BTS & Partners

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Firm Description:
BTS & Partners is the leading law firm in the sectors where technology plays a key role for the sector’s operations. The vision of BTS & Partners, for over 15 years, is assisting its clients to navigate their ways through their business’ technological transformation. In order to achieve its vision, BTS & Partners is closely following up with the regulatory developments not only in Turkey but also in the EU and the US.

Managing Partner: Yasin Beceni
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers and consultants: 27
Languages: English, French, German, Turkish

Practice Areas:
Data Protection & Privacy
E-Commerce
Entertainment, Media & Advertisement
ICT Infrastructure & Outsourcing
IT Regulatory Advice
Payment Systems
Social Media
Telecommunications
IPR Management & Strategies
Domain Name Disputes
IP Litigation
Regulatory & Technical Compliance
Employment
Corporate & Commercial
Mergers & Acquisitions
Venture Capital & Private Equity
Fintech
Cybersecurity

Main Areas of Expertise:

Anti-Trust:
1 partner, 4 fee earners based in Istanbul
■ Merger control filings for local or international M&A deals
■ Compliance trainings for clients
■ Assist clients re. anti trust investigations
■ Sophisticated advise re. anti trust matters around digital industry

Banking & Finance:
2 partners, 8 fee earners based in Istanbul
■ Regulatory license filings made to the relevant authorities for local/multinational clients willing to be authorised as e-money and/or payment institution or payment services provider in Turkey
■ Providing payments system, e-money, banking and credit cards regulation and AML regulation to various clients
■ Regulatory compliance advice for fintech companies

Commercial, Corporate & M&A:
2 partners, 9 fee earners based in Istanbul
■ Venture capital investments
■ Private equity investment
■ Strategic M&A deals for local or multinational clients
■ Advisory services in start-up ecosystem for angel investors or start-ups

Employment:
2 partners, 6 fee earners based in Istanbul
■ Assistance with various multinational employment law related projects that involve Turkey as one of the effected jurisdictions
■ Employment law related advise and localisation of employment materials of various clients with their needs as to Turkish jurisdiction
■ Employment litigation

Intellectual Property:
2 partners, 6 fee earners based in Istanbul
■ IPR consultancy
■ Domain name protection and management services
■ Trademark, patent and industrial design litigation

IT & Telecom:
3 partners, 19 fee earners based in Istanbul
■ Regulatory advice
■ Data protection compliance
■ Focused business/legal due diligence of IT companies for corporate transactions
■ Consultancy services to sector specific NGOs
■ Consultancy services to e-commerce companies

Media & Entertainment:
3 partners, 5 fee earners based in Istanbul
■ Law enforcement service for the leading international social media institution and its affiliates
■ Assistance for compliance to internet regulations
■ Consultancy for video on demand services
■ Regulatory advice

Key Contacts

Managing Partner:

Yasin Beceni
yasin.beceni@bts-legal.com

Firm Rankings

Total IP Rank
Band 4

4.0

FinTech
Band 1

IP
Band 3

6.0

Labour & Employment
Band 3

6.0

Media & Entertainment
Band 1

Tax
Band 3

7.0

TMT
Band 1

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Articles

The Strategic Importance and Future of IP and the Law in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sector

Interview with Bengü Halavut Yildirim, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property Rights (Lifesciences and Pharmaceutical Industries)    W – Could you please tell us about yourself and professional background? B.H.Y. – I am Bengü Halavut Yıldırım. I am 43 years old, and the mother of a 7-year-old child. My husband is a doctor. After graduating […]

27 Apr 2021

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