In principle, a court order rendered in a country has its legal effects and consequences only within the same country. For a foreign court decision to create legal effects and consequences in Turkey, this decision needs to be legally recognised and enforced by Turkish courts. The regulations regarding the recognition and/or enforcement of foreign court decisions are stipulated between Article 50 and 59 of the International Private and Civil Procedure Code (IPCPC) numbered 571...»
Dicle Doğan and Fatma Sevde Tan, Gun + Partners
On 27 April 2020, the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency published Guidelines on Scientific Meetings and Educational Activities regarding Medical Devices (Turkish language).
The guidelines cover web-based scientific and educational meetings. Web-based meetings include online seminars, video conferences and meetings that can be watched over the network.
Pursuant to the guidelines, web-based meetings are subject to the p...»
11 Mart 2020 tarihinde açıklanan ilk vaka ile, COVID-19 pandemisi Türkiye’deki çalışma hayatı üzerinde de etkilerini göstermeye başlamıştır. Türkiye, bu makalenin yazım tarihi itibariyle normalleşme sürecine girmiştir. Nitekim 28 Mayıs 2020 tarihinde Cumhurbaşkanı, 1 Haziran 2020 itibariyle hafta sonları uygulanan sokağa çıkma yasağı uygulamasının sona ereceğini, şehirlerarası seyahat kısıtlamalarının kaldırılacağını ve 20 yaş altına yönelik uygulanan sokağa çıkma yasağında y...»
The regulation of unsolicited commercial communications
1. How does national law regulate the making of unsolicited telephone calls for marketing purposes?
Electronic commercial communications are regulated by the Law on the Regulation of Electronic Commerce numbered 6563 (E-Commerce Law), which came into force on 1 May 2015, along with the Regulation on Commercial Communication and Electronic Commercial Messages (Commercial Communication Regulation). The E-Commerce Law defi...»
1. How does national law regulate sales promotions?
Sales promotions in Turkey are regulated by:
Law on the Protection of the Consumer No. 6502 (Consumer Law).
Turkish Commercial Code numbered 6762 (TCC).
Law on Regulation of Retail Trade No. 6585 (Retail Law).
Regulation on Commercial Advertisements and Unfair Practices (Advertising Regulation).
Regulation on Lotteries and Drawings for Non-Cash Rewards (Prize Regulation).
2. What obligations or st...»
1. What are the current major trends in the private M&A market?
In recent years, Turkey has enacted several laws designed to improve its investment environment. In 2012, the Turkish Commercial Code (TCC) and the Turkish Code of Obligations entered into force to replace their previous versions and create a transparent and sustainable commercial environment.
In 2016, Turkey enacted the Law Amending Certain Laws for Improvement of the Investment Environment numbered 6728 (Am...»
5411 sayılı Bankacılık Kanunu’nda 20 Şubat 2020’de yapılan düzenlemeleri takiben Finansal Piyasalarda Manipülasyon ve Yanıltıcı İşlemler Hakkında Yönetmelik 7 Mayıs 2020 tarihinde Resmi Gazete’de yayımlanarak yürürlüğe girdi.
Yönetmeliğin dayanağını teşkil edecek şekilde Bankacılık Kanunu’na 20 Şubat’ta eklenen m. 76/A hükmü, açıkça bankalar tarafından yapılacak işlemlere atıfta bulunarak finansal piyasalarda manipülasyon ve yanıltıcı işlemlerin tanımını yapmış ve bu kapsa...»
Introduction to the April 2020 Edition of International Insurance Law and Regulation
International Insurance Law and Regulation is a comprehensive collection of commentary from internationally recognized practitioners who are experts in their jurisdictions. These specialists discuss the law and regulation of insurance in their region, creating a country-by-country guide on doing business in his highly structured and regulated industry.
The April 2020 edition contains the fol...»
The suspension of judicial terms due to COVID-19, which was set to expire on 30 April 2020, has been extended until 15 June 2020 (for further details please see "COVID-19: suspended proceedings and judicial terms"). However, this date will be re-evaluated if the risk of spreading the virus is eliminated before the extension expires.
The Law on the Amendment of Certain Laws 7226 suspended procedural terms until 30 April 2020 in order to prevent any loss of rights in...»
Türkiye’de ilk vakanın görüldüğü 11 Mart 2020 tarihinde Dünya Sağlık Örgütü tarafından da pandemi olarak ilan edilen COVID-19 salgının ekonomik hayat üzerindeki etkileri ve bu etkilerin azaltılmasına yönelik alınan tedbirler, kaçınılmaz olarak iş hukuku boyutunun salgın koşullarına göre yeniden şekillendirilmesini zorunlu kılmıştır. Bu kapsamda İş Kanunu’nda düzenlenen telafi çalışmasının süresi uzatılmıştır.
İş Kanunu’nun “Telafi Çalışması” başlıklı 64. mad...»
The Court of Cassation has held that the Patent and Trademark Office has no authority to create and maintain a registry for the recordation of well-known marks
Well-known status must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis
The finalisation of this decision will have significant repercussions
In a recent decision that challenges longstanding precedents, the Court of Cassation has concluded that the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office has no authority to create and maintain a re...»
Main dispute resolution methods
1. What are the main dispute resolution methods used in your jurisdiction to resolve large commercial disputes?
The main and most commonly used method for resolving large commercial disputes in Turkey is litigation. Civil litigation is based on the principle that the parties to the dispute prepare their case. The judge is bound to hear claims, defences and evidence brought by the parties. However, the judge is entitled to make a legal assessme...»