HUK 565 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Foreign Direct Investments
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 565
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to discuss foreign investments which are increasing globally under the light of national legislation and international agreements.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Determine the appropriate type for the foreign direct investment.
  • Interpret the national and international regulations on the protection of foreign investments.
  • Analyze the standards of treatment in Turkey which foreign direct investments are subject to.
  • Realize the protection of foreign investments under international law.
  • Resort to the available legal methods for the resolution of foreign investment disputes.
Course Content While foreign investments increase day by day in Turkey, many projects are carried out abroad by Turkish investors. With this regard, the protection of foreign investments has gained great importance. The protection of foreign investments are ensured by national legislation, bilateral and multilateral agreements on the protection and promotion of investments. In this course, foreign investment, foreign investor, rights of foreign investors and protection of these rights shall be introduced and discussed within the Turkish Foreign Direct Investment Law and respective bilateral and multilateral agreements where Turkey stands as a contracting party. Furthermore, the resolution ways of foreign investment disputes, such as ICSID arbitration, will be examined.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 General Information on Foreign Direct Investments Çelikel, p. 209-214.
2 General Provisions on Foreign Direct Investments (Turkish Foreign Direct Investment Law and Application By-Law) Çelikel, p. 214-221.
3 Special Provisions concerning Foreign Direct Investments Çelikel, p. 221-260.
4 Employment of Expatriates in Foreign Direct Investments Çelikel, p. 162-209, 265-279
5 Acquisition of Real Property and Other Real Rights by Companies Established with Foreign Capital in Turkey Çelikel, p.299-323
6 Bilateral Agreements on Promotion and Protection of Investments Çelikel, p.260-262
7 Multilateral Agreements on Securing Foreign Investments Çelikel, p.262-265
8 Mid-Term Exam
9 General Information on Foreign Direct Investments Presentation and Case Study.
10 General Provisions on Foreign Direct Investments (Turkish Foreign Direct Investment Law and Application By-Law) Presentation and Case Study.
11 Special Provisions concerning Foreign Direct Investments Presentation and Case Study.
12 Employment of Expatriates in Foreign Direct Investments Presentation and Case Study.
13 Acquisition of Real Property and Other Real Rights by Companies Established with Foreign Capital in Turkey Presentation and Case Study.
14 Bilateral Agreements on Promotion and Protection of Investments Presentation and Case Study.
15 Multilateral Agreements on Securing Foreign Investments Presentation and Case Study.
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Çelikel, Aysel, Yabancılar Hukuku, Yenilenmiş 24. Bs., Beta, İstanbul, 2018.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Altıparmak, Cüneyt, Yabancıların Türkiye'de Mülk Edinmesinin Temel Esasları, Seçkin, 2019; Ayan, Hasan Alparslan, İş Hukukunda Yabancıların Çalıştırılması, Seçkin, 2019; Erten, Rıfat, Doğrudan Yabancı Yatırımlar Kanunu’nun Türk Yabancılar Hukuku Sistemi İçindeki Yeri ve Rolü, BTHAE Yayınları, Ankara, 2005; Tiryakioğlu Bilgin, Doğrudan Yatırımların Uluslararası Hukukta Korunması, Dayınlarlı Yayınları, Ankara, 2003.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
40
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
33
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
43
Final Exam
1
53
    Total
225

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 To consolidate the ability of interpretation of events on the basis of legal principles by analytical thinking in the field of private law. X
2 The acquisition of knowledge on private law and its sub-disciplines. X
3 To generate new information putting together the knowledge of various disciplines with theoretical and applied ones that are gained from expert level of private law. X
4 To have the ability for utilizing theoretical and applied knowledge gaining from expert level of private law on the analysis of the problems. X
5
To be able to interpret with a critical point of view by making connection between legal concepts, institutions and methods.
X
6 To be able to convey the expert level of knowledge and equipment that will be possessed on private law and its sub-disciplines effectively verbally and in writing. X
7 To be able to solve legal disputes, particularly those brought before the judicial bodies. X
8 To be able to have effective communication skills. X
9 To pursue social, scientific and ethical values during the processing and evaluation of knowledge. X
10 To be able to conduct an independent study that requires specialty in the field of private law and about its sub-disciplines. X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest