By: Att. Ecem Susoy

Foundations are defined under Turkish Civil Law No. 4721 ("Civil Law") as a group of properties with legal personalities, established through the allocation of appropriate assets and rights for a certain and constant purpose by real persons or legal entities. Foundations are considered to be legal entities. 

Read more: Establishment of Foundations

Contact: Att. Leyla Orak Çelikboya; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)


The Law on Consumer Protection No. 6502[1] ("LCP") entered into force on 28 May 2014 abrogating the former Law on Consumer Protection No. 4077 ("fLCP"). This amendment aiming to ensure coherence with European Union legislation, and at enhancing the protection of the consumer[2], and the secondary legislation enacted under the LCP introduces important novelties.

Read more: Comparative Advertising in Turkish Law

Contact: Glenn Biggs, Partner and Allison Haworth, Associate; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

The recent slowdown in capital expenditure in mining, coupled with softening Chinese demand and falling commodity prices, has undeniably impacted job growth across the resources industry. DFP Recruitment has released its mining and resources jobs index which registered a 3.8% fall in September 2014 with the index down 25.6% nationally over the year.  Queensland has witnessed a notable decline of 55.01% over the last 12 months.

Read more: Future economic loss in mining personal injury claims

Contact: Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants (United Arab Emirates)

Where the proposal has already been sent by the requesting party, Interpol will arrest the suspect and produce him to the Public Prosecution within 48 hours of his arrest. After the arrest, investigations are begun, the suspect’s accusation is heard, and a normal trial procedure is started. Moreover, the role of the prosecution is to ensure that the suspect’s investigation is conducted in a fair manner and that the accusations against him are accurate in order for the suspect to be extradited. It should be noted that, unless the UAE courts have jurisdiction to trial the suspect, the Prosecution does not judge the person to be a criminal in the UAE, he is only considered as a person who should be delivered to the concerned country.

Read more: Extradition Article: Part 4. Guidelines: Procedures to be Applied in Non Urgent Cases

Contact: Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants (United Arab Emirates)

Procedures of the UAE to deliver a suspect of Extradition:

a)    If there is a convention between UAE and another country for extradition, this will take priority to the UAE International Judicial Corporation Law, where neither of these applies, the National Criminal Law of the UAE will be enforced. Therefore, the
procedures of extradition are applied through diplomatic processes.

b)    The required documents you need to attach to the request in order to get the suspect back to their country are, these must be submitted in Arabic and authenticated by the authorities;

Read more: Extradition Article: Part 3. Procedures