The Turkish Competition Authority determines whether members of the guard rails and road safety systems have violated article 4 of the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition through collusive tendering and bid rigging (Çelik Otokorkuluk)

This case note analyses the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Board”) decision of 22 November 2018 numbered 18-44/702-344 in which the Board assessed the allegations that several undertakings–which are all active in the steel guardrail sector in Turkey and members of the Turkish Association of Steel Guard Rails and Road Safety Systems (Çelik Otokorkuluk ve Yol Güvenlik Sistemleri Derneği or the “Association”)–had engaged in anticompetitive practices, by cooperating in the steel guardrail market which is exclusively operated by tenders and thus violated Article 4 of Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054 ”). Relevant Product Market Definition In its evaluation on the relevant product market definition, the Board defined the relevant product market as the market for the

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

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Esra Uçtu, The Turkish Competition Authority determines whether members of the guard rails and road safety systems have violated article 4 of the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition through collusive tendering and bid rigging (Çelik Otokorkuluk), 22 November 2018, e-Competitions November 2018, Art. N° 91752

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