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April 11, 2018

Turkey to Adopt New Law on Product Safety and Technical Legislation

Legal Alerts
International Commercial and Trade

Recent Development The Ministry of Economy (“Ministry”) recently presented the draft Law on Product Safety and Technical Legislation (“Draft Law”) for public consultation. The Draft Law introduces significant rules regulating product safety principles and compliance with the technical legislation. What’s New? The Draft Law aims to update and harmonize the rules and principles on product […]

April 11, 2018

FIDIC Rainbow Suite Second Editions Unveiled

Legal Alerts
Dispute Resolution

Recent Development On December 5, 2017, the Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils (FIDIC) launched the second edition of the FIDIC Rainbow Suite of Contracts 2017 at the FIDIC International Users’ Conference in London. The FIDIC 1999 Yellow Book (Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build), the FIDIC 1999 Silver Book (Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects), […]

April 10, 2018

Significant Amendments to the VAT Law

Legal Alerts
Tax

Recent development The Law No. 7104 Amending the VAT Law and Certain Laws and Law Decree No. 178 (“Law No. 7104“) was published on the Official Gazette No. 30383 dated 6 April 2018. This legal alert lays out the most significant amendments made to the VAT Law through Law No. 7104. What are the amendments? […]

March 26, 2018

Code of Enforcement and Bankruptcy Amendments to Strengthen the Investment Environment in Turkey

Legal Alerts
Dispute Resolution

Recent Development The Law on the Amendments to the Code of Enforcement and Bankruptcy and Certain Laws (“Law No. 7101”) was published on the Official Gazette on March 15, 2018. Background As a result of the studies conducted by the Coordination Council for the Improvement of the Investment Environment, the Law No. 7101 was introduced […]

March 26, 2018

Data Protection Authority Publishes Communiqués on Notice Requirement

Legal Alerts
IT & Communications

Recent Development The Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority“) published the Communiqué on Procedures and Principles on Notice Requirement (“Notice Communiqué) and the Communiqué on Procedures and Principles for the Application to Data Controller (“Application Communiqué “) on the Official Gazette of March 10, 2018. What Do the Communiqués Say? The communiqués are based on Articles […]

March 19, 2018

Real Estate Investing in Turkey Made Easier

Legal Alerts
Real Estate

Recent Development The Law on Amendments to Certain Laws for the Improvement of the Investment Environment (“Law“) was published in the Official Gazette No. 30356 dated March 10, 2018. What’s New? The Law includes several changes allowing real estate investors to ease and speed up their activities: • At the contractor’s request, the relevant authorities […]

March 14, 2018

New Minimum Safety Requirements Introduced for Certain Consumer Products Recent Development

Legal Alerts
International Commercial and Trade

Recent Development The Ministry of Customs and Trade (“Ministry”) recently published a draft amendment to the Communiqué on Compliance Assessment for Certain Consumer Products (“Draft Communiqué“). What the Announcement Says The amendments in the Draft Communiqué aim to introduce the minimum safety requirements for certain products frequently used in everyday life and that may pose […]

March 13, 2018

New Updates to the Guidelines on Package Information, Manuals and Tracking of Medicinal Products for Human Use

Legal Alerts
Healthcare

Recent Development The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (“TITCK”) recently announced updates to the Guidelines on Package Information, Manuals and Tracking of Medicinal Products for Human Use (“Guidelines“). What Does the Announcement Say? The Guidelines were prepared and adopted in July 2017 in accordance with the Regulation on Package Information, Manuals and Tracking of […]

March 12, 2018

Legal Alerts
IT & Communications

Recent Development The Personal Data Protection Board (“Board”) published the decision (“the Decision”) on “adequate security measures that must be taken by data controllers in regard to processing of special categories of personal data” in the Official Gazette on March 7, 2018. What Does the Decision Say? The decision is based on Article 6(4) of […]

March 1, 2018

image Regulation on the Implementation of Turkish Industrial Cooperation Program Entered into Force

Legal Alerts
International Commercial and Trade

Recent Development The Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (“Ministry”) published the Regulation on the Implementation of the Turkish Industrial Cooperation Program (“Regulation”), which entered into force on February 17, 2018. What Does the Regulation Say? The Regulation establishes the procedures and principles for the procurement of goods, services and construction works comprising the industrial […]

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