The Ankara Regional Administrative Court annuls the Turkish Competition Authority’s decision that concluded a violation but no fine because the same action and subject had already previously been fined (Mey İçki)

The Regional Administrative Court Found the Turkish Competition Authority’s Decision concerning Mey İçki Unlawful: Abuse of the Dominance Should Be Evaluated Separately in terms of Each Product Market!* Introduction The Ankara Regional Administrative Court’s 8th Administrative Chamber (“Regional Court”) recently annulled the decision of the Ankara 2nd Administrative Court (“Administrative Court”) [1], in which a lawsuit against the Turkish Competition Authority’s (“TCA”) Mey İçki-2 decision [2] was dismissed [3]. The Regional Court’s decision is of crucial importance in two ways: (i) first, as mentioned in our latest article [4], it is one of few examples in which the TCA evaluated the ne bis in idem principle-double jeopardy (prohibiting double trial or punishment due to the same action and

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Bahadır Balkı, Mustafa Ayna, Özlem Başıböyük, The Ankara Regional Administrative Court annuls the Turkish Competition Authority’s decision that concluded a violation but no fine because the same action and subject had already previously been fined (Mey İçki), 14 May 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 95260

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