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DL Attorneys at Law
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  • Address: Maslak, Eski Büyükdere Cad. No:1, 34485, Sarıyer, İstanbul
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: +90 (212) 708 4100
  • Website: www.dlattorneysatlaw.com
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DL Attorneys at Law, established by Lerzan Nalbantoğlu in 2011, has been dedicated to delivering exceptional value to our clients while providing comprehensive and integrated consultancy services since the beginning. Our clientele spans various jurisdictions and industries, such as banking, pharmaceuticals, engineering, food and beverage, fast-moving consumer goods, logistics, manufacturing, insurance, and more. Clients choose DL Attorneys at Law for the adept advisory and assistance offered by our professionals, complemented by our expertise in dispute resolution.

Our main areas of practice include:

  • Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Sustainability & ESG (Environment – Social – Governance)
  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • Technology Law
  • Employment Law and Benefit Solutions
  • Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation)
  • Real Estate & Construction Law
  • Family Business Consultancy
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Banking and Finance Law (incl. Green Finance)
  • Restructuring & Bankruptcy
  • Project Finance
  • Tax Disputes

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions Services:

Our Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions services meet the demands and specifications of both domestic and international clients’ through the evaluation, drafting, negotiating agreements, and consulting regarding shareholder’s agreements, option agreements, share purchase agreements drafting board resolutions, general assembly meeting minutes, internal directives, articles of associations, investment transactions including due diligence processes, implementation of the required administrative formalities and legal audits.

Our Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions services include guidance and consultancy services concerning the incorporation of companies, enterprises, or joint ventures, and liquidation process for substantial companies, and restructuring or bankruptcy transactions regarding the needs and requirements of domestic and international corporations.

Regulatory & Compliance

Our Regulatory & Compliance team primarily assists part in international projects regarding operations in Turkey from the following sectors including but not limited to banking & finance, energy, health, household goods, and technology.

Our Regulatory & Compliance team engages in legal audits during domestic or international due diligence projects. In addition to that, our Regulatory & Compliance services include guidance and legal advisory regarding ethics & compliance, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering (AML), competition, conflict of interest, sustainability, and ESG (Environmental – Social – Governance). These multifaceted areas require not only legal proficiency but also a nuanced comprehension of the intricate challenges faced by businesses today. We stand as vanguards in providing strategic legal counsel that enables our clients to navigate these complexities effectively.

Our team also focuses on sustainability and ESG. ESG standards and sustainability have a significant role in ensuring the long-term viability of clients. Our Regulatory & Compliance team is dedicated to guiding businesses in adopting sustainable practices that not only meet regulatory standards but also contribute to the clients’ existence on the market, and act positively to the environment. To achieve this impact, we advise our clients on key sustainability, and ESG issues regarding the needs and requirements of domestic and international clients.

Our Regulatory & Compliance team specializes in Green Finance, and Sustainability Linked Loans, guiding clients toward environmentally responsible investments, and helping secure funding for projects that positively impact the environment, such as renewable energy initiatives. Our team navigates environmental regulations legislated at home and abroad. We advise our clients regarding the Carbon Border Tax, and European Union Emission Trading System to seize opportunities for sustainable growth.

Data Protection & Privacy, Technology Law

Our Data Protection & Privacy, Technology Law services include assisting Turkish companies’ affiliates in the EU and other countries with respect to their data protection compliance and audit projects regarding the Personal Data Protection Law and GDPR, advising on data protection, cybersecurity, e-commerce, payment systems, information security, payment services, digital banking projects, and IT contracts including licensing, outsourcing, and multi-channel agreements.  

Furthermore, our Data Protection & Privacy, Technology Law services embody legal advisory for the assessment of the new business processes added to the data processing inventory in compliance with the legal grounds stipulated under the Data Protection Law, reviewing and updating, where necessary, existing privacy policies/explicit consent forms/privacy notice, etc., drafting new privacy policies/explicit consent forms/privacy notice, etc. in accordance with the new data processing activities,  reviewing of third-party contracts and adding data protection-related provisions, drafting data transfer/processing agreements, supporting the company in the preparation of the replies to data subject requests.

