ACTECON (Istanbul)

Erdem Aktekin

ACTECON (Istanbul)

Erdem Aktekin works as a counsel with ACTECON in Istanbul. Prior to that, he worked for the Turkish Competition Authority for 12 years. Throughout his career, Mr. Aktekin dealt with a great amount of competition law cases spanning over different topics, sectors, and companies. He actively took part in investigations conducted in sectors such as sale of FCMGs, steel, cement, glass, financial banking and mobile operating systems. Mr. Aktekin also identifies and carries out appropriate economic analysis for competition cases. Mr. Aktekin speaks English fluently.

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Erdem Aktekin, Helin Yüksel, Mehmet Mikail Demir The Turkish Competition Authority reaffirms its view that attorney-client privilege is limited to the right of defence which constitutes a stark contrast with the EU practice (Storytel)


With its decision issued on 30 March 2023 (Storytel Decision), the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) evaluated Storytel Turkey Yayıncılık Hizmetleri A.Ş.’s (Storytel) claim that some documents obtained during on-site inspections were covered by attorney-client privilege. This post presents a (...)

Erdem Aktekin, Helin Yüksel, Seda Eliri The Turkish Competition Authority concludes its preliminary investigation into the market for car rental services and finds no evidence of anticompetitive exchange of information restricting competition (ALD Automotive / Celik Motor / Garanti Filo...)


On 31 January 2023, Turkish Competition Authority’s (“TCA”) decision dated 21 July 2022 and numbered 22-33/526-212 regarding a preliminary investigation into the car rental services market (the “Decision”) was published on the TCA’S official website. Back in 2020, the TCA started this (...)

Erdem Aktekin, Nabi Can Acar, Mehmet Mikail Demir The Turkish Constitutional Court partially annuls and partially upholds a complaint challenging 2020 amendments to the Competition Law updating the Competition Authority’s powers related to imposing structural remedies and carrying out dawn raids


The Constitutional Court of Turkey (the “Court”) delivered a judgment on 9 November 2022 regarding the action for an annulment application made by the 137 members of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey against amendments introduced in 2020 to various articles of Law No. 4054 on the (...)

Erdem Aktekin, Helin Yüksel, Mehmet Mikail Demir The Turkish Competition Authority rejects a request to have an approved merger reclassified as an approved acquisition (Slim Fusina / NFRP)


Introduction With its decision dated 17 March 2022 and numbered 22-13/205-88, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) cleared the transaction concerning the merger of Slim Fusina Rolling S.R.L. (“Slim Fusina”) and Niche Fusina Rolled Products S.R.L. (“NFRP”) (the “Transaction”) on the (...)

Erdem Aktekin, Helin Yüksel, Mehmet Mikail Demir The Ankara Regional Administrative Court overturns a decision on the single economic entity principle, ruling that the Competition Authority may lawfully request information from a subsidiary that the parent company must then provide (Citibank / Goldman Sachs / ING Bank / JPMorgan Chase Bank / Türkiye Garanti Bankası)


Introduction On 26 October 2022, the Ankara Regional Administrative Court’s 8th Administrative Chamber revoked an earlier decision of the Ankara 3rd Administrative Court that had annulled the Turkish Competition Board’s (the “Board”) decision concerning the imposition of administrative (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Erdem Aktekin, Nabi Can Acar, Helin Yüksel, Mehmet Mikail Demir, Seda Eliri The Turkish Competition Authority shares a Draft Amendment to the key national competition legislation which would enable greater oversight of digital markets


Introduction This blogpost will give an overview on the draft amendment (the “Draft Amendment”) to the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (the “Law No. 4054”). The key points of the Draft Amendment concern : Introducing definitions of core platform services into the Law No. 4054 (...)

Bahadır Balkı, Erdem Aktekin, Nabi Can Acar, Helin Yüksel The Turkish Competition Authority takes a wide interpretation of the “Technology Undertaking” exception applicable to merger control thresholds (Berkshire Hathaway)


The interpretation of the exemption brought for “technology undertakings” took a sudden turn with the Turkish Competition Authority’s (“TCA”) recent Berkshire Hathaway Decision (15.09.2022, 22-42/625-261) which resolved that the exception brought to the merger control thresholds by the recent (...)

Erdem Aktekin The Ankara Regional Administrative Court partially annuls a decision by the Competition Authority which imposed restrictive interim measures on an e-commerce platform for alleged abusive self-preferencing conduct (Trendyol)


Until recent times, an interim measure decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) was something hard to come by. However, with the growing prominence of digital markets and the equally strong response from the competition authorities, that situation has changed as well. The latest (...)

Erdem Aktekin, Doğa Küçükay The EU Court of Justice AG Rantos suggests to the Court criteria to qualify abusive exploitation for a dominant position involving exclusionary practices (Servizio Elettrico Nazionale)


Introduction : In recent weeks, highly praised opinion ("Opinion”) of the Advocate General Rantos, which was originally published in French, is released in English. In this article, we summarized the opinion of the Advocate General in four short sections and, supplemented each section with (...)

Erdem Aktekin, Helin Yüksel, Mehmet Mikail Demir The Turkish Competition Authority decides that a telecoms infrastructure operator did not abusively refuse to deal with downstream competitors because there was no market foreclosure that would result in consumer harm (Türk Telekom / TTNET)


Introduction The Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) published its reasoned decision dated 30.09.2021 and numbered 21-46/667-332 (the “Decision”) concerning the full-fledged investigation launched against Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. (“TT”) upon the complaints of undertakings operating in (...)


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