Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki provides legal solutions for a wide range of clients across the IT ecosystem from emerging growth companies and investors to multinational corporations. The practice is well-versed in work relating to e-commerce, licensing, advertisement, content production and geographic data systems. From a fintech standpoint the firm advises on cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, blockchain and smart contracts. Regulatory expert Şahin Ardıyok is experienced in competition law and co-heads the team with Kağan Dora, who combines his IT workload with a more general practice, and Bora Ikiler, who focuses on data protection compliance.
IT and telecoms in Turkey
Kagan Dora; Şahin Ardıyok; Bora İkiler
Other key lawyers:
Hazal Durak; Ramiz Arslan; Asli Ak
‘We are mostly working on law on protection of personal data related issues. The firm is knowledgeable and professional.’
‘The Baseak IT & Telecoms team exhibits strong knowledge, accurate instincts, and practical knowledge regarding BTK/ICTA regulatory matters. In our experience, we have found few firms in Turkey with such direct and relevant experience.’
‘Sahin Ardiyok provided competent, superb, and balanced counsel.’
‘Sahin performed at all times in a relaxed, confident, and exceedingly professional manner while helping us address a series of complex regulatory matters, manage potential high-risk issues vis-à-vis government officials, and otherwise navigate uncharted waters in Turkey.’
‘I would characterize the Baseak IT and Telecoms team as clearly top-tier, providing a world-class level of legal services.’
İpragaz A.Ş. and affiliates (Yildirim Petrol, İpra Enerji and EVAS)
Johnson & Johnson Turkey
Open Education Holdings, Inc.
NN Hayat ve Emeklilik A.Ş.
Solera Holdings, Inc.
Willis Towers Watson
WeFi Technology Partners, LLC
Wyndham Hotel Group (UK) Ltd
Delivery Hero Turkey
Twitch Interactive, Inc.
LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton Group
Red Bull GmbH
Agilent Technologies Inc
Analog Devices, Inc.
Moet Hennessy Turkey Şaraplar ve Alkollü İçkiler Ticaret Limited Şirketi
BN Telekom Haberleşme Ticaret A.Ş.
Club Jolly Turizm ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Mynet Medya Yayıncılık Uluslararası Elektronik Bilgilendirme ve Haberleşme Hizmetleri A.Ş.
Evam Yazılım Danışmanlık A.Ş.
GlassHouse Bilgi Sistemleri Ticaret A.Ş.
Brisa Bridgestone Sabancı Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Teknoser Bilgisayar Teknik Hizmetler Sanayi ve Dış Ticaret A.Ş.
Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH
Tüvana Okuma İstekli Çocuk Eğitim Vakfı
Silesia Flavours Gıda Ticaret ve Servis Ltd. Şti.
- Advised eBay Turkey on its undertaking application process before the Turkish Data Protection Authority for obtaining the necessary approval to transfer personal data abroad.
- Provided roadmaps and solutions for creating leverage for GlassHouse’s businesses.
- Advised Brisa on developing strategies regarding the use of customer database after an acquisition.
BTS & Partners leads multi-jurisdictional projects in the IT and telecoms sector with regard to e-commerce, social media, payment systems, cloud and cryptocurrency. The firm is experienced in acting on data protection compliance projects for high-profile clients. Yasin Beceni advises on a range of commercial transactions, including outsourcing agreements and procurement arrangements. Tuğrul Sevim specialises in IT and telecoms contracts and Selin Beceni advises social media companies on compliance with legislation related to the internet. Zeynep Unlu focuses on public projects and procurements and Erdem Aslan acts for several cloud service providers.
Yasin Beceni; Tugrul Sevim; Selin Beceni; Zeynep Unlu; Adnan Akgun; Erdem Aslan; Ece Özelgin
‘Great team! We have worked together with BTS for years on different topics, most recently in world-wide compliance assessments on IT, telecoms and data protection.’
‘Selin Beceni is a well experienced lawyer, very goal oriented and pragmatic. Erdem Aslan works fast, responsible and independently. Always very responsive and on time.’
‘BTS & Partners has a legal team with a very strong level of legal knowledge and experience not only in Türkiye but also in the other markets especially the US and the EU.’
‘Yasin Beceni and Zeynep Unlu are exceptional lawyers and professionals who are very well aware of the trends, challenges, potential risks and developments in the respective markets that may affect their clients with an SLA of 24/7 and a support of 360-degree view on matters with an executive perspective.’
