The Turkish Competition Board fines a consumer electronics company for resale price maintenance on online sales channels (Sony)

This case summary includes an analysis of the Turkish Competition Board’s (the “Board”) Sony decision (22.11.2018; 18-44/703-345) in which the Board evaluated the allegations concerning resale price maintenance (“RPM”) against Sony Eurasia Pazarlama A.Ş. (“Sony”) upon complaint of a former distributor of Sony. Accordingly, the Board concluded that Sony has violated Article 4 of the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”) by determining the resale prices of its online retailers and imposed an administrative fine of TRY 2,346,618.62. Background Sony has been incorporated as a Turkish subsidiary of Sony Corporation to develop and supply Sony Corporation’s services in Turkey. Sony is active in consumer electronics by way of import, sale and marketing of televisions, audio

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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 fines a consumer electronics company for resale price maintenance on online sales channels (Sony), 22 November 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2018, Art. N° 90639

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