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BTS & Partners houses ‘an outstanding team that responds promptly and has great expertise in the technology and media areas’. Clients include online marketplaces and cloud and data storage service providers. Managing partner Yasin Beceni is the ‘top person for telecoms’ and the ‘deeply knowledgeableTuğrul Sevim is able to ‘speak about the most advanced and complex issues’. Fatih Burak Uzun is also recommended.

ADMD/Mavioglu & Alkan Law Office’s Ali Yurtsever ‘impresses with his technical knowledge and professional skills’. He and Kerim Gurlemez assisted a client with the formulation of new customer and end-user contracts, mainly for merging standard and dark fibre ISP and data carriage and storage services with cloud computing and virtual data server supply services.

Birsel Law Office advises clients on telecoms-related legislation and acts for technology and software corporations looking to enter the Turkish market by way of e-commerce or web services. In one highlight, the firm reviewed Software AG Turkey’s software product sales agreements from a Turkish law perspective.

Çigdemtekin Dora Cakirca Aranci Law Firm acts for clients including Verifone and Fujitsu. In a recent matter, Kağan Dora advised food delivery wesite Yemeksepeti on its application to the BRSA to obtain a negative clearance under the payment services law. Ayça Arancı, and Tuna Çakırca are the other names to note.

The team at ELIG, Attorneys-at-Lawalways finds the best solution and considers all possible legal consequences’. The ‘diligentGönenç Gürkaynak is assisting Huawei Turkey with local data protection laws.

Gokce Yarali Attorney Partnership acts for global social media and electronics corporations, and handles IT-related issues for clients including Borda Technology and online real estate platform Blueground. Gorkem Gokce provides ‘advice in an understandable format’.

Gün + Partners has experience in data privacy, IT and telecoms regulation, outsourcing agreements, cloud computing, and electronic communication services. Hande Hançer, Uğur Aktekin and Mehmet Gün are names to note.

A cross-departmental team advises Hergüner Bilgen Özeke’s key TMT clients, such as Cisco Systems, beIN Media Group and Türk Telecom, on the transactional, regulatory and contentious issues affecting their operations in Turkey.

Moroglu Arseven’s team is ‘professional, quick and always meet expectations’. Burcu Tuzcu Ersin heads the practice, which acts for e-commerce clients and technology start-ups, among others. Işık Özdoğan and Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokkar are also recommended.

Balcioglu Selçuk Akman Keki’s Şahin Ardıyok advised Türk Telekom on competition law issues and regulations pertaining to a consolidation process. Other clients include Vodafone and D-Smart. Özgür Akman, Galip Selçuk and associate Ezgi Talı are also noted.

Çaga & Çaga’s team provides ‘excellent legal advice and practical solutions’. It advised a Russian internet search engine on its contemplated search application and collaboration agreement with one of the world’s largest computer and software corporations. Idil Çaga Degerli and Erdem Degerli are the practice heads.

Ersoy Bilgehan Lawyers & Consultants handled data protection and e-commerce matters for LinkedIn pertaining to SMS marketing practices in Turkey. Other clients include PayPal and Twitter. Practice head Zihni Bilgehan and senior associate Kerem Ersoy are the key names.

Esin Attorney Partnership, member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein acts for US-based mobile network companies with operations in Turkey, frequently assisting with data protection and regulatory issues. Hakki Can Yildiz is the key contact.

Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership is active in new technology and software, as well as major communication technology projects. The firm is advising a cell tower manufacturer on various matters. Hasan Akıcıoğlu and Mahmut Erbay are recommended.

Güner Law Office advises television networks, social networking outlets, mobile phone providers, software companies and other technology corporations. Founding and managing partner Ece Güner and Ömer Erdoğan are key figures.

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