‘In addition to their legal expertise, I value their transparency and eagerness to always take their support to the next level for a 200% client satisfaction.’
‘They are always to the point, and they provide tailored solutions.’
Mastercard Europe SA
Avalanche – Avalabs
- Advised AWS on a retainer basis and provided daily advice on the legislative, regulatory, and administrative developments.
- Advised Apple on a retainer basis by tracking, monitoring, reporting and making analysis of the regulations and new legislative acts.
- Advised Microsoft on a retainer basis and provided daily advice on the legislative, regulatory, policy related and administrative developments.
Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm's team routinely provides support on licences and contracts relating to the development of new technologies and software. The practice has expertise in personal data matters and handles compliance due diligences on data regulations. Ayça Arancı is an expert in intellectual property matters and co-heads the team with Tuna Çakırca, who assists with regulatory matters. Gamze Çiğdemtekin is experienced in M&A transactions within the IT and telecoms sector.
Ayça Arancı;Tuna Çakırca Engür; Gamze Çiğdemtekin Özer
Mikro-Tasarim Elektronik San. Ve Tic.A.Ş.
Almiva Mühendislik SAN. ve TİC. LTD. ŞTİ.
ASO Teknopark A.Ş.
Barakatech Yazılım Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
ADDPARK ILERI MÜHENDISLIK TEKNOLOJILERI A.S. (BTECH)
SPP42 Yazılım Geliştirme ve Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti.
Kuartis Teknoloji Bilişim Mühendislik Araştirma Geliştirme ve Danişmanlik Ticaret Limited Şirketi
Kuartismed Medikal Araştirma Geliştirme Danişmanlik Eğitim Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi
The İzmir Network and Innovation Centre (İzmir NIC) Project
Mikro Biyosistemler A.Ş.
Kimola Veri Teknolojileri A.Ş.
ODTÜ Teknokent Yönetim A.Ş.
Verifone Elektronik ve Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti.
Panaroma Bilişim Teknolojileri
ODTÜ MEMS Researcher Centre
ODTÜ Geliştirme Vakfı Okulları A.Ş.
Barko-Med Elektronik Ticaret A.Ş.
Brensan Enerji Savunma San ve Tic. A.Ş.
KAREL Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
TRLINSTRUMENTS Proses ve Ekipman Teknolojileri Geliştirme Tasarım Üretim San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti.
Mikro Biyosistemler Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
TOBB ETÜ Teknoloji Transfer Ofisi (TTO)
İzmir Biyotıp ve Genom Merkezi
TARLA-Turkish Accelerator and Radiation Laboratory in Ankara
Andar Elektromekanik Sistemler Sanayi Ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi
Arvento Mobil Sistemler A.Ş.
BAMA Teknoloji Tıbbi Cihazlar Danışmanlık Sağlık Bilişim San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Şti.
Packupp Teknoloji Yazılım ve Lojistik San. A.Ş.
Onlayer Bilişim Teknolojileri A.Ş.
Doğu Karadeniz Özel Eğitim Hizmetleri Tic. A.Ş.
Akdaş Döküm Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş
Yüksel Kompozit Teknolojileri Anonim Şirketi
EBİ Elektronik Bilgisayar İnşaat Ve Turizm Yatirim Ticaret Ve Sanayi Anonim Şirketi
Moonlight Aydınlatma Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
EnglishCentral Eğitim Teknolojileri Limited Şirketi
Mass Makina Sanayi İnşaat Ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi
Albinasoft Yazilim Bilişim Teknoloji Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi
Ekstrametal Döküm İzabe Ve Makina Sanayi İthalat İhracat Ticaret Limited Şirketi
Ankara Sanayi Odası 1.Organize Sanayi Bölgesi Müdürlüğü
Ankara Sanayi Odası 1.Organize Sanayi Bölgesi Müdürlüğü
Eptim Elektrik İnşaat Ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi
Emge Elektro Mekanik Gereçler Endüstrisi Anonim Şirketi
Doğuş Kozmetik Gida İnşaat Turizm Ticaret Anonim Şirketi
Organize Tavukçuluk ve Yem Sanayi Ticaret Anonim Şirketi
- Provided legal consultancy to more than 20 start-up companies practising in game industry, software development and agricultural technology.
- Advised TOBB ETÜ Teknoloji Transfer Ofisi (TTO) on contracts, technology transfer procedures and day to day business.
- Advised VeriFone on licensing, IT litigation, third party supplier contracts and regulatory matters.
