Competition Law & Economics  

Competition Law & Economics

CD LAW represents businesses in a wide range of competition related matters including Merger Control & Joint Ventures, Cartels, Investigations and Dawn Raids and Competition Litigation.

Merger Control & Joint Ventures

We advise on complex and high-profile merger, acquisition or joint venture transactions from a Turkish competition policy perspective and obtain clearance from Turkish Competition Authority. We continually strive to preserve each deal in its intended form applying novel commitments and seeking innovative solutions to protect our clients' strategic interests.

Cartels, Investigations and Dawn Raids

We provide assistance to our clients for the increasingly aggressive cartel enforcement of the Authority. In this regard we are providing various services. In an effort to identify potential competition law problems and the risk arising from such problems, we are conducting internal audits post dawn raids of the Authority to review of documents seized by the case handlers of the Authority. We also attend the dawn raids conducted by the Authority to ensure that our clients’ rights are not violated.
We defend our clients before the Competition Board for the investigations of the Authority. We prepare the written defences to be submitted to the Authority, represent for the oral hearing before the Board.
Pre-dawn raids, we conduct Competition Compliance Programs to identify the potential problematic areas of our clients’ business practices. We focus on our clients’ competition law risks, providing competition compliance training and program. We also develop strategies aimed at obtaining full immunity under Authority’s Immunity Program.

Competition Litigation

We provide assistance to our clients on the action for damages arising from the infringements of Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition. We also provide assistance to our clients before the Administrative Court and the Council of State for the annulment of the decisions of the Turkish Competition Board.