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Articles & Publications

D&B Law Firm is happy to announce that it has contributed to “The Labour And Employment Disputes Review” publication which gives detailed information regarding the recent changes in employment and labour law system. As many law firms from all across the world participated in this publication prepared by “The Law Review", new revisions in the Turkish labour laws are explained by D&B Law Firm.

"This publication provides an overview of both the legal and practical issues relating to background checks in 19 key countries. It covers a wide range of background checks, from criminal record checks through to drug and alcohol testing, and identifies the applicable conditions, restrictions and sanctions in each country."

The Labour and Employment Disputes Review – Edition 1

A Regional Guide to Background Checks

"This publication provides a brief overview of the laws relating to the regulation of retirement plans and schemes in 20 key countries. We hope it will be a valuable starting point for multinational and global employers that are developing governance and risk management structures for their retirement programs."

Protection of Personal Data

The Law numbered 6698 on Protection of Personal Data (“Law”) has been published recently which introduced new requirements and obligations in terms of data protection. Following the enforcement of the Law, the companies in Turkey are required to render their internal regulations, policies and contracts to comply with the Law. In this Article, the procedures to be followed by companies from the point of view of employment and contractual law will be described.

Regional Guide to Retirement Plans & Schemes

6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilen Korunması Kanunu’na uyum kapsamında şirketlerin yapması gerekenlerin iş hukuku ile sözleşmeler hukuku yönünden değerlendirilmesine ilişkin bilgi notu.

Foreigners who intend to stay in Turkey beyond the visa or visa exemption period or more than 90 days are obliged to obtain a residence permit to stay in Turkey. Moreover, foreigners in Turkey must obtain a work permit from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in order to provide services in Turkey and to be employed by a Turkish company.

Kişisel Verilerin Korunması 

Immigration to Turkey

Law No:6663 Amendments Concerning the Employment Law

The Law Regarding the Amendment of Income Tax Law and Certain Laws (Law No:6663) has been published on the Official Gazette on February 10, 2016. By the enforcement of this Law in addition to the Income Tax Law (Law No: 193), certain laws such as Public Officers Law (Law No: 657), Unemployment Insurance Law (Law No: 4447), the Labour Code (Law No: 4857) and the Social Security Law (Law No: 5510) have been amended.

Due to the frequency of foreign investments made and the number of multinational companies based in Turkey, especially within the recent years the number of expats increased rapidly.As D&B Law Firm we have observed that expats and even their employers get lost between the procedures to be followed during the residence and work permit applications. In this regard, this note is prepared to provide guidance to foreigners working in Turkey or wishing to work and reside in Turkey.

Guidance for Expats in Turkey

D&B Law Firm provides all services including preparation of trademark applications, objections, petitions, relevant evidences and files lawsuits on behalf of its clients. Kindly note that D&B Law firm is always in communication with the relevant authorities such as Turkish Patent Institute. This publication has been prepared in order to provide brief information regarding trademarks in Turkey. 

Please be informed that the Labour Code numbered 4857 (“Labour Code”) regulates the working conditions and also rights and obligations of the employees and employers. The Labour Code shall apply to all employers, employer representatives, employees and workplaces except those listed under Article 4 of the Labour Code. We provide brief information regarding the termination of employment contracts in Turkey.

Trademark Applications in Turkey

Termination of Employment Contracts

This publication is prepared to provide general information regarding two primary types of limited liability entities that may be incorporated in Turkey. Accordingly, these are joint stock companies and limited liability companies.The provisions regarding JSCs and LCs are generally regulated under the Turkish Commercial Code (Law No: 6102) (published in the Official Gazette dated February 14, 2011 and numbered 27846) and Implementation Law of the Turkish Commercial Code (Law No. 6103), (published in the Official Gazette dated February 14, 2011 and numbered 27846).

This publication is prepared to provide general information regarding two primary types of limited liability entities that may be incorporated in Turkey. Accordingly, these are joint stock companies and limited liability companies.The provisions regarding JSCs and LCs are generally regulated under the Turkish Commercial Code (Law No: 6102) (published in the Official Gazette dated February 14, 2011 and numbered 27846) and Implementation Law of the Turkish Commercial Code (Law No. 6103), (published in the Official Gazette dated February 14, 2011 and numbered 27846).

