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Citlenbik Sok. No: 12
Yıldız Mahallesi 34349
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq, Can Güner, Tuğba Uluay
An alternative dispute resolution method is expected to be introduced in Turkey shortly through the Draft Law on Labor Courts ("Draft Law"). The purpose of the Draft Law is to bring a functional and an effective judicial procedure for
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq, İlay Yılmaz, Burak Yeşilaltay
An employer may collect and process his/her employees' personal data for a variety of reasons starting from the very beginning of the employment relationship or even before.
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq, Ceyda Karaoğlan, Tolga Uluay
The High Court of Appeals, Assembly of Civil Chambers has recently ruled on the issue of whether appointment of an expert for assessment of likelihood of confusion in trademarks is admissible under Turkish Procedural Law (E. 2014/11-696, K. 2016/778, 8.6.2016).
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq, Ceren Yıldız, Ecem Elver
Movable property pledges are regulated under the Turkish Civil Law No. 4721 ("TCL"). The general rule is movable property pledges can only be established by delivery of the property.
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq, İlay Yılmaz
The Turkish Constitutional Court recently decided that the right to privacy can be violated on the Internet. The court's decision numbered 2014/16701 was delivered on October 13, 2016 and concerned a military officer's dismissal from the Turkish Armed Forces.
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq, Can Güner, Tuğba Uluay
Termination of employment must be considered as a last resort under any circumstance, employers are obliged to make a sincere effort not to terminate employment agreements.
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq
The Competition Authority ("Authority") has finally published its long awaited sector inquiry report into cement sector on November 2, 2016.
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq
The decision of the Board in case Diye Danışmanlık (12.12.2014, 14-51/900-410) where the Board (i) did not find any anticompetitive practice that would trigger a full-fledged investigation (ii) while it considered it necessary to render an Article 9(3) decision ordering Yurddas and Partners ("YP") to cease its Media Barometer system;
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq, Ç. Olgu Kama, Burcu Ergün
Turkey's main regulation regarding advertisements, the Regulation on Commercial Advertisement and Unfair Commercial Practices was amended with another regulation published on the Official Gazette of 4 January 2017, effective immediately.
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq
In its reasoned decision, the Board firstly stated that connection to the distribution network (grid) is required in order to sell the surplus energy in scope of unlicensed electricity production.
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq, İlay Yılmaz, Noyan Utkan
Personal data is defined under the Law on Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 ("Turkish DP Law") which is enacted on April 7, 2016 based on the EU Directive 95/46/EC.
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq, Nazli Yukaruc, Gülşen Pazarbaşı
In principle, the board of directors of a joint- stock company is entitled to manage the company. In other words, except for issues that are explicitly among the authorities of the general assembly, the board of directors is authorized to resolve any matter.
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq, Aslıhan Erdem, Gözde Kitapcı
One of the novelties of the Turkish Code of Obligations ("Code"), which went into force in 2012, is that it codified provisions applicable to general terms and conditions, without making any distinctions as to whether one of the contracting parties is a consumer
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq, Ç. Olgu Kama, Burcu Ergün
Overall, this was a more active year for FCPA enforcement actions when compared to 2015. This year, Department of Justice ("DOJ") took a total of 10 enforcement actions and Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") took a total of 25 enforcement actions.
By Gönenç Gürkaynak Esq, İlay Yılmaz, Nazli Pinar Taşkıran
After a long legislation period, the Regulation on Principles and Rules Applicable to Retail Business, regulated as a secondary legislation to the Law on Regulation of Retail Trade, has been published on the Official Gazette on August 6, 2016 and entered into force as of its publication. . . .
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