Turkish Law is quickly and consistently being harmonized with the EC Law. In so far as long term business planning and strategic decisions are concerned, enterprises will need to undergo a serious preparation in order to bring their operations in line with the EC Law. In addition to providing general EC law compliance assistance to the enterprises, providing a healthy combination of EC Law and Turkish Law guidance is especially important in the following fields:
State Aid Law
State aids in Turkey are not yet subject to the EC Commission's permission. However, the harmonization efforts continue in this area. A comprehensive Incentive Law is being prepared. Existing legislation comprises of regulations in various areas and these areas collide with each other. Consequently, legislation on incentives creates a complex structure that covers the area from industrial and commercial incentives to the construction of collective housing. State Aid Law is also intertwined with the competition law and anti-dumping law fields.
Turkish Energy Law consistently evolves around the idea of harmonization with the EC Law, especially after the promulgation of the Electricity Market Legislation and the Natural Gas Market Legislation in 2001. The adaptation process is mainly facilitated by the Electricity Market Regulatory Authority's secondary regulations.
Turkish Telecommunication Law is being restructured in order to facilitate the efficient liberalization of this market.
The following services are increasingly important for enterprises dealing with issues concerning these fields of law:
Public Procurement Law
The harmonization process of Turkish Public Procurement Law with EC Law has been initiated with the Public Procurement Law and Public Procurement Contracts Law, both enacted in 2002. Three different branches of procurement law became relevant after the promulgation of these laws:
As far as Public Procurement Law is concerned, the following issues are important for enterprises: