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As a participant in the global banking and finance industry, you are faced with increasing financial, regulatory and political pressures. New rules on capital requirements, risk profile and investor protection pose challenges for your organisation. We have unmatched geographical coverage and more internationally (including English and US) qualified banking and finance partners on the ground in emerging Europe than any other law firm. We are your first port of call whether you are planning a cross-border transaction with a multi-jurisdictional security package or loan portfolio or implementing a first-of-a-kind financing structure in your domestic market.

CMS Turkey connects you to over 500 banking and finance lawyers in 34 countries worldwide. Our International Banking and Finance team has been advising on finance transactions in Turkey and across Central, Southern and Eastern Europe for well over 20 years. We advise lenders and borrowers on a wide variety of finance transactions, covering all financial product lines, including project finance, infrastructure and finance, acquisition finance, corporate lending, and structured trade finance. We offer international law capabilities on the ground in Istanbul – including English and US law advice.

Whether you are a financial institution, equity house, asset manager, mutual fund, accountant, privately owned company, corporation or public entity, your business is only as good as the products and services you sell. That’s why we organise our teams along the business lines of your sector, giving us deep insight into the commercial and legal issues you face. From general corporate lending to acquisition and leveraged finance, derivatives and securitisations to real estate finance and corporate recovery, we can help you achieve the best outcome, both locally and across jurisdictions.

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    12 April 2021
    EU Di­git­al Ser­vices Act gives new leg­al frame­work for plat­form eco­nomy
    The European Com­mis­sion has is­sued the draft pro­pos­al for the Reg­u­la­tion on a Single Mar­ket for Di­git­al Ser­vices (Di­git­al Ser­vices Act or DSA), which cre­ates a new leg­al frame­work for di­git­al ser­vices...
    29 March 2021
    EDPS & EDPB re­lease joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act
    On 10 March 2021, the EDPB and the EDPS re­leased their joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act (DGA), the European Com­mis­sion’s Pro­pos­al for a Reg­u­la­tion on European data gov­ernance. The DGA is an...
    10 March 2021
    Tur­key: Peri­od of dis­missal ban ex­ten­ded again by 2 months
    The peri­od of the dis­missal ban of em­ploy­ees has been ex­ten­ded by 2 months start­ing from 17 March 2021 fol­low­ing the pub­lic­a­tion of Pres­id­en­tial De­cision No. 3592 in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette on 9 March 2021...
    05 March 2021
    Tur­key launches a con­trolled nor­m­al­isa­tion pro­cess in the fight against...
    On 1 March 2021, the Pres­id­en­tial Cab­in­et, led by Pres­id­ent Re­cep Tayyip Er­doğan up­dated Tur­key's strategy in the fight against the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic by in­tro­du­cing a new con­trolled nor­m­al­isa­tion pro­cess...
    25 February 2021
    Tur­key amends Com­mer­cial Code on bear­er share cer­ti­fic­ates of closed joint-stock...
    On 31 Decem­ber 2020, Tur­key pub­lished the Law on the Pre­ven­tion of the Fin­an­cing of the Pro­lif­er­a­tion of Weapons of Mass De­struc­tion No. 7262 in Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette No. 31351 (the “Law”), which amends...
    02 February 2021
    EC Con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance: dead­line ap­proach­ing
    Key ac­tion point On 26 Oc­to­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion launched its pub­lic con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance (Con­sulta­tion). The Con­sulta­tion closes on 8 Feb­ru­ary 2021 and we would...
    22 January 2021
    EDPB is­sues draft guidelines for data breach no­ti­fic­a­tions
    Fur­ther to the GDPR re­quire­ment for re­port­ing per­son­al data breaches to the com­pet­ent data pro­tec­tion au­thor­ity and, in cer­tain cases, to af­fected in­di­vidu­als, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB)...
    19 January 2021
    New GDPR strategy to tackle new tech­no­logy, data se­cur­ity, in­ter­na­tion­al...
    The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished its GDPR Strategy 2021-2023 on 5 Janu­ary 2021, set­ting out four main pil­lars and key ac­tions, which in­clude: Pil­lar 1: Ad­van­cing har­mon­isa­tion and...
    16 January 2021
    Tur­key re­struc­tures cus­toms du­ties un­der Law No. 7256
    Law­makers in Ank­ara re­cently passed sec­ond­ary le­gis­la­tion to the Law on the Re­struc­tur­ing of Cer­tain Re­ceiv­ables and Amend­ments to Cer­tain Laws No. 7256 (“Law”), which in­tro­duced pro­vi­sions for re­struc­tur­ing...
    13 January 2021
    EU­'s Por­tuguese pres­id­ency re­leases new draft of ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion
    On 5 Janu­ary 2021, the Coun­cil of the EU – with Por­tugal serving as the Pres­id­ent-in-Of­fice – re­leased a new draft ver­sion of the ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion, which is meant to re­place the ePri­vacy Dir­ect­ive...
    08 January 2021
    Tur­key amends Com­mu­nique on cap­it­al loss prin­ciples and pro­ced­ures neg­at­ive...
    On 26 Decem­ber 2020, the Com­mu­nique on the Amend­ment of the Com­mu­nique on Pro­ced­ures and Prin­ciples Re­gard­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion of Art­icle 376 of the Turk­ish Com­mer­cial Code No. 6102 (Amend­ment Com­mu­nique)...
    05 January 2021
    PRICL - a game changer in the re­in­sur­ance world?
    Al­though the “club at­mo­sphere” around re­in­sur­ance has been dis­turbed in re­cent years due to a surge in re­in­sur­ance dis­putes and the reg­u­lat­or’s en­hanced ini­ti­at­ives to boost con­tract cer­tainty1...