The highest appellate court rejected the Turkish Competition Authority’s view on the appropriate amount of penalty for obstructing on-site investigations (Sodexho/Accor/Network)

The Turkish Competition Law includes two separate articles regulating two separate sanctions related to ‘hindering or complicating’on-site investigations. The wording of the law does not give any clear indication on whether there is a distinction between the scope of these two provisions. In Sodexho/Accor/Network Decision, the subject has been carried before the highest appellate body as a result of which the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) needed to reverse its initial judgement. The Facts & the Parties In April 2006, the Turkish Competition Authority initiated a preliminary inquiry against Sodexho Restoran Servisleri A.S. (Sodexho), Accor Servisleri International A.S. (Accor), Multinet Kurumsal Hizmetler A.S. (Multinet) and Network Servisleri A.S. (Network) on the ground of a

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Sanrah Gozde Deniz, The highest appellate court rejected the Turkish Competition Authority’s view on the appropriate amount of penalty for obstructing on-site investigations (Sodexho/Accor/Network), 10 June 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2011, Art. N° 40558

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