Corporate and M&A

Author: Tuna Colgar

International Federation of Consulting Engineers that is known by the abbreviation of FIDIC (Fédération Internationale Des Ingénieurs-Counseils) launched updated Red Book (the Conditions of Contract for Works of Civil Engineering Construction), Yellow Book (the Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build)) and Silver Book (the Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects) in the "International Contract Users Conference," organized in London in December of 2017.
Thus, the versions that have been in use since 1999 until today, have been expanded, updated and are more user-friendly contracts, formed by way of reflecting 18 years' of experience of users of the contracts.

Read more: Updated FIDIC Contracts

Authors: Matt Couper, Partner and Leah Watt, Senior Associate

Is your registration one of the 200,000 due to expire between now and 30 January 2019?

Key points

  • Between now and 30 January 2019, 200,000 PPSR registrations will 'expire' – including 115,000 expiring on 30 January 2019 alone.
  • A registration cannot be renewed once it has expired.
  • If your registration expires, you may lose priority and potentially, your ranking and status as a secured party.
  • It is possible to order a report to see which of your registrations will expire in the coming weeks and extend your registrations prior to expiry.

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Respondents to Dykema’s 14th Annual M&A Outlook Survey expressed the highest level of optimism for the M&A market in the 14-year history of the firm’s survey.

Sixty-five percent of respondents expect the M&A market to strengthen over the next 12 months, significantly up from the mid- to high 30s where it has remained for the past several years. The increased optimism is tied to economic conditions, with 64 percent of respondents indicating a positive outlook on the economy during the next 12 months.

Read more: Dealmaker Optimism Soars to Record High in Dykema 14th Annual M&A Survey: Impact of Trump...

Author: Ozgur Kocabasoglu


Crowdfunding has finally entered into Turkish legislation through Omnibus Law no. 7061 dated 5 December 2017, by way of amending certain provisions of Capital Market Law numbered 6362. Although the amendments cover the mainframe of crowdfunding in a very basic form, detailed secondary legislations and policies are needed to implement crowdfunding as a successful system. In anticipation of the secondary legislation it would be beneficial to look at the regulatory approaches to crowdfunding within European Union (EU) Member States and United Kingdom (UK).

Read more: Regulatory Approaches to Crowdfunding in European Union

Author: Duygu Oner

Under Turkish law, the fundamental provisions regarding default and performance of debts are regulated under Turkish Code of Obligations numbered 6098 ("TCO"). Special provisions are regulated in Article 1530 of Turkish Commercial Code numbered 6102 ("TCC"), in relation to the performance period of pecuniary debts, and the emergence of the conditions for default, by referring to the "Directive on Combating Late Payment in Commercial Transactions" numbered 2011/7 of the European Parliament and Council ("2011/7/EU Directive") for the purpose of protecting the enterprises that supply goods and services against late payment risks for their pecuniary receivables.
As it is indicated in the preamble of the provision, many strong commercial enterprises use late payments as a financing instrument. However, this instrument puts the suppliers who provide goods and services to the strong commercial enterprises on the spot, it shakes up their financial situation, confuses competitive capacity and profitability, and it even drags them into bankruptcy1. 
The law-maker, in order to prevent late payments and protect small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that supply goods and services against strong enterprises, stipulates through the provision under Article 1530 of the TCC that the debtor who fails to pay its debts in time goes into default without the necessity of notice, and that the creditor is entitled to default interest.

Read more: The Consequences of Late Payment in the Procurement of Goods and Services