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

Çaga & Çaga provides financing, restructuring and capital markets regulatory advice. Clients include domestic and international banks and financial institutions. The firm has expertise in Turkish capital markets regulatory matters. Erdem Değerlı is the key contact.

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Within Competition, tier 4

Çaga & Çaga has a strong following in the media and entertainment sector, where it provides both advisory and contentious competition law services. Ömer Yigit Aykan is the main contact.

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

Çaga & Çaga has broad experience with particular experience in M&A in the media and advertising sector. Erdem Degerli and Duygu Acar are names to note. Sadly, former practice head Barbaros Çaga passed away in 2013.

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

Çaga & Çaga has expertise handling commercial and corporate disputes as well as cases involving tax, intellectual property and air transport issues. The firm has also represented media clients in disputes with the Advertisement Directorate of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Erdem Degerli is a key contact. Sadly, Barbaros Çaga passed away in 2013.

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

Çaga & Çaga has a strong client following in the media sector and expertise advising on trade marks, licensing and franchise agreements. Ömer Yigit Aykan heads the team.

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

Çaga & Çaga advises technology clients on general corporate and commercial matters. Erdem Degerli is the main contact.

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

Çaga & Çaga’s well-regarded media practice has experience advising clients on investments in the sector, and also advises on advertising regulations. Idil Çaga Degerli, Yusuf Ziya Berk and Erdem Degerli are the key names.

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Within Privatisation, Çaga & Çaga is a third tier firm,

Erdem Degerli is Çaga & Çaga’s main privatisation lawyer. The firm has experience representing clients in disputes with the TPA.

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Within Shipping, aviation and transport, Çaga & Çaga is a first tier firm,

Çaga & Çaga’s strong aviation practice advises on various matters including aircraft leasing contracts, industry M&A and air transport disputes. The firm also represents clients before the regulatory authorities. Erdem Degerli is the key name to note.

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

Çaga & Çaga’s broad tax team undertakes advisory work as well as tax litigation. İdil Çaga is the primary contact. Sadly, former practice head Barbaros Çaga passed away in 2013.

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Legal Developments in Turkey

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  • Abuse of Dominance on Dependent Companies under Turkish Commercial Code

  • The Latest Tax Amnesty in Turkey: Law No 6552

    Turkish parliament has enacted the Law No: 6552 that has been promulgated as of September 11, 2014 and provides restructuring for unpaid tax debts and administrative penalties. 
  • Pitfalls in Financing the Renewable Investments in Turkey

    In 2012, OECD has reported that economy-wide transformation will require cumulative investment in green infrastructure in the range of USD 36-42 trillion between 2012 and 2030, i.e. approximately USD 2 trillion or 2% of global GDP per year. Today more less is being invested annually. Therefore, a remarkable investment gaps exist that needs to be addressed.
  • Land Allocation for Renewable Market in Turkey

    Turkey aims to utilize its energy potential, including renewable sources in a cost-effective manner. Today, Turkey targets the share of renewable resources in electricity generation to be at least 30 % by 2023. To meet this, current incentive mechanism for renewables relies on feed-in tariff mainly in solar and wind power. Numbers of renewable energy projects have been increasing since 2010 in Turkey.  After energy revolution in 2010, remarkable deals have been substantiated in the last years. There have been several projects pending before administrative authorities to be approved. However, numbers of the projects are still not at the desired level. 
  • Procurement Mechanism in Turkish Defense Industry-I

    In the field of defense industry, a new system of governance has been established through the Law#3238 ratified in 1985 in order to realize planning and coordination, taking quick decisions and execution (especially for  imports, exports, modernization, research and development, mutual trade, finance) in the government of highest level. Also the basic aim of law is explained as the development of a modern defense industry and ensuring the modernization of the Turkish Armed Forces.
  • The Procurement Principles in Turkish Defense Industry

    In Turkey, many of the governmental authorities shall apply to procurement of goods, services or works under Public Procurement Law #4734 (PPL). In the same manner, the contracts in public purchase of goods, services and works refer to this law's "contract principles" indicated in the Public Procurement Contract Law (#4735) (PPCL). But it had better to lay emphasis on an exception for defense issues under law#4734.
  • Renewable Energy in Turkey: An Overall Analysis on Opportunities and Risks

    The popularity of energy market has been maintaining its importance also this year like in the last decade.  As the result of the open up of the private sector, all energy related industries has been grown up as the legal infrastructure contributed to get it.
  • Off-Shore Banking in Turkey

    The turning point for regulating the market dates back to 2001 for Turkish banking industry after a major banking crisis in Turkey. The remediation efforts of government authorities have been supported by private banks and Turkey has had a new code on banking ( Law No 5411) in 2005. The Banking Law set out many provisions in depth however the offset banking was not promoted as it has never been a well regulated trading activity in Turkey. In this article you will find more about offshore banking in Turkey from legal perspective.
  • New Directive on Aircraft Nationality and Registration Marks in Turkey

    Directorate General of Civil Aviation the regulatory body of civil aviation in Turkey, has promulgated a new Directive on aircraft nationality and registration marks on 12 September 2014 aiming to meet the requirements of Annex-7 of ICAO that will be applied to all existing registered or future registered aircrafts on DGCA registry.
  • Turkish Defense Industry: A Step Towards a Nation-Oriented Production