The IT and telecoms team at ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law has expertise in online platforms, mobile payment services, software development, hardware regulations, television and radio broadcasting. The practice handles issues concerning digital platforms including content liability matters, online free speech and user data requests for high-profile clients. Gönenç Gürkaynak provides legal assistance with website agreements, internet copyright and trademarks; he co-heads the team with Ceren Yıldız, who provides day-to-day operational advice on regulatory and contractual matters in the IT and telecoms space.
Gönenç Gürkaynak; Ceren Yıldız
‘The team has a good understanding of the legal framework governing sophisticated digital services and is well equipped to deliver business friendly legal solutions to barriers facing novel technologies and the operations of IT businesses.’
‘Gönenç Gürkaynak and Ceren Yildiz are easy to work with in identifying the regulatory landscape and addressing legal risks.’
Google Reklamcilik ve Pazarlama Ltd. Sti.
Twitter Internet Icerik Hizmetleri Ltd. Sti.
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
L’Oréal Türkiye Kozmetik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Bird & Bird
- Assisted Twitter, Inc. with an investigation initiated by Turkish Data Protection Authority with regard to a data incident.
- Assisted Google LLC with compliance and data protection legislation and provided comprehensive legal analysis as well as drafting documents.
- Supported ZWILLING J.A. Henckels Germany GmbH with respect to the localisation of its influencer agreement templates.
Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein
Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein is sought out to advise on filings, complaints, approvals, IT resourcing, licence and authorisation renewals. The team’s expertise spans multiple sectors including e-commerce, telecoms and data protection. The firm has a diverse client base ranging from technology companies to regulatory authorities. Practice head Can Sözer balances a mixed workload covering IT and telecoms, M&A, IP and regulatory issues.
‘Esin’s team is capable of offering cross-jurisdictional comparative legal assessments on regulatory matters and is always up-to-date on new trends and developments in the sector.’
‘Friendly, helpful, transparent, highly informed and up-to-date about the current tech industry.’
‘Can and his team enabled a straightforward process for us to understand and apply the necessary journey to our product.’
- Advised an American multinational technology and search engine company on the legal assessment of the new e-commerce legislation.
- Advised a German automobile manufacturer on their connectivity services from a data privacy and telecoms perspective.
- Advised a multinational technology company on the regulatory risks of their proposed telecoms project.
Gökçe is experienced in the fintech sector in relation to matters including payment services and digital payments, e-money service providers, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, digital banking and outsourcing regulations. The firm’s clients include emerging tech companies, venture capital investors, private equity funds, start-ups and healthcare companies. Görkem Gökçe is a popular choice for local and international clients. Ali Paslı combines his practice in IT and telecoms with expertise in intellectual property and Bedii Kaya focuses on internet law, digital forensics and cybersecurity matters.
Görkem Gökçe; Ali Paslı; Bedii Kaya
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is fully experienced on digital business and technology, especially data privacy. Always ready to answer the questions, not only about the law, also with the practical solutions. Result oriented and on time answers.’
‘We worked with Bedii Kaya, he’s a real expert on Data Privacy and E-commerce law issues. Yagmur Yollu is always ready to find solutions to Data Privacy issues of our companies, quick and spot on.’
‘The team is absolutely effective. Once you get in contact with the law firm you get an immediate answer and they assign you the adequate professionals which cover all your needs.’
‘They are excellent lawyers, fast, effective, clear and they give you all the information/advice that you need.’
‘The team is always there to help and answer your questions. They are keen with their outstanding expertise.’
‘First of all, team members of Gokce have deep sector know how and implementation practices. This knowledge in cooperation with high level of communication skills are strengths of Gokce. Also, they have a broad team for specific subjects.’
‘I believe the team and culture is most unique part of Gokce. They have one of the most diverse, collaborative, kind and responsive teams I have ever worked with.’
‘All the team have excellent communication and expertise skills which makes them different from their competitors.’
- Assisted Neo Auvra with EU and US regulations in general and specifically in terms of health regulations.
- Provided consultancy to the companies that are under the umbrella of iLab Holdings particularly on electronic commerce and data protection law.
- Assisted Kariyer.net with almost every matter that touches information technology, cybersecurity, privacy or e-commerce.
The TMT practice at Gün + Partners covers the full spectrum of matters relating to e-commerce, technology, social platforms, music, cinema, advertising, media and entertainment. The team is well-versed in all disciplines from industry regulations and compliance to data protection, privacy and transaction services. Practice head Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş regularly advises telecoms companies on regulatory issues and the transfer of personal data. Senior associate Yalçın Umut Talay provides additional support.
Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş
Other key lawyers:
Yalçın Umut Talay
‘They were highly organized and responded promptly. They also had extensive knowledge of and wide experience in data protection laws. They also provide services for a very reasonable fee.’
‘We worked with Begüm Yavuzdogan Okumus on data protection matters. She was responsive, fluent in English, and had extensive knowledge of and wide expertise in data protection laws.’
‘Absolutely knowledgeable and professional team, quite precise and clear with their legal opinions, while considerate of the needs of their clients.’
‘Outstanding knowledge, responsiveness and very professionally structured.’
Hamzaoglu Hamzaoglu Kinikoglu Attorney Partnership represents leading international and local companies in several sectors including pharmaceuticals, insurance, manufacturing, automotive and hospitality. Cloud computing, artificial intelligence and data protection are among the technology law-related issues which the practice advises on. Yucel Hamzaoglu is routinely engaged in regulatory matters involving blockchain and artificial intelligence matters. He co-heads the department with cybersecurity expert Melike Hamzaoğlu and Batu Kınıkoğlu who is well versed in IP and data privacy matters.
Yücel Hamzaoğlu; Batu Kınıkoğlu; Melike Hamzaoğlu
‘People are knowledgeable and make the client feel safe and covered. They always keep clients up to date with important and necessary information. They take necessary action on time and always keep clients updated.’
‘Batu Kınıkoğlu has been my lawyer. He is extremely knowledgable, caring, always coming up with solutions best for his clients. He is also very easy to communicate with and reachable.’
‘Hamzaoğlu Hamzaoğlu Kınıkoğlu Attorney Partnership has an extensive know-how on data privacy and IT.’
‘A team that is solution-oriented and follows developments.’
‘The HHK team act like they are an employee of our company. We and our group know and are assured that they will do their best to provide the best services to our company.’
‘Yücel Hamzaoğlu with his in-depth knowledge, his experience, and interpersonal skills is very assuring that we have the best services possible. Without any doubt Yücel can act like our colleague anywhere and anytime.’
‘Very deep, detailed field knowledge.’
‘The team consists of members with high competence in their area of expertise.’
CGV Mars Entertainment Group
- Advised IBM on data protection and privacy compliance issues by considering its international presence and cloud business.
- Advised Huawei on complying with international and local cybersecurity and telecommunications regulations.
- Advised a healthcare company on establishing one of the first remote healthcare services platforms in Turkey.
Moroglu Arseven advises international companies on IT law-related services regarding smart contracts, cybersecurity, data privacy, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Clients include a number of leading social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter in addition to multinational manufacturing conglomerates. Burcu Tuzcu Ersin leads the team and is well-versed in transactional and regulatory IT and telecoms matters.
Burcu Tuzcu Ersin
Other key lawyers:
Burcu Güray; Sevi İslamageç; Ceylan Necipoğlu
‘Excellent knowledge along with practical application and great communication and responsiveness with partners and senior associates.’
‘We worked directly with Ceylan and she had great depth of knowledge in the relevant field, she is among a dynamic breed of commercially minded lawyers that understand the local regulation and are able to apply it to the clients’ business seamlessly.’
‘Burcu Tuzcu Ersin was very helpful and knowledgeable with the local laws and their applicability in complex scenarios.’
Paksoy advises clients on the full spectrum of IT and telecoms matters including data privacy, data protection, cybersecurity and media. The team is also experienced in emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain and virtual currencies. Stéphanie Beghe Sonmez assists clients with their data protection compliance processes and data sharing issues. She co-heads the team with Sera Somay who focuses on fintech work.
Stéphanie Beghe Sönmez; Sera Somay
Other key lawyers:
Fresenius Medical Care
Global Founders Capital
Qatar Investment Authority
Sisal Lottery Italia/Sisal Technology
- Advised General Atlantic on its share subscription in Turkey’s leading e-commerce platform Trendyol.
- Advised the Qatar Investment Authority on the Series D funding round of leading B2B software as a service (SaaS) platform Insider.
- Advised Fresenius Medical Care on legal and regulatory constraints applicable to the processing and storage of health data in Turkey.
The IT and telecoms team at TURUNÇ is adept at advising on regulatory and licensing requirements. The practice also represents private equity and venture capital funds looking to invest into high-tech companies. Kerem Turunç is a ‘highly experienced and knowledgeable operator’.
