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Corporate/M&A

Turkey

Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. With over 25 years’ experience in emerging Europe, we are the preferred M&A adviser to corporates and financial institutions, and have topped the regional deal tables by volume for a number of consecutive years. With domestic experts and English law practitioners on the ground in 15 offices across the region, we can mobilise international specialist teams quickly to manage your cross-border transactions.

The CMS Turkey team includes not only very experienced Turkish lawyers but also international transactional lawyers, including both UK and US qualified lawyers, who have worked extensively on Turkey-related deals for many years. Over the years, we have developed a deep understanding of how to structure and complete transactions in and relating to Turkey, with a particular focus on cross border and international transactions. 

We add value by thinking and acting beyond our traditional role to secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Whether a global multinational group or a dynamic domestic business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. 

Our cross-border teams include experts in sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, technology and media. This means we can save time and money by understanding your specific issues, providing advice within context and pinpointing the commercial issues and risks in your transaction.

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Iain Batty
08/05/2018
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
16/04/2019
The new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign in­vest­ment is now in force
On 10 April 2019, the EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) came in­to force, al­low­ing the European Com­mis­sion and Mem­ber States un­til 11 Oc­to­ber 2020 to put in place mech­an­isms and re­sources to com­ply.
01/11/2016
In­vestors eye op­por­tun­it­ies in Europe amid un­cer­tainty...
09/04/2019
EU Par­lia­ment ad­opts dir­ect­ive on pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing
The EU Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Dir­ect­ive on fu­ture "Pre­vent­ive Re­struc­tur­ing Frame­works", which cre­ates the basis for uni­form pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing across the European Uni­on and will fun­da­ment­ally change how com­pan­ies deal with fin­an­cial dif­fi­culties and.
22/03/2019
EU: Pro­vi­sion­al Agree­ment on Cross-bor­der Mer­gers, De­mer­gers or Trans­fers
On 13 March 2019, the European Com­mis­sion re­leased a state­ment (19/1608) that the European Par­lia­ment and the Mem­ber States have reached a pro­vi­sion­al agree­ment on new rules mak­ing it easi­er for com­pan­ies to merge (fu­sion/fusie), de­merge (scis­sion/splitsing).
20/02/2019
European Par­lia­ment backs EU wide frame­work for screen­ing for­eign...
On 14 Feb­ru­ary 2019, the European Par­lia­ment voted to en­dorse the first ever EU-wide tool for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) on the grounds of se­cur­ity and pub­lic or­der. The vote brings the EU one step closer to put­ting in place a frame­work al­low­ing.
03/01/2019
The stamp duty cap for 2019
The stamp duty cap for 2019 has been an­nounced as TRY 2. 642. 810. In ac­cord­ance with the Stamp Duty Law No:488, any leg­al doc­u­ments signed in Tur­key, or signed abroad where the be­ne­fi­cial in­terest of the parties lies in Tur­key, will be sub­ject to stamp duty,.
22/11/2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
21/11/2018
EU in­sti­tu­tions reach polit­ic­al agree­ment on new EU frame­work for...
On 20 Novem­ber 2018, ne­go­ti­at­ors for the European Par­lia­ment, the European Com­mis­sion and the Coun­cil reached a polit­ic­al agree­ment on a pro­posed new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) which will al­low EU Mem­ber States to call for in­vest­ments.
20/11/2018
Tur­key: Changes on the ex­emp­tions to the re­stric­tion on the use of...
On 16 Novem­ber 2018, the Min­istry of Treas­ury and Fin­ance (the “Min­istry”) has an­nounced cer­tain changes on the ex­emp­tions to use for­eign cur­rency de­nom­in­ated or in­dexed pay­ments for cer­tain types of con­tracts among Turk­ish res­id­ents (the “Re­stric­tion”).
07/11/2018
Trans­fers of cross-bor­der re­gistered of­fices: how the mar­ket de­veloped...
The gen­es­is In 2003, the draft 14th Dir­ect­ive on cross-bor­der trans­fers of re­gistered of­fices was ini­ti­ated by the European Com­mis­sion. It was sub­sequently aban­doned in 2007, par­tic­u­larly due to the res­ist­ance from cer­tain Mem­ber States which were op­posed to.
10/10/2018
Re­stric­tion on the use of For­eign Cur­rency in Turk­ish Con­tracts Ex­emp­tions...
As ex­plained in our E-alert of 19 Septem­ber 2018, on 13 Septem­ber 2018, the Pres­id­ent of the Re­pub­lic of Tur­key re­stric­ted the use of for­eign cur­rency de­nom­in­ated or in­dexed pay­ments for cer­tain types of con­tracts among Turk­ish res­id­ents (the “Re­stric­tion”).