201909.05
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NEWS FLASH-New Deadline for VERBIS Registration

Within the scope of Article 16 of the Law on Protection of Personal Data, which was published in the Official Gazette on 7 April 2016, real persons and legal entities who process personal data must register with the Data Controllers’ Registry (VERBIS) before they start processing the data. According to the decision of the Personal…

201909.03
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Registration for VERBIS is approaching

Within the scope of Article 16 of the Law on Protection of Personal Data, which was published in the Official Gazette on 7 April 2016, real persons and legal entities who process personal data must register with the Data Controllers’ Registry (VERBIS) before they start processing the data. According to the decision of the Personal…

201908.29
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AMENDMENTS TO GENERAL COMMUNİQUE ON NATIONAL PROPERTY (NO: 313)

Communiqué (No: 319) on Amendment to the General Communiqué on National Property (No: 313) published in the Official Gazette dated 21 August 2019 (“Communiqué 391”) brought about certain changes. In summary, for the private immovable property pertained to treasury, the Communiqué 391; assigned responsibility of sale transactions to Ministry of Environment and Urbanization which had…

201907.31
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Visa Periods Have Been Extended

According to the amendment promulgated at the Official Gazette on 30 July 2019, the Article 10, paragraph (4) of the Regulation on Implementation of Foreigners and International Protection Law, the five – year visa period has been extended to ten years. In order to maintain visas that have been granted shall be put into use…

201907.24
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Incoterms Are Being Amended

Celebrating its Centenary throughout 2019, ICC announced that it is preparing to publish Incoterms 2020, in early September 2019, which will be the newest edition of the Incoterm rules, featuring terms such as FOB (“Free on Board”), DAP (“Delivered at Place”) EXW (“Ex Works”), CIP (“Carriage and Insurance Paid To”) similarly as the Incoterms 2010…

201907.23
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A Brief Concerning the Amendment Made by The Energy Market Regulatory Authority

According to the amendment made on 19 July 2019, the connection agreements made under the Electricity Market Law article 14/ 1 (b) which stipulates the activities of unlicensed renewable power plants with maximum capacity of 1 MW shall be granted an extension of 120 days; for the facilities whose provisional acceptance could not be completed…

201907.10
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Huge Fines by Personal Data Protection Board

Personal Data Protection Board has been issuing relatively advisory and cautionary decisions since the Law on Protection of Personal Data, a new regulation in Turkish law, entered into force in 2016. However, considering  recent decisions of the Board, it is clear that the Board stopped showing tolerance regarding protection of personal data. Board issued two…

201905.29
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A new Contract Contemplated by FIDIC “2019 Emerald Book”

On Tuesday 7 May 2019 at the World Tunnel Congress 2019 in Naples, a new form of contract has been published jointly by International Federation of Consulting Engineers (“FIDIC”) and International Tunneling and Underground Space Association;       namely, the Emerald Book. This form of contract is designed specifically for tunneling and underground works aiming…

201905.21
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Amendments on Certain Regulations by Personal Data Protection Authority

Since the Law on Protection of Personal Data and other secondary regulations on the subject are relatively new in Turkish law, regulations on the subject may require some retouchings. Therefore, Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) has made some amendments on April 28, 2019 on three different regulations namely; 1) Communique on the Principles and the…