Other key lawyers:
Esin Çamlıbel; İltem Dokurlar
‘Le by a highly qualified, business-minded, academically superb and internationally experienced senior team. Simply ‘a cut above’ any regular local practice. They are supported by younger lawyers with the same thoroughness, top level qualifications and attention to detail combined with business common sense that makes this team able to work in a proper advisory capacity as well handling legal documentation.’
‘Kerem Turunc is a highly experienced and knowledgeable operator, with a very broad range of interests across a variety of business fields. I should also point out that his life and professional experiences across the USA, UK and Turkey add to the quality of his opinions and provide a real richness of perspective.’
‘The precision of responses to my questions allowed us to better understand the local and EU legal risks and where our company legal documentation alone would not provide adequate protection.’
‘Turunc is a very experienced and strong law firm. As a team they always try to help you.’
‘Turunc team members are quite positive and helpful. They answer your questions immediately.’
‘Kerem is unrivalled in this field. His experience, network and understanding of matters commercially compare to no one. He sits on many advisory boards for technology companies including ours. He seems to know everyone in the startup and technology investment world. Whenever we need to get it touch with someone in Turkey or elsewhere, he is able to introduce us in no time.’
‘They quickly understood the company’s business and rapidly gave quality advice. They have demonstrated that they have an excellent knowledge of local regulations and know the local ecosystem. For each new challenge we have presented to them, they have shown outstanding professionalism and dedication to their clients. I definitely recommend it.’
‘Super professional, passionate and devoted to the client.’
- Advised TÜSİAD on the data privacy compliance of its technology entrepreneurship programme called “İşim Gücüm Geleceğim”.
- Advised Boğaziçi Ventures on the creation of, and investment in, an NFT art collection by renowned artist Özge Topçu.
- Assisted Inveo Portföy with the formation of Birinci Gaming ve E-Sports Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Fonu, a Capital Markets Board-regulated venture capital fund focused on gaming and e-sports investments.
The IT and telecoms practice at ADMD/Mavioglu & Alkan Law Office manages a busy workload advising on software and hardware development, support, sales maintenance, licensing agreements and copyright. Orhan Yavuz Mavioglu represents financial institutions before dispute resolution panels. Litigator Kerim Gurlemez frequently handles consumer-related claims raised against IT and telecoms companies.
Orhan Yavuz Mavioglu; Kerim Gurlemez
Other key lawyers:
Kardelen Lule; Ece Pazarcioglu; Mine Ozarslan Tamusta; Demet Karatas Guyer
Al Tayer Group
- Advised BICS on telecom regulations and licensing requirements in relation to market access compliance.
- Advised Stary on copyrights, IP and IT related issues and telecoms and internet regulatory requirements for compliance.
- Advised Al Tayer on compliance and IT structuring for e-commerce platforms, data management and licensing.
Aksan Law Firm represents some of the main actors in the Turkish investment field including start-ups, CVC funds, investment vehicles and holding groups. The team also works closely with legislators and semi-governmental organisations in complying with legal requirements under personal data protection law. Alper Onar provides consultancy services to domestic and foreign financial institutions and co-heads the team with Melih Aksan and Onur Ergün.
Melih Aksan; Alper Onar; Onur Ergün
Other key lawyers:
Emre Subaşı; Merve Kütükçüoğlu Karpuzcu
‘We received faster and more analytical answers compared to other legal advisors we have worked with. They supported us for all legal matters that occurred during the project anytime.’
‘Alper Onar led the project. He has wide experience and knowledge of the merger and acquisition area. All legal matters were solved with an analytical and professional point of view.’
‘Emre Subaşı also has wide experience and knowledge of the merger and acquisition area. He supported all the company’s legal matters and produced the necessary solutions with a strategic point of view. They acted as a team and created a solution and brought a different perspective for the company’s legal matters during the project.’
Mangrove VI Investments S.a.r.l.
Plant Factory Bitki ve Gıda Sistemleri A.Ş.
Albaraka Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş.
Binance / BN Teknoloji A.Ş.
Amber Group / Whalefin
Krns Bilişim ve Ticaret A.Ş. / Woo
SWVL Holdings Corp.
Monster Bilgisayar Teknoloji Ürünleri Anonim Şirketi
Livzym Biyoteknoloji Araştırma Geliştirme Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi
- Provided full-fledged legal consultancy to Mangrove in all kinds of matters related to Turkish Law and relevant legislation on its investment in Mowico.
