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Yasin Beceni

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BTS & Partners

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ICT and Telecommunication.

Position

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, 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 stakes in telecom and IT companies. 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 Program.

Languages

Turkish, English.

Member

Turkey Informatics Foundation (TBV) / Chief Legal Counselor; Turkish Informatics Industry Association (TÜBİSAD) / Chief Legal Counselor; Istanbul Bilgi University Informatics and Technology Institute / Chief Academic Consultant; Information and Communication Technologies Authority National ccTLD Domain Name Coordination Committee Infrastructure and Process Working Group / President; Ministry of Justice Electronic Commerce Code Preparation Committee/Member; Ministry Of Transport and Communication Internet Committee/ Member, Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TÜSİAD) Entrepreneurships and Innovation Working Group/Member; Turkish Treasury Office Electronic Commerce Working Group/Member; Information and Communication Technologies Authority National Electronic Signature Coordination Committee Law Working Group / Vice President; Information Security Association/Founder and Member; Turkish Revenue Administration Electronic Invoice Working Group/ Member, Ministry of Trade and Industry Turkish Commercial Code Secondary Legislation Preparation Committees/Vice President.

Education

Istanbul Bilgi University Institute of Social Sciences – Economy Law, LL.M. (2005) Istanbul Bar Association and Union of Turkish Bars (2003) Marmara University Law Faculty (LL.B.) (2001).


Turkey

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Yasin Beceni - BTS & Partners

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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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

BTS & Partners’ expertise in this area includes advising on domain name disputes, copyright and trademark matters and handling patent litigation. Manging partner Yasin Beceni heads the team, which acts for a range of international and domestic clients.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

BTS & Partners is a key name for advising clients on the legal aspects of operating in Turkey and complying with the country’s online regulations. The team is providing a range of advice to digital media company Onedio including assistance with advertising regulations. Yasin Beceni is the practice head.

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