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Turkey: What is in the Bill on Social Networks?

July 2020 – On 29 July 2020, important amendments were made by the Turkish parliament to the “Law on the Regulation of Broadcasts via the Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts” (“Law No. 5651”). Law No. 5651 is ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – June 2020

July 2020 – The most important Turkish competition law development in June was the enactment of a law that entered into force on 24 June 2020, bringing significant amendments to Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Turkish Competition ...

Amendments to Turkish Competition Law—five significant changes

June 2020 – Several long-awaited and comprehensive amendments to Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition ("Law No. 4054") were approved by the Turkish parliament on 16 June 2020. In general two types of amendments have been made to Law ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law - May 2020

June 2020 – The most important competition law development in May was the Draft Proposal to Amend the Competition Law (the “Draft Bill”), which is covered below. With regards to merger control activity, May was the month that the effects ...

Turkish Competition Authority designates its strategy unit for digital markets

11 May 2020 – The Turkish Competition Authority (‘TCA’) has recently empowered its already existing Strategy Development Department for digital markets. In an announcement on 8 May 2020, the TCA highlighted that increasing developments in ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – April 2020

7 May 2020 – In April, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) continued to issue decisions, receive online filings and submissions, and initiate preliminary investigations despite working from home. It can be said that it is nearly business as ...

GTO / Kinstellar Podcast Series: Force Majeure in international sales contracts

22 April 2020 – Welcome to GTO / Kinstellar’s podcast series! Today’s episode features a discussion on force majeure clauses in international business contracts within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic between Edmund Emre Özer (Partner) and ...

COVID-19 Salgınının Ekonomik ve Sosyal Hayata Etkilerinin Azaltılması Hakkında Kanun ile Bazı Kanunlarda Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Kanun

17 Nisan 2020 – Corona Virüs (“COVID-19”) salgınının olumsuz etkilerini en aza indirmek amacıyla COVID-19 Salgınının Ekonomik ve Sosyal Hayata Etkilerinin Azaltılması Hakkında Kanun ile Bazı Kanunlarda Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair ...

Key issues facing company directors in relation to COVID-19

13 April 2020 – Under the provisions of the Turkish Commercial Code, company directors are required to act diligently and prudently in the performance of their duties relating to company management. The duty of care imposed on company directors covers ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – March 2020

6 April 2020 – March was an extremely complicated month around the globe. We are passing through unprecedented times due to COVID-19 outbreak. We wish you a safe and healthy April and happy Easter. Despite starting to work from home from mid-March ...