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Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki
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Intellectual Propoerty, Technology


Partner, Head of Intellectual Property and Technology


Kağan Dora is a well-known corporate lawyer in Turkey with comprehensive knowledge and experience in a number of sectors including, IT, defense, advertising, telecoms, media and entertainment.  Kağan’s work in these areas have been recognized by leading legal directories such as the Legal500 including praise from his clients on his work in technology sector.

Prior to founding his own firm that has his name, Kağan Dora worked as in-house legal counsel and contract manager in Aselsan, a leading company in Turkish defense sector; and, he also held the role of legal counsel in the risk and contracts management department of Siemens Business Services/Turkey. During his tenure in Siemens Business Services, he took an active role in certain system integration and outsourcing projects in information sector.

He has been awarded with Clients’ Choice Award in 2016 by Financial Review in Information Technologies and Internet sectors. He provides project based and regular legal advice to many Turkish and international clients. Kağan also holds a CIPM (Certified Information Privacy Manager) certificate on management of personal data in multinational companies.


Turkish, English


Member of Istanbul Bar


Ankara University Faculty of Law (LLB, 1998)

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Intellectual property

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki provides legal strategy and assistance in areas such as IP contracts, licensing, strategic structuring, trademarks, patents and domain names. The team also has sector-focused litigation expertise and handles proceedings regarding IP, media and entertainment. Kağan Dora  advises on protection of personal data and co-heads the practice with Mahmut Karyağdı, a lawyer who represents Turkish and multinational companies.

Turkey > Media and entertainment

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki provides legal solutions to a wide range of clients across the IT ecosystem, from emerging growth companies to investors and multinational corporations. The team is involved in the development of public policies and the creation of sector-specific regulations. Key clients for the firm include Ericsson, Uber, eBay and Facebook. The practice is co-led with Kağan Dora focusing on IT-related work, while Şahin Ardıyok is well-versed in public policy and competition matters. Other co-head Bora Ikiler focuses on data protection compliance and privacy.

Turkey > IT and telecoms

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Kağan DoraBalcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki

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.