Employment Law and Benefit Solutions

Our Employment Law and Benefit solutions services include the establishment and re-structuring of legal requirements with respect to employment legislation, HR Due Diligence, drafting employment agreements, Executive/Managerial Employment agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Non-Competition Agreements, Global Assignment Policies, Global Assignment Agreements, Mutual Termination Agreements.

In addition to the re-structing and drafting various agreements, our Employment Law and Benefit Solutions team provides legal advisory for employment contract reviews and engagement letters, employee performance including disciplinary action, contract suspension, contract modifications, transfers, regulations, and approvals for substantial changes in working conditions, terminations, employee discrimination, and harassment issues, internal procedural manuals and codes of conduct, relationships with worker representative bodies and unions, Collective Bargaining Agreements, labor law issues in restructuring, pension and benefits, mobility and immigration including foreign employee employments and global employment advisory, health and safety regulatory issues, long-term incentive planning, compliance reviews and risk analysis, corporate governance, and regulation, including CEO pay rates, gender pay gap reporting and minimum wage compliance, continuous regulation monitoring, drafting and/or review of local compliance guidelines, resolving cases of incompatibility.

To provide comprehensive protection to our clients, we advise and represent various international clients before all levels of courts, and institutions and guide them through all aspects of the litigation processes regarding employment law and benefit solutions services.    


Key Contacts

Legal Management Consulting, Intellectual Property Law, Data Protection & Privacy, Technology Law, Tax Disputes, Banking and Finance Law (incl.Green Finance), Corporate, Merger & Acquisition
Regulatory & Compliance / ESG, Sustainability
Employment Law and Benefit Solutions
Legal Management Consulting, Intellectual Property Law, Data Protection & Privacy, Technology Law, Tax Disputes, Banking and Finance Law (incl.Green Finance), Corporate, Merger & Acquisition
Regulatory & Compliance / ESG, Sustainability
Employment Law and Benefit Solutions

Kurumsal Sürdürülebilirlik Özen Yükümlülüğü Direktifi (CSDDD) Onaylandı

Avrupa Konseyi, Avrupa Birliği (“AB”) içinde ve dışında belli ölçekteki büyük şirketleri kapsamı altına alan Kurumsal Sürdürülebilirlik Özen Yükümlülüğü Direktifi’nin (Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive – “Direktif”) içeriği ve kapsamı hakkında 15 Mart 2024 tarihinde uzlaşmaya vardı. Direktif, AB’nin yüzde 65'ini temsil eden 15 ülkenin verdiği olumlu oylarla ve "nitelikli çoğunlukla" kabul edildi.

DL Attorneys at Law
08.04.2024

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) Approved

The European Council achieved a consensus on 15 March 2024 related to the content and scope of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (“the Directive”) which applies to large companies of a certain size both inside and outside the European Union (“EU”). The Directive was approved with a “qualified majority” and positive votes by fifteen (15) countries representing the 65% of the EU.

DL Attorneys at Law
08.04.2024

Bağımsız Denetime Tabi Şirketlerin Belirlenmesine Dair Karar

6 Nisan 2024 tarihli Resmi Gazete’de Bağımsız Denetime Tabi Şirketlerin Belirlenmesine Dair Kararda Değişiklik Yapılmasına İlişkin 8313 sayılı Karar (“Karar”) yayımlanmıştır. İlgili Karar ile, 6434 sayılı Karar kapsamında değişiklikler yapılmıştır. TTK çerçevesinde bağımsız denetime tabi tutulan şirketler ile kapsam dışı bırakılan şirketler ve bunlara ilişkin bağımsız denetime tabi olma eşikleri aşağıdaki şekilde bir kez daha belirlenmiştir. Konuya ilişkin değişiklikler aşağıda özetlenmektedir.