- Assisted Binance Turkey in operating in line with the Turkish regulations as a crypto asset service provider.
Ersoy Bilgehan Lawyers & Consultants is known for its expertise in data protection and IT compliance projects in addition to providing solutions in the field of cybersecurity. Practice head Zihni Bilgehan advises blue-chip companies on their investment strategies in Turkey.
Foreign Individual Investor
Kirmizi Elmas Altyapi Yatirimlari A.S.
- Assisted a client with regard to its IT law queries and compliance process in relation to the telecommunication sector as well as customs regulations matters for CD Media’s game console import.
- Assisted a client before the Information and Communication and Technologies Authority including commencing and following the licence application before the ICTA.
Gen Temizer Ozer has substantial experience advising international and Turkish clients on IT and telecoms matters across a range of practice areas including competition, M&A, real estate and capital markets. The firm’s client base includes investment and private equity funds, financial institutions and multinationals. Ebru Temizer heads the practice with support from project finance expert Baran Gen and English-qualified lawyer Edmund Emre Özer.
Other key lawyers:
Baran Gen; Edmund Emre Özer
‘Very responsive and user-friendly team with deep expertise.’
‘Top drawer assistance on data privacy and IP law matters under Turkish law and brilliant tech practice on transactional and advisory side. Ebru Temizer in particular is world class and a pleasure to work with.’
Libra Softworks and its founder, Sadık Enes Dişli
Recorded Future, Inc.
Vestas Rüzgar Enerji Sistemleri
Mayen Telekomünikasyon Hizmetleri A.Ş.
- Advised Jitterbit Inc. on its acquisition of PrimeApps Bilgi Teknolojileri Yazılım ve Sanayi Anonim Şirketi, a customised applications builder.
- Advised Libra Softworks and Sadık Enes Dişli on its $30 million investment received from Actera Group and Esas Holding.
- Advised Facebook on data localisation principles in Turkey in relation to personal data processing in respect of monetary payments by considering data privacy and payment legislation.
Günay Erdogan Attorneys At Law
The information and communication technologies team at Günay Erdogan Attorneys At Law is experienced in matters relating to data centres, network systems, ERP solutions and artificial intelligence. In addition to handling transactions in the IT and telecoms space, the practice also represents clients before the Information and Communications Technologies Authority. Yavuz Selim Günay leads the team and assists with regulatory compliance issues.
Yavuz Selim Günay
‘Yavuz Selim Günay has extensive technical information on technology issues. I believe he is very good at technology issues and transactions. He is also one of the very few technology law professors of Turkey and has a very good standing in the market.’
‘Overall team experience is spectacular. They have broad understanding of global regulations as well as local ones. When we have complex issues both local and global, they collaborate with their partners to find a sustainable solution.’
‘Mr. Yavuz is a young and ambitious leader. His energetic and positive attitude motivates his team and us to find creative solutions. He is great at contract negotiations. His understanding of business gives an advantage during contract negotiations.’
Nokta Savunma ve Bilişim Teknoloji A.Ş.
Dürümle Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Double Zero Gıda AŞ
IY Holding GmbH
Hamle RF AŞ
Amz Çözümleri Bilgisayar Yazılım Elektronik Ticaret ve Danışmanlık Hizmetleri A.Ş.
Türkiye Ürün İhtisas Borsası A.Ş. (TÜRİB)
Ak Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş
- Advised Nokta Teknoloji on a retainer basis and providing daily advice on legislative and regulatory developments.
- Advised a leading public technology company on a retainer basis and provided legal advice on its innovation and development projects with regards to AI and metaverse.
- Advised a leading Turkish defence company on its acquisition of a technology company.
Güner Law Office is experienced in the IT and telecoms field, particularly in data protection, corporate, commercial and regulatory matters. It acts for a number of multinational clients. Practice head Burçak Kurt Biçer is the name to note.
Burçak Kurt Biçer
Fox Network Group and Fox Turkey
Microsoft Mobile Turkey
Vibrantz Technologies Inc
Forcepoint Holdings International Limited, Forcepoint Turkey Siber Güvenlik Hizmetleri Limited Şirketi
Here Turkey, Here B.V.
Lincoln Electric Company
- Advised ICANN on day-to-day legal matters in Turkey as well as on its compliance with Turkish Personal Data Protection legislation.
