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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Zihni Bilgehan & Yusuf Mansur Özer participate in the IR Global Guide – The Middle East & North Africa: A dynamic region for inward & outward investment

Foreword by Andrew Chilvers The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a hugely diverse cultural and geographical mix that stretches from Morocco in northwest Africa to Iran in Southwest Asia. The region is home to a range of economies with vastly different levels of openness to international trade and investment. But with the […]

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Zihni Bilgehan & Yusuf Mansur Özer participate in the IR Global Guide – The Middle East & North Africa: A dynamic region for inward & outward investment

Foreword by Andrew Chilvers The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a hugely diverse cultural and geographical mix that stretches from Morocco in northwest Africa to Iran in Southwest Asia. The region is home to a range of economies with vastly different levels of openness to international trade and investment. But with the […]

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The Middle East & North Africa:

A Dynamic Region for Inward & Outward Investment

May 2021

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a hugely diverse cultural and geographical mix that stretches from Morocco in northwest Africa to Iran in Southwest Asia. The region […]

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Technology Law: Turkey Amends the Rules Regarding Internet Domain Names

On April 20, 2021, Amending Regulation on Internet Domain Names (“Regulation”) has been promulgated, bringing new changes on the principles and procedures regarding internet domain names. While the Regulation sets new rules regarding the allocation process of internet domain names, it authorizes certain governmental bodies to conduct related transactions and auditing. Accordingly, the registrar informs […]

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Micro-Mobility: Rules on Electric Scooters in Turkey

The electric scooters (“e-scooter”), among other players in the micro-mobility market, remain to be in demand since they attract users for short distance travels and offer an environmentally friendly option open for innovations. However, rapid increase of e-scooters in public spaces is borne multiple legal obstacles including the safety of e-scooter users, pedestrians, and traffic […]

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