’s Commendation for his academic excellence. Before joining ACTECON in 2015, Ertuğrul worked at several reputable law firms dealing with the issues regarding competition law, M&A, regulatory matters, public procurement law, commercial law, law of obligations, intellectual property law, and privatisation. Ertuğrul speaks fluent English and German.

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1969 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 (...)

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 (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Ertuğrul Can Canbolat The Turkish Competition Authority announces the conclusion of its preliminary inquiry and finds no price fixing in the baby food products market (Numil / Nestlé / Montero / Kopas / Hipp / Hero / Abbott)


Introduction In February 2019, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) released the public version of its decision with regard to its preliminary inquiry against the undertakings producing and/or selling baby food products. Contrary to the price fixing allegations, the TCA found that the (...)

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