The Turkish Competition Board persists in its assessment concerning exclusivity practices of a company dealership agreements concerning the sales of chicken meat and eggs (Abalıoğlu)

In a preliminary investigation in 2011 on the allegations that Abalıoğlu Yem Soya ve Tekstil A.Ş. (“ Abalıoğlu ”) had exclusivity clauses in its dealership agreements concerning the sales of chicken meat and eggs under “Lezita” brand, the Board had decided that Abalıoğlu had not violated the Law No. 4054 on Protection of Competition (“ Law No. 4054 ”) given that dealership agreements did not contain exclusivity clauses and that such clauses would benefit from the block exemption set forth in the Communiqué No. 2002/2 (“ Communiqué ”) any way. Upon the appeal of the decision by the complainant in the case, the Council of State had annulled the Board’s decision by ruling that the Board should have carried out a full-fledged investigation to examine the subsequent effects of the relevant agreements and

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

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Eda Duru, The Turkish Competition Board persists in its assessment concerning exclusivity practices of a company dealership agreements concerning the sales of chicken meat and eggs (Abalıoğlu), 13 March 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2019, Art. N° 91550

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