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Power of attorney in Turkey

Power of attorney in Turkey

Updated on Monday 18th April 2016

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power_of_attorney_turkey.jpgWhenever you need to close a deal in Turkey, but you can’t go in person there, you can give the power of attorney to a person you trust and who can go there and represent you. The legal procedure for power of attorney is very simple and you can proceed it in your country of residence, at a public notary.

There you will get a written authorization which enables a person to act on behalf of you in a certain activity. This document may be useful when you want to open a company and you can’t go in Turkey in order to take care of the formalities. Our Turkish lawyers can handle the legal procedure.

General or limited authority

A foreign investor can offer general or limited authority to a person who will act on behalf of him, sign different documents, obtain acts necessary for business activity or follow different procedures in order to achieve a certain goal. If you need someone else to manage your business, you can choose a person you trust, with sufficient experience and who is available to travel abroad and then you should give him the power of attorney.

This type of document is very common in Turkey and it is a simple procedure to give the power of attorney to a person who will open a company on behalf of you and who will follow the procedure of incorporation. You can give the power of attorney to almost any person who is 18 years old or older to represent you in certain situation for which is not necessary a certain expertise. For legal situations, as the representation in a court of law, you can give the power of attorney only to a lawyer who is licensed to act on behalf of you in front of a court.

Exeptions for power of attorney

You can’t give the power of attorney to a person to represent you in any situation, for special issues the law forbids this kind of representation. If you need more details about these exceptions, you should ask a public notary who knows the Turkish regulations. When the document for power of attorney is to be signed, you must be in front of the public notary and you can’t let another person represent you.

The person who will receive the power of attorney doesn’t have to be there. The power of attorney can be signed at a Turkish consulate or embassy abroad or a public notary abroad, where the act will be apostilled according to the Hague Convention. The documents will be translated then into Turkish in order to be used in this country.

If you need a lawyer for legal services you should check if he is member of the local Lawyer’s Barr Association and if he can represent you in front of the court.

When you need more information or assistance for giving the power of attorney to another person, you can call our lawyers in Turkey.