Mr Tugrul Sevim > BTS & Partners > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

BTS & Partners

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Mr Tugrul Sevim is one of the partners of BTS & Partners. He specialises in complex IT and telecommunication contracts (development, licensing, integration, outsourcing), electronic commerce and internet legal issues, privacy law and complex IT litigation (expert proceedings, alternative dispute resolution). He assists clients in the management of their intellectual property portfolios and in negotiating and drafting complex contracts with strong intellectual property content. Mr Tugrul Sevim’s client include consultancy management, technology services and outsourcing companies, telecommunication companies, software and hardware suppliers and other information society service providers.


Mr Sevim advises businesses on how to strategically manage their privacy, security, electronic workplace, and e-business legal risks both domestically and globally. He has assisted a wide range of business in a variety of industries by developing a privacy strategy that yields practical solutions in a rapidly evolving area and that weighs costs and benefits in a light of a company’s risk profile and culture. In this regard, he helps businesses address technology-driven privacy issues: website privacy and policies; electronic consents; DRM; CRM; e-marketing/promotions /(email, fax and telemarketing), electronic payment systems; creates and helps implement privacy and data security compliance programs and drafts corresponding documentation (consents, policies, internal guidelines, agreements); provides guidance on ICT’s sector-specific compliance issues. (e.g. CEN, ETSI/ISSS, COBIT); counsels on information security issues (e.g. ISO IEC 270001), from data protection to electronic signatures/PKI and performs advisory/project management roles for multi-jurisdictional compliance. Mr Tugrul Sevim is also part-time lecturer at Bilgi University Economy Law Master Programme. Currently he gives a lecture on information security law.


English, Turkish.


Istanbul Bilgi University Information Technology Law Center/Academic Consultant; Turkish Standards Institute JTC1 SC27 committee member; Turkish Telecommunication Authority National Electric Signature Coordination Committee Law Working Group/reporter; Turkish Revenue Administration Electronic Invoice Working Group/member; Ministry of Trade and Industry Turkisdh Commercial Code Secondary Legislation Preparation Committee/member.


Galatasaray Lycee; Marmara University Faculty of Law (LL.B.) (2003); Istanbul Bilgi University Institute of Social Sciences – Economy Law, LL.M. (2006).

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Intellectual property

BTS & Partners provides strategic and regulatory advice to mainly IT and pharmaceuticals companies and handles both copyright and trade marks matters. Yasin Beceni, Tugrul Sevim and Batu Kınıkoğlu head the team. Selin Beceni is another name to note.

Turkey > IT and telecoms

BTS & Partners advises clients on the full range of IT and telecoms matters including regulatory issues, consumer and e-commerce law, data protection, compliance, GDPR, employment, fintech projects, banking and finance, and corporate matters. Co-head of team Yasin Beceni is experienced in advising governments, NGOs and academic institutions on IT law. Tuğrul Sevim, who specialises in contracts and litigation, and newly promoted partner Batu Kınıkoğlu, who focuses on data protection and privacy, also co-head the team. Clients include Microsoft, British Telecom, Turkcell, Turkish Airlines and Akbank. Yücel Hamzaoglu left for HAMZAOĞLU & Partners.