PUBLICATIONS

Publications
  • Arbitration in Turkey and law firms in Turkey
    Turkey's status among "world's most growing economies" brought along the need to modernize the law system. For drawing the foreign investors' attraction, making arbitration in Turkey friendly jurisdiction was an important... »
  • Communiqué about arbitration fees in Turkey
    COMMUNIQUÉ ABOUT INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION FEES (08.03.2016)   A Communiqué About International Arbitration Fees (hereafter referred as “Communiqué”) was published in the official gazette number 29647 by the Ministry... »
  • Differences between a Joint Stock Company and a Limited Liability Company
    The following are some of the most important differences between a Joint Stock Company and a Limited Liability Company under Turkish laws :    • There is no minimum or maximum number of shareholders for Joint Stock... »
  • Energy and environment in Turkey
    Turkey has become one of the fastest growing energy markets in the world in parallel to its economic growth registered in the last eight years and is rapidly gaining a competitive structure.  The Turkish Electricity... »
  • international arbitration in Turkey
    The adoption of Turkish International Arbitration Law 4686 in 2001 replaced the principle of reciprocity for a more all encompassing principle of "foreign element", thus enabling more arbitration conducted and enforced in accordance... »
  • Mandatory lawyer in Turkish companies
    According to Law 1136 (Code of Lawyers) Article 35, joint stock companies over 250.000 TL (approximately 90.000 USD) shall have a mandatory lawyer.    The companies have the choice between hiring a law firm or employ... »
  • Ozgur Asik commenting legal reforms in Turkey
    http://www.turkishpolicy.com/article/784/legal-reforms-in-turkey-ambitious-and-controversial-spring-2012/ ... »
  • Rules and tax on the transfer of dividends from Turkish companies to foreign shareholders
    There is no limitation for repatriation of profits unless the company is monitored by an upper supervisory body (such as the Capital Market Board or the Banking Regulatory and Supervisory Board), whose approval is required. After... »
  • Taking security in Turkey
    In project finance and related guarantee structuring, creditor may also have recourse to commercial enterprise pledge. A commercial enterprise pledge  covers the commercial title and trade name of the commercial enterprise,... »
  • Turkish lawyers and practice of law firms in Turkey
    Turkish lawyers and practice of law firms in Turkey The compatible or incompatible activities with law practice are regulated under a law dated 1969. therefore, Turkish lawyers and practice of law firms in Turkey is... »
  • Mortgage under Turkish laws
    A mortgage denominated in Turkish Lira or in the event it secures a loan obtained from local or foreign credit institutions in a currency other than Turkish Lira, in such currency, can be created by registering such mortgage... »
  • Ozgur Asik interviewed by Challenges on Turkey
    http://www.challenges.fr/economie/20130605.CHA0428/ce-que-le-patronat-turc-pense-d-erdogan-et-des-manifestants-qui-s-opposent-a-lui.html ... »
  • Ozgur Asik interviewed by world's leading French expat website
    http://www.lepetitjournal.com/istanbul/societe/rencontres/136729-oezgur-asik-l-avocat-franco-turc-au-double-barreau ... »
  • Pledge under Turkish laws
    Under Turkish law, pledge of movables, in principle, requires two steps:   (i) the creation of a pledge agreement (which does not, generally, need a special form), and  (ii) the delivery to and possession... »
  • Debt collection in Turkey
    Turkey shall adopt quickly a new procedural law to speed up commercial litigation in Turkey. Indeed, the Turkish litigation practice has never had a positive image, especially from foreign companies' standpoint. While the reasons... »
  • Competition laws in Turkey
    Turkish Law on the Protection of Competition (law no. 4054) is regulating the major anti trust rules that applies to companies operating in Turkey. It aims to protect the competition between and prevent practices that are contrary... »
  • Protection of trademark in Turkey
    In order to be protected, companies' trademarks shall be registered in Turkey. Indeed, this is one of the main differences between patent and trademark, the second needing a local registration in each country.  Once registered... »
  • Fidic sözleşmeleri ve uyuşmazlıklar
    Şartnamenin 20.2 maddesine göre, uyuşmazlıklar Uyuşmazlıkları Sonuçlandırma Kurulu (USK) tarafından karara bağlanacaktır. Sayı belirtilmemişse kurul üç kişiden oluşacaktır. Tatminsizlik bildirisi denilen... »
  • Investment in Turkish infrastructure
    According to the Ministry of Transport, the total revenue from all toll roads in Turkey in 2008 was USD 121 million. The total revenue from the two bridges crossing the Istanbul Strait was USD 100 million during the same period.   Airports,... »
  • Data protection law in Turkey
    Indeed, processing of personal data is also a legal concern in Turkey since the enactment of the European Union Data Protection Directive No. 95/46/EC. Turkey being in accession step within EU, a Draft Law Concerning... »
  • Company incorporation in Turkey
    In order to set up a limited liability company ("LLC") in Turkey, no minimum shareholders are required. The minimum share capital is 10.000 TL (approximately USD 3300,-).  Shareholders of an LLC, who wish to establish a limited... »
  • Foreign lawyers to agree with a Turkish law firm in Turkey
    In order for a foreign law firm to practice in Turkey, they are obliged to make an agreement with a Turkish law firm in Turkey, rather than establishing partnerships. Likewise, they are under an obligation to include the... »
  • Pledge on commercial enterprise
    In project finance and related guarantee structuring, creditor may also have recourse to commercial enterprise pledge. A commercial enterprise pledge  covers the commercial title and trade name of the commercial... »
  • Wind energy in Turkey
    The Turkish government encourages investors to implement energy projects in Turkey with new incentives on renewable energy. This ensures that the government's feed-in tariff will accelerate investment projects in the coming years. Turkey's... »
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