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Corporate/M&A

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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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08 May 18
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
30 Oct 19
EU auto in­dustry turns to 'ac­quis­i­tion and hir­ing' to build com­pet­it­ive...
In the mod­ern era, di­git­al­isa­tion is dis­rupt­ing es­tab­lished busi­ness mod­els and the auto­mot­ive in­dustry is no ex­cep­tion. In or­der to stay com­pet­it­ive, auto­makers must ad­apt to the chal­lenges of elec­tric...
25 Jan 17
M&A mar­ket in Cent­ral-East­ern Europe boasts its highest...
UK and Asi­an in­vestors in­creas­ingly act­ive in the CEE...
24 Oct 19
Busi­ness now feel­ing the ef­fects of GDPR in M&A trans­ac­tions
Auto­mot­ive, health­care and fin­an­cial ser­vices are prime ex­amples of sec­tors that are un­der­go­ing rap­id di­git­al change. This trans­form­a­tion in the di­git­al en­vir­on­ment is caus­ing busi­ness mod­els to be rad­ic­ally...
01 Nov 16
In­vestors eye op­por­tun­it­ies in Europe amid un­cer­tainty...
14 Oct 19
Man­dat­ory tender pro­ced­ure in Tur­key E-Pro­cure­ment: (E-İhale)
On 1 June 2019, a new era for the Turk­ish pub­lic pro­cure­ment sys­tem began. From that date, bid­ders may sub­mit the tender of­fers for pub­lic pro­cure­ments solely through the Elec­tron­ic Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment...
04 Oct 19
Volk­swa­gen es­tab­lishes a com­pany in Tur­key
On 2 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Turk­ish Trade Re­gistry Gaz­ette an­nounced that Volk­swa­gen had es­tab­lished a joint-stock com­pany in Tur­key un­der the trade name Volk­swa­gen Tur­key Oto­mot­iv Sanayi ve Ticaret An­on­im...
16 Sep 19
Un­col­lec­ted coupon, bonds and share re­ceiv­ables will no longer be...
The Art­icles of Law on Trans­fer of a Com­pany’s Coupon, Bonds and Share Re­ceiv­ables, which are Barred by Pre­scrip­tion, to the State Treas­ury (“Law No 2308”) have been res­cin­ded by a re­cent de­cision...
31 Jul 19
M&A and GDPR: an­nounced GBP 99 m hotel chain fine high­lights due di­li­gence...
A year since the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the GDPR, de­cisions were handed down in the UK and Ger­many re­veal­ing how the reg­u­la­tion has a dir­ect im­pact on M&A trans­ac­tions. In one rul­ing, the Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity...
16 Apr 19
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...
09 Apr 19
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...
22 Mar 19
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...