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Due diligence review, which is frequent in acquisition transactions, basically refers to an examination of the target company prior to the buyer's acquisition. This term originates from Anglo-American legal system, and Swiss-Turkish doctrine has yet to generate a new term and thus uses the term “due diligence” in their legal terminology.

As the country quickly approaches the end of another election cycle, there appears to be an increase in litigation proceedings in Turkey – at least when it comes to the M&A and construction sectors – according to Esin Attorney Partnership Partner Demet Kasarcioglu.

Dentons Turkish affiliate Balcioglu Selcuk Ardiyok Keki Attorney Partnership has advised Vgames and 500 Emerging Europe on their participation in Frantic Games’ USD 2.4 million investment round that also included Golden Square I. Kumkumoglu Ergun Cin Ozdogan advised Frantic Games.

April 2023 – On 12 April 2023, the Turkish Competition Authority (“Authority”) announced that it initiated a sector inquiry into mobile ecosystems. The sector inquiry aims to identify the possible competitive and anti-competitive effects caused by mobile ecosystems, develop effective policies based on them, and ultimately establish a competitive market in the digital economy.

Start-up, which was first introduced in Silicon Valley in the US, has started to be more and more involved in our lives with the globalizing world. The main purpose of start-up companies, which are rapidly increasing in number today, is to produce solutions to a specific situation or problem and provide their solutions to people in a short time. They aim to develop rapidly and become one of the most popular companies with these solutions that appeal to a wide audience. While they are mostly focused on software and technology, there are also start-up companies operating in different fields such as banking and finance.

Turkish law firm Karahan & Aydin has joined forces with CBC Law – formerly Cetinkaya Attorneys-at-Law – with Ahmet Karahan and Gurhan Aydin becoming CBC Law Partners, while Omer Faruk Ozdemir joined as a Senior Associate. 

Law No. 7445 on the Amendment of the Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law and Certain Laws (“Law“), also known as the 7th Judicial Package, has been published in the Official Gazette numbered 32154 on April 5, 2023.

Law No. 7451 on the Amendment of the Law on Organized Industrial Zones and Certain Laws (“Law No. 7451“), published in the Official Gazette dated 10 April 2023 and numbered 32159, introduced significant amendments to energy legislation, and the Law on Organized Industrial Zones and entered into force on the same date.

After the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey announced that it will complete the first CBDC tests at the end of 2022, it was announced that the blockchain-based digital identity application would be implemented in the “Digital Turkey 2023 First Meeting” held under the chairmanship of Vice President Fuat Oktay at the Presidential Complex in the first days of 2023. With the login system that will work within the scope of the e-wallet application, it will be possible to log in to the e-Government with digital identities created in the blockchain network.

The 12th Civil Chamber of the Court of Cassation ruled with its decision numbered 2022/9954 (E. 2022/6460) and dated October 6, 2022 (the “Decision”) that the prohibition on determining a contract value in foreign currency or indexed to foreign currency which introduced by the Decree No. 32 on the Protection of the Value of Turkish Currency ("Decree No. 32") concerns public order and must be taken into account by the judge ex officio (automatically) even if it is not raised by the parties during the proceedings.

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