- Advised Vibrantz Technologies Inc. and its Turkish subsidiary Ferro Turkey on their compliance with Turkish Personal Data Protection legislation.
- Advised Avient Turkey on the compliance of their employee privacy notice and consent letters with Turkish data protection legislation.
Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership regularly works with telecoms companies on data protection related work, which covers contentious matters in addition to compliance. The team assists global clients in navigating the highly regulated telecoms sector in Turkey. Kayra Üçer is experienced in M&A transactions and co-heads the practice with Deniz Tuncel and disputes expert Ufuk Yalçın.
Kayra Üçer; Ufuk Yalçın; Deniz Tuncel
Other key lawyers:
‘The Herguner team is well-versed in the legal issues that affect the TMT sector and so they are able to provide a full-service platform for us in Turkey.’
BIQ Yazılım Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti.
GIC Private Markets Limited
ALIBABA.COM SINGAPORE E-COMMERCE PRIVATE LIMITED
FANUC Deutschland GmbH
- Assisted Go Daddy in all the legal matters pertaining to their operations in Turkey including comprehensive data protection related advice.
- Assisted BIQ Yazılım Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti., one of the leading software companies in Turkey, with all their day-to-day legal needs, which primarily includes IP-related matters.
- Assisted US-based SciPlay Corporation in the two-phase acquisition of a 100% stake in Alictus Yazılım Anonim Şirketi.
OZDAGISTANLI EKICI ATTORNEY PARTNERSHIP is best known for its data protection and privacy work with advice provided to clients across areas such as gaming, entertainment, technology and insurance. Practice head Burak Ozdagistanli has a focus on technology transactions and is well-versed in IP matters.
‘Burak and his team provide consistently high-quality work and value for money. They are competitive on fees but able to provide a high level of work required for our international clients.’
‘Burak Ozdagistanli is my go-to tech and data protection lawyer in Turkey. He is able to provide advice to an international standard required by our clients. He is very responsive. He is always up-to-date and proactive in bringing developments to our attention.’
‘The main strength of this team is the understanding of the international payment systems and how they related to local regulations.’
‘Mr. Burak Özdagistanli is very knowledgeable of both local and international regulations in relation to data protection and payment regulations. Additionally, he has extensive experience with international clients. His knowledge made the collaboration very smooth as he could quickly understand our needs and address them efficiently and effectively.’
‘The team of this law firm is unique in their compliance experience, especially in the area of IT and data privacy: they are our preferred contact for any IT, IP, data privacy, regulatory advice, especially in telecom, media and Internet.’
‘Burak Ozdagistanli is one of the best IT lawyers I’ve met in Turkey. He has great knowledge both of local and international requirements, which is extremely valuable in the IT legal industry.’
Chubb Insurance Limited
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Sony Interactive Entertainment
PAG (Porsche AG)
- Assisted Chubb Insurance Limited with a data protection compliance project.
- Provided day-to-day advice to Reckitt Benckiser on data protection matters.
- Represented Tencent Holdings in data protection matters in Turkey and provide occasional data protection advice for different projects.
Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office has expertise in the IT and telecoms sector with experience in M&A transactions. The firm is well-versed in assisting domestic and foreign businesses with complying with the requirements of the Turkish regulator. The practice is co-headed by corporate experts Emre Atayilmaz, Gokhan Enkur and Kerim Pelister.
Emre Atayilmaz; Gokhan Enkur; Kerim Pelister
United Textiles Company (UTG)
- Advised United Textiles Company in relation to its compliance programme with respect to the new Turkish Data Protection Act.
- Represented the founding shareholders of Modanisa in a 20 million investment round in Modanisa.
- Advised the investors of Teknasyon Yazılım on its contemplated acquisition of a 15% stake in 3K Yazılım Teknolojileri.
A firm with specialist knowledge of fintech, telecoms, AI, blockchain and data protection law, SRP-Legal caters to a mixture of public and private sector clients, and is known as 'a leading law firm in IT law.' The practice is co-led by firm founder, Dr Cigdem Ayozger Ongun, whose expertise includes licensing, compliance and legislation matters, alongside Deniz Erkan.
Cigdem Ayozger Ongun; Deniz Erkan
‘The team consists of dedicated and hard-working individuals who are able to work in a diverse environment.’
‘The SRP Legal team’s solid knowledge in the fields of financial technologies and banking regulations makes SRP Legal a leading law firm in IT Law. The SRP Legal team follows not only legal developments, but also technological developments.’