D&B Hukuk Bürosu, 13 Ocak 2016 tarihinde Lebib Yalkın ile işbirliği içerisinde gerçekleştirmiş olduğu “İş Sözleşmelerinin Feshi” seminerine gösterilen yoğun ilgi sebebiyle seminer notlarının genel bir özetini sunmaktadır. Bilindiği üzere, günümüz ekonomisinde gerek yeni işfırsatlarının ortaya çıkması gerekse işverenlerin nitelikli çalışan arayışları dikkate alındığında uygulamada iş sözleşlemelerinin feshi konusu giderek önem kazanmaktadır. Dolayısıyla, D&B Hukuk Bürosu söz konusu seminerde iş sözleşmesinin feshinde izlenilmesi gereken usul, çalışana yapılması gereken fesih ödemeleri, çalışanın ve işverenin hakları, iş güvencesi hükümleri, toplu işten çıkarmalar, işyeri devri, iş sözleşmelerin devri (işçi devri) ve feshin sonuçları gibi konuları hem ilgili mevzuat hem de Yargıtay kararları kapsamında inceleyerek kısa bir özetini sunmaktadır. D&B Hukuk Bürosu, özellikle şirketler ve ticaret hukuku, iş hukuku, yabancıların Türkiye'de yerleşimi ve çalışma izinlerinin alınması, banka ve finans hukuku, fikri mülkiyet hukuku ve uyuşmazlıkların çözümü gibi birçok farklı konuda hukuki destek sağlamaktadır. 

Joint Stock Companies and Limited Liability Companies

İş Sözleşmelerinin Feshi

Notification of the Ministry of Trade

As per the recent changes, the companies and branches within the scope of the Foreign Direct Investment Law (Law No: 4875) should apply to the General Directorate of Incentive Implementation and Foreign Capital with the below-listed documents in order to authorize the persons who will perform transactions through Electronic Incentive Application and Foreign Capital Information System on behalf of these companies and branches.

 

a) A petition to be signed by the authorized persons of the company,

b) The original or notarized copy of the signature circular showing the authorization of these persons,

c) A notarized and apostilled undertaking signed by the authorized persons,

d) User Authorization Form signed by the authorized persons,

 

If there will be more than one person who will be authorized to make these notifications, then the required documents shall be prepared separately for each person. Upon the application, General Directorate will evaluate the documents for approval, additional documents may be required if necessary.

 

The result of the evaluation shall be notified to the e-mail address stated in the documents.  Once the application is approved, the user should fill in the required information on the website of the Ministry within 1 month following the authorization. Finally, once all of the procedure is complete, the authorized persons may make the notifications through the online system.

As per the recent changes, the companies and branches within the scope of the Foreign Direct Investment Law (Law No: 4875) should apply to the General Directorate of Incentive Implementation and Foreign Capital with the below-listed documents in order to authorize the persons who will perform transactions through Electronic Incentive Application and Foreign Capital Information System on behalf of these companies and branches.

 

a) A petition to be signed by the authorized persons of the company,

b) The original or notarized copy of the signature circular showing the authorization of these persons,

c) A notarized and apostilled undertaking signed by the authorized persons,

d) User Authorization Form signed by the authorized persons,

 

If there will be more than one person who will be authorized to make these notifications, then the required documents shall be prepared separately for each person. Upon the application, General Directorate will evaluate the documents for approval, additional documents may be required if necessary.

 

The result of the evaluation shall be notified to the e-mail address stated in the documents.  Once the application is approved, the user should fill in the required information on the website of the Ministry within 1 month following the authorization. Finally, once all of the procedure is complete, the authorized persons may make the notifications through the online system.

A Regional Guide to
Employee Data Privacy

"Data privacy is a priority for all employers but especially those with operations in more than one country.


It impacts all aspects of the employment relationship and, with the increase in data transfers between businesses and across borders, employers often need to comply with multiple laws to minimize the risk of significant fines and liabilities. A Regional Guide to Employee Data Privacy is designed to help employers navigate the specific, and increasing, challenges of handling employee data in different jurisdictions."