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Selin Beceni

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BTS & Partners

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Selin Beceni is the lead partner in BTS & Partner’s corporate and commercial law division. Mrs Beceni has assisted a wide range of businesses in a variety of industries by developing a corporate strategy that yields practical solutions and that weighs costs and benefits in a light of a company’s risk profile and culture. In this regard, she helps clients in M&A transactions with full scope from legal due diligence to drafting/reviewing/negotiating the transaction documents and completion of all closing acts; assists clients in FDI matters; provides guidance to the clients on public tender legislation for preparation to public tenders in Turkey and assists clients in employment law matters as well as employment of foreign expats (including work permit procedures),


Mrs Beceni graduated from Ankara University Law Faculty in 1999 and completed her legal apprenticeship in one of the largest law firms of Ankara which was working with multinational companies from various sectors. She has 15 years of experience covering the whole range of corporate and M&A work, including incorporation of foreign capitalized companies, conducting share sale transactions, asset sales, joint ventures, investment agreements and resolving shareholders’ conflicts. She is also experienced in public procurement law, dispute resolution, employment law and property law. In recent years, Selin was involved in various mid-level private M&A deals and also represented clients bidding for major public tenders. She also advised one of the most prestigious venture capital funds of Turkey for its investments to various portfolio companies in ICT sector. Selin’s clients include top international players in various industries such as ICT, medical appliances, transportation, oil and gas, real estate and steel. Selin is skilled in understanding and evaluating the business needs of the client in order to fit such needs within the legal transaction. She is a good team player and time and quality sensitive in terms of the content of the deliveries to her clients.


English, Turkish.


International Bar Association (IBA); Women Presidents Organization (WPO); Turkish WIN.


Adana Anatolian Lycee (1995); Ankara University Faculty of Law (LL.B.) (1999); Istanbul Bilgi University Institute of Social Sciences – Economy Law, LL.M. (2006).


Member of Kemer Golf and Country Club.


Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

BTS & Partners advises IT and pharmaceuticals companies and start-ups on trade mark and copyright infringements and prosecution. The team is also experienced in domain name matters, regulations and due diligence. Yasin Beceni and Selin Beceni are active in the sector.

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Turkey: Employment & Labour Law

April 2018. By Selin Beceni, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to employment and labour law in Turkey . It will cover termination of employment, procedures, protection for workers, compensation as well as insight and opinion on the most common difficulties employers face and any upcoming legal changes planned.. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Employment & Labour. [Continue Reading]

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