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Yasin Beceni

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BTS & Partners

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Managing partner.


Mr Yasin Beceni is the managing partner of BTS & Partners. He advises clients on a wide range of commercial transactions, including outsourcing agreements and other procurement arrangements as well as advising generally on contentious, non-contentious and transactional information and communication technologies and intellectual property law issues including information security, investments, privacy, new products and services, digital media, payment services and e-commerce. He also has significant experience on information society issues at a national and European Union level and in advising on ICT market legal risk analysis, product and services deployment and development in Turkish market, engagement strategies with governmental, academic and non-governmental institutions. He advises clients in drafting and negotiating ICT infrastructure and services contracts, joint venture/company agreements as well as agreements relating to acquisition of significant stakes in telecom and IT companies. Mr Yasin Beceni’s clients include multinational audit companies, technology services and outsourcing companies, NGO’s, holding companies, telecommunications companies, financial institutions, software and hardware suppliers and other information society service providers.


Yasin Beceni is the author of numerous papers on information society, intellectual property, regulatory risk assessment, innovation incentives and supports, privacy, e-government, cyber-crimes, electronic signatures, information security, electronic commerce and e-contract, knowledge economy and trade practices issues and speaks regularly on e-business, IT outsourcing, information society, electronic and mobile signatures, information security and contracting issues. He also participates to the activities at a government, private, NGOs and academic levels such as conferences, trainings, conventions, seminars, councils, panels, legislation committees, workshops and strategy studies. Mr. Yasin Beceni is also part-time lecturer at Bilgi University, ICT Law Master’s Program. He gives a lecture titled as’Information and Communications Technology Law Policies, Economic Affects and Practices’ to postgraduate level, LL.M. students of that programme. Publications of note include: Publications of note: Online Intermediaries Case Studies Series: Turkey (eBay Case), The Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers, 2015; Science Park Model Legislation in the light of International Science Park Regulations and Models, prepared for the Turkey Informatics Foundation (TBV) and Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TÜSIAD) to submit their joint proposal to Ministry of Trade and Industry, September 2008; National Juridical Network Project (UYAP), Analysis Paper, Çagdas Hukuk – Mountly Law Magazine, 2008; Analyzing E-Invoice Business Models Within EU and Making a Proposal For Turkey’s National E-Invoice Business Model, Opinion Report, prepared for the Turkish Information Technology Services Associations (TUBISAD), Turkey Informatics Foundation (TBV) and e-Güven AS to submit their joint proposal to Turkish Revenue Administration Electronic Invoice Working Group, March 2008; Comprehensive Study Of Legal Infrastructure of E-Invoice Systems and Regulations, Opinion Report, prepared for the Turkish Information Technology Services Associations (TUBISAD), Turkey Informatics Foundation (TBV) and e-Güven AS to submit their joint proposal to Turkish Revenue Administration Electronic Invoice Working Group, March 2008; Regulatory Impact Assessment – RIA and Usage of Statistical Date within RIA Process, Bilgi Cagi – Mountly Magazine, January 2008; Standardization in ICTs and its reflection to e-Government policy and law system (Study in EU and Turkey perspective), Bilgi Cagi – Mountly Magazine, December 2007.


English, Turkish.


Turkey Informatics Foundation (TBV), Chief Legal Counsellor; Turkish Informatics Industry Association (TÃœBISAD), Chief Legal Counsellor; Information and Communication Technologies Authority National ccTLD; Information and Communication Technologies Authority National Electronic Signature Coordination Committee Law Working Group; Information Security Association/Founder and Member; Ministry of Trade and Industry Turkish Commercial Code Secondary Legislation Preparation Committees, Vice President; International Bar Association, Technology Law Committee Member; ItechLaw Member.


Marmara University Faculty of Law (LL.B.) (2001); Istanbul Bilgi University Institute of Social Sciences – Economy Law, LL.M. (2005).



Within: Compliance

BTS & Partners is particularly well known for drafting and implementing data protection compliance programs. Yasin Beceni and Tuğrul Sevim head the department. The firm’s client roster includes Microsoft and Koç Holding.

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IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Yasin Beceni - BTS & Partners

Within: IT and telecoms

BTS & Partners covers the full array of IT and telecoms-related work, including advice on data protection, licensing and regulatory compliance. The team also assists with employment, corporate and banking matters. Recent work includes advising MasterCard on obtaining the payment system operator licence, and assisting multinational companies from the IT, finance and pharmaceuticals sectors with data protection compliance. ‘Knowledgeable’ Yasin Beceni heads the practice and Tuğrul Sevim is recommended for his expertise in both the ‘legal and technical issues of payment systems regulations’. Counsel Batu Kınıkoğlu is particularly experienced in data privacy matters. Yücel Hamzaoğlu left the firm.

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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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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

BTS & Partners’ media and entertainment practice is led by Yasin Beceni and provides ‘practical and pragmatic’ advice on matters related to regulatory compliance, data privacy and disputes. Recent highlights include advising Arçelik on the Turkish compliance aspects of its planned Smart TV series project. In other work, the team advises social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.

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