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Our specialists of the CMS Expat Desk provide cross-border advice to (global) companies about international employees, also known as “expats”. The provided assistance is related to employment law, work and residence permits, taxation and social security matters and are as follows:

  • Drafting employment and international assignment agreements;
  • Advising on the taxation of foreign employees;
  • Obtaining work permits for foreign employees and residence permits for their dependents;
  • Advising on the social security obligations applicable to foreign employees;
  • Advising on split pay-roll issues;
  • Managing termination procedures of foreign employees; and
  • Drafting mobility policies.

Credentials 

Assisting the client, one of the world’s leading commercial and jet fighter engine manufacturers, on applying for work permits for highly skilled foreign individuals to be employed by the client’s Turkish subsidiary.

Advising the client, a European renewable energy company, on the engagement of a foreign individual as a non-resident advisor or as a resident manager in Turkey to assist the operations of the client’s Turkish subsidiary.

Advising the client, an international packaging materials and paper producer, on the social security and taxation aspects of seconding a foreign employee to the client's Turkish subsidiary as well as drafting an extensive employment agreement and international assignment agreement.

Advising the client, an international producer of motor oil and lubricants, with regard to work permits and regulatory restrictions related to foreign employees and social security and taxation aspects of seconding a foreign employee to the client’s Turkish subsidiary.


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26/05/2022
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...
08/04/2022
The Pro­posed Dir­ect­ive on Cor­por­ate Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Due Di­li­gence – a step...
The Pro­posed Dir­ect­ive on Cor­por­ate Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Due Di­li­gence (the “CSDD Pro­pos­al”), pub­lished on 23 Feb­ru­ary 2022, aims to im­pose ob­lig­a­tions on com­pan­ies, their sub­si­di­ar­ies and their value chains...
28/03/2022
Ger­many: Cross-bor­der em­ploy­ee as­sign­ments - li­ab­il­ity for wage tax?
The de­cis­ive factor for wage tax li­ab­il­ity in the in­ter­na­tion­al as­sign­ment of em­ploy­ees is not who pays the wage. For the em­ploy­ee, the ques­tion is: in which coun­try must the in­di­vidu­al pay tax on his...
11/03/2022
Gen­er­al Dir­ect­or­ate of Oc­cu­pa­tion­al Health and Safety of the Min­istry of...
Sum­mary In a let­ter sent by the Gen­er­al Dir­ect­or­ate of Oc­cu­pa­tion­al Health and Safety of the Min­istry of Labor and So­cial Se­cur­ity (the “Min­istry”) to the Turk­ish Con­fed­er­a­tion of Em­ploy­er As­so­ci­ations...
07/09/2021
Gender pay: What’s needed to make equal­ity a real­ity?
A CMS We­bin­ar on Tues­day 21 Septem­ber will ex­plore what so­ci­ety and busi­nesses need to do to close the on­go­ing dis­par­ity in men and wo­men’s pay. Did you know that 18 Septem­ber 2021 is UN Equal Pay Day...
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...
29/06/2021
Turk­ish So­cial Se­cur­ity In­sti­tu­tion amends exit codes
On 8 April 2021, the So­cial Se­cur­ity In­sti­tu­tion (“SSI”) an­nounced that it has amended the exit codes used by em­ploy­ers to no­ti­fy dis­missals (“An­nounce­ment”). Ac­cord­ingly, dis­tinct exit codes...
11/06/2021
How can busi­nesses pro­tect their trade secrets in a hy­brid work­ing world?
As the num­ber of people vac­cin­ated against COV­ID-19 stead­ily in­creases, many em­ploy­ers are start­ing to turn their minds to a re­turn to the work­place. However, it’s un­likely that we will be re­turn­ing...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
07/05/2021
The Turk­ish Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court ruled that the em­ploy­er had the right...
On 5 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Turk­ish Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court pub­lished De­cision 2018/31036 (dated 12 Janu­ary 2021 and pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette), which found that a Turk­ish com­pany had not vi­ol­ated data...
07/05/2021
Tur­key Dis­missal ban has been ex­ten­ded again
The Pres­id­en­tial De­cision numbered 3930 was pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette on 30 April 2021 and ex­tends the peri­od of dis­missal ban un­til the end of June 2021. Thus, un­til 30 June 2021, the ban on...
07/05/2021
Tur­key in­tro­duces re­mote work­ing scheme
On 10 March 2021, Tur­key en­acted the Re­mote Work Reg­u­la­tion, which reg­u­lates the de­tails of re­mote work in ac­cord­ance with Art­icle 14 of the Turk­ish La­bour Law No. 4857. Gen­er­al pro­vi­sions on re­mote work...