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Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga handles regulatory matters and advises on corporate loan facilities. Erdem Değerli heads the practice, which acts for financial institutions and corporations.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga’s Erdem Değerli and İdil Çağa Değerli are the key contacts in the firm’s commercial, corporate and M&A department and advise on shareholder agreements, joint ventures, transactions and commercial law disputes. The team’s expertise spans a variety of sectors, including IT, telecoms, real estate and energy.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga has extensive experience in cross-border arbitration and litigation. İdil Çağa Değerli and Erdem Değerli are both active in the sector and advise on disputes arising from a multitude of areas, including aviation, shipping, tax and intellectual property.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga represents employers in disputes with unions as well as employees and provides general advice on employment law. İdil Çağa Değerli and Erdem Değerli are the key contacts.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga’s Erdem Değerli and İdil Çağa Değerli jointly head the firm’s IT and telecoms practice. The team advises on regulatory issues, M&A and competition matters, and disputes.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga’s IP department focuses on disputes and represents clients before the Court of Intellectual Property. Another key feature of the practice is advice on licensing and copyright contracts, patent and trade mark regulations, applications and protection. Erdem Değerli and İdil Çağa Değerli are the key figures.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga’s media and entertainment team advises on tax, employment, corporate and contentious matters. The practice is jointly led by Erdem Değerli and İdil Çağa Değerli and has special expertise in regulatory compliance related to advertising law.

Leading individuals

Erdem Değerli - Çaga & Çaga

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga handles tax litigation and mitigation as well as advisory matters such as tax planning and the obtaining of certificates and exemptions. The team, led by Erdem Degerli and İdil Çağa Değerli, is particularly well known for its experience in tax-related disputes arising from complex M&A deals and financing structures.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 1

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga handles contentious and non-contentious matters in aviation, shipping and other transport sub-sectors. İdil Çağa Değerli and Erdem Değerli are the key figures.

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  • Turkish DPA Warns with Principle Decision on Promotional Communications

    On November 1, 2018, Personal Data Protection Board ("Board"), acting under the Personal Data Protection Authority, published its principle decision with number 2018/119 in the Official Gazette, which then corrected on November 7, 2018 ("Decision"). Board's Decision is regarding prevention of promotional notifications, e-mail messages, text messages and calls that data subjects might receive from data controllers and data processors.
  • Quarterly Update on Trade Defense Cases in Turkey (December 2018)

    In Turkey, the authority to initiate dumping or subsidy examinations, upon complaint or, where necessary, ex officio , is given to the Ministry of Trade ("Ministry"). Within the scope of this authority, the Ministry announces its decisions with the communiqués published on the Official Gazette.
  • Capital Markets Board Announces the Draft Communiqué on Crowdfunding

    In September 2018, the Capital Markets Board (" CMB ") had issued an announcement on its website, declaring that a secondary legislation for crowdfunding was underway.
  • Turkey Aligns its Medical Device Regulation with the EU Regulation

    In May 2017, Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on medical devices (" EU Regulation ") entered into force, stipulating a transition period for medical device manufacturers to comply with the EU Regulation by May 2020.
  • Opinion of the Court of Cassation on the Contention of Expert Opinion and Expert Report

    The notion of Expert Opinion, which entered into our law through the Code of Civil Procedure ("CCP"), has been a frequently resorted to method of helping to resolve disputes by the parties in our judicial system over the course of time...
  • Arrest of Ships under Turkish Law

    The general principles on maritime enforcement are set out in Turkish Commercial Code ("TCC") numbered 6102. On the other hand, Turkey has ratified the International Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages, signed in Geneva on 6 May 1993 and the International Convention on the Arrest of Ships, signed in Geneva on 12 March 1999 and both conventions have been come into force on 25 March 2017. The provisions of these two conventions have already been taken into consideration by the drafting committee of the code, and the relevant provisions have been incorporated into the TCC in preparing the same. This newsletter reviews the principles and provisions stipulated in the TCC for the arrest of ships.  
  • Decision of the Court of Cassation General Assembly on the Unification of Judgments holding that an

    In civil procedural law, a ban on the expansion and alteration of a claim and defense comes with two exceptions; the other party's consent, and "the amendment". The parties may completely or partially amend their proceedings prior to the end of the investigation phase. Provided that the legal requirements are fulfilled, an amendment may be filed without the consent of the other party or the court, since it is a unilateral and express declaration of will directed at the court 1. For instance, the parties may amend the value of the claim, or claim compensation, instead of payment in kind for defective goods.
  • Share Pledges in Joint Stock Companies

    Share pledges in joint stock companies are not specially regulated under the Turkish Commercial Code ("TCC"). Therefore, the provisions of the Turkish Civil Code that regulate the general rule regarding pledges, shall apply. Under Turkish Civil Code Article 954, transferable receivables and other rights may be subject to pledge. The pledge established on a share in joint stock companies is a "pledge right established on the right." A pledge is established on shareholding rights. A pledge on receivables and rights is subject to the principles of movable pledges. (Turkish Civil Code Article 954/2).
  • Updated FIDIC Contracts

    International Federation of Consulting Engineers that is known by the abbreviation of FIDIC (Fédération Internationale Des Ingénieurs-Counseils) launched updated Red Book (the Conditions of Contract for Works of Civil Engineering Construction), Yellow Book (the Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build)) and Silver Book (the Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects) in the "International Contract Users Conference," organized in London in December of 2017...
  • Recent Developments in the Right of Access to Files

    The parties of an investigation that is conducted in accordance with the Act on the Protection of Competition No. 4054 ("Competition Act") may enjoy the right to access the files concerning them that are drawn up by the Competition Authority ("Authority"). The procedures and principles related to use of this right are regulated via Communique on the Rules for Access to Files and the Protection of Trade Secrets No. 2010/3 ("Communiqué"). For the parties, it is very important to exercise their right to access to files properly, since the relevant right has a direct correlation to their right to defense. Therefore, this article focuses on the discussions that may rise during the exercise of the right to access the files in light of the recent Competition Board ("Board") decisions...