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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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  • Amendments Introduced through Law No. 7101 on Arbitration Proceedings

    State courts have very important functions concerning arbitration proceedings. These functions may aim to provide assistance to arbitration proceedings, such as collection of evidence through state courts, which would support the functions of the tribunal, or functions aimed at supervision of arbitration proceedings, such as set-aside actions. The legal provisions regulating these functions play an important role in the determination of whether a particular state has an arbitration-friendly legislation.
  • Restrictions on Use of Foreign Currencies in Certain Agreements between Turkish Residents

    The Presidential Decree dated September 12, 2018, on the Amendment of Decree No. 32 on the Protection of the Value of the Turkish Lira (" New Decree "), introduced significant restrictions on the use of foreign currencies in certain agreements between Turkish residents. Below, we explain the scope of the New Decree and discuss possible issues and problems that may arise in relation to the implementation of the New Decree. We also assess the potential effects of the Communiqué (2018/32-51) on the Amendment of the Communiqué on Decree No. 32 on the Protection of the Value of the Turkish Lira (2008/32-34) (" Communiqué "), which was published in the Official Gazette on October 6, 2018, and lists the exceptions to the restrictions imposed by the New Decree.
  • Amendment of ICSID Rules and Regulations

    At the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Administrative Council, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ("ICSID") launched an amendment process on its' rules and regulations ("ICSID Rules and Regulations"). This has been the fourth amendment process since 1984, 2003 and 2006. As per Article 6 of the ICSID Convention, the amendments will only be effective upon the approval of two-thirds of the contracting states2. Hence, ICSID invited contracting states and the public3 to provide their amendment suggestions on topics worthy of consideration, which will be used as background papers throughout the process.
  • Trust Liability in terms of Groups of Companies

    Article 209 of Turkish Commercial Code No. 6102 ("TCC") has set forth obligations that are subject to damage caused by the trust and reputation of the parent company, as created with society and the consumer. Accordingly, "in the event that the reputation of the parent company and the group of companies reaches a certain level which provides trust to society or the consumer, the parent company is liable for the trust created by utilization of this reputation".
  • Possibilities and the Results of Trademark Confusion

    Trademarks are the vehicles that are used to differentiate companies one from the other. They help to capture the consumers' attention. It is essential and necessary to protect trademarks that are created and improved with capital and effort, from unrightful use by third parties, and to prevent the encroachment of trademarks through confusion. One of the most efficient functions of intellectual property law is to encumber imitations, and to halt improper benefit by using the popularity of the trademarks to their consumers. On the other hand, in our daily lives, we often see trademarks that are similar, and may wonder how they co-exist at the same time. In this article, we will shed light on the reasons why similar trademarks can be registered, the criteria that cause trademark confusion, and the remedies to prevent and/or remove these infringements.
  • Capital Markets Board Issues an Official Announcement on Initial Coin Offerings and Crowdfunding

    The Capital Markets Board (" CMB ") issued an announcement on September 27, 2018, on its website and addressed the much-disputed status of digital tokens and Initial Coin Offerings (" ICO "). In this announcement, the Capital Markets Board stated that it does not regulate or supervise ICOs, and also noted that it does not regulate or supervise most practices in which blockchain technologies are being used, such as cryptocurrency offerings and token offerings.
  • Recent Measures to Support Financial Stability in Turkey

    The Banking Regulation and Supervision Authority (the “BRSA ”) and the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (the “Central Bank ”) introduced certain legislative changes, to support financial stability and sustain the effective functioning of markets, following the plunge in the value of Turkish Lira.>
  • Non-liability of the Shareholders and Piercing the Corporate Veil

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  • Non-liability of the Shareholders and Piercing the Corporate Veil

    1.      Introduction
  • Quarterly Update on Trade Defense Cases in Turkey, June 2018

    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.