Turkey introduces new legislation regarding mandatory mediation for commercial disputes by Orçun Çetinkaya and Burak Baydar

Turkey has recently adopted new legislation requiring application to mandatory mediation for commercial disputes before filing a lawsuit.

The Law on Starting Legal Proceedings for Monetary Receivables Arising from Subscription Agreements, numbered 7155, published in the Official Gazette, numbered 30630 and dated 19 December 2018, introduced new provisions to the Turkish Commercial Code, numbered 6102 (“TCC”) and to the Law on Mediation in Civil Disputes, numbered 6325 (“Mediation Law”).