The Ankara 6th Administrative Court annuls the Turkish Competition Authority’s decision and finds that the Authority did not meet the required standard of proof (Sahibinden)

(1) Introduction The decision [1] of the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) concerning the full-fledged investigation of the Turkish Competition Authority (the “Authority”) against Sahibinden Bilgi Teknolojileri Pazarlama ve Ticaret A.Ş. (“Sahibinden.com”) has been unanimously overturned by Ankara 6th Administrative Court (“Court”). [2] Within the scope of its decision, the Board has resolved that Sahibinden.com abused its dominant position in the markets for online advertisement services for real estate and vehicle through applying excessive prices and imposed an administrative monetary fine against Sahibinden.com in the amount of TL 10,680,425.98 (approximately EUR 1.618.246 based on today’s exchange rate). The Board’s Sahibinden.com decision has been widely criticized given that the

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  • ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)
  • ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Onur Özgümüş, The Ankara 6th Administrative Court annuls the Turkish Competition Authority’s decision and finds that the Authority did not meet the required standard of proof (Sahibinden), 3 July 2019, e-Competitions July 2019, Art. N° 93461

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