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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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10 May 2021
Vi­ol­a­tion of mer­ger con­trol pro­ced­ur­al rules: European Com­mis­sion fines...
On 3 May 2021, the European Com­mis­sion fined chem­ic­al maker Sigma-Ald­rich EUR 7.5 mil­lion for provid­ing mis­lead­ing in­form­a­tion dur­ing mer­ger con­trol pro­ceed­ings for Sigma-Ald­rich’s takeover by rival...
04 May 2021
With Il­lu­mina ac­tion, court to test EU Com­mis­sion's new mer­ger re­fer­ral...
On 29 April 2021, the US life sci­ences com­pany Il­lu­mina con­firmed that it filed an ac­tion be­fore the EU courts ask­ing for an an­nul­ment of the European Com­mis­sion’s de­cision of 19 April 2021 to ac­cept...
26 April 2021
Min­istry of Com­merce pub­lishes Com­mu­niqué on the re­gis­tra­tion of bear­er...
On 6 April 2021, the Com­mu­niqué on Re­cord­ing and No­ti­fic­a­tion of Bear­er Share Cer­ti­fic­ates to Cent­ral Re­gistry Agency was pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette (num­ber 31446), which sets out the fees and...
23 March 2021
Tur­key amends Com­mer­cial Code on Sig­na­ture Spe­ci­men and Sig­na­ture Cir­cu­lar
Tur­key has en­acted Law No. 7263, which amends the leg­al frame­work on sig­na­ture spe­ci­mens and sig­na­ture cir­cu­lars as provided for in the Turk­ish Com­mer­cial Code (TCC). The amend­ments went in­to ef­fect on...
11 March 2021
Turk­ish High Court cla­ri­fies pro­ced­ure for choice of law in in­ter­na­tion­al...
A re­cent High Court of Ap­peals rul­ing provided wel­come cla­ri­fic­a­tion on the de­term­in­a­tion of the choice of law in a com­mer­cial con­tract with a for­eign ele­ment. The Court con­firmed that if there is a for­eign...
09 March 2021
New com­pet­i­tion tools for di­git­al mar­kets – Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law vs....
After the new Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law came in­to ef­fect in Janu­ary 2021, ma­jor di­git­al plat­forms are now af­fected by art­icle 19a of the Ger­man Com­pet­i­tion Act. Un­der art­icle 19a, the Ger­man com­pet­i­tion...
08 March 2021
CMS cel­eb­rates In­ter­na­tion­al Wo­men's Day on 8 March 2021
Missed the We­bin­ar? Here you have ac­cess to all re­cord­ings. CMS Reich-Rohr­wig Hainz in­vites you to its glob­al cel­eb­ra­tion of In­ter­na­tion­al Wo­men’s Day. This spe­cial we­bin­ar, ded­ic­ated to wo­men every­where...
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...
09 February 2021
BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...
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...
15 January 2021
Tur­key in­tro­duces Com­mer­cial Elec­tron­ic Com­mu­nic­a­tion Man­age­ment Sys­tem
The Turk­ish Min­istry of Com­merce (the "Min­istry") has made sig­ni­fic­ant amend­ments to the Com­mer­cial Com­mu­nic­a­tions and Com­mer­cial Elec­tron­ic Mes­sages Reg­u­la­tion, which over­sees com­mer­cial com­mu­nic­a­tions...
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...