DL Attorneys at Law
16.04.2024

The Decision on Determination of Companies Subject to Independent Audit

The Decree No. 8313 on Amending the Decree on Determination of Companies Subject to Independent Audit (“Decree”) published in the Official Gazette dated 6 April 2024 and the companies subject to audit within the scope of the TCC and the companies excluded from the scope, the independent audit thresholds were re-determined. The amendments are summarised below.

DL Attorneys at Law
16.04.2024

ÇSY Kapsamında Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Hukukunun Önemi

ÇSY kriterleri; bir şirketin sürdürülebilirlik açısından vizyon, misyon ile davranış biçimi gösteren bir dizi standart olarak tanımlanmaktadır. Kişisel verilerin korunması ve veri güvenliğinin sağlanması şirketlerin ÇSY kapsamında atmaları gereken adımlardan biri olup işbu yazımızda detaylı olarak incelenecektir.

DL Attorneys at Law
08.04.2024

Kişisel Verileri Koruma Hukuku Güncel Gelişmeler - Mart 2024

Veri sorumlusu OYAK Savunma ve Güvenlik Sistemleri A.Ş., sistemlerine fidye yazılım saldırısı gerçekleştiğinin 05.03.2024 tarihinde tespit edildiğini; ihlalden etkilenen ilgili kişi sayısının henüz tespit edilemediğini, ihlalden; çalışanlar, kullanıcılar, aboneler/üyeler, müşteriler, potansiyel müşteriler, ortaklar, paydaşlar, grup şirketler, yüklenici, alt yüklenici ve tedarikçi ilgili kişi gruplarının etkilendiğini Kişisel Verileri Koruma Kurulu’na bildirmiştir.

DL Attorneys at Law
08.04.2024

Kişisel Verileri Koruma Hukuku Güncel Gelişmeler - Şubat 2024

Veri sorumlusu Karel İletişim Hizmetleri Anonim Şirketi, 03.02.2024 tarihinde fidye yazılım saldırısı gerçekleşmesiyle; aboneler/üyeler, müşteriler ve potansiyel müşterilere ilişkin kimlik (ad- soyad, T.C. kimlik numarası) ve iletişim (adres, telefon numarası, e-posta adresi) kişisel verilerinin ele geçirildiğini Kişisel Verileri Koruma Kurulu’na (“Kurul”) bildirilmiştir.

DL Attorneys at Law
06.03.2024

8. Yargı Paketi Kapsamında 6698 Sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu'ndaki Değişiklik Teklifleri Hakkında Hukuki Bilgilendirme

Ceza Muhakemesi Kanunu ile Bazı Kanunlarda ve 659 Sayılı Kanun Hükmünde Kararnamede Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Kanun Teklifi (“Kanun Teklifi” veya “Yargı Paketi”), 16 Şubat 2024 tarihinde Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi Başkanlığına sunulmuştur.

DL Attorneys at Law
06.03.2024

Kişisel Verileri Koruma Kurumunun Kanunlarda Öngörülme Kişisel Veri İşleme Şartına İlişkin Bilgi Notu

Kişisel Verileri Koruma Kurumu (“Kurum”) tarafından, Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu’nun (“KVKK”) 5/2-a maddesinde düzenlenen “kanunlarda açıkça öngörülme” kişisel veri işleme şartına ilişkin olarak “Kanunlarda Öngörülme Kişisel Veri İşleme Şartına İlişkin Bilgi Notu” 12/02/2024 tarihinde Kurum’un resmi internet sitesinde yayımlanmıştır.

DL Attorneys at Law
06.03.2024

Information Note of the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority on the Personal Data Processing Conditions Provided for by the Laws

The Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority ("Authority") published "Information Note on the Personal Data Processing Conditions Provided for by the Laws” on the "expressly provided for by the laws" personal data processing condition regulated under the Article 5/2-a of the Turkish Personal Data Protection Law ("PDPL") on the official website of the Authority on 12/02/2024.

