An overview of the legal framework and key issues surrounding arbitration law in the Turkey

“This country-specific Q&A prepared by our partner Feridun İzgi and our managing associate Nihan Yıldırım Esenkal provides an overview of the legal framework and key issues surrounding arbitration law in the TurkeyRead More


This Q&A is part of the global guide to Intellectual Property of the In-House Lawyer

“This country-specific Q&A prepared by our partner Elvan Sevi Firat and our managing associate Nihan Yıldırım Esenkal provides an overview to intellectual property law in Turkey. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Intellec... Read More


TPI Merges Multiple Number Of Applicants Under One Client Number

Turkish Patent Institute (“TPI”) has introduced new application programs to keep information services more efficient, quick and user-friendly.

The project called “Merging Owners and Owner Transactions Management&rdq... Read More


State of Emergency in 9 Questions

A nationwide State of Emergency has been declared for 90 days as of July 21, 2016, 01:00 a.m.

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New Regulation on Support for Local Parts is Published

Regulation on Support for Local Parts Used in Electricity Generation Facilities Using Renewable Energy Sources (“New Regulation”) was published in the Official Gazette dated June 24th, 2016 and numbered 29752 and has entered into fo... Read More


Constitutional Court Annuls Another Provision of the Full Time Bag Law

Constitutional Court decided for the annulment of provisional article 70 of the Higher Education Law numbered 2545, which was included in the law with the controversial “Full Time” bag law numbered 6569.

Provisional artic... Read More


US Announces New Anti-Corruption Pilot Programme

In an attempt to incentivise private sector on blowing the whistle to its own employees’ wrongdoings, Fraud Section of DOJ has announced a one-year enforcement pilot programme on 5 April 2016, in Fraud Section’s Foreign Corrupt Prac... Read More


Commission Passes Draft Industrial Property Law

Industry, Commerce, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology Commission of the Parliament passed the Draft Industrial Property Law earlier today.

Draft Law unifies the dispersed regulations on protection of trademarks, d... Read More


Change in R&D and Higher Education Laws Enable Payments to Academic Staff

A recent change in several laws including Law on Supporting Research and Development Activities (“R&D Law”) and Higher Education Law (“HEL”), is expected to encourage Turkey’s skilled human resources to spare m... Read More


Washington, DC hosts IBA Annual Meeting in September

International Bar Association’s Annual Conference will be held in Washington, DC between 18th and 23rd of September, 2016. M. Feridun İzgi and E. Sevi Fırat both will be present in the conference where numerous lawyers around... Read More


IBA Anti-Corruption Conference in June

International Bar Association’s 14th Annual Anti-Corruption Conference will be held in Paris, France between 15th and 16th June 2016. Complete the form on IBA website to receive information for the conference.

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138th Annual Meeting of INTA in Orlando

International Trademark Association will hold its 138th Annual Meeting in Orlando, USA on 21th – 25th May, 2016. Among the highlights of discussion topics are improving mediation, anticounterfeiting solutions for brand owners a... Read More


Warsaw hosts 10th IPC in May

The International Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress and Best Practices Forum will be held between May 10th and 12th, 2016 in Warsaw Poland. E. Sevi Fırat shall be conveying her opinions and participate debates... Read More


Kuala Lumpur hosted IPBA2016

26th Annual Meeting & Conference of Inter-Pacific Bar Association was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13th – 16th April 2016.

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Interview – Sevi Firat, Founding Partner, Firat Izgi, Turkey

Sevi Firat, Founding Partner of Firat Izgi discusses the legal challenges facing pharmaceutical companies looking to penetrate the healthcare market in Turkey, the evolution of the legal landscape and her expectations for the industry’s f... Read More


Loss and Leakage - ICCI 2015 - May 6th, 2015

Our partner M. Feridun Izgi conveyed his opinions and expertise on Loss and Leakage in the Electricity Sector in 21st International Energy & Environment Fair & C... Read More


"Being an Attorney in the Energy Sector" - Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep - May 2nd, 2015

Our partner M. Feridun İzgi has shared his experience with Gaziantep Kalyoncu University Faculty of Law students on May 2nd, 2015, on being an attorney in the energy sector.... Read More


CNR Energy Istanbul, "Unlicensed Electricity Production and Expected Problems" - March 20th, 2015

Our partner M. Feridun Izgi conveyed his experience and opinions regarding the legal problems with regard to unlicensed electricity production in the session entitled the "Unlicensed Electricity Production and Expected ProblemsRead More


Annual Conference of the IBA, 4-9 October 2015, Vienna

The 5-day event, Annual Conference of the IBA, will be held in Vienna on October 4th to 9th, 2015 at the Austria Center.
Attending the conference, E. Sevi Firat and Mehmet Feridun İzgi shall contribute to the discussion on global updat... Read More


2. National Clinical Research Congress, 27-28 March 2015, Istanbul

National Clinical Research Congress will be held by the Association of Clinical Research at Istanbul Wyndham Grand Hotel between 27-28 March 2015.

Adv. E. Sevi Fırat, a board member of the Association of Clinical Research, shall be ... Read More


International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) / Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) Joint Seminar, 2-5 April 2015, Tokyo

E. Sevi Firat shall be attending the Joint Seminar between the dates 2-5 April 2015.

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137th Annual Meeting of INTA, 2-6 May 2015, San Diego

Adv. E. Sevi Firat shall be attending the 137th Annual Meeting of INTA in San Diego, US between the dates May 2-6, 2015.

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Food Ingredients Istanbul Conference, 13-15 May 2015, Istanbul

Fi Istanbul Conference 2015 will be held at Istanbul Congress Center (ICC), Istanbul between the dates May 13-15, 2015. Adv. E. Sevi Fırat shall be attending the Conference on May 15th as guest speaker to convey her opinions regarding EU tende... Read More


24th Annual EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum,19 - 21 May 2015, Brussels

Adv. E. Sevi Fırat will be attending EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum held in Brussels between May 19th to 21st to gain an in-depth experience in Competition Law as well as examining patent litigation.

For details please visit the EU Pha... Read More


13th Annual IBA Anti-Corruption Conference, June 10-11 2015, Paris

Adv. E. Sevi Firat shall be attending the 13th Annual IBA Anti-Corruption Conference in Paris, France between the dates June 10-11, 2015.

Ms. Firat shall convey her opinions under the topic "Privilege and confidential in... Read More


Annual Conference of the IBA, 19-24 October 2014, Tokyo

The 5-day event, Annual Conference of the IBA, will be held in Tokyo on October 19th to 24th, 2014 at the Tokyo International Forum.

Attending the conference, as guest speaker, E. Sevi Firat, shall contribute to... Read More


3rd International White Collar Crime Institute, OCTOBER 13-14, 2014, London

3rd International White Collar Crime Institute, organized by American Bar Association (ABA) will be hosted at the Law Offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner, Adelaide House, London, between October 13-14, 2014.

E. Sevi Firat is invited a... Read More


Compliance to Gain Competitive Advantage in Global Trade - 29 September 2014

Compliance to Gain Competitive Advantage in Global Trade - 29 September 2014, Wyndham İstanbul Levent Hotel.

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12th Annual IBA Anti-Corruption Conference June 3-4, 2014

E. Sevi Firat shall be attending the 12th Annual IBA Anti-Corruption Conference in Paris, France between the dates June 3-4, 2014, as guest speaker to convey her opinions under the topic “Prevention is better than cure – ... Read More


3rd Patient and Patient Communication Summit April 25, 2014

E. Sevi Firat has attended the 3rd Patient and Patient Communication Summit held at Istanbul, Portaxe on April 25, 2014 as guest speaker to convey her opinions under the topic “A Legal Perspective on Access to Patient Informati... Read More


17th Transnational Crime Conference April 2-4, 2014

E. Sevi Firat attended the 17th Transnational Crime Conference

in Istanbul, Turkey between the dates April 2-4, 2014, as member of the Business Crime Committee of the IBA, to convey her opinions under the topic “Corp... Read More


Who’s Who Legal, an independent research and publishing firm, recognizes Fırat – İzgi

The comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide identified 16 individuals with the necessary skills to handle the most complex of disputes in the commercial or white-collar crime field... Read More