The “Law on Movable Pledge for Commercial Transactions” (“Law”) numbered 6750 was published in the Official Gazette dated 28 October 2016 and numbered 29871 and will be in effect as of 01 January 2017.
Paksoy has advised IMCD N.V., a distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, on its acquisition of 100% of Istanbul-based Feza Kimya Ic ve Dis Ticaret Anonim Sirketi from the Bozkurt family. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek acted as foreign counsel to IMCD on the deal, and the Yurttutan Gurel Yoruker law firm advised the Bozkurt family.
The Turunc law firm has advised Peoplise on investment it received from 500 Startups venture capital fund. The Aksan law firm advised the investors on the matter.
Turkey’s main regulation regarding advertisements, the Regulation on Commercial Advertisement and Unfair Commercial Practices (“Regulation”) was amended with another regulation published on the Official Gazette of 4 January 2017, effective immediately. Those who advertise their products and services, advertisement agencies and the media that publishes such advertisement should abide by the Regulation.
Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership has succesfully advised Pera Capital on its acquisition of 45% of the shares of Asset Medikal from the Teknoloji Yatirim A.S. venture capital firm and founding Asset Medikal shareholders Mehmet Tuysuz, Fusun Tuysuz, and Filiz Bayindir. The Akol Ozok Namli Attorney Partnership advised Teknoloji Yatirim and the Yasaman Law Firm advised the shareholders.
Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership, the Turkish arm of Dentons, has successfully advised Orix Aviation Systems Limited and one of its affiliates on the transfer of ownership of one Airbus A320-200 and two Boeing 737-800 aircrafts and their leases to what the firm describes as "a highly reputable airline in Turkey."
The Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker McKenzie have advised BRF S.A., one of the biggest poultry producers in the world, on its acquisition of a 79.48% stake in Banvit Bandırma Vitaminli Yem Sanayi A.S, a prominent Turkey-based poultry company. The controlling shareholders of Banvit were advised by the Cigdemtekin Dora Cakirca Aranci firm (CDCA).
Prime Ministry Circular No. 2016/27 on Trade Facilitation Board ("Circular") has been published with the Official Gazette dated 03.12.2016. The Circular stipulates a process involving many public institutions and establishments with regard to the adoption of measures to enhance the competitiveness by improving the international trade infrastructure.
Paksoy and K&L Gates Italy have advised the EBRD on its role, along with Hermes GPE, as co-investors in and providers of financing for, Mediterra's acquisition of 70% of Arkel Elektrik Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi, the technology company manufacturing electronic components for lifts. Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli (KDK) advised Mediterra on the deal, Caliskan Kizilyel Toker advised the sellers, and Travers Smith advised Hermes.
Czech lawyer Ivan Nechvatal has spent the past five years at CEZ, becoming a Corporate Governance Advisor - Turkey in July of this year. Based in Istanbul, Nechvatal participated in the 2016 General Counsel Summit in the city and was kind enough to share his thoughts on working in the Queen of Cities.
Based in Ankara, Bora Kaya is the Managing Legal Counsel at Gama Power Systems Engineering and Contracting, a company that he first joined in March 2015. Prior to that he was the Head of Legal at Ronesans Holding from October 2012 to December 2014. Earlier still, he worked for Eregli Iron and Steel Works Co. as the Assistant to the Head of Legal Department.