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Turkey

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Çaga & Çaga

The ‘efficient, knowledgeable and reliable’ team at Çaga & Çaga acts for banks and corporations on financings in the transport and textile sectors, among others. Practice head Erdem Degerli advised Yapı Kredi on the restructuring of payment guarantees for Axel Springer. In another highlight, he assisted Garanti Bank and seamless payment provider Ingenico with redeveloping software for hand-held payment devices to enable in-flight sales and stock control.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga provides ‘quick responses and good advice at reasonable rates’. Idil Çaga Degerli advised Lufthansa on the renegotiation of its shareholder agreement and articles of association with Turkish Airlines concerning the joint venture SunExpress. She and Erdem Değerli ‘have local and international experience and in-depth knowledge of all aspects of corporate and commercial law’.

Leading individuals

Erdem Degerli - Çaga & Çaga

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 4

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga is adept at handling contentious and non-contentious competition matters. In one highlight, the firm advised a global payment card operator on acquiring a Turkish ATM provider. Erdem Degerli and Idil Çaga Degerli are the key contacts.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

The ‘extremely reliable, knowledgeable and trustworthy’ team at Çaga & Çaga is active in arbitration and litigation. The firm ‘benefits from its accumulated experience in Turkish and international civil aviation matters, an area in which the lawyers are the experts’. Idil Çaga Degerli is representing a client in arbitration proceedings with the Turkish Privatisation Administration and the Turkish Maritime Administration pertaining to the concession rights of Tekirdağ Harbour at Marmara Sea. In another highlight, Erdem Degerli advised an investor on its contemplated arbitration procedure against the Trump Organization concerning the fall in value of the ‘Trump Towers’ trade mark, allegedly caused by Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric. Tax litigation is another area of expertise for the firm.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga represents employers in the transport sector in individual labour disputes and also handles negotiations with labour unions. Idil Çaga Degerli advises a German airline on the majority of its employment matters. Erdem Degerli is also noted.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga’s team provides ‘excellent legal advice and practical solutions’. It advised a Russian internet search engine on its contemplated search application and collaboration agreement with one of the world’s largest computer and software corporations. Idil Çaga Degerli and Erdem Degerli are the practice heads.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga’s lead IP partner Erdem Degerli advised on amending a trade mark licence agreement between Trump Marks LLC and Ortadogu, specifically concerning the use of the ‘Trump Towers’ trade mark for Istanbul’s Trump Towers high-rise and shopping mall. Degerli and Idil Caga adopt ‘a hands-on approach’.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga’s Idil Çaga Degerli and Erdem Degerli advised a domestic television company on amending and restructuring its share purchase agreement with a German group.

Leading individuals

Erdem Degerli - Çaga & Çaga

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga’s Erdem Degerli is a finance and restructuring expert and Idil Çaga Degerli is also recommended.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga handles tax-related litigation for notable players in the aviation and hospitality industries, among others. Erdem Degerli and Idil Çaga Degerli ‘have local and international experience and deep knowledge of corporate and commercial law’.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 1

Çaga & Çaga

Çaga & Çaga is best known for handling international and domestic aviation disputes, as well as acting for shipping and other transport clients. Idil Çaga Degerli and Erdem Degerli are highly regarded and have represented Lufthansa, SunExpress and Cathay Pacific in international disputes with third parties arising from shipping and transportation contracts.

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Turkey

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Legal Developments in Turkey

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  • Turkey Introduces a New Regulation on Packaging in line with EU Directives

    Turkey Introduces a New Regulation on Packaging, Inserts and Tracking of Pharmaceuticals, in line with EU Directives
  • DOJ Publishes New Evaluation Questionnaire on Compliance Programs

    United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") published on its website a new guidance paper called "Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs" ("Evaluation") in February 2017. The Evaluation provides insight into how the DOJ evaluates compliance programs by setting forth the questions DOJ frequently uses when deciding on fine mitigation or entering into a plea agreements.
  • Draft Amendments to the License-Exempt Electricity Generation Legislation

    On 27 January 2017, the Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (“EMRA ”) published draft amendments to the license-exempt electricity generation legislation (“Draft Legislation ”) on its website for opinions and comments of the public.
  • Implementation Regulations of the Movable Pledge Law

    The Regulations implementing the recent Movable Pledge Law (“Movable Pledge Law ” or “Law “), namely the Regulation on the Perfection and Enforcement of Movable Pledge in Commercial Transactions , the Regulation on the Movable Pledge Registry , and the Regulation on the Valuation of Movable Assets in Commercial Transactions (collectively, the “Regulations “), have been issued and become effective as from January 1, 2017. As stated in our previous client alert , the Law was not clear on certain aspects, which were expected to be clarified in the Regulations.
  • Data Controller or Data Processor?

    Data Controller or Data Processor?
  • New Industrial Property Law

    The Industrial Property Law abrogating the patchwork of decrees that governed intellectual and industrial property rights has been published in the Official Gazette and entered into force on January 10, 2017.
  • Privatization of Domestic Coal-Fired Power Plants in Turkey

    The privatization tender of Çayırhan-2 coal reserve area and the construction of a coal-fired power plant project (“Çayırhan-2 Project ”) was concluded on February 6, 2017, which has been the first of the new wave of privatization of coal reserves and construction of lignite coal-fired power plants in Turkey in line with the recent incentives regarding utilization of domestic coal reserves for electricity generation. This client alert outlines the main novelties in relation to this new wave of lignite-fired power plant tenders, which is expected to continue with several other privatizations in 2017 as explained below.
  • Important Changes to the Electricity Market Licensing Regulation

    On February 24, 2017, the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (“EMRA ”) published a Regulation (“Amending Regulation ”) containing important changes to the Electricity Market Licensing Regulation (“Licensing Regulation ”), including the removal of the share transfer restriction at the pre-license period for transfers to foreign companies and foreign-capital companies, and changes related to the Renewable Energy Resource Areas (“YEKA ”). Highlights of major changes are as follows:
  • The New ICC Arbitration Rules

    As of 1 March 2017, the new Arbitration Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (“New ICC Rules ”) have come into effect and superseded the former version of the ICC arbitration rules, which have been in effect since 2012.
  • Novelties Introduced by the Movable Pledge Law

    As of January 1, 2017, Law No. 6750 on Pledge over Movable Assets in Commercial Transactions ("Movable Pledge Law"), which was enacted on October 20, 2016, entered into force and abolished Law No.1447 on Commercial Enterprise Pledge ("Commercial Enterprise Pledge Law"). The Movable Pledge Law introduces significant changes and offers more practical methods for establishing pledge over movable assets as explained below.