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

Erdem & Erdem Law Office

Erdem & Erdem Law Office’s ‘senior attorneys are hands-on and their business acumen is impressive’. The team advises borrowers, private equity funds and banks on acquisition and project finance, and also frequently works with industrial groups and international port management companies. Özgür Kocabaşoğlu, who concentrates on international finance and securities, advised Yıldırım Group on the amendment of a $500m loan agreement. Ercüment Erdem is experienced in project finance; Ali Sami Er, who has extensive capital markets expertise, was promoted to partner in 2016; and senior associate Nezihe Boran Demir, who joined from Hergüner Bilgen Özeke in 2016, is recommended for complex cross-border financings.

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

Erdem & Erdem Law Office

Erdem & Erdem Law Office advises Turkish companies and investment groups that are active globally. Clients include Yıldırım, Akfen, Yingli Solar and Yılport; Ercüment Erdem and Özgür Kocabaşoğlu advised the latter on a share purchase agreement to acquire seven container terminals in Portugal, two container terminals in Spain and one in Peru. Gaye Spolitis and Tuna Çolgar were promoted to partner in 2016.

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Competition - ranked: tier 3

Erdem & Erdem Law Office

Erdem & Erdem Law Office’s practice head Ercüment Erdem is ‘easily accessible, persuasive and a good listener with strong evaluation skills’. Mert Karamustafaoğlu, who is ‘determined, creative and experienced’, joined in 2016 from the Turkish Competition Authority. He advises on the competition aspects of compliance programmes, M&A, joint ventures, privatisations and investigations, particularly involving the energy sector.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Erdem & Erdem Law Office

The ‘professional and responsive’ team at Erdem & Erdem Law Office provides ‘great value for money’. Piraye Erdem and Süleyman Sevinç are experienced in commercial, shipping and insolvency litigation; Ozgur Kocabasoglu focuses on general corporate disputes; and senior associate Alper Uzun is ‘extremely helpful’ on a range of contentious matters. Ali Sami Er, who was promoted to partner in 2016, has experience handling capital markets, M&A, financial and real estate-related disputes.

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Ercüment Erdem - Erdem & Erdem Law Office

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  • Quarterly Update on Anti-Dumping Cases in Turkey (December 2017)

    In Turkey, the authority to initiate dumping or subsidy examinations, upon complaint or, where necessary, ex officio , is given to the Ministry of Economy ("Ministry"). Within the scope of this authority, the Ministry announces its decisions with the communiqués published on the Official Gazette.
  • Crowdfunding Legislation Introduced in Turkey

    I - Introduction
  • Launch of the Legislative Framework for Interest-Free Insurance Systems

    Within the context of the 10th Development Plan of the Ministry of Development and the 64th Government Program, aiming to develop interest-free finance mechanisms, the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency is currently working to finalize a draft bill regulating the interest-free financing principles under a single roof. As part of such initiative, the Regulation on Principles and Procedures relating to Participation Insurance (the “Regulation”) was published in the Official Gazette on September 20, 2017. The Regulation has entered into force 3 months following its publication; i.e., on December 20, 2017.
  • DOJ Makes the Pilot Program Permanent and Announces FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy

    The US Department of Justice ("DOJ") had announced a pilot program [1] ("Pilot Program") on April 5, 2016, which created new mitigation opportunities for companies that (i) voluntarily self-disclosed, (ii) cooperated fully, and (iii) took timely and appropriate remedial actions in FCPA matters that fell within the Fraud Section's mandate. The Pilot Program was to remain in effect for 1 year, starting from the day of its announcement. On March 10, 2017, the Acting Assistant Attorney General, Kenneth A. Blanco, announced in a speech that the Pilot Program would continue in full force until the DOJ reached a final decision on whether to extend it, and what revisions, if any, should be made to it. [2] The evaluation period of the Pilot Program ended on November 29, 2017, when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the new FCPA Enforcement Policy ("Policy"), which effectively makes the Pilot Program permanent with some revisions. According to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, the FCPA Unit received 30 voluntary disclosures during the time period that the Pilot Program was in force, as opposed to 18 voluntary disclosures that were received during the previous 18-month period. The Policy has been incorporated into the United States Attorneys' Manual in order to "be readily understood and easily applied by busy prosecutors" as opposed to being promulgated in memorandum format. [3]
  • Effects of State of Emergency Law in Turkey On Prison Sentences Under Criminal Execution Laws

    With the Statutory Decree No.671 dated August 17, 2016, and the recent changes with Regulations No.29987 and No.29824 on Regulation Regarding an Amendment on Placement to Open Punishment Execution Facilities effecting execution of the Law No.5275 on Punishment Execution Law has introduced significant changes.
  • Disputes on Health-Related Commercial Advertisements under Consumer Law

  • 2017 FCPA Enforcement Actions and Highlights

    Overall, this was a less active year in terms of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") enforcement actions, at least when compared to 2016. In 2017, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") took a total of 9 enforcement actions and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") took a total of 7 enforcement actions. Therefore, we observe that the DOJ has been more active than the SEC in terms of the number of enforcement actions this year. So far in 2017, we have witnessed only 2 declinations within the scope of the Pilot Program, [1] as opposed to 5 declination decisions in 2016.
  • Competition Board grants exemption to Tyre Industrialist Association's waste management plan

    The Competition Board recently published its reasoned decision on the Tyre Industrialist Association's application for an exemption for its Waste Management Strategies and Implementation Plan for Worn-out Tyres 2016 to 2020.
  • Regulation on Erasure, Destruction or Anonymization of Personal Data

    Regulation on Erasure, Destruction or Anonymization of Personal Data: First Prong of the Secondary Legislation

    Law No. 7036 Code of Labor Courts (‘Law’) published in the Official Gazette No. 30221 dated October 25, 2017; introduced fundamental changes in the settlement of labor disputes and abrogated the previous law on the subject Law No. 5521. The radical changes implemented with the Law No. 7036 are summarized below.