About Us

Durukan is a law firm founded in 1968 and has been providing legal services to its clients on matters of Turkish law ever since.

As being one of the oldest law firms in Turkey, Durukan proudly holds its existence due to the quality of services providing to its clients. From the foundation of the Firm, the strategy has been to take the time to fully understand the needs of our clients and to meet those needs in the most efficient way possible. We believe in partnerships and long-term relationships, and we invest in client development.

Our aim is to be our clients’ trusted advisors and adding value to their businesses, just as they add value to ours. The only way to realize this goal is by having a deep understanding of the business of each and every client we have. We know every business’ needs are unique and therefore a unique understanding is what we offer.

We are known in the industry for our quality of service and integrity in carrying out our work. To preserve this standard, which we do for over 50 years, we place high importance on accepting no compromise when it comes to quality of service, integrity, responsiveness, unrivalled expertise and first-rate, result-oriented advice.

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Traffic Police-Related Costs vs. German Toll Fees

Mahmut Barlas - / Banking and Finance

The EU directive 1999/62 imposes on Member States, which maintain tolls on the trans-European road network a precise and unconditional obligation to determine the level of tolls based on infrastructure costs only.

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Most Efficient Ways to Handle Insurance Claims: Litigation & Arbitration vs. Mediation

Mahmut Barlas / Banking and Finance

No doubt that efficient claim handling plays vital role for insurance carriers to maintain customer satisfaction and add continuous growth to their portfolios.

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What COVID-19 Introduced to Turkish Insurance Legislation?

Mahmut Barlas - / Banking and Finance

Since February 2020, different measures and restrictions is being implemented by the Turkish government to control the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect public health while sustaining the continuity of businesses.

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An Issue Definitely not to be Underestimated: Cyber Risks

Mahmut Barlas - / Banking and Finance

Digital transformation creates significant opportunities for innovation, efficiency and convenience  for businesses. However, reliable digital technologies come along with digital security and privacy protection risks. Data theft and cyber risk are major threats for corporations and organizations.

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Major amendment of concordat mechanism in Turkey

Mahmut Barlas - Buse Uygun / Banking and Finance

According to Article 4 of Decree numbered 669 and dated 31 July 2016, postponement of bankruptcy has been revoked from Turkish legislation as a matter consisted under state of emergency regulations in Turkey, following the attempted coup on 15 July 2016.

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Duties of the Concordat Commissioner

Mahmut Barlas - Buse Uygun / News

Under any debt relationship, it is obvious that the creditor has the upside as to pushing its demands and claims. However, due to the nature of concordat being a collective debt liquidation agreement in order to provide flexibility to the debtor, any claims of the creditors, whom already could not collect their receivables on time, will affect the flexibility goal of the concordat. In order to prevent actions that may affect the success of concordat, there is mandatory court supervision during the entirety of the process. In order for that purpose the court appoints a third party named as the “concordat commissioner”.

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Rekabetin Korunması Hakkında Kanun’da Değişiklik Yapılması Hk.

Mahmut Barlas - / Competition & Antitrust

Avrupa Birliği rekabet hukuku mevzuatı ile uyumlu bir rekabet mevzuatı oluşturulabilmesine yönelik olarak hazırlanan Rekabetin Korunması Hakkında Kanun’da Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Kanun, 24 Haziran 2020 tarihinde Resmi Gazete’de yayınlanmıştır.

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Rekabet Kurulu Yeniden Satış Fiyatı Tespitine Karşı Sert Yaklaşımını Artırarak Sürdürüyor

Mahmut Barlas / Competition & Antitrust

Rekabet Kurumu, Maysan Mando’ya bayilerinin satış fiyatlarını izleyen ve satış politikalarına müdahale eden uygulamaları nedeniyle Satış Fiyatını Belirleme (“YSFB”) ihlalinden ceza verdi.

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Ticaret Bakanlığı’nın Kar Dağıtımlarının Kısıtlanmasına İlişkin Duyurusu Hakkında

Mahmut Barlas - / Corporate Support

Ticaret Bakanlığı’nın (“Bakanlık”) Türkiye Odalar ve Borsalar Birliği (“TOBB”)’ne 31.03.2020 tarihinde iletmiş olduğu Kar Dağıtımlarına İlişkin Duyuru ile Covid-19 virüsü nedeniyle sermaye şirketlerinin öz kaynaklarının korunması için kar dağıtımının sınırlandırılmasına ilişkin duyurunun, tüm firmalara iletilmesi istenmiştir. Bu sebeple TOBB, 01.04.2020 tarihinde tüm oda ve borsalara sermaye şirketlerinde kar dağıtımının sınırlandırılması ile ilgili yazıyı göndermiştir.

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