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Turkey

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

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law provides ‘excellent support, particularly in terms of response times, appropriateness of advice and depth of the team’. The firm’s sector expertise spans the retail, manufacturing and machinery, education and digital media industries, among others. New client wins include Pandora and Hutchinson. Nazlı Nil Yukaruç, who was promoted to partner in 2015, is ‘responsive and always keen to help’. Senior partner Tunç Lokmanhekim, Gönenç Gürkaynak and Kemal Korhan Yıldırım have ‘excellent knowledge and communication skills’.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

Managing partner Gönenç Gürkaynak heads the practice at ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law, which recently hired Ekrem Kalkan, the former chief economist of the Turkish Competition Authority, as its competition economics counsel. In one highlight, the team successfully advised Dow Chemical Company and DuPont on preparing and submitting merger control notifications to the Turkish Competition Authority. Google, L’Oréal, Mercedes-Benz and Pfizer are also clients.

Leading individuals

Gönenç Gürkaynak - ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law’s team acts for clients including Google, 3M, and L’Oréal. Gönenç Gürkaynak is ‘talented and experienced’ and ‘creates well-rounded claims and defence strategies’; Tunç Lokmanhekim provides ‘a premium service to international corporations’; and counsel Ceyda Karaoğlan Nalçacı is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Gönenç Gürkaynak - ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

The team at ELIG, Attorneys-at-Lawalways finds the best solution and considers all possible legal consequences’. The ‘diligentGönenç Gürkaynak is assisting Huawei Turkey with local data protection laws.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law advised Warner Bros on revising agreement templates to be signed by dubbing artists. Other well-known clients include Twitter, Google and YouTube. Managing partner Gönenç Gürkaynak heads the practice and İlay Yılmaz was promoted to partner in 2015.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law has been active in the convergence of media and technology, ensuring that news and entertainment organisations comply with internet restrictions in Turkey. Managing partner Gönenç Gürkaynakprovides a very detailed analysis of case law and presents his thorough knowledge of complex issues in a way that is easy to follow’. İlay Yılmaz is ‘responsive and explains all complex issues before concluding with an action plan’. Clients include Twitter, Google and Marriott.

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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.