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Tugrul Sevim

Tel:
Work +90 212 292 7934
Email:
BTS & Partners

Work Department

Partner.

Position

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.

Career

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.

Languages

English, Turkish.

Member

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.

Education

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


Turkey

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

BTS & Partners houses ‘an outstanding team that responds promptly and has great expertise in the technology and media areas’. Clients include online marketplaces and cloud and data storage service providers. Managing partner Yasin Beceni is the ‘top person for telecoms’ and the ‘deeply knowledgeableTuğrul Sevim is able to ‘speak about the most advanced and complex issues’. Fatih Burak Uzun is also recommended.

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