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Month: November 2018

Another RPM decision by the Turkish Competition Board

Another RPM decision by the Turkish Competition Board

Turkish Competition Board imposed an administrative monetary fine of 2,346,618,68 TRY on Sony Eurasia Pazarlama A.S.

As a result of the investigation initiated by the Turkish Competition Board against Sony Eurasia Pazarlama A.S., Turkish Competition Board concluded that Sony Eurasia Pazarlama A.S. violated article 4 of the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (akin to 101 of TFEU) by determining the resale price of its dealers making online sales.

This decision of the Turkish Competition Board seems to be in line with its latest approach to RPM cases. This can be considered as a strong message addressing undertakings to be careful in terms of their involvement to pricing freedoms of their dealers.

Needless to say, this decision of the Board (similar to any other decisions of the Board) is subject to judicial review of Ankara Administrative Courts.