Lawyers Beril Yayla Sapan

    Beril Yayla Sapan joined the firm in 2008 and became a partner in 2021. Her practice focuses on employment, dispute management, business crime and anti-corruption and administrative, tax and regulatory areas.

    Beril advises on employment contracts and policies, confidentiality and restrictive covenants, collective bargaining agreements, employee related data protection, business immigration, terminations, collective redundancies, and settlement. She also represents clients in litigation relating to termination, employment-related debts, mobbing and discrimination claims.

    Beril handles high-profile commercial conflicts including those arising from unfair competition, distribution relationships and corporate structure along with complex debt collection proceedings. She successfully represents clients before the commercial and administrative courts.

    She is also experienced in areas where commercial and criminal laws overlap and advises several multinational companies on white collar crime, compliance, and legal audits.

    Practice Areas & Work Department


    Dispute Management

    Business Crimes and Anti-Corruption

    Administrative, Tax and Regulatory





    Ethics & Reputation Society (TEID), Board Member

    International Bar Association (IBA)

    Litigation and Enforcement 2023 in Turkey - 2

    A party must disclose all evidence that it intends to rely on. A party is not required to disclose all relevant documents in its possession but must only provide documents that it deems appropriate. Parties must act in good faith and state the truth (Article 29, CPC).
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    Litigation and Enforcement 2023 in Turkey - 1

    The main and most commonly used method for resolving large commercial disputes in Turkey is litigation. Civil litigation is based on the principle that the parties to the dispute prepare their case. The judge is bound to hear claims, defences and evidence brought by the parties.
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    Arbitration Procedures and Practice 2023 in Turkey - 2

    Both the International Arbitration Code and Civil Procedural Code contain default procedural rules. However, the majority of these rules are not mandatory, and the parties are free to determine procedural rules in their arbitration agreement or after the arbitration begins. In practice, the parties often agree to apply institutional arbitration rules with their sets of default procedural rules.
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    Arbitration Procedures and Practice 2023 in Turkey - 1

    In Turkey, arbitration traditionally evolved as a dispute resolution mechanism, which was used more frequently in large commercial disputes where a foreign party is involved and mostly when a legal counsel is involved in the preparation of the principal contract between the parties. For all other matters, particularly concerning disputes of smaller value, Turkish parties tended to grant jurisdiction to the Turkish courts.
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    Court Provides Guidance on How to Conclude Actions For Undue Receivables

    A unification of judgments regarding the matter was crucial as the result also affects whether pro-rated or fixed attorney fees should apply. Before the unification decision, the chambers relying on procedural grounds imposed a fixed attorney fee, whereas the chambers relying on substantial grounds imposed a pro-rated attorney fee, which created an unfair practice.
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