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Nortel Networks (Netas) Acquisition by OEP
On 22 December 2010, One Equity Partners ("OEP") and Rhea Investments acquired 53.13% of the total share capital of Nortel Networks Netaş Telekomunikasyon A.Ş. ("Netas"), a listed company on the Istanbul Stock Exchange in Turkey, for a consideration of US$ 68,039,777 from Nortel Networks International Finance and Holding B.V. (in administration) ("NNIF").
Paksoy is pleased to announce that partners M. Togan Turan and Omer Collak acted as external counsel in conjunction with Latham & Watkins in representing One Equity Partners in this matter. The Seller, NNIF, is represented by Herbert Smith (as international counsel) and Somay (as local counsel) on this transaction.
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Squeeze-out and sell-out rights in Turkish public companies are regulated by the Communiqué on Squeeze-Out and Sell-Out Rights (the " Communiqué ") published in the Official Gazette dated 2 January 2014 effective as of 1 July 2014. The Communiqué was issued by the Capital Markets Board of Turkey (the " CMB ") in accordance with the Capital Markets Law and regulates the right to squeeze-out minority shareholders by the controlling shareholder and the minority shareholders' rights to exit the public company by selling their shares to the majority shareholder.- Paksoy
REMINDER ON THE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK ON PAYMENT INSTITUTIONS AND ELECTRONIC MONEY INSTITUTIONS
The three vacancies of the Turkish Competition Board ("Board"), the competent decision-making organ of the Turkish Competition Authority, which have been vacant for almost three months, have now been filled.
The Constitutional Court abolished the Article 16/5 of the Decree Law numbered 556.
The Regulation About Installment Sales ( "The Regulation" ) entered into force by being published in the Official Gazette on 14 th January 2015. Although the title is 'installment sales'; the main subject of the Regulation is financial leasing agreements. It is important to be careful not to confuse the installment sales with the prepaid sales. In prepaid sales the buyer have the possession of the sold movable property after completing the payment. However in installment sales the buyer gets the property immediately and then makes the payment. Moreover the sales made by credit cards are not the subject of this Regulation.
Synergies and increase in the assets of the merging companies are aimed at mergers. However, a merger may at the same time result in the increase of the liabilities of the merging companies. Further, in some cases the financial standing of the absorbed company in a merger may not even show positive figures thus such a merger may present a potential risk on the creditors of especially the surviving company. Due to the fact that creditors of the merging entities do not have a veto right against a merger, there arises the need for a specific protection tool for the creditors. A merger may also negatively affect the employees of the merging entities, again especially the ones of the absorbed company. On the other hand, "over-protection" may defeat the purpose of the merger concept so a fairly balanced protection mechanics is essential. This article focuses on the means of protection of creditors and employees, and personal liabilities of shareholders in mergers, as regulated by the Turkish Commercial Code ("TCC").
Unfair competition is regulated in the Turkish Commercial Code ("TCC") Law No: 6102 and the Competition Law On the Protection of Competition ("The Competition Law"), Law No: 4054.
The concept of general business terms and conditions has been introduced to the Turkish law by the new Turkish Code of Obligations. This article aims to provide general information on as to how general business terms and conditions in agreements are handled under Turkish law.
The Banking Regulation and Supervision Authority ("BRSA") of Turkey published the Regulation on the Principles and Procedures to Apply to Factoring Transactions (the "Regulation") in the Official Gazette on February 4, 2015.