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Foreign Investment

Foreign investment generally means the investment made in domestic companies and assets of another country by a foreign investor. Large multinational companies look for the new opportunities for economic growth by opening branches and expanding their investments in other countries.

Foreign direct investments may include long-term physical investments made by a company in a foreign country, such as opening commercial centres, plants or purchasing movables or inmovables. Foreign indirect investment involves corporations, financial institutions, and private investors that purchase shares in foreign companies that trade on a foreign stock exchange. Commercial loans are another type of foreign investment that include bank loans issued by domestic banks to businesses in foreign countries or the governments of those countries.

The states conclude bilateral and multilateral investment treaties in order to encourage the capital flow from investment exporting countries to investment importing countries.  There are currently more than 3000 bilateral or multilateral investment treaties already executed for this purpose.


Özcan Legal renders legal services to Turkish and foreign investors on structuring their investments including, determination of appropriate bilateral or multilateral investment treaties before making the relevant investment.  Besides, Özcan Legal also provides consulting services to Sovereign states and state institutions on drafting bilateral or multilateral investments especially on the scope of their obligations regarding the protection of foreign investments. 

When a dispute arises, Özcan Legal works closely with its clients to find early settlements with governments or vice versa with the foreign investors. If the amicable settlement seems not possible our team has wide and rooted experience to act as a counsel for the investors or for the Sovereign states in the investment arbitration proceedings.

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