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Legal Developments in Turkey

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  • Civil Aviation in Turkey: A Fine Balance Between Growth and Regulatory Tendencies

    General Framework
  • Strong Regulatory Base of the Turkish Banking Sector Amid Mixed Signals

    Mixed signals are recently coming from the Turkish Banking sector. The industry, on the one hand, has recently seen an unprecedented levels of volume which is estimated to be USD$ 855 billion to dwarf the economic might of 22 of the 28 EU member states and on the other hand has been witnessing a reduction in the credit volume that went down to 1.130 trillion Turkish liras as of the July 2014. It is not easy to comprehend the meaning of such conflicting signals emanating from the Turkish banking industry. In order to make sense of the current shape that the Turkish banking industry takes, it is better to see the bigger picture in Turkey which has been leading the Turkish authorities to regulate the industry in increasing frequency.
  • US Aviation and Defense Industry: Simultaneous Growth and Decline

    The American aerospace and defense industries have recently found themselves in an odd situation of simultaneous growth and decline.  To be more precise the non defense related component of the industry; the civilian aviation industries are bent on a course of growth, however the other component of the industry; the defense related aerospace industry is in decline.
  • Turkish Treasury Is Giving Its Word - The Debt Assumption Model Has Been Adopted

    Long awaited legislation on the debt assumption model will benefit PPP and BOT projects in the infrastructure, healthcare and education sectors. The debt assumption model has been finally introduced recently into Turkish legislation. The new piece of regulation is paving the way for the Turkish Treasury to assume project debt borrowed by project companies in large-scale BOT model infrastructure investments and healthcare and educational campus PPP projects. The Debt Assumption Regulation was published in the Official Gazette on 19 April 2014.
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  • Legal Remedy Against Decisions About Precautionary Attachment

    In this article, we have reviewed the legal opinion and information about rejection of precautionary attachments and decisions considering Code of Civil Procedure ( "Code" ) numbered 6100 and Court of Appeal Assembly of Civil Chambers Precedent Decision numbered 2013/1 E. 2014/1 K.  /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-ansi-language:TR; mso-fareast-language:TR;}
  • Well – Known Trademark

     
  • Introduction to IP in Turkey

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  • Insurance Sector in Turkey

    Insurance Sector in Turkey
  • Judicial Remedies for Customs Tax Disputes Have Changed

    Judicial Remedies for Customs Tax Disputes Have Changed
  • Communiqué on Spatial Planning Preparation

      I. INTRODUCTION