The Turkish Competition Authority confirms that the geographical scope of an ancillary restraint should be limited to the “area of operation of the seller before the transaction and its natural sales hinterland" (Cementeire Aldo Barbetti / Çimko)

In Turkey, non-compete obligations may be evaluated under the scope of “agreements that restrict competition” or “abusive conducts of dominant undertakings” (Article 4 and 6 of Law No. 4054 on Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”), akin to Article 101 and 102 of TFEU, respectively). However, non-compete obligations in mergers and acquisitions [1] may benefit from the “ancillary restraints” regime. The Turkish Competition Board (“Board”), along with the other competition law authorities, allows certain non-compete obligations to be imposed on the sellers in in merger and acquisitions to the extent they are (i) directly related to and (ii) necessary for the implementation of the concentration. This article investigates the geographical scope of non-compete obligations under the “ancillary

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Ceren Özkanlı Samlı, The Turkish Competition Authority confirms that the geographical scope of an ancillary restraint should be limited to the “area of operation of the seller before the transaction and its natural sales hinterland" (Cementeire Aldo Barbetti / Çimko), 3 mai 2007, e-Competitions May 2007, Art. N° 82154

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