The Turkish Administrative Court annuls the fines imposed by the Competition Authority due to failure to establish the required standards for competition law infringement in excessive pricing cases (Sahibinden.com)

This case note analyses Ankara 6th Administrative Court’s (the “Administrative Court”) annulment judgment (18.12.2019; 2019/946 E., 2019/2625 K.) through which the Administrative Court reviewed the Turkish Competition Board’s (the “Board”) decision dated 01.10.2018 and numbered 18-36/584-285, regarding the allegations that Sahibinden Bilgi Teknolojileri Paz. ve Tic. A.Ş. (“Sahibinden.com”)– an online platform which acts as an intermediary for online advertising in terms of various categories such as real estate, automotive, spare part and accessories and construction machines– violated Article 6 of Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”) by way of abusing its dominant position through excessive pricing. [1] In its decision, the Board decided that Sahibinden.com abused its

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  • ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, The Turkish Administrative Court annuls the fines imposed by the Competition Authority due to failure to establish the required standards for competition law infringement in excessive pricing cases (Sahibinden.com), 18 December 2019, e-Competitions December 2019, Art. N° 93826

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