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Within Banking, finance and capital markets, Çaga & Çaga is a third tier firm,

Çaga & Çaga has been handling a range of matters for domestic and international banks. Erdem Degerli is the main contact.

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Within Competition, tier 4

Çaga & Çaga has been assisting a broad range of clients with competition merger issues or investigations by the TCA. Idil Çaga Degerli is a key contact.

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Within Corporate and M&A, Çaga & Çaga is a second tier firm,

Çaga & Çaga’s team, which is headed by Erdem Degerli, demonstrated its credentials with an impressive list of deals which included advising a multinational financial services player on its acquisition of a Turkish ATM operator.

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Within Dispute resolution, Çaga & Çaga is a second tier firm,

Çaga & Çaga has ‘a longstanding, excellent reputation for international dispute resolution’, with team head Erdem Degerli being praised as ‘a sharp legal mind and an intelligent litigator with a good feeling for other jurisdictions’. Idil Çaga Degerli is recommended for arbitration, as is Ziya Berk for litigation (especially labour disputes).

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Within Intellectual property, Çaga & Çaga is a third tier firm,

Çaga & Çaga has a particularly robust media and publishing client roster, which it assists with copyright and trade mark issues. Key contacts include Idil Çaga Degerli and Ziya Berk.

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Within IT and telecoms, Çaga & Çaga is a third tier firm,

Çaga & Çaga’s clients include ISPs, search engines and satellite television companies. Erdem Degerli is the key contact.

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Within Media and entertainment, Çaga & Çaga is a second tier firm,

Çaga & Çaga is a longstanding adviser to one of Turkey’s largest media conglomerates, and is well regarded for its advertising regulation expertise.

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Within Tax, Çaga & Çaga is a second tier firm,

Çaga & Çaga has been assisting domestic and multinational clients with tax litigation, customs disputes and non-contentious issues. Idil Çaga Degerli and Erdem Degerli lead the team on tax matters.

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Within Transport, Çaga & Çaga is a first tier firm,

Çaga & Çaga has a longstanding presence in the aviation sector and acts for a number of major international airlines in disputes, corporate restructuring and asset finance matters. Erdem Degerli is the name to note.

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  • The Constitutional Court abolished the Article 16/5 of the Decree Law numbered 556

    The Constitutional Court abolished the Article 16/5 of the Decree Law numbered 556.
  • Assignment of Trademarks and Licensing of Trademarks in Turkey

    I. Introduction
  • 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.
  • Protection of Creditors and Employees and Personal Liabilities of Shareholders in Mergers

    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

    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.
  • 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