This case note analyses the judgment of the Turkish Court of Appeals in which it has decided that private actions for damages are subject to a limitation period of eight years, which begins when the claimant applies to the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) prior to bringing a follow-on action. Background The judgment of the Turkish Court of Appeals concerns the appeal lodged into the judgment of the court of first instance (Istanbul Commercial Court, 6th Chamber), which rejected the action for damages brought by a glass manufacturer against a dominant undertaking. The claimant argued that the defendant refused to supply raw materials that it had used to supply to the claimant once after the downstream arm of the defendant entered the relevant market. After placing a complaint with
The Turkish Court of Appeals decides that follow-on actions for damages are subject to a limitation period of eight years starting from the claimant’s application to the Competition Authority (Yargıtay)
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