‘Dr Ongun is a a true professional and her team consists of experts on IT and Telecoms law.’
‘SRP Legal has provided us with exceptional legal support on IT and Telecoms matters, and presented us with the best solutions.’
‘SRP legal follows the legal developments closely and ensures that our company is in line with all relevant legislation. We feel safe in terms of legal issues, due to SRP’s legal support and are glad to be working with them.’
‘Dr Ongun has a firm understanding of technological developments from a legal perspective. She has played a key role in our company’s development, and she has enabled us to achieve our business goals. We are glad work with Dr. Ongun and her team and will continue to do so in the future.’
‘Having worked in the fields of telecommunications and technology for many years, Dr Ongun has created a great team with her experience. They are the best at finding accurate and fast solutions. We look forward to working with them on our future projects!’
‘SRP-Legal team can open every door and they are making difference with their experience in the field of technology. In every project we work on together, Dr Ongun was with us from the very beginning, and she was always attentive to our needs. SRP-Legal team provide the consultancy that everyone working in the field of technology should have.’
Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaskanligi Finans Ofisi (Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Finance Office)
Ozan Elektronik Para A.S.
Paynet Odeme Hizmetleri A.S.
Gantek Teknoloji Bilisim Cozumleri A.S.
Blockchain Turkey Platform (BCTR)
Turk Sanayicileri ve Is Insanlari Dernegi (Turkish Industry and Business Association, “TUSIAD”)
Teknolojide Kadın Dernegi (Association of Women in Technology, “Wtech”)
Felixo Teknoloji ve Yazilim A.S.
NomuPay Odeme Ve Elektronik Para Hizmetleri A.S.
Globizi Elektronik Hizmetler A.S.
İleti Yonetim Sistemi A.S.
NN Hayat ve Emeklilik A.S.
Orange Business Turkey Bilisim A.S.
The Parliament of the Republic of Turkey
Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Turkish Jewish Community
Eliptik Yazilim ve Ticaret A.S.
- Advising Fibabanka on its business transformation, including a shift to digital banking and banking as a service model, which will be one of the first examples of said fintech services in the Turkish banking industry.
- Providing consultancy services to the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Finance Office, consisting of including but not limited to co-design of regulations, determination of strategic steps, contribution to policy-making and pre-evaluations for implementation.
- The provision of legal consultancy services to Orange on a cross-border basis is consist of advising on compliance programs, product counselling, responding to data protection and privacy issues and regulatory inquiries, advising on business modelling, and supporting large, strategic alliances.
YAZICIOGLU Legal is a boutique firm which focuses on IT and data protection with expertise in e-commerce, consumer protection and technology transfer. The practice leverages its litigation skills for data breach notifications and investigations. Bora Yazıcıoğlu leads the team and has experience of TMT, regulatory matters, commercial agreements and dispute resolution.
‘We work with Yazicioglu for all kinds of contracts with domestic and foreign companies. Personal data protection law, IP Rights, e-commerce, consumer protection, licensing, advertising are among their special areas of expertise. The team of lawyers provides meticulous and quality legal services and has a good command of their subjects.’
‘Bora Yazicioglu is very knowledgeable about the law on personal data protection, as well as e-commerce and IP rights.’
‘They are good at timing and come back in the promised time. The team can always be reached. They have sufficient knowledge and experience in the field they serve. They have full knowledge of their speciality, recent legal regulations and judicial decisions. Also, their legal guidance and opinions are quite detailed and sufficient.’
‘They are hardworking and their legal guidance and opinion is detailed, satisfactory and trustworthy. By following the new legal regulations very well, they always prepare an information note on the subject in the fastest way and make the necessary guidance according to the company’s needs.’
‘We are very grateful for their high-quality and time-efficient legal services, the team is full of well educated people and they focus on specific areas which makes them experts in it. Also, their regular legal newsletter puts the team one step forward.’
‘Bora is one of the best professionals in this field. He and his team solve our e-commerce and all kind of IT problems with legal perspective and help to improve our business.’
‘The team provided end-to-end full support not only in our contract and related processes, but also in our legal compliance projects.’
‘While the Yazicioglu team provides dedicated daily legal support, they show high performance in long-term projects both in terms of project plan and timely delivery of the work.’
Warner Bros. Discovery
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- Advised UiPath on its data breach notification to Turkish Data Protection Authority and responded to further inquiries by the authority.
- Advised Kustomer on its negotiation of a data processing agreement with one of the major fast delivery companies in Turkey.