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12/05/2022
10 key as­pects of the re­vised EU com­pet­i­tion law in the field of dis­tri­bu­tion...
The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the...
20/04/2022
CMS Ex­pert Guide on rising raw ma­ter­i­al prices in Tur­key
1. Have spe­cif­ic le­gis­lat­ive or reg­u­lat­ory pro­vi­sions been ad­op­ted by the Gov­ern­ment in re­la­tion to the in­crease in the price of raw ma­ter­i­als? On 24 Feb­ru­ary 2022, the Im­ple­ment­a­tion Prin­ciples (“Prin­ciples”)...
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12/04/2022
Tur­key’s 2021 over­view for in­sur­ance sec­tor
Sig­ni­fic­ant sec­tor-re­lated changes in Tur­key in 2021 With the In­sur­ance and Private Pen­sion Reg­u­la­tion and Su­per­vi­sion Agency ("Agency") fully op­er­a­tion­al, there have been far-reach­ing reg­u­lat­ory changes...
29/03/2022
Tur­key: Force Ma­jeure - Hard­ship in re­la­tion to Con­flict and Sanc­tions
1. Is there le­gis­la­tion on war or re­lated sanc­tions in your leg­al sys­tem? Sanc­tions im­posed by Tur­key are gen­er­ally taken in the form of ad­min­is­trat­ive de­cisions. Such de­cisions are taken by the Pres­id­ent...
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27/01/2022
Schrems II: Re­ac­tions to the judge­ment and the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies'...
“Schrems II”: Opin­ions of the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies on Schrems II and re­com­mend­a­tions on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the judge­ment in in­ter­na­tion­al data trans­fers On 16 Ju­ly 2020, the Court of Justice...
22/12/2021
Turk­ish Coun­cil of State hands down rul­ing on elec­tron­ic tax no­ti­fic­a­tions
In de­cision 2021/2 dated 22.09.2021, the Coun­cil of State – Plen­ary Ses­sion of the Tax Law Cham­bers ruled that not send­ing an in­form­a­tion mes­sage to a tele­phone num­ber or e-mail ad­dress for elec­tron­ic...
26/11/2021
Leg­al term for pay­ments in Tur­key
1.  Are there any spe­cif­ic leg­al re­quire­ments in re­spect of pay­ment terms? The leg­al re­quire­ments with re­gard to pay­ment terms are gen­er­ally reg­u­lated in the Turk­ish Code of Ob­lig­a­tions ("TCO"). However...
27/09/2021
Tur­key pub­lishes Reg­u­la­tion on Iden­tity Au­then­tic­a­tion in Elec­tron­ic Com­mu­nic­a­tions...
The In­form­a­tion and Com­mu­nic­a­tion Tech­no­lo­gies Au­thor­ity (ICTA) re­cently pub­lished the Reg­u­la­tion on the Au­then­tic­a­tion of the Iden­tity of the Ap­plic­ant in the Elec­tron­ic Com­mu­nic­a­tions Sec­tor (“Reg­u­la­tion”)...
15/07/2021
European Com­mis­sion pub­lished drafts of the re­vised Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion...
On 9 Ju­ly, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished its draft re­vised Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the cor­res­pond­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines. The VBER con­cerns ver­tic­al agree­ments, which are agree­ments...
09/07/2021
Tur­key an­nounces de­tails of nor­m­al­isa­tion, sus­pends all curfews
The Turk­ish Min­istry of In­tern­al Af­fairs pub­lished the Cir­cu­lar on Gradu­al Nor­m­al­isa­tion Meas­ures ("Cir­cu­lar"), which sets out the de­tails of Tur­key's strategy in the fight against COV­ID-19 as of 1 Ju­ly...
15/06/2021
New GDPR Code of Con­duct ap­proved for Cloud In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vice Pro­viders
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) and the French Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity (CNIL) ap­proved the CISPE Data Pro­tec­tion Code of Con­duct of Cloud In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vice Pro­viders in Europe (CISPE...
11/06/2021
EDPB is­sues Re­com­mend­a­tion on cred­it card data stor­age for one-click pay­ments
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) has ad­op­ted a new re­com­mend­a­tion on the leg­al basis for the stor­age of cred­it card data by e-com­merce mer­chants for the pur­pose of one-click pay­ment of fur­ther...