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data breach

First 72 hours in a data breach! By whom and by what ways should the process be conducted?

We are thrilled to announce our active participation in Enterprise GC Turkey 2023, a pivotal event in the legal landscape organized by @Legal500. This event stands as one of the most significant legal gatherings of the year, promising insightful discussions and invaluable networking opportunities. Our Managing Partner, @ÖzlemKurt, will be moderating a compelling panel discussion…
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The Growing Problem in Remote and Hybrid Work: Overtime!

The comprehensive regulation specific to this working model is the Remote WorkingRegulation, which came into force after the pandemic and includes the needs in practice. The importance of employment contracts which should be containing provisionsgoverning overtime working conditions, and legal assessment requirements, especially in terms of managing dispute processes related to overtime has increased. It…
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electricity storage

New Legal Arrangements in Electricity Storage

Legal arrangements were made that are expected to serve the purpose of increasing the storage possibilities in the electricity market. For this purpose, important changes in the Electricity Market Law (“Law”) numbered 6446 and some other secondary legislation entered into force on 19 November 2022 in Turkey.

data protection
natrıal gas tariff

What Does the Graded Natural Gas Sales Tariff Change?

With Article 10 of the Law Number 7351, published in the Official Gazette dated January 22, 2022 and numbered 31727, the clause “Provided that the opinion of the Ministry is taken, BOTAS may apply a gradual natural gas sales price on a provincial or regional basis, taking into account regional and climatic conditions” has been…
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Legal Developments in Electric Vehicle Charging Services Market

The market share of electrically powered vehicles increased from 0.1 percent to 0.5 percent in 2021 compared to 2020 based on the information revealed by Automotive Distributors Association (ODD) in Turkey. According to the announced plans of many brands, this number is expected to increase exponentially in 2022. Although the chip crisis delays the market…
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The Lawyer

Kurt and Partners is selected as a Finalist by The Lawyer

Kurt & Partners is proud to announce to be recognized as finalist of Law Firm of The Year in South Eastern Europe category by The Lawyer which is known as the Oscars of the legal world. The Lawyer European Awards is recognized as the standard of excellence in the European legal sector. South Eastern Europe…
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verbis and obligation

Foreign Data Controller Representative Must Be Appointed!

The Data Protection Law in Turkey numbered 6698 The Law on Personal Data Protection No. 6698 (“DP Law”) sets out obligations, principles and procedures that will be binding on natural or legal persons who process personal data.  Natural and legal persons residing outside of Turkey must be compatible with the DP Law in terms of…
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General Assembly and Board Meetings of Associations can be Held Electronically

With the regulation on the “Regulation Amending the Regulation of Associations” published in the Official Gazette dated 21/10/2021 and numbered 31635, Associations will now be able to hold their general assembly and board of directors’ meetings electronically. During the pandemic period, the general assemblies of the associations, which had to be held physically, could not…
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Minority Shareholders’ Right to Postpone Discussion of Financial Statements

The right to postpone discussion of financial statements is a minority shareholders’ right which is regulated under article 420 of the Turkish Commercial Code and is a positive right and can be exercised in general assembly meeting. Accordingly, at the request of shareholders holding one-tenth of the capital in non-public companies or one-twentieth in the…
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