Turkey’s first data protection and privacy law (the “Law”) came into force on April 7, 2016. The Law, which is largely in line with the EU’s Data Protection Directive, aims to safeguard the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, in particular their right to privacy, with respect to the processing of their personal data.
Turunc provided Turkish legal advice and the Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm acted as Greek legal advisor to Israel's Rivulis Irrigation Ltd. in relation to its acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Greek company Eurodrip SA from US fund Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC. Israel's Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. was lead counsel for the buyers, while Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and A. S. Papadimitriou & Partners advised the sellers.
Many years in the making, the Istanbul Arbitration Centre (“ISTAC” or the “Centre”) was finally established in 2015 and began picking up steam in 2016. The first plans to form an arbitration Centre in Istanbul were laid out by the Turkish government in 2009 as part of the country’s action plan and broader strategy to make Istanbul a bigger financial hub.
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.
On July 15, 2016, the streets of Istanbul and Ankara erupted in violence during a surprise – and ultimately unsuccessful – coup d’etat attempt against the Turkish government and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. By the time the coup had been put down, over 300 people had been killed and more than 2,100 were injured.
Turunc has advised Taxim Capital on its acquisition of a 40% stake in the Turkish casual dining chain Big Chefs from current shareholders Gamze Cizreli and Saruhan Tan, each of whom had their 50% shares in the company diluted. The Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office (PAE) advised the sellers on the deal.
Turunc has represented Eigenmann & Veronelli S.p.A (E&V) in its acquisition of the shares held by its joint venture partners in E&V's Turkish affiliate, Eigenmann & Veronelli Kimyasal Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S. The sellers — Ipek Mustecaplioglu, Ismet Mustecaplioglu, and Reis Pazarlama ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi — were represented by Bumin & Varlik.
Turunc has advised Charlesbank Capital Partners on Turkish aspects of its acquisition of a controlling interest in Plaskolite. The Serap Zuvin Law Offices advised Plaskolite on Turkish aspects of the deal. The US counsels on the deal were Goodwin Procter for Charlesbank and Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease for Plaksolite.