Moral, Kinikoglu, Pamukkale, Kokenek has advised Israel's Amiad Water Systems on its acquisition of the final 49% stake in FTS Filtrasyon Aritim Sistemleri. SCH-Legal reportedly advised the sellers.
With the recent amendments to the Notary Public Law No. 1512 ("Law"), the immovable property sales agreements, which could only be executed before the land registries previously, can now be executed before the Turkish notaries as of January 1, 2023. In other words, immovable property sales agreements can now be concluded both before the land registries and the notaries as of such date.
Communiqué on the Default Interest Rate to be applied for Late Payments and the Minimum Expense Amount that can be claimed for the Collection Costs of Receivables in the Supply of Goods and Services (the “Communiqué”) was published in the Official Gazette dated January 2, 2023 numbered 32061 and entered into force on January 1, 2023.
The 2022 Mergers and Acquisitions (the "M&A") Outlook Report (the "Report") drafted by the Turkish Competition Authority's (the "Authority") Economic Analysis and Research Department regarding the transactions notified to the Authority in 2022 was published on the Authority's website on January 6, 2023.
Law on the Amendment of the Law on the Regulation of Tobacco, Tobacco Products and Alcohol Market and Certain Laws No. 7423 (the “Omnibus Bill”), which was submitted to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on October 18, 2022 was legalized and published in the Official Gazette dated December 10, 2022 and numbered 32039. Some of the amendments in the Omnibus Bill entered into force on the date of its publication; while other amendments will enter into force on January 1, 2024.
Investigations of the Turkish Competition Authority against certain undertakings operating in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry as producers, suppliers, and retailers to determine whether Article 4 of the Law on the Protection of Competition has been violated are ongoing and currently, verbal self-defense processes are being submitted.
Pursuant to Article 350 of the Turkish Code of Obligations; the lessor, his/her spouse, his/her descendants or ascendants or persons who are legally dependent on the lessor; should have a need to use the leased property for residency or workplace purposes for lessor to request the eviction of the property due to personal needs.
Discussions on the Law on the Amendment to the Press Law and Some Laws" which is known as the Law on Combating Disinformation among the public and which includes regulations and amendments about social media and internet news sites (“Law Amendment”), was published in the Official Gazette dated 18.10.2022 and numbered 31987.
Following a long lasting process since 2010 the European Court of Human Rights (the “ECHR”) held that Slovakia violated right to property due to the refusal of its courts to enforce an International Chamber of Commerce (the “ICC”) arbitral award ruling that the National Property Fund of Slovakia (the “NPF”) was due to pay BTS Holding (“BTS”) approx. EUR 1.9 million plus interest. (the “Decision”)
The Regulation on the Amendment ("Amendment Regulation") of the Regulation on Unlicensed Electricity Production in Electricity Market ("Regulation") and the decision of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority numbered 11098 ("Decision") have been published in the Official Gazette dated 11.08.2022 and numbered 31920.