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On December 5th, 2017, with the Omnibus Bill No. 7061 published on the Official Gazette, the Capital Markets Law No. 6362 (“Law”) is amended in a way to pave the way for the financing tool “crowdfunding” in Turkey.

Yondem ⎮Yigit ⎮Uclertopragi has advised Tersan Tersanecilik Tasimacilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. on a senior loan made to the company by the EBRD to finance the construction of a new floating dock for servicing, repairing, and maintaining commercial maritime vessels near Istanbul. CMS and Yalcin Babalioglu Boso Avukatlik Ortakligi advised the EBRD on the deal.

White & Case has confirmed that Partner Zeynep Cakmak, the co-Managing Partner of associated Turkish firm Cakmak-Gokce Law Firm, will leave the firm and withdraw from the White & Case partnership on January 31, 2018 to re-join the Cakmak Avukatlik Ortakligi, after which White & Case will provide Turkish law advice in Istanbul through a professional association with a sole proprietorship of Partner Guniz Gokce.

The US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) had announced a pilot program1 (“Pilot Program”) on April 5, 2016, which created new mitigation opportunities for companies that (i) voluntarily self-disclosed, (ii) cooperated fully, and (iii) took timely and appropriate remedial actions in FCPA matters that fell within the Fraud Section’s mandate.

In The Corner Office we invite Managing Partners at law firms across the region to share information about their unique roles. The question this time around: What is your favorite question when interviewing a job applicant, and why?

The Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker McKenzie have advised a syndicate of 37 international banks, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited as Sole Bookrunner and Documentation Agent, on EUR 800 million and USD 411 million dual currency term loan facilities provided to Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi A.S. The deal was signed on October 9, 2017. 

The Law on Protection of Consumers No. 6502 (the “Law”) is published in the Official Gazette on November 28, 2013 and entered into force on May 28, 2014. Article 1 of the Law specifies the purpose of the Law as “to take measures that protect the health, safety and the economic interests of the consumer … in order to inform and educate the consumers in accordance with public interest”. Regulation and supervision of advertisements are considered as necessary tools to protect consumers. Therefore the Law includes detailed provisions on advertisements, which are supported by the secondary legislation, i.e. the Regulation on Commercial Advertisement and Unfair Commercial Practices (the “Regulation”). 

Foreign investors willing to invest in Turkey and Turkish companies listed on foreign stock exchanges or which have a business relationship with foreign companies are under the obligation to comply with high-level international compliance requirements. As a result, these investors and Turkish companies are required to implement compliance programs which assist them and their employees to conduct transactions and actions in conformity with ethical principles, legislation, and regulatory provisions.