DL Attorneys at Law
04.03.2024

Genel Kurulu Toplantıya Çağırmaya Yönelik Mahkemeye Yapılan İzin Başvurularında Azınlık Sıfatının Tespitine İlişkin Yargıtay Kararı

Yargıtay 11. Hukuk Dairesi, 2023/3167 E. - 2023/5998 K. sayılı kararı ile 6102 sayılı Türk Ticaret Kanunu’nun (“TTK”) genel kurulun toplantıya çağrılmasına ilişkin düzenlemelerinde azınlık pay sahiplerine tanınan çağrı hakkının kullanılmasında usule ve azınlık pay sahipliği sıfatının yargılama süresince sağlanması gerektiğine ilişkin önemli bir karara hükmetmiştir.

DL Attorneys at Law
22.02.2024

The Decision of the Court of Cassation on the Determination of the Minority Status for an Application to the Court on the Invitation of the General Assembly for a Meeting

The 11th Civil Chamber of the Court of Cassation, with the file no. 2023/3167. – decision no. 2023/5998, has ruled on a significant decision regarding the procedure of the exercise of the minority shareholders’ right on the invitation of the general assembly to a meeting as per the Turkish Commercial Code numbered 6102 ("TCC").

DL Attorneys at Law
22.02.2024

Kişisel Verileri Koruma Hukuku Güncel Gelişmeler - Ocak 2024

Veri sorumlusu Dirk Rossmann Mağazacılık Limited Şirketi, kendisine ait internet sitesinde 27.12.2023 ile 09.01.2024 tarihleri arasında alışveriş yapan kullanıcıların verilerinin ele geçirildiğini Kişisel Verileri Koruma Kurulu’na bildirilmiştir. Yapılan bildirimde:

DL Attorneys at Law
02.02.2024

Ticari Defterler ve Defterlerin Ziyaı

Tacirler arasında güvenli ve nizami ticaretin sağlanabilmesi adına ticari hayatın kendine özgü kuralları ve uygulamaları bulunmaktadır. Bu kuralların başında gelenlerden biri ticari defterlerin tutulmasına ilişkindir. 6102 sayılı Türk Ticaret Kanunu'na (“TTK”) göre, tacirlerin yasal bir zorunluluk olarak ticari defter tutmalarının amacı, işletmeye ait yönetsel ve mali hususların kaydedilmesi, alacak ve borç durumunun belirlenmesi ve ticari faaliyetlerin izlenebilmesidir. Bu sayede, ticari yaşamdaki süreçler güvenli bir ortamda sürdürülebilir.

DL Attorneys at Law
31.01.2024

Commercial Books and Their Losses

In order to ensure safe and orderly trade between the commercial merchants, commercial life has its specific rules and own practices. One of the most important ones of these rules and practices is the commercial bookkeeping. According to the Turkish Commercial Code No. 6102 ("TCC"), the purpose of keeping commercial books as a legal obligation is to record the administrative and financial status of the business, to determine the receivables and payables and to monitor commercial activities.

DL Attorneys at Law
31.01.2024

Kişisel Verileri Koruma Kurulu Karar Özetleri 2023

Bu incelememizde, söz konusu kararların öne çıkan noktalarını, Kurul tarafından belirlenen ihlalleri ve bu ihlallere yönelik tavsiye edilen yaptırımları net ve öz bir biçimde özetledik. Bu özet, Kurul'un bakış açısını ve üzerinde durduğu temel meseleleri kavramak açısından büyük önem taşıyor ve Kurulu'nun güncel kararlarına dair anlaşılır ve kapsamlı bilgiler sunmayı hedefliyor. Ayrıca, işletmelere ve şahıslara, faaliyetlerini veri koruma mevzuatına uygun bir şekilde nasıl yönlendirecekleri konusunda pratik bir rehber sunuyor.

DL Attorneys at Law
24.01.2024

Personal Data Protection Board Decision Summaries 2023

As DL Attorneys at Law, we have analysed 74 significant decisions made by the Personal Data Protection Authority in 2023. Our team has summarised these decisions clearly and concisely, highlighting the main points, violations identified by the Authority, and proposed penalties.

DL Attorneys at Law
24.01.2024
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