ACTECON (Istanbul)

Helin Yüksel

ACTECON (Istanbul)
Mid-level Associate

Helin YÜKSEL provides advice to Turkish and multinational companies regarding competition law, international trade and regulatory projects. Ms. YÜKSEL assists clients mainly on the investigations initiated by the Turkish Competition Authority and merger controls. She also assists clients regarding trade defense instruments with respect to anti-dumping investigations initiated by the Turkish Ministry of Trade. She graduated from Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Law with LL.B. degree in 2018 and Leiden University Faculty of Law European and International Business Law Programme with LL.M. degree (Advanced LL.M.) in 2022.

Auteurs associés

ACTECON (Istanbul)
ACTECON (Istanbul)
ACTECON (Istanbul)
ACTECON (Istanbul)
ACTECON (Istanbul)


675 Bulletin

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 preliminary (...)

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 monetary (...)

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 and (...)

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, Nabi Can Acar, Helin Yüksel The Turkish Competition Authority alters its approach when analysing thresholds in merger cases involving ’technology’ companies


Introduction On 4 March 2022, the Turkish Competition Authority (the “TCA”) increased the notification thresholds set in its merger regulation, i.e., Communiqué No. 2010/4 on the Mergers and Acquisitions Calling for the Authorisation of the Competition Board (“Communiqué No. 2010/4”). In addition (...)

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 the retail (...)

Envoyer un message