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Turunc and Aksan have advised Bogazici Ventures and APY Ventures, respectively, on their investment in Kalfa in a round that also included Mindvest, Mikro Yazilim, and Hedef Portfoy. SCH-Legal reportedly advised Kalfa.

Eren Kursun has been appointed the new Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie Turkish affiliate Esin Attorney Partnership – to start on July 1, 2023 – taking over from Ismail Esin who will continue to manage the Dispute Resolution department and serve on the firm's executive board.

Only one group ever came and never went away: Lawyers.
This is because if the lawyers went, so would the games industry. (Richard A. Bartle)

Data processing systems' convenience has led to emergence of new cybersecurity risks and methods for committing cyber-crimes, as well as a growth in such crimes, notably fraud. This is one of the unintended consequences of digitalization in the financial sector.

Turkish law firms Diri Legal and Sevi & Mergen have joined forces to form a new full-service law firm in Istanbul – Diri Sevi Mergen – helmed by Partners Nazan Diri Bal, Ali Murat Sevi, and Turhan Mergen.

The Law Amending the Social Security and General Health Insurance Law No. 375 and Decree-Law No. 32121 (“Law”), which is eagerly awaited by the public and directly concerns approximately 2.5 million Turkish citizens, was published in the Official Gazette No. 32121 dated 03/03/2023 and came into force.

Paksoy has advised the shareholders of SAP partner MBIS on the sale of the company to Nagarro. Herguner Bilgen Ucer reportedly advised Nagarro.

In “The Corner Office” we ask Managing Partners at law firms across Central and Eastern Europe about their backgrounds, strategies, and responsibilities. With a rough year drawing to a close, and market uncertainties running high, the question this time: If you had a million dollars, what would you invest it in today?

The obligation of e-commerce intermediary service providers and e-commerce service providers to obtain licenses from the Ministry of Commerce was introduced to our legal system with the “Law Amending the Law on the Regulation of Electronic Commerce" [available only in Turkish] published in the Official Gazette dated 7 July 2022, and thus has been amended by the Presidential Decree No. 6829 [available only in Turkish] published in the Official Gazette dated 23 February 2023 and numbered 32113.

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