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I. Introduction

The current Law on Civil Procedures (the “LCP”) numbered 6100 had entered into force on October 1, 2011 but the new appellate procedures introduced by the Law numbered 5235 on September 26, 2004 and repeated in the LCP had not entered into force due to the fact that regional courts of justice hadn’t been established and non-operational.

I. Overview

Article 6 of Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (the “Law No. 4054”) entitled  “Abuse of Dominant Position” provides a general prohibition of abuse and a non-exhaustive list of examples.


Although it is difficult to provide one global definition for the term “due diligence”, we are going to use it below in the sense of an examination, through which a prospective buyer would obtain information about the target entity.  


The Data Protection Law, Turkey's first dedicated general data protection law, was published in the Official Gazette on April 7, 20161. The law regulates the transfer of personal data in two categories: the transfer of personal data and the transfer of personal data abroad.

On April 5th, 2016, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Plan and Guidance (“Guidance”) which aims to ensure greater accountability for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) violations and provide greater transparency for companies with regard to mitigation.

I. Introduction

Advertising slogans are, in a nutshell, short expressions or idioms that brand owners use in advertising in order to make the advertised product or service remembered easily and also to have the slogan be associated with the product, thus the brand.

ELIG has promoted two of its senior lawyers to Partner. Olgu Kama was promoted to Partner in the firms Corporate group, and Korhan Yildirim becomes the second partner in the firm's market-leading Competition Practice, joining firm Managing Partner Gonenc Gurkaynak. 

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law is an eminent, independent Turkish law firm based in Istanbul. The firm was founded in 2005. 

ELIG Gürkaynak is committed to providing its clients with high-quality legal services. We combine a solid knowledge of Turkish law with a business-minded approach to develop legal solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of our clients in their international and domestic operations.

We have a legal team of 90 people. ELIG Gürkaynak lawyers have the knowledge and experience to assist clients in all fields of law. ELIG Gürkaynak’s core strengths are corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, competition law, anti-corruption, white collar irregularities, EC law, Internet law, technology, media & telecommunications law, data protection & privacy law, banking and finance law, litigation, energy, oil & gas law, administrative law, real estate law, anti-dumping law, pharma and healthcare regulatory, employment law and intellectual property law.

As an independent Turkish law firm, ELIG Gürkaynak collaborates with many international law firms on various projects.

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