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COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Employment Contracts

COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Employment Contracts

COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Employment Contracts Having spread to most of the countries and identified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is substantially affecting the global markets as well as Turkey. Extraordinary measures have been taken not only by governments and authorities but also by the private companies. Some of employers are […]

A Structured Guide to Digital Service Tax

A Structured Guide to Digital Service Tax The Law No. 7194 on Digital Service Tax and the Amendment of Certain Laws and Law Decree No. 375 (the “Law”) which was published on Official Gazette dated December 7, 2019 and No. 30971 and entered into force on 1 March 2020, introduced digital service tax on revenues […]

Repercussions on Events of Force Majeure And Impossibility

Repercussions on Events of Force Majeure And Impossibility

Repercussions on Events of Force Majeure And Impossibility Special Focus on the New Coronavirus: NCOVID-19 Ncovid-19 (novel coronavirus or Wuhan virus) has been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on 11.03.2020.[1] However, even before that official characterisation, the virus outbreak was affecting the normal course of things in a number of countries […]

Regulation Regarding Acceptance of Power Production and Storage Plants

Introduction Regulation Regarding Acceptance of Electricity Production and Storage Plants (“Regulation”) has been prepared by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (“Ministry”) and published on the Official Gazette dated 19.02.2020 and numbered 31044. The Regulation abolishes the Regulation on Acceptance of Electricity Generation Plants (“Former Regulation”) published on the Official Gazette dated 06.11.2015 and […]

12:15 , 10/03/2020 Comments Off on Regulation Regarding Acceptance of Power Production and Storage Plants

Recent Changes to Valuable Housing Tax

Turkey introduced the Valuable Housing Tax (the “VHT”) under the law numbered 7194 which was published on the Official Gazette No. 30971 dated December 7, 2019 and made crucial amendments to the Real Estate Tax Law No. 1316. The Law numbered 7221 (the “Law”) which was published on the Official Gazette dated 20 February, 2020 […]

13:47 , 20/02/2020 Comments Off on Recent Changes to Valuable Housing Tax

The Legal 500 Oil and Gas Guide – Turkey Chapter written by Kesikli Law Firm

The Legal 500 Oil and Gas Guide – Turkey Chapter written by Kesikli Law Firm We are pleased to announce that Kesikli Law Firm has accepted to contribute to The Legal 500: Turkey Oil & Gas Guide as the exclusive author of the Turkey Chapter, which has been published by the Legal 500 recently.  The […]

12:48 , 26/12/2019 Comments Off on The Legal 500 Oil and Gas Guide – Turkey Chapter written by Kesikli Law Firm

Valuable House Tax in Effect

New Taxes Imposed on Valuable Houses in Turkey – Valuable House Tax in Effect For the first time in the history, Turkey ratifies the Valuable Housing Tax (the “VHT”) under the law numbered 7194 which was published on the Official Gazette No. 30971 dated December 7, 2019 (the “Law”) and makes crucial amendments to the Real Estate Tax Law No. 1316.  […]

16:10 , 21/12/2019 Comments Off on Valuable House Tax in Effect

Pitfalls of Using a Foreign Language in Your Contracts under Turkish Law

A Commonly Overlooked Question: Are You Really Free to Enter into a Contract with a Turkish Entity in a Foreign Language? Especially in the last two decades, Turkey has been trying to create an investment-friendly environment for foreign investors. This has resulted in entry of many foreign investors to the country – in addition to […]

12:04 , 19/11/2019 Comments Off on Pitfalls of Using a Foreign Language in Your Contracts under Turkish Law

Enforcement of Foreign Judgements in Turkey

Enforcement of Foreign Court Judgements in Turkey – Series No. 1 Foreign court judgements are not directly enforceable in Turkey. According to Art. 50 of Private International Law and Procedure Act numbered 5718 (the “Act”), a final judgement rendered by a foreign civil court can only be enforced in Turkey if competent Turkish court decides […]

19:08 , 05/10/2019 Comments Off on Enforcement of Foreign Judgements in Turkey

World Energy Strategies Congress and Exhibition 2019

Kesikli Law Firm’s founding partner, Omer KESIKLI spoke at the World Energy Strategies Congress and Exhibition 2019 (WESCE’19) held in Istanbul / Turkey. Omer Kesikli spoke as one of the panelists in “Energy Law and IP Rights” session of the event. Other panelists included Dr. Cem Cagatay Ortak (partner at Cakmak Law), Dr. Taner Sahin (Lecturer […]

17:19 , 28/08/2019 Comments Off on World Energy Strategies Congress and Exhibition 2019