In January the Law Society joined the Lord Mayor's trade mission to Turkey to promote UK legal services and co-operation between lawyers in each country.
Berkem Ertem, partner at 4 Ertem, tells us about legal life in Turkey's capital Ankara and discusses the future for Turkish law firms as the legal services market becomes more globalised.
Serkan Cengiz, partner at ACD law firm, tells us about legal life in Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey and focal point for foreign investment in the Aegean region.
Selcuk Senguler is founding partner of Senguler and Senguler, here he tells us about his experience as a Turkish lawyer and working on international deals. He also provides an insight into how and why UK firms should develop working relationships with Turkish firms.
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Yeşim Bezen and Uğur Sebzeci, from Turkish firm Bezen & Partners, tell us about recent changes in Turkish regulation, what affect these will have on Turkey's commercial infrastructure and how such changes could benefit foreign investment.
Currently, commercial life in Turkey is mainly subject to the Turkish Commercial Code which entered into force on 9 July 1956 (TCC). Due to technological advancement and changes in commercial life, the current TCC has become incapable of meeting the commercial needs.