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BTS & Partners

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Turkey > IT and telecoms

(Leading individuals)

Tugrul SevimBTS & Partners

BTS & Partners is the pre-eminent firm in the IT and telecoms arena. Its many areas of strength include the end-to-end digital transformation of businesses, regulatory compliance, data protection, digital media, payment services, e-commerce, GDPR, fintech, banking, corporate and employment. The firm’s first-rate reputation sees it act for a broad base of clients, including governments, NGOs, global academic institutions, and domestic and multinational companies. One of the co-heads of the practice is Yasin Beceni, who is knowledgeable about commercial transactions, communication technologies, IP, and drafting and negotiating ICT infrastructure and services contracts and company agreements. Another co-head is Tuğrul Sevim, who focuses on commercial contracts, e-commerce, internet legal issues, data privacy and IT litigation. Batu Kınıkoğlu and senior managing counsel Zeynep Ünlü also jointly lead the team with Beceni and Sevim.

Turkey > Media and entertainment

BTS & Partners‘ group is experienced in handling enforcement and block access matters for large international social media companies. It is also knowledgeable about content regulation, media regulations, commercial transactions, data privacy and IP law. Managing partner Yasin Beceni has expertise in outsourcing agreements and other procurement arrangements. Tuğrul Sevim and senior managing counsel Zeynep Ünlü are other key figures in the team.

Turkey > Intellectual property

BTS & Partners attracts a strong flow of work from clients. Its team has extensive expertise in IP transfer agreements, copyrights, employee inventions and procedures subject to IP issues, and license contracts. The team also handles IP litigation, including trade mark, patent, and industrial design infringement cases. Other areas of strength include anti-counterfeiting, domain name disputes and unfair competition. Clients include foreign and domestic software, telecoms, e-commerce businesses and payment services providers. Tugrul Sevim and Batu Kınıkoğlu are the joint heads of the practice.