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The Regulation on the Amendment ("Amendment Regulation") to the Regulation on Unlicensed Electricity Generation in the Electricity Market ("Regulation") was published in the Official Gazette dated 29 July 2023 and numbered 32263 and entered into force on the same date.

The Law No. 7456 on the Issuance of Additional Motor Vehicles Tax for the Compensation of Economic Losses Caused by the Earthquakes Occurred on February 6, 2023 and Amendments to Certain Laws and Decree Law No. 375 ("Omnibus Bill") entered into force upon its publication in the Official Gazette dated July 15, 2023 and numbered 32249.

With the provisional article added to the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 ("TCO") by the Law No. 7409 on the “Amendment of the Attorneyship Law and the Turkish Code of Obligations”, which entered into force after being published in the Official Gazette dated June 11, 2022 and numbered 31863, it was regulated that the cap for rent increase rate to be applied to the rent for the lease periods to be renewed between June 11, 2022 and July 1, 2023 shall be 25%, limited only to residential leases.

On July 7, 2023, Value Added Tax ("VAT") rates have been significantly increased with the Amendment Decree ("Amendment Decree") to the Decree on Determination of Value Added Tax Rates Applicable to Goods and Services numbered 7346 ("Decree") published in the Official Gazette dated July 7, 2023 and numbered 32241.

Law No. 7445 on the Amendment of the Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law and Certain Laws (“Law“), also known as the 7th Judicial Package, has been published in the Official Gazette numbered 32154 on April 5, 2023.

The 12th Civil Chamber of the Court of Cassation ruled with its decision numbered 2022/9954 (E. 2022/6460) and dated October 6, 2022 (the “Decision”) that the prohibition on determining a contract value in foreign currency or indexed to foreign currency which introduced by the Decree No. 32 on the Protection of the Value of Turkish Currency ("Decree No. 32") concerns public order and must be taken into account by the judge ex officio (automatically) even if it is not raised by the parties during the proceedings.

The Law Amending the Social Security and General Health Insurance Law No. 375 and Decree-Law No. 32121 (“Law”), which is eagerly awaited by the public and directly concerns approximately 2.5 million Turkish citizens, was published in the Official Gazette No. 32121 dated 03/03/2023 and came into force.

With the recent amendments to the Notary Public Law No. 1512 ("Law"), the immovable property sales agreements, which could only be executed before the land registries previously, can now be executed before the Turkish notaries as of January 1, 2023. In other words, immovable property sales agreements can now be concluded both before the land registries and the notaries as of such date.

Communiqué on the Default Interest Rate to be applied for Late Payments and the Minimum Expense Amount that can be claimed for the Collection Costs of Receivables in the Supply of Goods and Services (the “Communiqué”) was published in the Official Gazette dated January 2, 2023 numbered 32061 and entered into force on January 1, 2023.

The 2022 Mergers and Acquisitions (the "M&A") Outlook Report (the "Report") drafted by the Turkish Competition Authority's (the "Authority") Economic Analysis and Research Department regarding the transactions notified to the Authority in 2022 was published on the Authority's website on January 6, 2023.

The Communiqué on Increasing the Monetary Limits in Article 68 of the Consumer Protection Law No. 6502 and Article 6 of the Regulation on Consumer Arbitration Committees (“Communiqué”) was published in the Official Gazette dated 16.12.2022 and numbered 32045.

Law on the Amendment of the Law on the Regulation of Tobacco, Tobacco Products and Alcohol Market and Certain Laws No. 7423 (the “Omnibus Bill”), which was submitted to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on October 18, 2022 was legalized and published in the Official Gazette dated December 10, 2022 and numbered 32039. Some of the amendments in the Omnibus Bill entered into force on the date of its publication; while other amendments will enter into force on January 1, 2024.

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Moral, Kinikoglu, Pamukkale, Kokenek at a Glance

Managing Partner: Vefa Reşat Moral

Partners: Efe Kınıkoğlu, Serkan Pamukkale, Sertaç Kökenek, Sezai Moral, Aslı Pamukkale, Serra Haviyo, Özgür Güner, Dilek Kökenek

Team: 77 (Legal and non legal)

Languages: English, Turkish

Firm Overview:

Founded in 1968, Moral | Kınıkoğlu | Pamukkale | Kökenek, marching on through the legal market under a structural transformation since 2007, by gathering distinguished and experienced Partners, and today stands as one of the leading and top-tier law firms in Turkey with 18 practice areas. The firm has accomplished monumental achievements with its professionalism and strong work ethics. The team of 55+ associates from reputable universities with extensive legal experience, blends dynamism and business accumen. This top-notch team with a multi perspective approach provides comprehensive legal services to national and international market leaders.

Practice Areas and Offices

M&A / PE | Corporate | Banking and Finance | Capital Markets | Dispute Resolution | Compliance & Investigations | Competition | Real Estate and Construction | Customs Law | Business Law and Contract Management | Employment | Immigration | Tax | IT & Communications – Data Privacy | IP | ESG | Energy | Art Law

Firm's Website: https://moral.av.tr/en