The Turkish Competition Board approves the acquisition of control over chemical company based on commitments submitted to the EU Commission (Bayer / Monsanto)

The Turkish Competition Board (“ Board ”) granted conditional approval to the acquisition of sole control over Monsanto Company (“ Monsanto ”) by Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (“ Bayer ”), by way of taking into account the commitments submitted before the European Commission (“ Commission ”). This case summary concerns an analysis of the Board’s Bayer/Monsanto decision [1] regarding the acquisition of sole control over Monsanto Company by Bayer Aktiengesellschaft. Within the scope of its preliminary review (Phase I), the Board considered that the transaction would result in various affected markets in Turkey in which the parties had relatively high market shares and thus, decided to initiate a Phase II review. Within the scope of its Phase II review, the Board conditionally approved 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 Turkish Competition Board approves the acquisition of control over chemical company based on commitments submitted to the EU Commission (Bayer / Monsanto), 8 May 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2018, Art. N° 91498

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