Dismissal Of Foreign Academics In Turkish Universities

Legal Standing of Foreign Academics in Turkey The legal standing of academic personnel (and foreign academic personnel) employed in universities have been the subject of long-standing debates, mainly due to the conflicting decisions and precedents issued by the higher courts (Court of Appeals and the Council of State). The main issue with this debate was […]

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An Overview Of Execution Proceedings Without Any Enforcable Title In Turkey And Requirements To Create Formal Evidence

The Turkish Execution and Bankruptcy Law (“EBL”) contains important provisions for banks and other financial institutions, entitling them to summary proceedings for the recovery of unpaid loans, provided that certain conditions are fulfilled. In this newsletter, we focus on execution proceedings that can be initiated without any enforceable title under Turkish law, with a focus […]

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IAS Partners joins IR as the exclusive Commercial Arbitration Member in Turkey

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Ceyda Akbal Schwimann of IAS Partners. Ceyda has joined IR as our exclusive Commercial Arbitration Member in Turkey. Ceyda Akbal Schwimann specializes in commercial and corporate disputes, investments, and investment protection disputes. She advises major international groups and private clients in their […]

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Ceyda Akbal Schwimann

Partner, IAS Partners

LPDP Compliance

COMPLYING WITH THE LAW ON PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION (LPDP) With the implementation of the Law on Personal Data Protection No. 6698 back in 2016, new rules and obligations were imposed to data controllers and data processors. The LPDP further stipulated serious monetary fines and prison sentences to those who violate these obligations. Unfortunately, most data […]

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DISTRIBUTORSHIP AGREEMENTS UNDER TURKISH LAW

Legal Standing of Distributorship Agreements Distributorship agreements do not have a clear definition under Turkish law and are therefore a complex and unique type of agreement. They can be generally defined as agreements allowing for the distribution of produced goods to customers and end users, where the manufacturer of a specific good agrees with a […]

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BSB Attorneys at Law joins IR as the exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyright Member in Turkey

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Fatma Didem Özkuyu of BSB Attorneys at Law. Fatma has joined IR as our exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyright Member in Turkey. Özkuyu who graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Law in 2001 and joined Istanbul Bar Association in 2003, has […]

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BSB Attorneys at Law joins IR as the exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyright Member in Turkey

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Bahar Şevin Özkaya of BSB Attorneys at Law. Bahar has joined IR as our exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyright Member in Turkey. Bahar, who graduated from Istanbul Kultur University Faculty of Law in 2007, has obtained her master’s degree in 2012 […]

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Cross-Border Data Transfers in Turkey & Effects of the Data Protection Board’s Amazon Turkey Decision

Data Protection Board recently issued a new decision and fined Amazon Turkey 1.100.000 TRL for violations of data protection and e-commerce legislations, and for unlawful cross-border data transfers especially for data transfers to its overseas affiliates. Moving forward, the decision will have serious ramifications regarding data transfers in Turkey, and in order to better understand […]

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Appeals Against Administrative Fines Imposed by the Turkish Data Protection Authority

With the implementation of the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 (LPPD) and its secondary regulations, the Data Protection Authority (DPA), tasked with monitoring violations of LPPD obligations, have started to impose administrative fines to persons and/or companies violating their obligations set forth at the LPPD. Although Article 18 of the LPPD […]

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NEW INCENTIVE TO SCRAP OLD VESSELS: THE TURKISH MINISTRY TAKES STEPS TO REJUVENATE THE TURKISH FLEET

The Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (the “Ministry”) has introduced a new regulation (the “Regulation”), which entered into force on 28 April 2021 the purpose of which is to rejuvenate the Turkish commercial fleet by providing an incentive to shipowners to build new vessels to replace those that are old and that are to […]

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Commercial Electronic Messages & Registration to Electronic Message Management System

As a result of technological innovation and the exponential increase in online content marketing, commercial electronic messages (CEMs) are being used by a majority of individuals and companies for marketing their brands, products and or service. In an effort to regulate these activities, Turkey introduced the Law Regulating the Electronic Commerce No. 6563 (the Law) […]

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