The Winner of Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards, Duygu Doğan Şahiner was interviewed after winning her reward and the interview has been published in Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2019 in “Dispute Resolution Turkey” Section. To read the interview please follow the link below.
Turkey has experienced an infrastructure boom over the past decade with a variety of projects being completed. Current projects include: Istanbul’s new airport, Kanal Istanbul, the Istanbul Grand Tunnel (the world’s first three-story tunnel), the Northern Marmara Highway, The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (“TANAP”) project, which transports Azerbaijani gas to Turkey, and the upcoming Halkalı-Kapıkule high-speed train […]
Turkey and Kuwait share deep historic and cultural connections. In recent years, the two nations have built on their already close relations by signing a variety of agreements covering trade, defence and economic co-operation. Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board has a target of increasing trade between Turkey and Kuwait to $3 billion annually by 2020. […]
By Elif Ecem Seçilmiş The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was created with the aim of homogenising data privacy laws across the EU. GDPR also applies to organisations outside the EU, if they monitor EU data subjects, or offer goods and services to them. The GDPR applies to personal data, which is defined as […]
Turkey’s first comprehensive data protection law was being launched in April 2016. The 2016 Law on the Protection of Personal Data (“Turkish Data Protection Law”) is based largely on EU Data Protection Law. As a candidate state for EU membership, Turkey aligns much of its legal system with EU law. Turkish data protection law consequently […]
By Rebecca Mace-Balebs On 2 August 2019, the Luxembourg Supervisory Authority of the Financial Sector (CSSF) published press release 19/41 in respect of the opening of its online portal, eDesk, for the purpose of mandatory notifications in the context of Brexit. In its previous press releases (19/33 and 19/34), the CSSF announced that: firms licensed […]
By Petar Mitrovic, Dragan Karanovic Serbia achieved the top spot at the Greenfield FDI Performance Index for 2019 – fDi Intelligence, a Financial Times data division, placed Serbia as a number one in its annual Greenfield FDI Performance Index study. The Study, which looks at inbound greenfield investment in 2018 relative to the size of […]
By Martin Chitty, Siobhan Bishop In this podcast we discuss drafting employment contracts, focusing on some of the tricky issues at the start and end of the employment relationship. We cover how to avoid the pitfalls with references, contract variation, termination and bad leavers clauses. Click below to read more.
By Chris Garrod Bermuda has a long history of being a leading jurisdiction, quick to meet the changing needs of business. From captive insurance to alternative investments, the island has welcomed innovation, with its government and the private sector successfully working together to foster thriving, but well-regulated, new markets. Blockchain and digital assets are no […]
By Julie E. Mclean, Angela F. Atherden 1.0 Aircraft and Engine Purchase and Sale 1.1 Sales Agreements Taxes/Duties Payable Upon Execution of the Sales Agreement No taxes or duties are payable in Bermuda as a consequence of the execution of an aircraft or engine sale agreement, unless the agreement is physically executed in Bermuda and […]
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Commercial set Twenty Essex Street has hired a barrister from Walkers to add to its civil fraud and asset tracing team. Sarah Tresman has spent three years as a litigation lawyer in the Cayman Islands. Previously she was a barrister at Twenty Essex for seven years, where she began her career. She returns to the […]
Three months after British Steel was placed into compulsory liquidation, Clifford Chance and Hogan Lovells are leading on the proposed purchase of the stricken business by Turkey’s military pension fund. If successful, Oyak will be given several weeks to try to buy British Steel out of insolvency. Clifford Chance, led by restructuring partner Philip Hertz, […]
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has made its second hire from Allen & Overy in 2019, recruiting the firm’s head of fraud to lead a new group in its City office. Mona Vaswani, who is also the head of firm’s UK banking, finance and regulatory litigation practice, will join Milbank after spending 26 years at […]
White & Case’s UK and Africa staff numbers went down by 2 per cent over 2018, its accounts have revealed, after a six-year period of rapid growth across both jurisdictions. Over 2018, the firm’s employee headcount dropped from 633 to 619, with a fall in both fee-earner and non fee-earner numbers. The average number of […]
It’s been a week that litigation funder Burford Capital would rather forget, while legal tech providers have flocked to offer services on the new “one stop” solution for the industry. Here are the key takeaways. Reynen Court’s one-stop shop still has much to prove Reynen Court, the platform claiming to be a “one-stop” tech solution […]
Fieldfisher‘s top of equity has seen a record-breaking rise in the financial year 2018/19, growing by 34 per cent from the previous year’s £3.2m, The Lawyer has learned. The firm’s equity spread last year ranged from £250,000 to the new high of £4.3m, creating a considerable differential. The record rise comes as the previous year […]