The Turkish Administrative Court renders decisions setting the bar for the standard of proof for abuse of dominance (Sahibinden.com) (Enerjisa)

In 2019 and 2020, Turkish administrative courts handed down noteworthy judgments concerning two particular decisions of the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”). In both of these cases, namely the (i) Sahibinden Bilgi Teknolojileri Pazarlama ve Tic. A.Ş. (“Sahibinden”) judgment rendered by the Ankara 6th Administrative Court (“Sahibinden Judgment”) [1] and the (ii) Enerjisa Enerji A.Ş. (“Enerjisa”) judgments rendered by the Ankara 13th Administrative Court (“Enerjisa Judgments”), [2] the courts have shed light on and set the bar for the “standard of proof” with respect to the Board’s decisions. In both of the judgments, the administrative courts looked for whether the Board decisions had been based on sufficient evidence and analysis to prove the infringement “beyond any doubt”. The Administrative

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Merve Öner Kabadayı, Gönenç Gürkaynak, Ceren Özkanlı Samlı, Büşra Kirişçioğlu, Ece Cebecioğlu, The Turkish Administrative Court renders decisions setting the bar for the standard of proof for abuse of dominance (Sahibinden.com) (Enerjisa) , 18 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 98487

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