News Corner: Turkish Competition Authority Fines Google $25.6M for Abusing Dominance in Online Search Market

On 12th November, Rekabet Kurumu, the Turkish Competition Authority, announced its decision in the investigation against Google Advertising and Marketing Ltd., Google International LLC, Google LLC, Google Ireland Limited and Alphabet Inc. (“Google“) for abuse of dominance in the online search market. The Board unanimously ruled to impose an administrative fine of 196.7 million lira […]

News Corner: “Amazon Distorting Competition” – European Antitrust Commission Launches Investigation

On November 10th, the European Commission (“EC“), European Union’s antitrust authority, announced that Amazon “has breached EU antitrust rules by distorting competition in online retail markets”. The concern raised by the EC was that Amazon has been giving preferential treatment to its own retail offers by relying on non-public business data of independent sellers who […]