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Legal Developments in Turkey

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  • General Business Terms and Conditions under Turkish law

    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 Principles And Procedures To Apply To Factoring Transactions

    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.
  • Patent and Utility Model

    The patent and the utility model are regulated in the Decree No. 551 dated 1995 Concerning to the Protection of Patent Rights ("PDL"). Obviously patent and utility models are not completely two different rights; however there are some specific measures differentiating them. In this article we will discuss important points of these rights.
  • Interim Relief

    The Interim Relief is regulated under the Turkish Procedural Law numbered 6100 ("TPL"). According to the legislation, the court can provide any kind of interim relief that has the effect of preventing the claimant incurring damages before resolution of his claim or, such as (i) freezing or securing goods or rights, (ii) ordering the defendant to take, or not to take, a certain action (for example, annotation to the title deed preventing its transfer, prohibiting the transfer of shares of a company, and so on).
  • Changes to Turkish Corporate Governance Rules

    RECENT CHANGES INTRODUCED TO TURKISH CORPORATE GOVERNANCE RULES FOR PROCEDURES OF DETERMINING MANDATES IN TURKISH CORPORATIONS
  • How to Acquire Turkish Citizenship

    The information provided in this article is intended to give a general overview on how to acquire Turkish citizenship. The principles and procedures relating to the acquisition and loss of Turkish citizenship are regulated under Law on Turkish Citizenship, numbered 5901.
  • Law on Expropriation

    The main legislation related to the expropriation is the Law on Expropriation numbered 2942 and dated 04.11.1983. (" LoE ") In order to conduct the public services the administrations can expropriate the real estates, resources and easement rights provided that their values are paid in cash or installments.
  • Turkey: The Prime Minister of Turkish Republic has Announced the Economic Incentive Package

    On 2 April 2015, Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davudoğlu announced a 11-step new incentive package to secure investment financing for the country. The incentive package aims at promoting employment, industrial investments and real economic growth. read more...
  • Installment Sales

    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.
  • The Principles And Procedures To Apply To Factoring Transactions

    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.