Digital Tax

Expert View: Turkey and Tax: The Common Reporting Standard (CRS)

Turkey ratified the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information at the end of 2019, officially becoming part of it and of The Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information in Tax Matters as from April 21st 2017. The Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information in Tax Matters, also known as Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”) is an information standard, created by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”), for the reporting of financial information among signatory

European Firms in London feature

We were delighted to be included in the ‘European Firms in London’ feature in The Lawyer by Ana de Liz on 9 January 2020. The section on us can be read below and the full article can be accessed here. Having formed their firm in 2006 and been the Turkish arm of DLA Piper from 2010 to 2014, Cüneyt Yüksel and Murat Karkin are no strangers to changes in the legal market, and have also had to

Turkey & The Middle East: Steering Business Interests and Navigating Change

Turkey & The Middle East: Steering Business Interests and Navigating Change Lacation: The House of Lords On 14th January 2020, we were delighted to welcome members of the House of Lords, diplomats and lawyers to the Home Room at the House of Lords for an extremely insightful event: “Turkey & The Middle East: Steering Business Interests and Navigating Change”. The event began with a speech from Cuneyt Yuksel, one of the Managing Partners at Karkin & Yuksel. He welcomed guests to the dinner

First Karkın & Yüksel Advisory Board Meeting

On Monday 6th January, we were delighted to hold our first Advisory Board Meeting, comprised of experts from the legal and business worlds, discussing in detail our objectives, direction and strategy for 2020. We look forward to the next gathering of the Advisory Board.

Digital Tax

Turkey Introduces Digital Services Tax and Amendments to Various Tax Laws

A tax bill was submitted to the Turkish parliament by the ruling party on October 24th, 2019 and adopted in the General Assembly on November 22nd. The Law is expected to be published on the Official Gazette soon. This new law introduces a range of new taxes, namely the digital services tax (“DST”), luxury housing tax and hospitality tax. It also covers many changes to various existing tax laws. The newly introduced DST and the changes to current tax laws are

Karkın & Yüksel Launch Event

Karkın & Yüksel Launch Event Published on 1 July 2019 To mark this phase under our new branding Karkın & Yüksel, we hosted a celebratory drinks party at London’s Supreme Court on Wednesday 12th June. It was a great pleasure and privilege to host so many friends and colleagues, including partners from leading international law firms, barristers from numerous sets and Members of the House of Lords. Following drinks and canapes, attendees congregated in the Court to hear kind words from Lord

Karkın & Yüksel Press Coverage

Karkın & Yüksel Law Firm Launches in London Published on 25 May 2019 The founding partners behind Turkey’s former largest law firm, Yuksel Karkin Attorney Partnership, have established Karkin & Yuksel (“K&Y”) in London, offering expert legal counsel from the iconic Gherkin. With a proven track record advising blue chip clients, Karkin & Yuksel is a full-service law firm that delivers bespoke solutions for a variety of legal needs, working with international law firms, corporates, SME’s and individuals. The firm will practice Turkish

Meeting with the Law Society

Meeting with the Law Society Published on 25 May 2019 It was a great pleasure to meet with the Directors of the Law Society, the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales, on 23rd May 2019 where we discussed a range of topics, from potential partnerships to working in London. We formally introduced them to Karkin & Yuksel, discussing its scope of business and future plans, as well as providing an overview of the Turkish legal market and opportunity. We also enjoyed