Arbitrability of competition disputes
Embargo Lift Date: 2021-03-31
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Today, arbitration is seen as a neutral and effective solution to disputes in the rapidly expanding international trade and is favored much more than national courts. The fact that the fast-growing world trade has brought competitive economies to forefront, causes the countries that want greater share from international trade attach greater value to the competition law. Since both the arbitration and the competition law are rapidly developing in the globalizing world, an inevitable common playground for international trade has emerged. This study focuses particularly on the arbitrability of competition disputes, in correlation of competition law and arbitration law. Starting with the non-arbitrability doctrine, the first section discusses the general legal framework for the concept of arbitrability. In the second section, arbitrability of competition disputes is analyzed in terms of comparative law. Third section focuses mainly on the Turkish Law. Legal provisions that regulate arbitrability in Turkish law are interpreted and relevant judicial decisions are examined chronologically. Fourth section deals with the procedural and substantial problems of determining arbitrability of competition disputes in arbitral and judicial proceedings. In this way, the theoretical and practical framework concerning the arbitrability of competition disputes in Turkey will be tried to be established in our work by utilising the comparative law.