• Legal Framework

    In-depth coverage of the local legal framework for business is an integral part of OBG’s analysis. Working in partnership with a leading local law firm, we review foreign investment laws, ownership restrictions, requirements for local partners and labour laws, among other topics.
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Economic update | Colombianos podrán viajar sin visa a Europa

22 Jun 2015

Tras largas negociaciones, la UE acordó en mayo eximir de la visa Schengen a los colombianos que visitan Europa, dando el sello de aprobación a los esfuerzos de Colombia para mejorar la seguridad y reducir la inmigración ilegal.

Economic update | México limita el endeudamiento de gobiernos locales

5 Jun 2015

Una nueva moción legislativa de disciplina fiscal en México pasó su último obstáculo parlamentario en mayo, abriendo el camino para una ley que limitará la capacidad de endeudamiento de los gobiernos locales. 

Interviews & Viewpoints | Harun Kılıç, Partner, Kılıç and Partners, on reforms inspiring investor trust from The Report: Turkey 2015


Turkey seeks to become a top-10 economic power by 2023. The most important step in reaching this target will be the provision of the necessary finance needed for business and investment opportunities. The country will have to triple GDP within the next eight years to achieve this target. It is apparent that to do this Turkey will require...

Articles & Analysis | Turkey creating legal framework to enable broader foreign investment from The Report: Turkey 2015


With the primary goal of establishing a leading global financial centre in Istanbul, the Turkish government continues to create a legal framework that will encourage and accommodate this goal. The foundation was laid with the recent Capital Markets Law (CML) No. 6362. The Capital Markets Board (CMB) continues to align Turkey’s legal basis to...

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Turkey 2015

This chapter examines the legal environment in Turkey, focusing on how changes in regulations are enabling investment across the country’s many business sectors. It also contains a viewpoint from Harun Kılıç, Partner at Kılıç and Partners.

Report | The Report: Turkey 2015

Despite some recent turbulence, Turkey has strong fundamentals that underscore its potential for long-term economic growth. With a young population of 77.7m, a strategic location within four hours’ flying time of 1.5bn consumers and a diversified economy, the country has much to offer investors. Lower oil prices have helped reduce the current account deficit, but major structural reforms will likely be necessary to boost growth, and much will also need to be done to restore investor confidence.